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Offline oldfart

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« on: January 02, 2017, 01:02:14 AM »
So I'm new, but not to the Holy Black,
from upper nor east, known as lobster land,  I shoot a springfield trapdoor,  a zouave 58, and 58 cal hawken,
back when i was 19 i had me a Walker and loved it, but had to sell it to fund some baby food, stuff-happends,, (7&
I'm about 56 now, and non of that gonna happen any more )l_
so my G?F wanted to know what i wanted for xmass and i told her to go to cabbalas and get me a black powder pistol (never thought shed do it) or a gift card,
she handed me a Pietta 1858 Remington  &\?

IM HOOKED, after 100 rounds of JOY, average of a 3 inch from at 40 yards (shaky hand) gotta practice,

So Im here Hat in hand, head humbly bowed,
asking for advice,
as
ME WANTS A COLT BAD,,,real BAD

and like a lot of folks, i can't decide on a 1st,

do i buy a 51 Navy in .36
or
do i buy the 60 Army in .44

ONE has to be first,

I do my own casting, so size doesnt matter ($!
I load with swiss and Goex, don't play with fake stuff,
Ive watched all of the duelists1954's movies,
Ive gone in and fondled each at cabbalas
but i can't decide,
and it can't be both,
i need a FIRST

seeking wisdom

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Re: newbee
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 04:45:16 AM »
Welcome Oldfart from an older one. My personal preference would be a 51 Navy, only because that's what I have and haven't thought about getting another Colt yet. Still breaking this one in. At the moment I have a 51 Navy, a 58 Remmy and .50 cal Traditions Trapper. If I want any more I'm going to have to convince Weapons Licencing that I have a genuine need for it.

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Re: newbee
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 06:00:21 AM »
Welcome from Colorado.    The '51 was the earlier of the two,   I'd start with that for no other reason.   You'll end up with both anyway.

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Re: newbee
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 08:40:34 AM »
Well, Welcome oldfart! Great to have ya on here!  :-*

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Re: newbee
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 09:09:31 AM »
thanks for the welcomes,
went back to cabbalas this morning to fondle both again,

seems the 51 followed me home  &\?

doing a strip-check now, be shooting tomorrow,

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Re: newbee
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 09:24:46 AM »
Hi oldfart, welcome to the group!

The .36 1851 makes for a great first Colt replica. It won't be long before you have a safe full of different Colt models.

Glad to have you here.

Regards,
Richard
There’s nothing better in the morning than the smell of bacon and black powder smoke!

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Re: newbee
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 11:42:09 AM »
You finally fell for the 1851. An excellent choice, I dare say.
Now, would you consider an 1861 Navy rather than an 1860 for the next one. Same line as the Army and same size as the Navy make a beautiful gun, and not seen as often as either of the others.

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Re: newbee
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2017, 12:59:50 PM »
Hi OF, welcome from Wisconsin! You call 56 OLD?! I can barely remember when I was that age. I think you made a good choice on a first Colt; the others will just fall into place behind it! L@J

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Re: newbee
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2017, 06:19:15 PM »
Oldfart,  good to have you.  Save for any aromas wafting from them there southern cheeks of yourn!

Start with the Patterson ,  er,  that is,- Paterson and work your way up!  Crossing the threshold of the Walker and Dragoons,   w h e w !  What a ride!  It gets easier though.

Pretty soon you ll  be seeking therapy as a Colt Maniac.  Ok, speak for myself, I says.  Could happen , ,

 , , to   y o u !

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Re: newbee
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2017, 07:52:40 AM »
Welcome! Glad you found us and found your way home (to black powder). Two guns in two weeks? I'd say you're a goner, pal! ;)
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