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Offline scooby

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Shooting an 1860
« on: May 21, 2016, 10:19:52 PM »
I have multiple 1860's, so me shooting one is nothing new. Snapped a couple of pics just before dark while I was out busting some caps with my civilian modle. A thunder storm rolled in just as I was getting started. Have had lots of them in these parts lately. Shot at 30 and 60 yards tonight. I like and shoot the 1860 modle Colt a lot. Pack it on my waist in the woods most times too. I find it to be a damn fine side arm










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Re: Shooting an 1860
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 11:46:23 PM »
 Beautiful pics as usual Scooby. Love the leather too.

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Re: Shooting an 1860
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2016, 03:53:52 AM »
Hi scooby, as always great photos. I notice that your 1860 in the photo doesn't have those pita shoulder stock screws on the side of the frame. Is that what designates your 1860 as the "civilian" model? Is the backstrap steel?

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Re: Shooting an 1860
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2016, 05:00:14 AM »
Great photos!  If it wasn't for the 1861, the 1860 would be my favorite.  Actually, I carry and shoot the 1860 a lot more than I do the 61.  Like you, I prefer to stretch the range as much as possible.  They are wonderfully accurate at distances.

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Re: Shooting an 1860
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2016, 05:04:10 AM »
If forced to choose the '60 would have to be called my favorite also.    Nice photos.

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Re: Shooting an 1860
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2016, 05:48:11 AM »
Hey Richard, it is the lack of shoulder stock screws and un-notched recoil shield that designates the civilian term. The back strap is steel and also lacks the notch for the hook on a shoulder stock.

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Re: Shooting an 1860
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2016, 07:24:50 AM »
Nice pics . I really like your belt rig .

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Re: Shooting an 1860
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2016, 10:44:16 AM »
The top photo is great! I like the rain drops on the gear. It adds something extra to the photo, but that is just me. I like the 1860 model too, sleek and beautiful. 8)

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Re: Shooting an 1860
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2016, 11:42:34 AM »
Hi Double, I also like rain drops on gear, especially when it's not my gear.  (7+" (7+" (7+"

A couple of weeks ago when I was having caps not firing issues with my 1860, I had forgotten on how accurate an 1860 can be. I had been so jaded by the impressive accuracy of my 1851s that I felt that no other BP revolver could ever compete. However, even with the cap problems, my 1860 was putting all the shots right in the same hole at 25yds. I'm now not sure if the 1851s are really any more accurate than 1860s.

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Re: Shooting an 1860
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2016, 07:14:55 PM »
Thanks a bunch to all of you for the fine words.

Richard, I seem to recall that my belt sized 36's shoot about the same as my 1860's as far as accuracy goes. I have never confirmed it by paying close enough attention though as to which calibre is more accurate for me. Perhaps I am a tad bit more consistent with the 1860's, and if so, it could be because of the larger grip which fits my hands better. I have never shot a Colt from a sound rest though. That would be a better method for a valid comparison.

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Re: Shooting an 1860
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2016, 07:40:24 PM »
Beautiful pix, Scooby.
One can never tell what century your photos are from...the mark of a great photographer in my book.
That's the same civilian Army I had...wish I'd never sold...great pix of a great gun. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Shooting an 1860
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2016, 08:02:50 PM »
I like the Colt 60s for the same reason the grip frame fits and feels good in hand. Thanks for the pic Scooby looking good.