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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by Quint on October 18, 2017, 12:03:44 PM »
Pyrodex P is available here but is only about $2.50 a pound cheaper than Triple 7.  I plan to buy a pound of it and try it in both the brass and steel frame Piettas.  The .454 round balls are also available locally so I will try them also.  Would 20 grains of Pyrodex P for the brass frame and 25 grains for the steel frame, using .454 RB, be a reasonable load for target shooting?

See...I told you there would be a lot of ignorant questions..........
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by BOOMSTICK BRUCE on October 18, 2017, 11:41:10 AM »
to adjust windage....ditch the Pietta and buy a Uberti (they have adj. front sights).

now, watch everyone here flog me for diss-ing Piettas..........................

+1

4 0ut of my 12 remingtons are piettas... 3 of which are for sale...

2 asm bisons
2 consecutive number piettas
1 plain jane steel frame pietta
1 engraved steel frame pietta (might be two here soon)
1 iver johnson
1 lyman
2 stainless 8" euroarms
2 stainless 5.5" ubertis
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by Hawg on October 18, 2017, 09:48:00 AM »
I'm not saying anything is wrong with it. Honestly I've never used it and for the price I won't ever use it. I can have Swiss shipped cheaper. I like Pyrodex. It has an undeserved reputation for corrosion but sometimes I go for several days without cleaning and never had any rust or corrosion. I use plain old soap and water for cleaning. Nothing works better on real bp and Pyrodex. Chemically speaking Pyrodex is the closest thing to real bp out there.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by Quint on October 18, 2017, 09:39:54 AM »
Hawg, 

What is wrong with Triple 7 ?  I have heard a few pro and con arguments.  I don't have any experience to draw on when black powder and it's substitutes are concerned. What about Pyrodex ?  BP is hard to find here in this town but 777 and Pyrodex are plentiful.  I know that 777 is more powerful than BP and loads must be reduced by 15%, and that some say it is easier to clean than BP.  Other than that I am completely ignorant regarding propellants for these revolvers.

I read somewhere that brake parts cleaning fluid would clean the gun up from BP use.  I tried it on the 777  immediately after shooting and it sure flushed out most of the contaminates.  Of course, I gave the gun a thorough cleaning when I got home but most of the 'gunk' was removed by the cleaning fluid.

I appreciate the advice regarding sight adjustments and any other advice from all who have responded.  How do I get to The Welcome Wagon on this forum????
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by necessaryevil on October 18, 2017, 09:22:57 AM »
Years ago back in nanny state U.K I had a blued 8" Pietta 1858. The loading lever latch that was resistance welded on broke off. So I chopped the barrel to 5" and very CAREFULLY filed in dovetails for the new UBERTI latch and frontsight. Filed the frontsight for elevation and for windage it adjusted laterally in the dovetail. A cheap solution that just requires a bit of patience with a file.
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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by DD4lifeusmc on October 18, 2017, 09:12:24 AM »
I do know a few plants,  most can be bought fresh at a nursery or home depot etc or at your grocery store
A bit safer than hoping you got the right one in the wild.
I.E  whole fresh walnuts    omega 3 fatty oil    for sore joints         Juicy cabbage leaf  applied to a rash, scrape or sore muscle   helps disinfect and heal

grapes, grapefuit oranges   vitamin C   better than a pill, and helps hydrate you too made as a juice
Banannas winter squash, sweet potato    potassium
green pepper,mushrooms, dark green veggies tomato radish spinach    high in salicydic acid (aspirin)
it's quicker safer easier.
Only time you really need to know the plant is stranded in the field.  It's rare for e to be out i the field anymore
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by Cross Plains Drifter on October 18, 2017, 04:42:32 AM »
to adjust windage....ditch the Pietta and buy a Uberti (they have adj. front sights).

now, watch everyone here flog me for diss-ing Piettas..........................
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by Yolla Bolly Brad on October 17, 2017, 11:59:05 PM »
Broomstick,



What about bending the front sight to the left slightly ?  Or filing a small amount off the right side?  There does not seem to be any way to change the rear sight since it is machined into the frame. 
Careful on bending those Pietta front sights. They're just resistance welded on and occasionally break off real easy. Which might not be a bad thing. Then you can dovetail in another sight and have windage adjustment. There's some good threads here on installing sights with only a triangular file.
 (D@                                                   
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Welcome Wagon / Re: Hello from Texas
« Last post by Sooty Barrels on October 17, 2017, 11:23:57 PM »
 ])M  (D@ Welcome aboard VT  ])M
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: 1858 Remington sight adjustment
« Last post by Hawg on October 17, 2017, 11:17:02 PM »
  I wonder how did the "old timers" corrected such a condition, other than Kentuck Windage ?

In fact I have already ordered a steel framed 1858 from Cabelas.  Sure wish I had posted this earlier.  I have read that .454 round ball produce higher velocities, hence better accuracy, but I am loading the brass frame revolver fairly light and was not sure about the wisdom of producing higher pressures in it.  Do you think they would work OK with 17.5 grains of 777 ?

 Most of the old timers only had one gun, if they had one so most likely they used Kentucky windage. There are a few guns that have had sights reworked but on a gun that's 147 years old there's no way of knowing what time frame they were reworked. I would be more worried about the T7 than the .454 balls. 
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