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Old June 30, 2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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I SHOT IT!!!!!

i took it out and shot my BP revolver for the first time! IM IN LOVE that was the most fun ive ever had shooting a gun! i prob used to much powder the last few shots but im hooked! IVE GOTTA HAVE A STEEL FRAME REVOLVER!
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Old June 30, 2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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Old June 30, 2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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Im so in love

Im soooooooooo happy right now! it felt so good! i scared myself a lil. i want a steel frame so much so i dont hafta worry so much!
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Old June 30, 2013, 09:00 PM   #4
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Congratulations! Behold, the power of the smoke!
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Old June 30, 2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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Congrats! Sounds like you had a great time . . . that's what it's all about!

Just so you know . . . it's called "Black Powder Addiction" . . . and there is no cure.

Glad it went well for you!
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Old June 30, 2013, 11:14 PM   #6
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love it

i really want a steel frame revolver, but id rather buy used. I really wouldnt mind new but my budget is limited. well my wife limits me lol.....idk
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Old July 1, 2013, 07:58 AM   #7
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Well, there's no cure. Welcome to the addicts forum.
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Old July 1, 2013, 11:00 AM   #8
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Way to go, dude....

Be patient. Additional revolvers will come your way.
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Old July 1, 2013, 11:34 AM   #9
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thebeser, what gun do you have? I've shot my Remington 1858 on a few occations now and totally enjoyed it.

I put together a kit from an old fish and tackle box with my cleaning stuff, balls, powder flask etc. I love shooting black powder as well, enjoy your gun and don't be too concerned with getting a new one for now.
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Old July 1, 2013, 11:43 AM   #10
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Old July 1, 2013, 05:42 PM   #11
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I know -- a sacrilegious statement!

Congrats thebser on your black-powder initiation. Yeah, patience is a virtue, as is keeping your wife...
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Old July 1, 2013, 06:33 PM   #12
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Hrumph!

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Tell that to my thankfully Ex... Wife
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Old July 1, 2013, 07:17 PM   #13
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VBA

i have a cva brass frame navy colt! i shoots good but im having problems with the cocking mec after i shot it...idk maybe i need to take it apart and see if there a cap lodged in it.....i just want a steel one for my own safety and comfort.....
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Old July 1, 2013, 07:54 PM   #14
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Congrats, now you are hooked. Get a steel framed gun, in fact get several. And throw in a few more brassers and a couple stainless ones as well. Its only a matter of time.......
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Old July 1, 2013, 08:42 PM   #15
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Reading this thread makes me want to dig through the safe, and find my Lyman 1858 Remington 44 cap & ball revolver. Might just have to pick up some fffg or pyrodex P if I can't find the "real thing".
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Old July 1, 2013, 09:18 PM   #16
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i took it apart and cleaned it. the insides were very dirty. I didnt find anything but after cleaning it and reassemble it works fine idk. Its got marks on the brass ring after firing.....guess i used too much powder
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Old July 2, 2013, 06:13 AM   #17
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Isn't the brass ring what you grab on the merry-go-round?
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Old July 2, 2013, 07:52 AM   #18
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i took it apart and cleaned it. the insides were very dirty. I didnt find anything but after cleaning it and reassemble it works fine idk
Black powder is very dirty, your gun was probably just fouled up. I know my '51 Colt navy fouls up to be almost inoperable around 50 shots without cleaning
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Old July 2, 2013, 08:25 AM   #19
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My dad still claims a bp revolver is the most fun he's had shooting as well. Is there alot of maintenance involved apart from cleaning? And do you need a pistol permit to purchase one?
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Old July 2, 2013, 09:02 AM   #20
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Cleaning isn't hard. You just have to do it within a reasonable period of time. Some say right away, some say within a couple of days. I do it right away so I don't forget. Whether you need a permit depends on your state and local ordinances. There is no federal requirement.
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Old July 2, 2013, 11:09 AM   #21
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I have a cva brass frame 1860 army. I have shot thousand rounds through it using 25 gr of 3f. It's a 44. Still good to go! Seeing how its just shy of being 30 yrs old, it is semi-retired. Now days i shoot a dragoon.
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Old July 2, 2013, 12:37 PM   #22
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Chasingwhitetail, I'm from CT as well. You don't need a pistol permit or have to fill out any FFL forms. I bought my 1858 and 1860 on Cabelas website and they were shipped to my door!

I researched this site, as well as others, to determine everything I needed.

From Cabelas:
1. Traditions .454 balls
2. Greased wads
3. Remington powder flask (Pedersoli)
4. A can of both 777 and Pyrodex P (both work well for me)
5. I got an assortment of 18 to 40 grain spouts for my flask from Ebay
6. Ballistol
7. There were no Remington #10 caps on Cabelas so I ordered them elsewhere, but can't remember where.

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Ah, here:

http://www.jedediah-starr.com/closeu...d=899&offset=0
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Old July 3, 2013, 10:16 PM   #23
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That smoke kinda gets ya right here, don't it?
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Old July 8, 2013, 09:00 PM   #24
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I'm with ya black spot !! Dragoons all the way!!

Bser, gonna have ta get ya a Dragoon one ah these days!


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Old July 8, 2013, 09:10 PM   #25
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ha

one day ill have em all
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