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Offline Racing

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Re: Shooting original Remington's
« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2019, 05:49:42 AM »
Have to say guys,that cartridge offspin was..educational.

As far as using old originals,of course you should. They´re guns,it´s what they´re for. To be used.

Living over here and us being basically limited to the originals if we want to stay permit exempt i´d like to issue a word of warning too.
Do not EVER fire an old revolver that hasn´t had a gunsmith or similar give it an in depth glance.

To this day i´ve at least "saved" three men from becoming one handed. Seeing the involved "patina" and what not it is NOT uncommon for that crap to cover up cracks in cylinders as well as barrels. ALWAYS have the gun checked to be A ok before loading the thing up cause you never know...

This no matter what brand the gun is.
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Re: Shooting original Remington's
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2019, 12:12:56 PM »
Amen to that.

That's why I was keen to fit a new UBERTI cylinder to my Colt Navy made in 1852. I'm not a gunsmith but I do have an engineering background. Ten grains of Santa Barbara BP in the ORIGINAL cylinder and no more from now on.

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Re: Shooting original Remington's
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2019, 09:14:38 AM »
BTTT... As for the OP's question? Absolutely you should shoot that thing!  I've put hundreds of rounds through mine. Serial # in the 52k range. War Dept. inspector markings etc. Bought a Johnston and Dow mold and build full-strength BP cartridges.
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