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Old February 22, 2008, 01:26 PM   #1
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Texas Paterson 9"

I was wondering if anyone could help me with purchasing a Texas Paterson.Im very new to black powder but I really like the look of the black powder revolvers and decided the Paterson was the one that I wanted. I would like one in a 9" barrel, but Pietta is the only make I could find in a 9". Any advise on purchasing as in where to buy? or a better make than the Pietta? Also is there a cartridge conversion?

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Old February 22, 2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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I am not sure if there is a conversion for that type
of pistol, i assume its in 44 cal maybe some of the
guys on this forum might no the answer to that
question, as far as the maker pietta there is nothing
worng with there guns, i have had one of there pistols
for some time now and still going strong.
Shoot safe and have fun.
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Old February 22, 2008, 06:16 PM   #3
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The Paterson is a five shot .36 with no loading lever, no trigger guard and a drop trigger. Not exactly what I'd recommend for a beginner to learn on.
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Old February 22, 2008, 06:19 PM   #4
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The Colt 1836 Paterson Revolver was a .36 caliber 5 shot pistol & Pietta does make one that is near identicle to the orriginal.

Found this in looking for a place that may have one for sale.
http://www.marstar.ca/gf-pietta/Piet...-Paterson.shtm
And here.
http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product...oducts_id=3489

To my knowledge there isn't a cartridge conversion out there fore one but I may be wrong.
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Old February 23, 2008, 08:16 AM   #5
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I agree with Hawg Haggen. If you are very new to black powder then you might not want a gun - yet - that you have to remove the barrel and cylinder to reload each time. So far, there are no cartridge cylinders available for it.

A better choice would be a Remington or Colt Army or Navy replica by Uberti or Pietta. After you get some BP experience with those, then I would think about a Patterson, especially since the Patterson mechanism is more complicated than the others with its folding trigger. A different gun that you would need to pull the barrel off of to reload, which is also a fun gun is the Wells Fargo model pocket pistol, since it does not have a loading lever, either.

There is a Patterson replica out there that does have a loading lever. But as others have said, if you are new to this, then something else is probably warranted first so you can get into this AND have fun.

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Old February 23, 2008, 01:35 PM   #6
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hey thanks for all your help! I will look into those other BP revovlers...Thanks again!!!
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