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Old May 13, 2012, 04:58 PM   #1
wheelyfun
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some newbie questions: please step inside

Hey All,
I have been shooting firearms since the early 1980s, and have been an infantry paratrooper who served in Iraq....so plenty of firearms experience.....

BUT!

Looking to get into percussion revolvers....(reproductions, not antiques)
I am a lover of historical fiction, and love the firearms from the period of the 1840s to the late 1880s.

My "want" list is: 1860 Army revolver (short barrel model)
1858 Remington (5.5" barrel)
and some sort of "pocket" revolver ("police" model)

Questions: How reliable are the Cimarron or Uberti reproduction models?
If timing issues occur, who can tune these firearms?
How difficult is cleaning?
Is it necessary to have a loading block at the range? (hope that terminology is correct...?)
Can these firearms be dry-fired with spent caps in place?

Many more questions to follow, if I should actually start down this road.
Any and all advice and tips are appreciated!
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