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Old August 12, 2012, 07:52 AM   #1
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Howdy

How goes everyone! Wanted to say hi, and introduce myself. Names Cody, avid shooter my whole life, and starting to get black powder itch. Had a Colt 1860 Army, a Winchester 1885 and a 1897 for a few years, and have been expanding my collection rapidly of late. Looking at joining a Cowboy action club, and loading my own rounds in black powder. The smoke it leaves behind is so cool, why would anyone want to shoot smokeless. As it sits I now I also have two 1851 navy Colts and a 45/90 Sharps Carbine, with the only replicas being the 1885 falling block and Sharps Carbine. And I'm about to buy more. Anyways.. Howdy

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Old August 12, 2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!
I'm an 1860 man myself! It's my pistol of choice.
But I do have a couple of '51s in the mix too.
Throw up a couple of pics when you get a chance! Everybody loves pictures!
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Old August 12, 2012, 08:10 AM   #3
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Snipcod

Yes indeed.

Wlecome to the forum.
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Old August 12, 2012, 10:13 AM   #4
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Welcome Aboard!

The regular guys here are all good sorts, and you've found friends.

Best,

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Old August 12, 2012, 11:24 AM   #5
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Welcome

Cody,
welcome aboard!
BP cartridge is great fun.
There's lots of good info on these boards regarding loading as well.
Cheers,
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Old August 12, 2012, 10:26 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard Cody.

There's a lot of BP knowledge here; so, don't hesitate to ask if you have questions.
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Old August 13, 2012, 01:39 AM   #7
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Welcome Cody. Always nice to meet fans of the holy black.
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Old August 13, 2012, 09:09 AM   #8
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Thanks for the kind greetings. I've already been through a few pages here, and have learned much. I'll post some photos, might just take some time. On a work trip, only have a decent photo of the 1851's. Now i just need to remember my photobucket info
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Old August 13, 2012, 10:20 AM   #9
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Welcome, "Wild-Bill "

Pleasure to meet you and welcome to the forum. ....

Be Safe !!!
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Old August 13, 2012, 11:01 AM   #10
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The two 1851's

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Old August 13, 2012, 11:10 AM   #11
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I have to say it again....

You could show me a million photos of 1851 Navy revolvers and when you showed me the million and first photo, I would still say, "Dang, Thats a purdy pistol."
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Old August 13, 2012, 11:14 AM   #12
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Good looking brace of '51s Cody. Who made em?

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You could show me a million photos of 1851 Navy revolvers and when you showed me the million and first photo, I would still say, "Dang, Thats a purdy pistol."
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Old August 13, 2012, 12:01 PM   #13
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One of each style triggerguard. Nice!!! Very beautiful pistols.
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Old August 13, 2012, 12:09 PM   #14
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Good looking brace of '51s Cody. Who made em?
They are both Colt's. No reproductions. Not sure what run of Colt however.
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Old August 13, 2012, 12:18 PM   #15
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Bout have to be second gens. Very nice pistolas.
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Old August 13, 2012, 01:11 PM   #16
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I'm sure they are 2nds. I know they are not 1st, and was unsure if they had a 3rd run with threse yet. Much to still learn about these, and I'm looking forward to it!
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Old August 13, 2012, 01:23 PM   #17
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Third gens have Sam Colt's signature on the back strap. They have the Colt name but weren't made by Colt. The second gens were Italian parts, fit and assembled by Colt.
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Old August 13, 2012, 01:56 PM   #18
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You could show me a million photos of 1851 Navy revolvers and when you showed me the million and first photo, I would still say, "Dang, Thats a purdy pistol."
That's 'cause they are.
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Old August 13, 2012, 02:58 PM   #19
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Welcome to the fire.

I'm an 1860 ONLY man. 7 of them in firing order.
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Old August 13, 2012, 04:05 PM   #20
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I was wondering what Generation they were. 3rd Gens or Sig Series have Sam Colt's signature on the backsrap. 2nd Gens have no signature and are between SN 4201 and 29150. If they are both 2nd Gens, the one with the rounded trigger guard is extremely rare ( somewhere around 100 made) and worth low 4 figures.
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Old August 13, 2012, 06:33 PM   #21
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Welcome to the forum Cody! Nice set of Navies! But then I'm partial to the Navy . . . . I really didn't know they made anything else but that model!

Sounds like you are "well armed". You'll meet a lot of fine folks here . . . and lots of good information as well! Enjoy!
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Old August 13, 2012, 10:18 PM   #22
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hey hey

Welcome friend! i too am new to the forum but i'm already very pleased and feel as though you will be too!
I am will, and my handle is as noted to the left

I too am a life long shooter and have had the itch and now i can't quit it. BP cartridge is great as well as the good ol front stuffer. - if there is anything any of these fine gentlemen or myself can help with , feel welcome to come here toget reall world advice-

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Old August 14, 2012, 04:44 PM   #23
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Welcome!

Both Cody and BPR, nice to "meet" ya.

Cody, nice guns. Show us the others when you get to it.
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Old August 14, 2012, 05:42 PM   #24
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Thank you kindly sir... fine to uhhh.... "meet" you as well
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Old August 14, 2012, 06:07 PM   #25
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I think you will find the guys here are extremely knowledgeable, not so much myself, I ask a lot of questions. But thats why I joined the site. Enjoy sir!
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