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What is info on a powder revolver stamped Richland Arms Co with the numbers 79699 and three other small markings?


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2015-07-17 17:42:56
2015-07-17 17:42:56

Richland Arms was an importer in Blissfield, Michigan, until 1986. The guns they imported were mostly made in Spain or Italy. You probably have a replica of some Civil War era revolver.

If it's Blonde colored wood it's probably a Richland Arms Co. Kentucky style pistol. I have a Richland Arms Flintlock rifle called the MICHIGAN rifle in .45 cal. and a wonderful rifle.The arms are rare now and were inported in the 1960's to early 70's. I assume the company is out of buisness now as there's no info to be had on them. The Richland caplock rifles were dangerous so I'm told by a master gunsmith and a friend. The Yorktown was named for blowing off the drum, stripping the hammer and chipping wood out of the breech area. .


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7 letters and numbers on a modern revolver. Older guns could have fewer characters. The serial is usually stamped on the frame ahead of the cylinder, under the yolk when you open the cylinder. Any other numbers would usually be markings placed by the end user (military unit identification, police identification and such).

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Impossible to answer without a detailed description of ALL markings.

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Depends on where it is stamped. Provide a DETAILED description of ALL markings and their location.

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Most F&Ws that HAD a serial number had it stamped on the butt- and stamped on the rear of the cylinder. LEGALLY, the one on the butt is the serial number. Many older guns did not have serial numbers, especially lower cost guns.

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