fineredmist said quote:
"I purchased a pair of 2nd Gen Colt 1851 Navy models when they were new and available. They were beautiful to look at and hold but they were not shooters. I live just outside of Hartford so I was able to take them back when they failed and that was just about evertime I shot them. One was so bad that it could not be repaired and it was replaced"
one thing a C-B shooter learns really quick- a Colt open tops look great, but aren't much as shooters. The Remington '58, now that's a shooter- stronger, reliable- the Rem runs rings around the open tops.