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Old February 4, 2009, 03:11 PM   #2
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I have three originals that I have fired (once each) and plan to fire some more when the weather breaks.
I have a Savage & North .36 Navy that I took out once. I wish someone would make a repro of this gun because it is a great shooter, and interesting, too.
I have an original Whitney .36 that also went out once. It's in great condition and not much different from a Remington .36 or my Spiller & Burr repro. There are repro Whitneys out there but I've never fired one.
I also have a Belgian rifle that was made in 1859, then in 1868, when these rifles were being converted to cartridge guns, the barrel on mine was swapped with one from an 1841 rifle. The rifling was bored out to make it a smoothbore/shotgun. I fired it once and plan to make it a regular shooter this spring.
Someday, an original Colt.

Here's the Whitney being fired:
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