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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 be appreciated!

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The quality will be equal to other Italian made clones marketed back when they were still in business, so it should work just fine for you if you take it out to the range and put rounds through it. The down side is that they aren't in business anymore and if something does break you can't get a factory replacement direct fit part.

Some parts manufactured by current manufacturing companies might work as they are but some could require hand fitting.

If it was mine, I'd shoot it, but it's yours and it's your choice to use it as a display piece, a shooter or a little of both. It will work well for what ever you choose to do with it.

And yep, I gotta agree with Greggs, it's a very nice looking set up. ;)
 
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EIG was the importer. It should have a makers logo on it somewhere, maybe under the loading lever close to the frame. Quality depends on who actually made it. Some were good, some not so good and some downright horrid. You will need to keep powder charges down around 18 grains to keep from beating that brass frame to death. FWIW Colt never originally made the 51 navy in brass.
 

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The makers logo is on the bottom of the pistol grip. it's the stylized GLB logo to the right of EIG's mark.
I can't recall the name of the company but I think it was something like Giacomo, something that starts with an "L", Brescia.
 

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Luciano Giacosa made the gun for Eig.
Most Eig imports were of very good quality. I have a S&W model 36 copy made by the same maker and imported by Eig.
 

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Luciano Giacosa made the gun for Eig.
Most Eig imports were of very good quality. I have a S&W model 36 copy made by the same maker and imported by Eig.
Thanks Bill, I recognized the logo but couldn't for the life of me remember the name.
 

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I appreciate the info guys, can't wait to shoot it. I am waiting on it to be delivered. I know it's a fantasy gun, but like it anyway. What do you guys think the value of it is in the presentation case? Is it worth $300?
 

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