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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by G Dog on Today at 12:56:51 AM »
I think Classanr is correct but I don't know the largest single cause.

Typhoid, dysentery (dehydration from diarrhea) and malaria.  Measles killed a lot of country boys and  pneumonia from flu, too.
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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: wolff springs
« Last post by Bishop Creek on May 23, 2017, 10:14:40 PM »
Hi ssb, I use Pietta Colts and Remingtons without conversion cylinders.  Will Wolff main springs drop into those without modifications?  I’ve always used stock springs with good result, but for guns, as in life, reducing unnecessary tension seems a worthy thing.

Hi G Dog, that spring I referenced for Bruce will fit all 1858s and Colts, both Pietta and Uberti. However, you will need to enlarge the hole in the bottom of the spring for Pietta Colts, Uberti Colts are ok as is.

BTW, the Wolff spring GrayFox is describing is not the same Wolff spring as I referenced. The correct spring is Wolff 32280. No spacer is required with the 32280 in 1858s.

Regards,
Richard

Yes, Wolff spring 32280 is the one I put into two of my Pietta '58s. Works great with both cap and ball and conversion cylinders. No spacer needed.
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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by Classanr on May 23, 2017, 10:12:06 PM »
Food poisonings ... no, wait, that was the Spanish/American war and Hormel.
Water-borne diseases.
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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: wolff springs
« Last post by BOOMSTICK BRUCE on May 23, 2017, 09:53:06 PM »
i cant wait to get them in my new ubertis!!! oh btw, i'm going to be posting pics of these gorgeous twins!
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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by DD4lifeusmc on May 23, 2017, 09:44:56 PM »
ok we all know a lot of people died during the civil war  from  gun shots, stabbings,  cannon balls etc.

No google here either   what was the number 1 killer
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Dear Eddie,
            My experience goes right along with Bishop Creek!  My three 1863 Replicas were all bought new from Cabellas, between 2011, and (Ocytber 1st. and December 15th. 2013.)  All are Pietta's. To the best of my knowledge, I have not ever owned a Uberti Remingtom Percussion Revolver!
           I have never ever removed a nipple, (Except to prove that a certain person was wrong, in allegations made against me!!!)
and have never had any ignition problems except for the time I could not obtain any Remington Caps, and had to buy some CCI''s,
(Which I instantly regretted. (They went off, but only at the second hammer strike!!!!)  I checked out the revolvers when I got  them home (New!)  and all I ever did to them was to cut a longiitudinal  Slot in the main spring. Never had any failures to fire on that score either!
            I've always been a firm believer of "Hot," loads, which give me approx 950 fps from the 8' barells of my Twins!  (My wife illegaly disposed of them!.)  I used to have Twin Eight Inchers until ( In the Divorce!)  I suspect that my current load would get about 1200 fps. out of an eight inch barrel! 
            I lost all respect for SASS (Which I maintain stands for, "Silly Assholes Shooting Squibs!") and their almost total ignorance of how thing WERE in the 19th Century!  Like I.P.S.C.  in the 1980's "The Gamesmen," took over and, and guys began appearing on the range with their Pistols in holsters,, that looked as it they would be more at home on the set of that Space TV ship, "The Enterprise!" (Commander Capt Kirk!)  So I gave up my .45 Colt 1911 Gold Cup, and went back to basics!
            It seems that SASS Members  will give you more respect if your clothing is,"Authentic," but don't mind if you shoot loads that have just enough OOoooomph, to reach the target and make a hole in it!  An Old Time "BAD GUY,", would have braced his chest, and bounced most of the slugs they shot at him off his chest. Then put his own slugs rgiht through two of them at once!
I like playing gun games, but let's have SOME realism, PUH-LEESE!" 
                                                                                        Johnnie Roper, Alias, Gunslinger9378.
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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: wolff springs
« Last post by ssb73q on May 23, 2017, 08:01:09 PM »
Hi mazo, the reduced power spring for 1858s just drops in, nothing more to do. However, only tighten the hammer spring screw to where the head of the screw is flat with the frame.

You will enjoy the ease of inserting and removal of the Wolff spring when cleaning. You will also think you had a master gunsmith do an action job with the Wolff spring in.

Regards,
Richard
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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: wolff springs
« Last post by ssb73q on May 23, 2017, 07:57:16 PM »
Hi GrayFox, I have over 30 BP Revolvers (1858 & Colts) with the Wolff 32280 spring and have never had a misfire with a conversion cylinder (now own 20). I have had misfires with C&B using CCI caps in Colt revolvers using the 32280 spring, but never with conversion cylinders, or C&B with the 1858.

Regards,
Richard
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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: wolff springs
« Last post by ssb73q on May 23, 2017, 07:52:03 PM »
Hi ssb, I use Pietta Colts and Remingtons without conversion cylinders.  Will Wolff main springs drop into those without modifications?  I’ve always used stock springs with good result, but for guns, as in life, reducing unnecessary tension seems a worthy thing.

Hi G Dog, that spring I referenced for Bruce will fit all 1858s and Colts, both Pietta and Uberti. However, you will need to enlarge the hole in the bottom of the spring for Pietta Colts, Uberti Colts are ok as is.

BTW, the Wolff spring GrayFox is describing is not the same Wolff spring as I referenced. The correct spring is Wolff 32280. No spacer is required with the 32280 in 1858s.

Regards,
Richard
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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: wolff springs
« Last post by mazo kid on May 23, 2017, 07:46:47 PM »
I was leaning toward buying some Wolfe springs, but now maybe I will do as Johnnie did and lighten my own. Worse case scenario is if I booger one up; there are direct replacements available to fit my guns. Richard, what is your method of making these springs work?
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