Value of a ASM black powder 31 caliber with a wooden handle, made in Italy...

3 years ago #1
Tom
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What is the value of a ASM black powder 31 caliber with a wooden handle? It is marked as being made in Italy. How many were made and are they still being made?
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3 years ago #2
JDD
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Tom,
ASM = Armi san Marco
Italian maker active in the 1970's & 80's
They made thousands of replica revolvers.
There were and are other Italian makers.
Several are still making replica revolvers.
More replicas have been made than any Colt or Remington originals ever made.
ANY BP firearm marked "Italy" or "Black powder only" is a replica.
Value of the ASM brass framed pocket .31's is in the $125.00 range if in exelent condition.
JDD

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3 years ago #3
Tom
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Thanks for your response. When you say "replica", does that mean that it isn't able to be shot if desired?

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3 years ago #4
JDD
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Tom,
Your ASM replica ia safe to shoot if in good functional condition.
If you are not familiar with this type of arm, there is some basic info
http://www.civilwarguns.com/9907b.html
As a load I would recommend 12 grains of FFFG black Powder and a .320 round ball.
These guns MUST be completly cleaned and oiled after shooting.
JDD

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3 years ago #5
David Eden
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Have you still got this pistol and would you consider selling it?.........David.

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3 years ago #6
Tom
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I've still got it but it was a special gift from my wife, so I really don't want to sell it.

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2 years ago #7
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2 years ago #8
MingoFrank
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This is an old thread, doif you have a question, start a new topic.

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