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Offline Captainkirk

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Re: What would you like?
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2017, 07:02:59 PM »
Hard choice for me. But of course, you men already knew it would be something weird. So with that, I wish for an Alsop Navy revolver. If not that, I could go for a Joslyn,  a Wesson's & Leavitt's Patent Army, a Pettingill's Patent Army, or a Walch 12 shot Navy. Those ones would be pricy, so for simplicity sakes, I would be happy with with either a CSA copy of a Shawk & McLanahan, a Cofer, or a Dimick.

I am lucky enough to own a couple of Roots and a Whitney, but I could go for Uberti making a better quality version of those two shooters as well.

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Re: What would you like?
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2017, 07:10:30 PM »
Bishop, yes that's close to what I'm talking about. The only thing I don't like about those is that they are special order so you can't really examine one before you commit. A better example would be the later American made USFA Pre-War and Inspector Series Single Action Army replicas. They are truly works of art. I have heard them compared to Freedom Arms in quality. If there was a cap n' ball like that it would be amazing.

I remember reading on a CAS website a few years ago that USFA actually did make a few 1851 Colt Navy models and were in the planning stages to make a high quality 1858 Remington model to be marketed by Remington before they went under.

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Re: What would you like?
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2017, 07:14:27 PM »
Ya, I suppose I am Capt. Always found that far out in left field was a neat place to be. Truth be known, there are some absolutely neat firearms that were produced in limited numbers. They get little attention compared to the mainstream versions. I will never own or shoot any of them. I will only relish images and the occasional viewing through glass in a museum. But boy oh boy how stoked I would be to have at least a reproduction of just one. It would make an 1851 Colt Navy seem like a common potato chip. In the end, I never stop dreaming and searching for new historical experiences. For me, it is the spice of life!

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Re: What would you like?
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2017, 06:49:31 AM »
Bishop, yes USFA made several Colt cap n' balls including 1851 Navy, 1861 Navy, 1860 Army and the Walker. Maybe more. However they were all built from Uberti or Armi San Marco parts. USFA has a complex history wherein they started off with basically 100% Italian guns finished in the USA, moving to mixed USA x Italian parts guns and finally 100% made in USA guns. The 100% USA guns are extremely well made. They did have plans to make Remington cartridge guns, I believe it was the 1875 model, possibly the cap n' ball Remington as well. By that time the company was failing and they never completed the project. Very unfortunate, a USFA Remington cap n' ball would have been awesome.

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Re: What would you like?
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2017, 08:33:30 AM »
USFA made some 1911's too. They failed because the dude that owned it put too much effort(and money) into making a cheap zip gun that he designed that didn't work half the time.

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Re: What would you like?
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2017, 09:16:07 AM »
It's not so much what the make, but what they SHOULDN'T make.  All of these "fantasy" guns, like that Pietta 1851 Navy Pepperbox, or those .44 navies, or pretty much anything that they decide to make with a brass frame and call it a "Reb" version.

Maybe I'm too much into the historical correctness aspect of the things, but I keep thinking of some poor schmuck buying a "brass-frame 1851 Navy .44 Pepperbox" and thinking he's buying a replica of some rare historical firearm, then, when he finds out what he has, feeling swindled, and writing the sport off forever.

(Maybe it scares me a little, too, that there are actually enough people out there that would actually buy such an abomination to make it worthwhile to manufacture it!)

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Re: What would you like?
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2017, 09:58:20 AM »
I'd like to see them remake the Whitney and a .36 cal Dance.  Would also like to see a Shawk & McClannahan; both first and second model Cofer, and Columbus Firearms.
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Re: What would you like?
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2017, 11:58:28 AM »
My wish list includes a .36 cal. Dance, a historically accurate Tucker and Sherrard, a Leech and Rigdon with a non engraved cylinder, a Rigdon and Ansley, a Cofer and and a Kerr.

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Re: What would you like?
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2017, 06:51:56 PM »
I agree, a Tucker & Sherrard with spur hammer would be cool. I think my favorite would be a correct Colt 3rd Model Dragoon Military version, cut for shoulder stock, with folding 3-leaf rear sight, horizontal loading lever latch with both brass and steel shoulder stocks available. Also a long barreled carbine version would be cool and historically correct. Uberti does make a sort of Military version, cut for shoulder stock but it doesn't have the 3-leaf rear sight nor the horizontal latch and they don't make a shoulder stock for it at all.

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Re: What would you like?
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2017, 08:12:08 PM »
Here's some more stuff you might want a repro of, how about a brass framed Colt Root revolver or an octagon barreled Colt Dragoon with cartridge conversion?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn9OA-eTNn0