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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by G Dog on Today at 03:38:47 AM »

Hi Quint - Cabela’s will accept a return and ship another in exchange.  Over the years I have made five returns.  Eventually they will likely get it right, they did for me.  All of my Cabela/Piettas now are good ones, but it took some persistence. Use the docs they included in the box for free return and write a brief note.

Sorry about your disappointment.  We know how that is.  Good luck.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by Quint on Today at 12:31:18 AM »
Well, I received the new steel framed 1858 from Cabelas this afternoon and I am a little disappointed with it.  The fit and finish is not as good as the brass frame model, made in 2013, that I have.  The loading lever hangs before reaching it's full travel, a minor issue that I can correct.  What irks me the most is that the right wooden grip is too large and sticks up past the metal about 1/16 inch on the top side but fits smoothly on the bottom side..  I guess that can also be corrected with some sandpaper but I thought Pietta would have fitted things a little closer.

Does anyone know what Pietta uses for a finish on the wood?  I just may send them an e-mail also.
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Starr SA & DA / Pietta Starr DA .44
« Last post by GrayFox on October 18, 2017, 11:18:06 PM »
Does anyone know if Pietta is still making the Starr DA .44 and if so where I might find one and what it might cost?  Thanks, GF
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by G Dog on October 18, 2017, 10:27:17 PM »
I have a S&W.38 six inch K frame (Mod 14) that would hit those jugs at 100 yards one handed quite consistently. 

Its accuracy has fallen off a little though.  It prolly just needs a small sight adjustment, is all.   M__
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by Hawg on October 18, 2017, 10:02:23 PM »

That level of accuracy you're talking about (at over 100 yards) shooting one handed sounds extremely good...

Anyway - noticed your post here and thought I would throw this one in to see what people think...

Johnno.

Forty grains with a 5.5” barrel at 120 yards, one hand unsupported?   Johnno, your mileage may vary a bit on that, mine does.  Most of us could improve on Johnnie’s group though, most any time … with a rifle.

I had a 6 inch barrel .38 special I could bust gallon milk jugs at 100 yards one handed unsupported. I haven't done any long range pistol shooting in years. My eyesight probably wouldn't let me do it anymore.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by G Dog on October 18, 2017, 09:34:45 PM »

That level of accuracy you're talking about (at over 100 yards) shooting one handed sounds extremely good...

Anyway - noticed your post here and thought I would throw this one in to see what people think...

Johnno.

Forty grains with a 5.5” barrel at 120 yards, one hand unsupported?   Johnno, your mileage may vary a bit on that, mine does.  Most of us could improve on Johnnie’s group though, most any time … with a rifle.
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Accoutrements / Re: Polish Cappers
« Last post by DD4lifeusmc on October 18, 2017, 08:45:01 PM »
Hi DD, demonstrating on how to be an ugly American? The language accuracy is irrelevant as long as communication is realized. Zbigniew shows us some fantastic shooting and you get petty?

I only wish I could speak another language as well as Zbigniew speaks english.

