Re: CVA reproduction of 1851 Colt Navy . . . Who manufactures it?
Thank you Oscarmayer for the manufacturer name. After submitting this request I tried a search engine for FAP + revolver and eventually came up with the same result. I guess I should have tried that first, but I'm glad that someone in the forum concurs. It confirms that I now have the correct information.
Hi BillM. I was a kid when I bought this gun kit and thought I had quite a treasure. As my interest in antique weaponry grew, I was surprised (and a little disappointed) to learn that the 1851 Navy was only ever made in .36 cal. I wonder why CVA put out a .44 cal model and called it a replica (at least this is what it was called on the box it came in)? Anyway, this is what I ended up with and it was one of the first kit guns I ever bought, which piqued my interest in black powder shooting and reproductions. Since then I have built several kit black powder handguns and rifles. Unfortunately, it became increasingly difficult to cultivate my hobby, as I live in Canada, where ownership of certain firearms, especially handguns of any kind, is severely restricted. A few years ago I accidentally let my firearms permit lapse when I was convalescing from heart surgery. Now, reactivating my lost permit and reregistering all my firearms, including actual antiques, is an unbelievable pain. The loss of my permit has even forced me to have my grandfather’s .turn-of-the-century 32 cal. Euskaro 5-shot revolver deactivated (though it is not the kind of gun that anyone in their right mind would take a chance on loading up and firing), because the firearms registry considers it a prohibited weapon. Losing my permit revoked my privilege to own prohibited weapons, which includes any small frame revolver.
As a gun owner, be glad you live in the US.