Just for the record I believe I did state they were made by the Italians and finished here and sold under the dome as I read. I may not have known the extent of the rolls played by all parties involved but I only stated what I knew and asked to have some one to clarify what I couldn't. I have owned and still own 3 models of the 2nd gen Colt black powder models. I have an 1851 F series black box, pocket navy and a pocket police silver plated trigger guard. I also have a very early brown box and round brass trigger guard 1851 navy which wasn't made many of. I also own and shoot two Navy arms 1851 models in 36 cal and 44 cal.