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Old March 26, 2008, 12:14 AM   #1
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Black powder frame vs. Cross pin frame

Any real advantage/disadvantage between a SAA black powder frame and a cross pin frame? (other than the necessity of a screw driver).
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Old March 26, 2008, 12:00 PM   #2
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To me, the method of basepin retention is not that important. What is important are the sights. The blackpowder frame has a tapered, pointy front sight and a V-shaped "pinched frame" rear sight. A configuration more reminiscent of the percussion guns and cartridge conversions of same. The later "smokeless" frame has a square notch and appropriately shaped front sight. It's a much more usable setup.
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Old March 26, 2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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I've got two bp frames and I kinda like the sights but then I shoot percussion too.
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