Help Identify gun, please.

Help Identify gun, please.

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    Help Identify gun, please.

    Hello all. I'm pretty new to the forums and love the great reading you have all provided for me. I have found a lot of great information.

    I received a firearm from my step father that is pretty "rare". Not too many were made from what I understand. The gun is a CAC 45-I. From which I understand is a Carson Arms Corp. I will post some pictures. Hopefully someone here will be able to help me indentify the style and were I might be able to find some spare parts for it.





    This firearm is very acurate and shoots very well. if more pictures are needed. I will be happy to take some more when I get home from work.


    Thanks!


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    interesting safety
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post
    interesting safety
    There are a few things I need to fix on it. Like the safety. It's not important to fix it, just would be nice. The internals aren't that great, but it's fun to shoot. I've tried colt magazines for it, they don't seem to work to well with it.

    From what I have been told. The firearm was a prototype and didn't make out to well. The overall feel is nice. It has a great weight to it, and kicks like a mule. It was like the designers stop caring after the overall look of the gun. The internals are strange. I was hoping to see if someone knew of the company so I can maybe "swap" parts with a similar stype firearm to make this even better.

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    Judging by the "style" I'd say its from the 80s - the trigger is what makes me think that. Any other markings on the gun? Check the insides of the grip panels. It looks similar to a Colt Officer's - at least as far as the basic shape of the frame and magazine release go. The slide looks quite unfortunate - fixed sights front and rear? Hmm... I did a quick search and didn't find anything. It looks like a custom slide on a modified frame. Can you take it apart?

    Austin

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    I will take some pictures of it being field stripped. It is interesting how is strips.

    Like a colt, you push the recoil spring in. With this one, it has a cap that unscrew from the tip of the barrel. It's hard to explain. I will take some more pictures tonight.

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    The markings on the right side of the slide are strange. It says "Carson, Ga." Right? Except there isn't a Carson, Ga is there? I can only find a Carsonsville, Ga in Taylor County. I figured maybe we could find the company for sure by the city/state stamped on the slide...Guess not.
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    Made by Charter Arms Corp

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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    The markings on the right side of the slide are strange. It says "Carson, Ga." Right? Except there isn't a Carson, Ga is there? I can only find a Carsonsville, Ga in Taylor County. I figured maybe we could find the company for sure by the city/state stamped on the slide...Guess not.

    It's actually Carson, CA. Sorry. The picture is not that great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helitech View Post
    Made by Charter Arms Corp
    Hmm, I thought they only made revolvers...oops.
    "My God David, We're a Civilized society."

    "Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the crap out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
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    Quote Originally Posted by helitech View Post
    Made by Charter Arms Corp
    Any proof of this? From what I have gathered, Charter Arms makes revolvers.

    I actually sent them an e-mail with these pictures. Hopefully someone will know.

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    If I remember right, this is the same outfit that ran AMT......
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    Atlante storico delle armi

    The 46-40 is my firearm. Does anyone know what that website means?

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    Atlante storico delle armi corte = Historical atlas of hand guns.

    It's written in several languages on the site.

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    Interesting. Looking forward to seeing the field and/or detail stripped pictures. I still think its adapted from the Colt Officer's frame - I wonder what they were trying to accomplish? What is the type of action on the gun? Curious!

    Austin

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    Here is a link to more pictures.

    Picasa Web Albums - Travis - CAC 45 auto

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