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Bamavol Member Posts: 966 ✭✭✭✭
edited September 2007 in Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting
I have been shooting a 44 revolver carbine at my local cowboy shoot. I understand that they are not legal by SASS rules, but they are fun and shoot very well. Why not make them legal for BP shooting?
That's for regular competition.
Other types of guns (like derringers and rifle-caliber rifles) can be used in side matches, so it may be possible to set up a match so you can shoot your revolving rifle.
It also may be that SASS rules don't actually prohibit revolving rifles, but your six shot capacity would be a disadvantage in a regular match.
Rifles or carbines used in the main and team matches must be
original or replicas of lever or slide action rifles manufactured dur-ing
the period from approximately 1860 until 1899, incorporating a
tubular magazine and exposed hammer. Rifles with box magazines
may not be used. Certain shooting categories require a specific type
of rifle and ammunition to be used.
Too old to live...too young to die...
My carbine shoots as well as any cartrige rifles at our club.
I may join SSAS and ask them.
1. Most if not all of the rifles have 10 rounds in them and a revolver carbine only has 6 if they will even let you fully load it.
2. Reloading time is longer, peroid.
3. Safety on these are a problem. just think, where is your supporting hand at? Infront of the cyinder and what direction is the bullets facing? Thats right your hand. If gun happned to chain fire your hand would be in the way. Now that is not to say there is not a way to hold the gun with a supporting hand, but it is strange looking and questionable.
Now there could be side matches for theses guns, but not regular matches . Plus everybody would eather have to all use these or just load 6 or 5 rounds in a reguar rifle.
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The real issue is the possibility of a multiple discharge, shooting the hand supporting the forearm.
Colt made large caliber revolving rifles during the Civil War which became very unpopular for this reason.
While I've had only one multiple discharge, and the revolver had a doggy pitted & corroded cylinder, I would suggest keeping both hands by the pistolgrip while shooting a revolving percussion carbine.
You might find a local club to let you shoot it but you would have to take the 5 second penalty on the shots you didn't take or load on the clock.
Huh? [?] You're kidding, right? I've had it happen on two seperate occassions, with different guns. The primary cause almost always comes from the backside. The odds of something sparking over from the front are about next to nothing.
In both of my cases, I'd be willing to bet the cap fell of from recoil, and sparked the next cylinder.
The only reason for using grease or a wonder wad is lubrication, not preventing a chain fire.