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Old October 14, 2008, 08:51 PM   #26
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No I sent that back to Buffalo Bill's a couple years ago ... I fixed 3 things on it at the Range and the next shot the loading lever catch fell off in the dirt. That was enough.

All the one's I got are in good working order the cheapist would be a brasser 1851 Navy $135 shipped...
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Old October 14, 2008, 10:42 PM   #27
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nah i'll just buy them from cabellas. i was just askin cause u said it was all shot out i would have used it for a spining gun for my costume.

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Old October 15, 2008, 11:49 AM   #28
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ok guys and gals i did not buy from cabellas i bought from midway usa they were a little cheaper. here is the link to the guns i have bought.and since i hit the $500 jackpot in a scratch off ticket i went and bought both and i also got the starter kit from cabellas. tell me what u think, imput greatly appreciated.


1. http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=251179


2. http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...83598#enalarge

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Old October 15, 2008, 04:00 PM   #29
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Nice guns, it took me a minute to figure out that they were actually two different guns. Nice find.
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Old October 15, 2008, 04:03 PM   #30
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yeah it took me a few min myself to figure it out as well. now im all set for my move to alaska, i have my guns my rifle my powder my bullets and my dog.
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Old October 15, 2008, 04:08 PM   #31
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all i need now are some ivory grips and these guns will look great
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Old October 15, 2008, 07:45 PM   #32
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Hey ???? you probably should have bought one pistol AND the .45 conversion cyl, just seems more practical to be able to switch to some reliable and more powerful factory .45's, and back to black powder when theres no threat or danger. Alaska is no Sunday stroll, just my $.02, enjoy and be safe, flathead
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Old October 15, 2008, 08:51 PM   #33
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Reliability, I agree because he's new to Black Powder & has some learning to do, but in the experienced hands it can be just a reliable & weather resistent.

More Powerful? Maybe but only marginal being that these conversion cylinders are only rated at Cowboy Action performance levels not the modern factory defence pressures that is out there, like I stated earlier my little '58 with it's 5.5" barrel loaded with my cast lead 220gr. .456 Lee Conical & a 30gr. load of FFFG Goex is quite potent appoximating what a .45 Schofield will produce in that barrel length "about 700 fps. 240 ft. lbs.."

I will agree that the conversion cylinder would give some advantages of loading readily available .45 Colt cartridges but otherwise that is it's only real advantage.
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Old October 15, 2008, 10:37 PM   #34
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i was going to do things that way but my father told me that if i buy the guns with my own money he would buy me the conversion cylenders, so there was no real need to do so. And from what i have been reading there would be no real difference between using the convert cyl over the bp cyl, ecept that one u charge yourself and one is just ready to go, also they would equal out to be about the same power.
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Old October 16, 2008, 02:09 AM   #35
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The only problem isn't much of a problem but the starter kit from Cabela's has .451 balls and you really need .454's. The .451's will work but may not shave a ring on loading so make sure you use felt wads under the ball or lube the front of those loaded chambers real good.
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Old October 16, 2008, 11:31 AM   #36
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yeah i have some wonder wads comming as well so no problem there, i also have a recipe for some lube from this forum that i plan to use

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