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Offline rodwha

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Testing Of Snubs
« on: April 09, 2015, 11:08:25 AM »
For those of you who have made a snubby, I'd sure like to see some testing done to get chronographed results, as well as seeing if there is a point at which it begins to blow part of the powder charge.

Would also be cool to see the velocity difference between a before and after if anyone were considering cutting theirs down...

I have a 5.5" Pietta that I'd like at a more handy 3.5-4.25" (I've always felt 4" was perfect for a field piece), but with the loading lever retained using a cheater bar as it would make it easier to load in the field, though I think the frame and cylinder pin would need to be modified to allow for the pin to be pulled far enough to allow for removal of the cylinder. And I like the looks of the rounded butt. Though I've done some modifying of mine (opening  up the loading window for bullets, re shaping the hammer nose to more solidly engage the safety notches, taking off the sharp edges from the hand and bolt as they were eating up my cylinder rather quickly, and re shaping and restating the grips) I'm not so comfortable doing these others.
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Offline ssb73q

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Re: Testing Of Snubs
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 12:36:51 PM »
Hi rodwha, see:

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php?topic=7745.msg121600#msg121600

Compare against powder testing with an 8" 1858, see:

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php?topic=6410.msg101750#msg101750

and

with a 5.5" 1858, see:

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php?topic=6410.msg105218#msg105218

IMO with the right loading the snub can do some good work.

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Offline Yolla Bolly Brad

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Re: Testing Of Snubs
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 01:40:33 PM »
I'd like at a more handy 3.5-4.25" (I've always felt 4" was perfect for a field piece), but with the loading lever retained using a cheater bar as it would make it easier to load in the field, though I think the frame and cylinder pin would need to be modified to allow for the pin to be pulled far enough to allow for removal of the cylinder.

  A quick check with a scale shows 4 5/8" is about as short as you can make the barrel without having to resort to modifying the cylinder pin.
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