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Old May 28, 2023, 08:45 PM   #26
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Don’t forget the 1861 Navy with the “creeping” rammer of the 1860 Army.
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Old May 28, 2023, 09:14 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by RED beard92
Why are yall suggesting a '58 or a '60 for my first black powder? I was thinking 36 cal would also be my better start because it will use less powder....
I think "yall" refers to one post, by Jim Watson.

I believe what he's saying is that you should get a '58 or a '60 if what you want is a .44 caliber firearm, because that's what those were originally made in. The '51 Navy was originally a .36 caliber firearm. For whatever reason, the Italian clone makers offer versions of a gun styled like the '51 Navy but chambered in .44 caliber -- essentially, nice "copies" of a firearm that never existed. If what you want is a .36 caliber, the '51 is the right choice for you, and it's historically correct.
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