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10851Man
January 22, 2013, 03:03 PM
How strong are these guns??? I have always avoided them because I shoot so often....Thoughts??????

deerslayer303
January 22, 2013, 04:58 PM
They are VERY strong when appealing to the eye! :D I'm just messing with ya :p But other than that my post in your thread is worthless haha. I haven't shot my brass frame yet. But when I do the fellers here recommended 20 grains or less in a .44.

BCarp
January 22, 2013, 05:08 PM
Conventional wisdom was always that they would "shoot loose" with heavy usage. I owned one once, but didn't shoot it enough to find out if that's true or not...! :confused:

10851Man
January 22, 2013, 05:13 PM
I shot over 1000 rounds through my 1858 Pietta Remington. When I go boom, I make much boom!!!!!

brazosdave
January 22, 2013, 05:46 PM
I shoot brassers all the live long day. No problemos. Don't go gonzo with the charge and you'll be fine. If you try stuffin Walker capacity charges into a brass 51, expect Mr. Recoil Shield to take a beatin!

deerslayer303
January 22, 2013, 07:24 PM
Don't go gonzo with the charge

Thats funny right there :D

troutcreek
January 23, 2013, 01:54 PM
When I worked in a muzzle loading shop, we’d see 2 or 3 (minimum) 44 calibre Colt style pistols per week where the brass frame was either worn out or damaged. The brass framed 51 navy’s in 36 cal. held up reasonably well, and the brass framed Remington 58’s held up very well. The bottom line is that if you shoot much the steel frame will last longer.
It was our policy in the store not to carry brass framed Colt style pistols in 44 cal. We also did not carry 51 Navy's in anything but 36 cal.
Best,

troutcreek
January 23, 2013, 01:55 PM
When I worked in a muzzle loading shop, we’d see 2 or 3 (minimum) 44 calibre Colt style pistols per week where the brass frame was either worn out or damaged. The brass framed 51 navy’s in 36 cal. held up reasonably well, and the brass framed Remington 58’s held up very well. The bottom line is that if you shoot much the steel frame will last longer.
It was our policy in the store not to carry brass framed Colt style pistols in 44 cal. We also did not carry 51 Navy's in anything but 36 cal.
Best,

10851Man
January 23, 2013, 03:06 PM
That's why I bought a Pietta 1862 Police .36