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Old January 12, 2000, 03:53 AM   #1
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Anyone here had expeience with these pistols? Pros, cons, etc?
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Old January 12, 2000, 07:37 AM   #2
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Sorry, I am a disciple of the Smokeless One.
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Old January 12, 2000, 10:06 AM   #3
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Me, too. What Ned said!

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Old January 12, 2000, 04:05 PM   #4
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If you have to go to the dark side, I think the 1851 Navy was the ultimate in good looks.
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Old January 12, 2000, 05:10 PM   #5
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I have an 1858 Remington that is a good shooter. I prefer pistols that have a top-strap-just seems a little more solid that way. I also have a .45 Colt conversion cylinder for that pistol.

I also have a Colt Dragoon,which is a little brother to the Walker. Walkers are big,powerful guns that are fun to shoot,but the loading lever tends to come down while shooting,locking up the gun. The Dragoon incorporated a latch to hold the loading lever up during firing.

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Old January 13, 2000, 02:45 PM   #6
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The 1851 (colt signature series) Navy has an ear splitting report (not sure why) and it doesn't kick at all. My colt doesn't like conical bullets and in most offereings conicals won't fit in the gap. Its grip is undersized and its front-heavy. Still its VERY pretty with all that case hardening and silver. Bluing is thick and even and the fit and finish are light years beyond the qulaity of spanish and italian copies. I bought the colt accessory kit to go with it. The flask throws an 18 grain charge. A nice gun to play with at the range. be careful of your hearing.. be courteous about your smoke and have fun.

My 1860 Army is an italian copy from Cabela's called the "outlaw" its got a semi fluted cylinder and ivorex grips and its cut for a shoulder stock. The balance is nice and the full sized grip adds to better accruacy too. This gun will fire conicals with no problem and again, I bought a dixie arms powder flask which thorws a premeasured charge. (22-25 grains is normal.) This dosn't seem as loud as the navy, but there is still little recoil. The fit and finish aren't as nice but it shoots well. I like the blade front sight and the bluing is deep (though its still not a colt)

Colt walkers and their replicas typically take 50 grains of powder per chamber so BE aware it will kick/be loud/create a smoke screen.

BP is a lot of fun, at least from the bench.


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Old January 13, 2000, 06:30 PM   #7
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I bought a Remington in 1952 and have fired it many times over the years. When I got married in 1953 it was the only firearm I owned so I cleaned it up real good and loaded it and used it for protection. When I purchased a S&W .38 Special six months later I took the Remington out in a field and fired all six cylinders and it functioned perfectly. I gave it to my son last year. Doc

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