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Colt Revolvers / What's wrong with this 1860?
« Last post by Juan Jose on Today at 12:14:10 AM »
The Cabela's Black Friday catalog came in the mail today.
Pietta .44 cal. Model 1860 Colt Army for $209.99  {:(
What do you think of 'em?
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Accoutrements / Re: Powder Horns Cheap
« Last post by drobs on November 17, 2017, 10:40:15 PM »
Will have to check that book out.
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Colt Revolvers / Re: Navy Yank snubnose experiment.
« Last post by drobs on November 17, 2017, 10:39:30 PM »
Nice shooting. I have work in process 1851 - 44 Sheriff Pietta - the hand and back grip strap still need fitting. This one started as a brass frame 1851 44 bought for $150 from Cabelas. I found a steel frame on Gunbroker. Thinking I'd have been better just buying a steel frame Sheriff. Oh well.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4285/35400295790_7967615f56_b.jpg

I will say that barrel assembly fits right on my pair of Pietta 1860 Army revolvers.
 
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Accoutrements / Re: Powder Horns Cheap
« Last post by mazo kid on November 17, 2017, 09:19:32 PM »
Yep, that is really a minimal way. That is also the way I did my horns. I have heard that a more effective way is to heat vegetable oil as it reaches a higher temperature than water, makes the horn more pliable. I have not tried that yet.
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Accoutrements / Re: Powder Horns Cheap
« Last post by Cross Plains Drifter on November 17, 2017, 08:33:26 PM »
you can also fit the rear cap by boiling the horn tail until it's pliable (+/- 3 hrs ), then forcing a slightly oversized cap into it..........when dry (+/- 48 hrs ) tack into place and wax seal,
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Accoutrements / Re: Powder Horns Cheap
« Last post by Bishop Creek on November 17, 2017, 05:56:56 PM »
I have a really nice horn and bag made by Scott Sibley that I might put up for sale here one of these days. Bought it from Track of the Wolf a number of years ago.
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Colt Revolvers / Re: Navy Yank snubnose experiment.
« Last post by necessaryevil on November 17, 2017, 05:41:24 PM »
Nice shooting; it must have really barked with 25 gr. BP!

Oh YES ! But hey that's part of the fun of B.P revolvers. I find it very pleasant. A push as opposed to a harsh sharp recoil. The same revolver loaded with Triple 7 using the same flask and spout feels very different. More like a cartridge nitro revolver a sharp audible crack and a fast sharp recoil. The "Glock" of 1851.
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Accoutrements / Re: Powder Horns Cheap
« Last post by mazo kid on November 17, 2017, 05:17:24 PM »
I would second the suggestion of buying a finished horn from Track of the Wolf, etc., and then practice reworking it, staining, scrimming, etc.. some of my horns hold over a pound of powder, but that is not necessary, IMO. If it only holds 1/4 pound of powder, that is 1750 grains, more than enough for a range trip or hunt.
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Accoutrements / Re: Powder Horns Cheap
« Last post by mazo kid on November 17, 2017, 05:03:09 PM »
I have made 3 horns, also 'scrimmed them, though pretty simple. Also have 2 nice horns made by 2 friends. You can make a horn with out a wood lathe by sawing a snug fitting plug to fit flush to the top of the horn,  sealing it, then gluing or tacking a top to it. If you have a lathe, you can turn your plug with a taper and drive it in after softening the horn.
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Colt Revolvers / Re: Navy Yank snubnose experiment.
« Last post by mazo kid on November 17, 2017, 04:46:54 PM »
Nice shooting; it must have really barked with 25 gr. BP!
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