Originally Posted by Hawg
It was made in 76. It's most likely an Armi san Marco. It's actually not a 51 Navy. It's a Griswold & Gunnison in the wrong caliber and barrel length, even tho it may have been sold as a 51. As far as I know ASM and Pietta are the only ones that made brass framed 44's and as far as I know Pietta never made a round barrel sheriffs model. ASM's quality was hit or miss and internal parts were generally pretty soft.
Thanks for the information. It is nice to know what it is a reproduction of, even though it is not even close to being accurate.
I think I am, eventually, going to try my best to make it work. It looks like VTI can supply the parts to get her going.