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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Molds for "Shooter's Model"
« Last post by rodwha on Today at 08:26:47 PM »
I actually like your 200-S better, though I do like the wider driving bands of the 215.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Molds for "Shooter's Model"
« Last post by Omnivore on Today at 08:00:39 PM »
The differences in mass of the round balls in question will likely not make a significant difference in POI, but I do understand your wanting to wait on sight adjustment-- you just never know.  The powder charge has something to do with the overall result also, so find the most accurate load and then adjust sights accordingly.

Also Buffalo Arms Co. lists a .464" ball mold from RCBS.  I thought RCBS also made a .460", but BAC doesn't list one;
https://www.buffaloarms.com/bullet-moulds?category=329&p=3&mode=list

Take a peek down the bore and tell us the twist rate.  Maybe it doesn't matter though.  I was thinking that Moose and Accurate Molds make custom bullet bullet molds, and so something in a 200 grain conical might work nicely too.  Depends what you want to do with the gun.

This one looks pretty good (and you specify both your major and heel diameters upon ordering) though I'd want a much longer heel;
http://accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=46-215C-D.png
Even the slow, 30" twist should stabilize that one nicely.

I think their idea with the Shooter's Model was to optimize it with round ball, but that doesn't mean it won't handle some conicals well.

The point is, you have a lot of options.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Molds for "Shooter's Model"
« Last post by Omnivore on Today at 07:44:50 PM »
Moose Molds in PA lists .459", .460", and .464" ball molds (first page of search results);
http://moosemoulds.wixsite.com/mm2013/moose-balls

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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: New toy
« Last post by Len on Today at 05:58:28 PM »
Thanks Jim,

nice ol' Belt and a truly old holster
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: New toy
« Last post by Calibre32 on Today at 05:05:29 PM »
Len: No factory records exist on these models.
I can tell you all is original.  "E" and "W" are factory inspector marks. All proper markings for that serial number. I'm guessing from my survey that is was manufactured 1868-1870 with that early barrel address....Here is a brother...Belt Model.........Jim
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: New toy
« Last post by Len on Today at 02:23:00 PM »
Hello Cal32,

Address is two lines:
MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTONS ILION. N.Y
RIDERS PT. AUG. 17. 1858. MAY 3. 1859

S/N 1783 under the loading lever, on frame under left grip plate and on the tounge of the trigger guard. Subinspector marks E and W, and something written on the back of the left grip plate.

I suspect the frame, barrel and cylinder have been (expertly) re-blued.
No pitting. Trigger guard still got silver on it.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Abominations!
« Last post by prof marvel on Today at 01:56:13 PM »
  All joking aside, I'd like to see one of the Italian companies make a percussion revolver in the mold of the Ruger Old Army. That is a gun that's not a replica of an original made a 150 years ago, but a cap & ball pistol with some improved design features and enhancements. They could start with the already modern top strap design of the Remington 1858 and stretch the frame and cylinder to allow those folks interested in hunting some more room for conical bullets with heavy powder charges. That would give the power of a Walker without the ridicules weight and size. And while they're at it use some better steel for that long cylinder so it won't have a tendency to frag from those heavy loads like a Walker. Have a bushing extending from the front of the cylinder to avoid the fowling problem that Remmy's have on the cylinder pin. Then modify the 1858 grip so the trigger guard wont whack the finger of people like me that "don't know how to hold a gun correctly". Maybe something like a Ruger Bisley grip. A round barrel and adjustable sights would be OK by me, but please, no Colt Python style ventilated ribs! For some bling, maybe cylinder flutes like the ones on a Colt 1862 Police. For reliability, use a coil spring on the hand, and perhaps the trigger and bolt too.
  This type of "abomination" gun sold well for Ruger for many years. If the Italians could make them at a reasonable price, they might become popular again.

We've gotten to play with a prototype of a modernized Remington-style BP revolver made here in America. There's not much I can release about it other than that there is one in the pipe. It was supposed to come out in late 2017 or 2018 if all the patents could go through, but has been moved farther back due to a backburner project that took off faster than expected.

If one started with the "Rogers & Spencer"ish  design, one would be 90% there....
looking forward to seeing it.
yhs
prof marvel
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Abominations!
« Last post by Yolla Bolly Brad on Today at 01:53:12 PM »
Very much, but there are other factors at work that are holding things up.
I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Abominations!
« Last post by PaleHawkDown on Today at 01:46:04 PM »
Very much, but there are other factors at work that are holding things up.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Abominations!
« Last post by Yolla Bolly Brad on Today at 01:32:22 PM »
  All joking aside, I'd like to see one of the Italian companies make a percussion revolver in the mold of the Ruger Old Army. That is a gun that's not a replica of an original made a 150 years ago, but a cap & ball pistol with some improved design features and enhancements. They could start with the already modern top strap design of the Remington 1858 and stretch the frame and cylinder to allow those folks interested in hunting some more room for conical bullets with heavy powder charges. That would give the power of a Walker without the ridicules weight and size. And while they're at it use some better steel for that long cylinder so it won't have a tendency to frag from those heavy loads like a Walker. Have a bushing extending from the front of the cylinder to avoid the fowling problem that Remmy's have on the cylinder pin. Then modify the 1858 grip so the trigger guard wont whack the finger of people like me that "don't know how to hold a gun correctly". Maybe something like a Ruger Bisley grip. A round barrel and adjustable sights would be OK by me, but please, no Colt Python style ventilated ribs! For some bling, maybe cylinder flutes like the ones on a Colt 1862 Police. For reliability, use a coil spring on the hand, and perhaps the trigger and bolt too.
  This type of "abomination" gun sold well for Ruger for many years. If the Italians could make them at a reasonable price, they might become popular again.

We've gotten to play with a prototype of a modernized Remington-style BP revolver made here in America. There's not much I can release about it other than that there is one in the pipe. It was supposed to come out in late 2017 or 2018 if all the patents could go through, but has been moved farther back due to a backburner project that took off faster than expected.
I'm guessing you liked what you saw.
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