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How many BP pistols...

montanajoemontanajoe Member, Moderator Posts: 50,728 ******

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  • hillbillehillbille Member Posts: 10,833 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
  • montanajoemontanajoe Member, Moderator Posts: 50,728 ******
    edited November -1
    zero,,,[:(][:(][:(]
  • hillbillehillbille Member Posts: 10,833 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by montanajoe
    zero,,,[:(][:(][:(]


    me to......
  • montanajoemontanajoe Member, Moderator Posts: 50,728 ******
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    but,I'm willing to change that too,,[;)][;)]
  • hillbillehillbille Member Posts: 10,833 ✭✭✭
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    joe I have had both and like the remingtons better as shooters, to me more accurate, though they do seem to foul up worse than the colt replicas. after my cataract surgery my vision is 20-20 but need readers from arms length in, open sights on pistol are just to hard to shoot with any accuracy anymore, so I got rid of both of mine. for some reason a reddot just doesn't look right on black powder pistol.....[;)]
  • montanajoemontanajoe Member, Moderator Posts: 50,728 ******
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    That's great on the 20/20 vision,except for the up close.
    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.
  • ken44-40ken44-40 Member Posts: 201 ✭✭✭
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    quote:Originally posted by montanajoe
    do you own???


    Not as many as I want.
  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    one really nice Pietta with a shoulder stock...never shot it
  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 48,464 ✭✭✭
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    Two but pre-revolver. Is Bobski on break?
  • montanajoemontanajoe Member, Moderator Posts: 50,728 ******
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    quote:Originally posted by He Dog
    Two but pre-revolver. Is Bobski on break?

    he's slackin,,,
  • BrookwoodBrookwood Member Posts: 7,565 ✭✭✭
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    Just one. A small Siler flintlock with a 12" Green Mountain barrel, walnut stocked in 40 caliber.

    It goes with one of my 40 caliber long rifles to make a set.
  • 0oAKo47o00oAKo47o0 Member Posts: 454 ✭✭✭
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    2, an older pietta Remington 1858 and another old CVA percussion long Rifle in .45

    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.
  • ltcdotyltcdoty Member Posts: 3,860 ✭✭✭
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    A guy at my skeet club just sold me an unfired Thompson Patriot with all the fixings in the box dated 1976. I'm torn between leaving it a lone or shooting it.....I'm leaning towards shooting it...[:)]
  • us55840us55840 Member Posts: 30,964 ✭✭✭✭
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    ZERO ~ just never had in interest plus take to long to load. [:0]
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  • allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 32,846 ✭✭✭
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    Let's see, I have a Navy Colt .44 I got from Dixie 20 years ago, nice pistol I keep it loaded in a drawer in the new living room, I have a Ruger Old Army very nice gun, I have Uberti Cattleman .44 very nice, I keep it loaded in the old living room in the drawer, I bought a Pietta 1858 Sheriff's model in .44 a year ago, what a beautiful, well made pistol. Got the 5 1/2 inch barrel, I keep it loaded by the bedroom in the drawer.
    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.
  • drobsdrobs Member Posts: 21,738 ✭✭✭
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    I'm up to 6 and want 1 more.

    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.
  • wpageabcwpageabc Member Posts: 8,968
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    Got a Pietta 1858 was my pops. Its a nice old 44 Shot it once and its a great gun. One is enough had a CVA BP rifle too much work. Modern loads are much better.
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  • pulsarncpulsarnc Member Posts: 4,146 ✭✭✭
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    Just one an Italian Made 1851 colt navy not sure if it a uberti or what . It was given to me by some friends in 1975 or so
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  • PA ShootistPA Shootist Member Posts: 641 ✭✭
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    Down to just one, but it is a dandy shooter, a Uberti mfg. Colt 1860 .44 replica. I am always amazed by its accuracy, and reliability (assuming the correct fit cap, pushed snugly onto the after-market "improved" nipples)!
  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,351 ✭✭✭
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    2. A repo LeMat and a stainless Ruger old army. Haven't shot either.
  • Missouri Mule K30Missouri Mule K30 Member Posts: 2,084 ✭✭
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    I have 2 Pietta 1851 Navies Very nice fit and finish pistols. .44 cal. The only thing I do not like is after 18 or so shots the hammer clearance on the frame narrows from primer carbon.

    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.
  • select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 62,488 ✭✭✭
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  • 35 Whelen35 Whelen Member Posts: 15,200
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    Only one so far, an old CVA Hawken kit gun. Someday I'll add a Colt Walker or Dragoon replica to the mix.
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  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 48,464 ✭✭✭
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    Just added an unfired Uberti 1863 Police in .36. Found it in an antique mall in Kansas City. Did as well there as at the gun show I went for. So I am up to three now. Look out Drobs! :lol:

    Keep up the good work Joe, he might keep slackin.
  • Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,292 ✭✭✭
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    All of them... if I want to load them with black.
  • TRAP55TRAP55 Member Posts: 7,893 ✭✭✭
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    A Colt 1849 Pocket in .31cal, made 1863, and a 1862 Colt Pocket Police Richards-Mason conversion to .38 CF, made 1870. Haven't shot either one of them.
  • Pure bamaPure bama Member Posts: 48 ✭✭
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    I had several Ruger Old Army's...sold all...only have a Colt Dragoon,and a Colt Walker in a presentation box...none ever fired....In my opinion, Ruger made the best!
  • Sam06Sam06 Member Posts: 18,599 ✭✭✭
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    I have 3

    2x 1860 Colt Armys both are Uberti

    and

    a Lyman Plains Pistol in 54 cal.
    RLTW

  • select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 62,488 ✭✭✭
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  • spasmcreeksrunspasmcreeksrun Member Posts: 1,432 ✭✭✭
    i thought it would be neat to clone some old BP firearms in modern ammo...especially like the Colt Root sidehammer      i have  a  Uberti open top in 44 russian that is a fun piece...i like the octagon barrel look on older firearms
  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 48,464 ✭✭✭
    Now I am up to 4.  Way more than I will ever need.
  • BrookwoodBrookwood Member Posts: 7,565 ✭✭✭
    OK He Dog!  What did you get?
  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 48,464 ✭✭✭
    Just a .45 Pietta revolver.  Just too cheap to pass up. 
  • BrookwoodBrookwood Member Posts: 7,565 ✭✭✭
    I have owned several cap & ball revolvers over the years that I either got in trades, gifts, or on the cheap.
    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!
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