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Picked these up from my local shop. 2 Brass frame 1858's and a single shot BP Derringer. All three for $200.

1 ASM dates to 1994
1 ARMI San Paolo from 82 or 83 (can't tell if it's an I or L in the date code).

Single shot marked "Jurka" and "Spain". And "Derringer / Philadelphia". Any one know anything about this one? I see a patch as I look down the barrel, so it might even be loaded? Safe way to unload?

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Don't shoot it! It might have been loaded with smokeless powder.

You can either buy a ball puller or you can make one. Basically, a ball puller is a wood/sheet metal screw that attaches to the threaded end of a ram rod. With that short barrel, you may be able to use a pair needle nose pliers.
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I have used an air compressor and a nozzle such as you would use to blow dust off of a project. Remove the nipple, put the nozzle up to the nipple hole, squirt some air in -- be sure no one is standing on front of the gun, because that ball will fly out at high speed.
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Don't shoot it! It might have been loaded with smokeless powder.

You can either buy a ball puller or you can make one. Basically, a ball puller is a wood/sheet metal screw that attaches to the threaded end of a ram rod. With that short barrel, you may be able to use a pair needle nose pliers.
Thanks. There was no ball. Just two clothes wrapped up with powder. A dental pick did the job. Now the cleaning begins.
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The 'Jukar' brand muzzle loader rifles, pistols and some shotguns were imported from Spain and sold in quantity in the 60's thru the 80's.
Lots of companys got into the BP craze by importing and selling them at very low prices. Kits were available too.
'Dikar' was another Spanish mfg name often seen on those guns and kits though Jukar was more common it seems.

They worked and filled a need at a price some people could afford. I'd bet they allowed an awful lot of people to get into BP shooting at the time.
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Thanks for the info. I did a little more research. One of the Revolvers (ASP) is a copy of the original 1861 Remington Beals. The ASM is a copy of the New Model Army.

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...little one looks like a John Wilkes Booth pistol...

...the real one below...

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In High School History Class, I did a Civil War presentation.
One of my 'props' was a real Deringer.
It had been carried my a local lady's Grandfather.
He was a Confederate Army Surgeon [Doctor].
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Johnny Reb would be puzzled by the brass framed Army New Models, since they were never made until more than100 years after the War Of Southern Treason.
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That's not a nice thing to say.
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OK; Johnny Rebel then.
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The cap n' ball revolvers are an entire world unto themselves. Great fun.

I've been pining for either one of Remington's New Army pistols or a Col. Colt's revolving holster pistol of naval caliber.
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...Warren's got a problem with people who's ancestors are buried in the South...seems to have a real hate going...this isn't the first time it has come up...
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Many, many years ago I had one of those little derringers. My friend Kip and I took a 1/2" drill bit to it and turned it into a .50 caliber smoothbore. It wasn't any less accurate after the conversion, but perhaps not quite as safe. Hey, we were in our early 20's! If that was the extent of the unsafe things we did, we'd have been doing well. But it wasn't.
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I assume you mean the War of Northern Aggression.
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So let me see, the major battle was This week was the anniversary of Lee going into the small market town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It began as a skirmish but by its end involved 160,000 Americans.

I don't think Pennsylvania is south of the Mason Dixon line.....
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I don't think Pennsylvania is south of the Mason Dixon line.....
...the southern border of Pennsylvania IS the Mason Dixon line...

...Gettysburg is about ten miles north of the line...

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Hahhahahhaaa!!! Warren Sear has a problem with anyone who would bring war against his country, the United States of America.
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Still waiting for the OP to explain why us Johnny Rebs would be proud?
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Warren, I didn't throw any stones, call any names, or even parse your comment to indicate what I was referring to. So from your responses it obvious you wanted to insult someone and/or their ancestors. Since we are nearly 160 years removed from the event I have to assume you meant their descendants.

For some reason it is a very fresh wound for you. I'm really sorry you have to deal with this every day of your life. Maybe it's time for you to just let it go. Go shooting or fishing or to a movie. Have a little fun.
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Wow, I didn't know I would stir-up so much emotion.

Traditionally (true or false?) guns with brass frames are often referred to as Southern guns due to lack of war time materials.

The tongue in cheek "Johnny Reb would be proud" comment refers to the excellent price I got on these 3 guns.

I assumed most everyone here would already know this? But I apologize if anyone took offense.
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Thanks for the info. I did a little more research. One of the Revolvers (ASP) is a copy of the original 1861 Remington Beals. The ASM is a copy of the New Model Army.

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You might want to check out the differences in the "Beals" Model Remington and the "New Model Army" Several that come to mind are: Brass CONE front sight. (It was not a brass blade like the one pictured.) The Beals loading lever was shaped differently than the later New Model. The Beals cylinder axle was slotted so it could be withdrawn easily. So easy, in fact, it sometimes withdrew itself as the revolver was fired. This could be very embarrassing, especially if you were participating in mortal combat at very close quarters. There was more barrel threads exposed at the end where it exited the frame.
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Traditionally (true or false?) guns with brass frames are often referred to as Southern guns due to lack of war time materials.

The tongue in cheek "Johnny Reb would be proud" comment refers to the excellent price I got on these 3 guns.

I assumed most everyone here would already know this? But I apologize if anyone took offense.
I doubt anyone took offense at anything your wrote.
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Spiller & Burr (Richmond, Virginia) made a brass frame revolver, which looked very much like the Remington Model 1858 Army revolver. These were produced for the Confederacy.
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OK, back onto the topic of brass framed BP revolvers, here's a Spiller & Burr replica I own and a holster I made for it...
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