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Aiden
01-15-2013, 13:40
So, I picked this up used for a project of mine (don't plan on ever shooting it), and while I was playing with it I got to wondering who made it. It has "Navy Model .36 cal" on the left side of the barrel, and "Black Powder Only - Made in Italy" on the right side. What appears to be a serial number is stamped above the trigger guard. "Patent N" is on the cylinder.

I've been scouring the internet trying to figure out the manufacturer, but due to lack of manufacturer's marks, I've come up empty so far. I have seen a couple posts detailing a repro very similar to mine, however the final answer as to what they were was never found. Maybe someone more knowledgeable than I will be able to help? :D Thanks!

Haven't looked under the grips yet, about to head into work.

Here are some pics. And before someone mentions it, yes I'm aware it's missing a wedge screw, replacement has already been ordered.

http://i.imgur.com/PY1Kj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ySSYU.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/VPrqQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fTa8o.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ik8Qw.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/BoKfe.jpg

Aiden
01-15-2013, 13:41
Darn image limits...

http://i.imgur.com/TFYSF.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/VJcZE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YJgX8.jpg

Victoriagotagun
01-15-2013, 13:47
If its made in Italy the chances are its a Pietta.

Aiden
01-15-2013, 13:51
Ah but I haven't been able to find any of the proof marks that would have been present on a Pietta.

This is what I tried to use for reference.
http://www.powderhombre.com/mbpproofmarks.pdf

Unless they were removed? But it doesn't look like anything has been removed.

Victoriagotagun
01-15-2013, 14:00
Ah but I haven't been able to find any of the proof marks that would have been present on a Pietta.

This is what I tried to use for reference.
http://www.powderhombre.com/mbpproofmarks.pdf

Unless they were removed? But it doesn't look like anything has been removed.

I know the Pietta has made different guns for various importers and according to that site it was made in 1954.

It may look like other markings haven't been removed but it sure has been taken apart before.

Road Dog
01-15-2013, 15:11
It could be one of the old kit guns they used to sell.

RD

Aiden
01-15-2013, 15:15
I was wondering about the kit guns, were those not required to have proof marks?

Road Dog
01-15-2013, 15:28
I'm not sure, I had a friend that put one together in the early 1990s in 44 and the pic reminded me of it. Other than the obvious caliber difference it seems like it was a brass frame too.