The thing that started the question was sketchy info about the Mormons producing large numbers of Colt copies in about 1857. I've found references to 20 a week, and 500 a week (obviously impossible), and a Utah Colt Collector's Association member has said he heard of some limited Dragoon copies, but no further leads.
I was hoping somebody here might have info.
Just doing some Googling disclosed ties between Mormon and Colt. I've been absent a couple of days but wil give it another whirl in case my searches have different results from yours. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
Going after everything including Antique guns which they don't quite undertand, anything before 1898 is considered a non gun and because of it not being considered in the gun class can be shipped w/o declaration. t's going to be a bumpy ride and better get those donations into the NRA