Does anyone know what the letters CMC stand for found a percussion cap muzzle loader pistol in an attic. not sure of the caliber barrel is steel the back end is brass and a wooden handle. The whole thing looks a bit generic just wondering if anyone has any info on CMC? this is my first post in this forum thanks
Does it look like this?
If so, it's a .44 caliber 'kit' gun from the 60-70s. Don't recall what CMC stood for (C-something) Machine Company.
Classic Arms was the name of the company that made those kits.
Any Chance it's a C.A.C stamped on the bottom of the gun?
The kits are still available.
Edit to add:
I did find one on Gun Broker that is listed as a CMC black powder pistol and looks just like the Classic Arms new Orleans Ace, so maybe CMC is the fore runner of Classic Arms.
Here's another one on Auction Arms.
And here is mine. I built it from a kit when I was a kid. First handgun I ever shot.
That's the one not in as good of shape but that is the one. Thank you for that bit of info I was thinking of cleaning and bringing the pistol to the range to give it a try. Wondering if there are any warning signs that scream stop don't shoot? I have not noticed any stress fractures but just wondering if there is a sign to look for. thanks again
P.S the markings on the bottom are very clear C.M.C
IIRC they should only be used with 20 grs of 3F or equivilant.
The test fire was a success abit scary but successful.