Regards,
Richard

I wasn't trying to be derogatory towards him Was trying to help him understand some of the nuances in our language, which will help him communicate with us (all forums) better which in turn helps him present his product better.
as I think I said or should have if I didn't  Our English has so many words that sound alike  but are spelled differently and mean differently ( and I have seen that here numerous times) that can change the meaning of a sentence entirely
Which may be fine for all of natives here, but could be confusing to someone from another country ,
Even a simple typo (like mine earlier) can change things drastically.
most of us  understand       mine  and mind and being more or less fluent in english can subconciously make the right conclusion. many times I hit the key but sometimes not hard enough to register the key we wanted.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by Johnno on October 18, 2017, 06:51:05 PM »
Dear Quint,
            Firstly, a very warm and sincere          (D@            to the Forum!  Like Hawg, I do not dabble with powders that are Semi-Smokeless, and are touted by some to be,  "Safe as Black Powder.  I have a load that I call my Medical Examiner's Special!
I carry one of my 5.5" Pietta Remingon's. snug and warm beneath my left Armpit at all times, (Except in bed of course!) and I am sure that if the un-thinkable happened, and I had occasion to shoot at an Armed Felon in the commission of a crime,  I am sure that any such individual hit with a properly aimed ball with this load behind it, would be on his way to meet his Maker, in a very few minutes!  The load generates some (Approx!) 950 fps., with a .454 round ball. I recall the very first time I fired this load, and as the pistol reared back into an almost vertical recoil, I thought to myself,"WOW!"  I then carefully examined the revolver to be absolutely certain it was still all there! and since that time, all three of my 5.5" Remington's have fired off several hundred rounds of this load, with no ill-effects whatsoever!  All three are as sound and as 'tight,' as they were when I fetched them home from Cabela's!  The load is a part duplex load.  I have in years past, found that on occasions, Pyrodex, when used, "BY ITSELF," can give slight hangfires.  So to avoid this, (Having regard to "Murphy's Law!") I first put a ten grain load of Holy Black in each chamber!  Black Powder ALWAYS ignites instantly, so this obviates the possibility of a hangfire. Then on top of the ten grains of Holy Black, I place one Pyrodex Pellet.  This is claimed to be a nominal 30 grains. In fact one of the members here has weighed them, and I if I remember correctly, he said that their weight averaged about 14 grains.  The power they develope is AWESOME!  My load has been chronographed by another member here, and it averaged out at a fraction under 950 fps.  The load is amazingly accurate! At least it is in my favorite, "Armpit Gun!"  The last time I took myself off into the desert, I shot a "Duelist Group!" (Standing, one handed shooting stance.) at a very long range, and finished up with a roughly 12" group.  Because there were several large Mesquite bushes between where I shot from, and the ground was a little uneven, (To put it mildly!!!) I was unable to accurately measure the range. However It was between 110  and 130 yards!  So I SHOULD be able to hit an object the size of a Felon's chest, at TEN yards?
            So I reckon that if I get a good solid Torso hit on John Q.Slimeball, he will be travelling either Upward or Downward, where, according to the sum total of his behaviourial code during his Earthly Life here on Earth, he will be met either by Our Saviour, or Lucifer!
            A pure lead round ball, propelled at high velocity through the Human Torso is very lethal indeed!  To the left side is the heart, which giving the nature of the Lead Ball, will undoubtedly cause shards of splintered bone to do very nasty things to the heart, and if you hit slightly lower and to the Miscreant's right side. the ball will pass at high speed through the liver.  We only have one of these organs, and I understand that  there is a very LONG waiting list for replacement Liver's!  Something like three or four years.  The cost is astronomical, so the First Come, First Served, will be those Wall Street Tycoons who are on a
VERY SOUND FINANCIAL FOOTING!  So with any Justice at all, Mr.Slimeball will cease to bother decent citizens in any way from that moment on!
                                            Once again, WELCOME!
                                 Johnnie Roper,                                                     Alias Gunslinger 9378.

Hi Johnnie,

That level of accuracy you're talking about (at over 100 yards) shooting one handed sounds extremely good...

I'm not sure if this is the right place to chip in - but since I haven't had a chance to shoot my Remington 1858 yet (although I just about have all the gear I need to) I'm wondering how this level of accuracy would compare to what I will be able to get with my original Remington 1858 made in 1864?

I'll be shooting black powder (as in real black powder) with .454 round ball and the RWS 1075 caps...

I'd describe bore condition as VERY good for the weapon's age and overall condition of the gun is very good...

Anyway - noticed your post here and thought I would throw this one in to see what people think...

Johnno.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by Omnivore on October 18, 2017, 05:42:51 PM »
Quote
I wonder how did the "old timers" corrected such a condition, other than Kentuck Windage ?

There are many examples of the old guns having dovetailed front sights, as stated earlier.  Sam Colt is said to have dovetailed the front sight in his personal revolver(s).

If it's just a tiny bit off (you don't give any distance information, so we have no way to know), some on this forum claim to have corrected small windage errors by rotating the barrel in the frame, thus canting the front sight to one side or the other.  You'll want a set of v blocks made of a softer metal, like aluminum, for that, and to use hard cardboard to protect the barrel finish.  There are thousands of words already written on this forum about all of that.

To me it's a no-brainer; cut a dovetail and replace the front sight.  A hack saw and triangular file is all you need, assuming you already have a bench vice (in which case you'll already have the other tools, I bet).  A dial caliper helps, to monitor your filing progress.  Don't the make the almost universal mistake of cutting the dovetail slot too deep.  It takes very little depth to make a solid dovetail joint.  I'm not convinced that buying a jig would really help you, but that's your call of course.

Otherwise get an Uberti.  I just took shipment on one the other day, and it's finish work was superior to any of my Piettas.  For one thing they went around the frame and took off nearly all the sharp edges, something I've never seen on a Pietta, and it is the first Remington I've ever seen that had a tight fit to the loading plunger, from the factory.  It's not perfect.  None of them are, but it's the best I've seen yet.
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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by G Dog on October 18, 2017, 04:11:17 PM »
In and about Mendocino County it’s a one plant apothecary shop.  (Ganja, mon.  Free it up! …yada yada)

Seems like every other person in my area is an “herbalist”, licensed or otherwise, which, for me, partially explains all the anti-gun Democrats on disability here in Cali.

When something hurts, just drop a couple tabs of ibuprofen.  Works every time, brah.
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