is it original or a replica

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by juan23c, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. juan23c

    juan23c New Member

    Oct 22, 2009
    i came across a pistol engraved hawes firearm company- los angelas- california on the other side of the barrel 44 caliber army model made in italy. it says engaged 16 may 1843. it has the engraved naval ships. i dont know much about it i found it when i moved into my house. if anyone can give me info on it it would be very appreciated. oh and maybe some value info also
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Active Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    another dead give away is that 1843 was several years before CA even became a state.
  3. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    South Central Texas
    Believe Hawes to be an importer. It is replica made in Italy. If it says black powder
    only definitely replica. When originals made no reason to say black powder only, that's
    all they had.
  4. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    To answer your question very simply, Yes, it is a modern replica. Value, if in excellent condition, AWAG would be. 200 dollars. Yes, Hawes was a big time importer in the 50's and 60's.
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