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Old March 8, 2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Shot the Dragoon Today

I had limited time at the range today but did put two cylinder's full of lead balls down range from my new Uberti 1847 Whitneyville Hartford Dragoon. I used 50 grains of Pyrodex P. It shot high like all of them do but the groups were reasonable for the first time. The loading lever did drop three times which I guess is why Colt changed the design in the First Dragoon.
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Old March 8, 2013, 07:18 PM   #2
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Roshi-- I shoot a Uberti Colt Walker. Only occasionally will the loading arm drop. I use a six inch piece of thin leather wrapped around the barrel to deal with the issue. Works and sort of looks cool and in character with a BP revolver. FWIW.

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Old March 8, 2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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Here is a solution..

Made of brass




and on the pistol

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Old March 8, 2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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I could only assume you made that Doc? I like it!

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Old March 8, 2013, 08:52 PM   #5
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Doc-- Nice little accessory. Uberti might just pop for rights to your patent.

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Old March 8, 2013, 09:49 PM   #6
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Congrats!
I love my Dragoons too.

I use a little black electricians tape and you don't hardly even notice it.

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Old March 8, 2013, 10:28 PM   #7
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Darn it Doc, now you got me going through 4 months of range brass to find cases to cut up and solder, looks great and with patina it'll fit like it's original.
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Old March 8, 2013, 11:33 PM   #8
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Ok, Doc's is much nicer than my electricians tape

Doc, what calibers did you use to make that? I'm going to have to make a couple for myself.
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Old March 8, 2013, 11:46 PM   #9
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When a weak spring on a 51 or 60 Colt lets the rammer drop due to recoil you can remove the latch and spring then drop a couple of BBs or birdshot down the hole, then replace spring and latch. The added tension usually does the job.
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Old March 9, 2013, 04:37 AM   #10
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The material originally came from

A brass hydraulic cylinder off of a junk handicap van.

Never throw anything metal away.
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Old March 9, 2013, 05:58 PM   #11
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LOL, ok, I'll keep my eyes open...
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Old March 9, 2013, 08:57 PM   #12
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Hope the nearest handi capped neighbor doesn't come out one morning and find his wheelchair lift no longer works?
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Old March 9, 2013, 10:36 PM   #13
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When I get one of these I was just going to stitch the ends of a strip of leather together to make a little leather belt. Should slip over the sight and snugly keep the lever against the barrel.

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Old March 10, 2013, 11:52 AM   #14
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I've tried leather thongs on mine with limited success.
The problem I had was that while unholstering in a match on the clock, sometimes the leather would get pulled off and the lever would drop upon firing. No time to dig the thong out of the holster and put it back on.

Once the thong even blocked the gun going all the way back into the holster and that took time to clear as well.

However, for casual shooting, it should just fine, I keep the thongs with the guns and still use them in non competition shooting.
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