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How many BP pistols...
montanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 55,570 ******
edited October 2019 in Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting
do you own???
Agree,no red dot or scope on the BP's. Love thier looks just as they are.
When I was a kid,my dad had a pretty nice gun collection. Many were old cap-n-ball the real things. Sure wish I had any one of the guns he had.
do you own???
Not as many as I want.
Two but pre-revolver. Is Bobski on break?
It goes with one of my 40 caliber long rifles to make a set.
On the 4th I loaded them both with blanks wads and cornmeal and shot off a few rounds then immediately came in and cleaned them for 45mins to an hour.
Like it so much I bought another just like it never have fired that one.
Also I don't know if it meets your criteria, I have a Howdah pistol in 20 gauge which takes a .590 round ball. I think that is all.
Pietta 1860 Army - 2
Pietta 1858 NMA - 2
Pietta 1851 Navy - 1
Pietta 1851 "Army" - 1
I want another Pietta 1851 Navy.
Find I like shooting my Colts more than my Remingtons. Actions are smoother.
The cleaning is a chore also, but the pistols are a hoot to fire and to think that they where state of the art at the time. My Father gave all sons a pair to slowww our shooting down some. And did it ever, we had to promise him that we would shoot them every year. I would estimate that I have 200 balls out of each. And they still look Great and are cleaned and oiled after every outing.
Keep up the good work Joe, he might keep slackin.
2x 1860 Colt Armys both are Uberti
a Lyman Plains Pistol in 54 cal.
Have always sold them or traded them off without firing any. One that I wish I would have kept was a Colt Walker repro that was marked by Colt and had all of the right barrel markings as the originals. It was new and unfired. At the time I got rid of it my thinking was that the piece was just too darn heavy! Almost 5 Lbs. But it sure was purdy!
Pietta 1858 Confederate Navy .44. The quality and workmanship is amazing. I do not know how they make any $$ at what they sell for.
Had it about 2 years. As yet unfired, but I do have all the essentials, and a spare cylinder. One of these days I am going to have to visit Allen Griggs for a tutorial.
Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁
Got a 51 Navy Pietta. It just sits home but a few weeks ago I looked at the nipples and saw some rusty oil. I cleaned the gun up nice and a spare cylinder too. Loaded it up with some old, real black, that I lucked out on at a gunshow a few yrs back. Candlewax will keep it forever ready but probably next year if we have one
Well I had this loaded with some wads to seal instead of dripping wax. I never used wads before so fired em off to see what happens. Giant white flashes and an inch group at 50' (rest)
I have an 1851 Navy repro with a short barrel that shoots ok, and me'n Mama have a TC Patriot apiece fer competition at the 'voos. I shoot pistolas badly, Mama not quite so bad--she's been top lady in some of the trailwalks. I, too, have recently had my cataracts repaired; my rear-sight picture is still fuzzy, but not as bad as before. Don't go to rondies anymore, though, so I'll probably part with the TC's at some time in the near future. I sometimes carry when I've got the prospect of trouble with a 4-legged critter, but right now my '51 is light-loaded for rabbits, the season for which is over today--time to go to the range and let off a few rounds so I can clean the pistol. The loads I have in right now have been there all season, but I fully expect 'em all to fire; done it before. Nothin' wrong with a BP revolver for personal defense--if the first 5 rounds don't solve the problem, you can duck away in the smoke!
mind yer topknots!
I have two left, an 1849 Colt Pocket five-shot with a 4" barrel and its accessories and an 1860 Colt Signature Series .44. Sold my 1842 Ames Navy single shot percussion and my Pietta Remington .44 stainless. I have fired the 1860 and was able to put 3 of 6 shots on a standard BT-27 target at 100 yards, surprised the hell out of me!
I was always interested in US Civil , have three 51's, three 60's and a 1858 remington new army. shot most of them. can't too much any more but I like oiling them up and have a few on display in shadow boxes. have a bunch of percussion rifles , etc.
What can I say...it's almost a disease!!
When in Norther Ohio- check out the Log Cabin in Medina County.
Brace of 5.5" stainless Uberti 1858 Remingtons, four 5.5" blued ones, one each blued and stainless 8", and a couple carbines--all .44 caliber. Have a few conversion cylinders in .45 Long Colt so I can play with laser snap caps. One Pietta 1873 Pocket Remington, .31 caliber just 'cuz it's cute.