View Full Version : I'm hooked, what next?

February 1, 2009, 12:14 AM
Well got my 1858 .44 out of the box (got it for Christmas) and shot it for the first time today! I'm hooked, this is really a fun gun to shoot!

I'm already looking for my next purchase, any ideas on what to buy next?

Fingers McGee
February 1, 2009, 12:46 AM
A second one is the logical next step. Then a couple of holsters & a belt; then a couple spare cylinders with pouches so you can practice your Pale Rider cylinder swap.

Pretty soon, you'll be looking to get a couple 5 inch barreled ones, then a couple conversion cylinders so you can use BP cartridges that you load on the new reloader you just bought cause ammo is too expensive; but you're saving money by rolling your own. Then you want more and more C&Bs; and you'll want to shoot every one of them, then before you know it you'll be sneaking off work just so you can burn some powder. It's not a disease......it's a means of relaxation........but don't tell you boss, or your family, cause they won't understand..........it's that sweet blackpowder that has gotten into your blood and adled your brain; making you just want to load more and send more lead down range with the smoke and flames........Ah........... the flames......................AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH HAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAA

February 1, 2009, 05:55 AM
1) 1851 Colt Navy .36 cal
2) 1848 Colt Dragoon .44 cal (1st, 2nd or 3rd Model)
3) 1860 Colt Army .44 cal
4) Rogers and Spencer .44 cal
5) 1861 Colt Navy .36 cal
6) 1847 Colt Walker

Order isn't really important, although the Walker is a handful and probably shouldn't be the second one, more like 3rd or 4th.

Hoss Fly
February 1, 2009, 09:21 AM
Wat Fingers said :D:D:D

February 1, 2009, 11:28 AM
Guilty, as charged....except for the 5" barrels. Both of mine are the 8", one's a target model. Have 3 c&b cylinders and an R&D. Call me crazy, but I'm considering buying one of the 12" barreled brass frame '58 buffalo revolvers and swap barrels with my steel frame target model (the buffalo's barrel has the same front sight). I use the R&D cylinder in the target model now, but a 12" barrel on that would be just awesome. I already reloaded ammo, so I just needed a set of dies.

February 2, 2009, 07:47 PM
I do like the 5.5" the best.
Which would be most resilient to weather? I do occasionally get caught in a rain storm or two while out.