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Old November 10, 2018, 10:31 AM   #1
John E.B. Rawton
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New Guns

I had been working on my Uberti Walkers, swapping the kirst konvertors for the original c&b, fixing the short arbor (which I never new about) and installing some SlixShot nipples.
I was considering a new gun and was looking at an 1860 deluxe from Long Hunter. In the end I opted to buy a couple Uberti that were on sale. An 1860 and 1851.
I can order more SlixShot nipples. Taking a revolver down is not an issue. Inspecting and cleaning up parts is no problem and most likely the guns will work just fine for my style.
I have not tried to run percussions so I do not know if I need a cap rake yet.

I have read a bit about cylinder bore size vs barrel bore size and the fact that the cylinder is smaller. I wonder how necessary it is to bore the cylinder?
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Old November 10, 2018, 03:17 PM   #2
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I guess that it's all up to what you want to do.
Reaming the chambers is only one part of accurizing a revolver.
Another part is the forcing cone.
I think that it's easier said than getting it done right.

Originally posted by mec.

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Old November 10, 2018, 05:03 PM   #3
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Thanks articap,
For the most part I’ll just be throwing lead short range at Cowboy shoots and if I can ring the steel 5 outta 5 I’ll be happy for now. Fine tuning for accuracy might come later on the gun of my choice. I will have to spend some time with them I guess.
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Old November 10, 2018, 07:13 PM   #4
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Most of them shoot pretty good right out of the box, a little high tho.

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