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Old July 14, 2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Won on the gunbroker

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=352045325


So now I need some pointers on a good black powder load for the revolver.
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Old July 14, 2013, 10:03 PM   #2
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Can't help with the loads, but nice looking SAA at a great price. I'm sure you will have no trouble fixing it!

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Old July 14, 2013, 10:37 PM   #3
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Sweet pistol, made in 1974 (the XXX date code on the side)

Since it is a 3 screw, takedown is a breeze, the problem will hopefully be a straight forward fix.

Since it is a .44 mag, oh wait, look who I am talking to, you could probably give me lessons on these..

Sweet gun, if you ever tire of it, keep me in mind...
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Old July 15, 2013, 01:51 AM   #4
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Great catch on that one Doc. What a deal! For the price you paid you practically stole it!

It probably isn't the trigger that's the problem because the ad only said the hammer wouldn't stay back at half cock. So I assume the hammer does stay back at full cock.

Since the same engagement point of the trigger catches both the half cock and full cock notch on the hammer, I would venture to say it isn't the trigger that's the problem. I suspect the half cock notch on the hammer is either worn down, or broken off. Such breakage which could happen if the revolver was at half cock and was dropped directly on the hammer breaking the half cock notch on the hammer.

Or else someone who didn't know what they were doing filed it down thinking to get a more sensitive trigger and accidentally mistook the half cock notch for the full cock notch, and filed it down too much. If any of those are the case, you should be able to fix it by just replacing the hammer.

Or if there is any half cock notch ledge left at all, you might be able to file the hammer so that you re-make the half cock notch deeper so it will work again. I'm sure you'll let us know what the problem is when you get it disassembled and figured out. I also know whatever the problem is, with your skills you'll figure it out and fix it.

Since it is rated at .44 mag pressures and has that long barrel, you can't overload nor hurt it by using full cartridge case charges of BP. I'd suggest loading up your .44 mag brass to full capacity with a BP load, bench rest it and see what kind of groups you get firing several cylinders that way, and then take it down slowly in 5 grain increments shooting several cylinders of each different loading until you get your best/closest grouping, and then stick with that load.

Looking forward to your post when you get it disassembled and evaluate the problem.



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Old July 15, 2013, 02:39 AM   #5
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Thanks for the wink-backs guys

I looked for dies last night and eBay sellers have them for about the same prices as the distributers.

I'd buy them from Titan but they are back ordered.

I'll slug the bore to determine the bullet to use. I'll go with a light bullet because I am not trying to kill anything.

I NEED BRASS!
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Old July 15, 2013, 03:30 AM   #6
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I think this thing can be fixed...

Without a lot of financial investment.

If it is just that the hammer drops at half cock, a file will fix it.

I can be shooting for about sixty bucks in mold and dies.

Did I say, "I NEED BRASS!"

Anyone out there with .44 Magnum brass that is up for grabs, I am now in the market.

Sheesh! Just what I needed! Another caliber to load!
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Old July 15, 2013, 06:16 PM   #7
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NICE

nice gun! unfortunately I don't have my BP revolver anymore! I traded my uncle for my grandfathers gun! he was going to get rid of it and I flipped out and offered my BP revolver as a trade! Worked I now have my grandpaws .22 pistol he carried as his snake gun in texas! Now im looking into a bp army revolver a friend has in .36 cal!
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Old July 15, 2013, 06:27 PM   #8
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Now im looking into a bp army revolver a friend has in .36 cal!
Army is .44 navy is .36......Just sayin.
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Old July 15, 2013, 06:53 PM   #9
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woops

all I know is its a steel frame! that's just fine with me lol
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Old July 16, 2013, 03:11 PM   #10
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Have some .44 mag. brass, see private message.
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Old July 16, 2013, 10:44 PM   #11
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Fill case with fffg BP to a level where seated bullet compresses the powder about 1/8 inch and adjust from there.
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Old July 16, 2013, 11:10 PM   #12
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Ok that explains why you haven't posted on revolvers lately bser..

If you decide not to get the navy, please point me his way..


Good luck..
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Old July 17, 2013, 10:27 PM   #13
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i will get another

Im still in love with the black powder guns trust me. I just recently got a 9mm pistol and it bores me to no end. I like it because its a great protection gun but that's it.... Me and my uncle are planning on getting more bp guns to shoot together......possibly getting into some long guns as well....I LOVE BP AND ALWAYS WILL NOW!!!! I just couldn't see my grandfathers pistol going to one of my cousins, besides im the only one in my family who cares about our family history and no telling what one of them would have done with that gun.....
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Old July 20, 2013, 01:11 AM   #14
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Congrats on the score, Doc!
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Old July 20, 2013, 04:30 AM   #15
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Thanks CK, Should arrive...

Today or Monday.
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Old July 20, 2013, 07:43 AM   #16
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What a gem. Update us after it arrives.
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Old July 21, 2013, 10:47 AM   #17
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Guys....

I have a little .44 magnum brass on the way BUT I STILL NEED MORE BRASS!
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