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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-13-2014, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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45-70 Revolver

I just inherited a 45-70 Revolver made by Firearm Specialties. Does anyone know anything about them? Estimated value, ammunition type (modern vs black powder) etc... Anything would help
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-13-2014, 06:19 PM
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Re: 45-70 Revolver

That must be massive, being chambered for a 45-70 Government cartridge. I've only seen pictures. From my understanding they were in limited production, made in Fulton, MI. Google results don't pull up anything on the company. I could only find one in auction which sold at $550.
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Re: 45-70 Revolver

They were made by hand. Not many exist at all. Value is based on how bad someone wants one.
You can buy a modern 45-70 wheelgun today from Magnum Research for a grand.
The man who produced the FS revolvers has a grandson that buys them. His email is [email protected]

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Re: 45-70 Revolver

I would like to see a picture of that gun.



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Re: 45-70 Revolver

That has to be a lot bigger than it looks just for the cylinder to accept a 45-70 cartridge. Thanks for the pic.



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From what I read about the revolver, the front sight blade stands an inch tall. So use that as a reference.
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Re: 45-70 Revolver

John, Magnum Research still makes one, it is called the BFR and is chambered in 45-70, 450 Marlin, 444 Marlin........

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Thanks, it would be a nice novelty but I wouldn't want to own one. I would take a shot if it was offered though.



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Re: 45-70 Revolver

Yes the front site is very tall. The picture Joe the Logger posted is much different from the gun I have. I do have a picture and will try and post today. The frame appears to be all brass. It is truly a massive gun. All my search results returned the same as mentioned above. I didn't know if someone had any intimate knowledge of them. I will try and post a picture today...
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