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looking for the value of a us arms abilene revolver--45 cal--bone

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looking for the value of a us arms abilene revolver--45 cal--bone handle grips
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  TOM308 replied 3 years ago.

Hi,

Is the gun blued or stainless and what is the barrel length?

Tom

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
it is blued and 5 and a half in barrel--i know there were only a few in 45 cal-most were 44
Expert:  TOM308 replied 3 years ago.

Hi,

The only thing listed under U.S. Arms is the 44 that has the 2 firing pins for rim fire and center fire. The barrel is marked "United States Arms Company-New York".

There is also a United States Fire Arms Mfg. from Hartford Conn. that has many models of SA revolvers, but doesn't list an Abilene Model.

I searched all of the auction sites and came up with one in 44 cal. for $500.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/921425439/Guns/Pistols/United-States-Patent-Firearms-Revolvers-Pistols/3304_United_State_Arms_44Mag_Abilene.htm

If the 45 is rare compared to the 44 mag, I would add at least 25%. I will keep searching, but the Blue Book and Standard Catalog of Firearms do not list it.

Tom

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
JUST CAME HOME FOR LUNCH--ON THE BARRELL--IS STAMPED 45 COLT US ARMS DIV-AIG INC--WOULD REALY LIKE TO KNOW MORE
Expert:  TOM308 replied 3 years ago.

Hi,

I have 2 guns to put back together and then I will try another search on a different server.

When I switch from AOL to Comcast, it brings up different results. I will post what I find around dinner time.

Tom

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
THANK YOU--I ALREADY KNEW ABOUT THE 44--BUT CAN'T FIND OUT ANYTHING ON THE 45
Expert:  TOM308 replied 3 years ago.
From what I have found so far, you have the only one!
Expert:  TOM308 replied 3 years ago.

Hi,

I hope you are ready for a lot of reading. I found the complete history of the company and the manufacture of their guns. There are 41 pages of information on them, Have fun!

http://www.singleactions.com/files/SevilleArticle2007.pdf

This is the Mossberg Abilene. You will understand once you read the article.

http://www.singleactions.com/files/Mossberg_Abilene_45.JPG

The next link is a mixed gallery of photos.

http://www.singleactions.com/Gallery.html

Tom

 

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