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  1. Post-WWII discharge letter from USN

    General Military Arms & History Forum
    I'm currently cleaning out my late father's home and came across this letter addressed to my grandfather. I think it's just an amazing souvenir that offers a moving tribute to a truly great generation of Americans!
  2. Question for Navy guys

    Vietnam Memories Forum
    My husband was in the Navy 1960-64. He was a machinists mate on the USS Colonial LSD-18. He has always said that he was on a recon team and besides Cuba in 1962, he was also in Vietnam in 1963 or early 1964. He has many chronic illnesses and his memory is bad. He said his team was flown in...
  3. Colt 1961 navy real or replica?

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I recently inherited what I believe to be a 1861 colt navy pistol. But my question is, is it real or a replica? And what is it worth? Looks like it’s in too good of condition to be real. But all the research I’ve been able to do seems to line up with the real ones. But I was hoping an expert...
  4. Fire damaged Colt 1851 needs help

    Technical Questions & Information
    Greetings, I have an antique firearm (1851 Colt Navy) that was in a fire. The fire melted the brass section of the firearm all over the steel cylinder and barrel. I am looking for a way to remove a little of the melted brass from the steel without damaging the steel. All I am trying to do is...
  5. Anyone use an EIG pistol? Quality?

    Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Hey guys, I picked up an EIG 1851 Colt Navy repro from an auction the other day. I know it's an older repro from a company no longer in business. Is the quality good on these pistols? It came in a presentation case and is engraved. I may not shoot it a whole bunch, not sure yet. Any info would...
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