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Offline LonesomePigeon

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Which cap n' ball revolvers have you tried?
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:10:18 PM »
So which cap n' ball revolvers have you tried? Here's what I've tried, in the approximate order in which I tried them.

1847 Walker
1858 Remington .44
Third Model Dragoon
1851 Navy
1858 Remington .36
1860 Army
1862 Police


My most favorite is probably the 1851 Navy.


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Re: Which cap n' ball revolvers have you tried?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 07:47:37 AM »
Hi Lonesome, my reproduction BP handguns:

1847 .44 Walker
Trapper .50 Percussion
Trapper .50 Flintlock
1858 .44 Remington
1863 .31 Remington
1837 .36 Paterson
1849 .31 Colt Pocket
1849 .31 Colt Wells Fargo
1851 .36 Colt
1851 .44 Colt
1860 .44 Colt
1861 .36 Colt
1862 .36 Colt
1851 .44 Griswold & Gunnison
1862 .36 Spiller & Burr

I have many different models of the above and shoot them all.

Regards,
Richard

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Re: Which cap n' ball revolvers have you tried?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 08:11:34 AM »
Dragoon
58 Remington army (also an original)
58 Remington navy
1860 Colt
1851 Colt
Griswold & Gunnison
Schneider & Glassick
Leech & Rigdon
1858 Bacon .31 (original)

All my repros are/were in the correct caliber.

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Re: Which cap n' ball revolvers have you tried? Udated 13 Aug
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 09:16:53 AM »
1847 .44 Walker
1848 .44 2nd Model Dragoon
1848 .44 3rd Model Dragoon
1858 .44 Remington - Pair of Piettas, one SS
1858 .36 Remington Navy
1837 .36 Paterson - One Pietta, One Uberti
1849 .31 Colt Pocket
1851 .36 Colt - Pair of Uberti, Pair of 2nd Gen, Pair of Sheriff's model, Three SS
1851 .36 Colt US Marshall
1851 .44 Colt US Marshall - Pair of Piettas
1860 .44 Colt - Pair of Pietta, Pair of Uberti SS, Pair of Pietta Sheriffs model
1861 .36 Colt - Pair of Uberti, Pair of 2nd Gen, one SS
1861 .36 Colt US Marshall
1861 .36 Whitney - Pair of Palmetto
1862 .36 Colt Pocket Navy (SS)
1862 .36 Colt Pocket Police (SS)
1862 .36 Griswold & Gunnison - one 7 1/2 and one Sheriffs model
1862 .36 Schneider & Glassick
1862 .36 Leech and Rigdon - Pair of Augusta models
1862 .36 Leech and Rigdon Sheriffs model
1862 .36 Spiller & Burr
1862 .44 LeMat

I'm probably leaving some off - Most of those listed are pairs for CAS
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Re: Which cap n' ball revolvers have you tried?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2018, 03:04:19 PM »
Here's a list of what I currently own. 

1847 Walker
1848 3rd Model Dragoon
1849 Pocket Model
1849 Wells Fargo
1851 Navy
1861 Navy
1860 Army
Schneider & Glassick

I have several models in some of these - however - it is evident that overall I still need more...

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Re: Which cap n' ball revolvers have you tried?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2018, 05:34:00 PM »
- it is evident that overall I still need more...

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Re: Which cap n' ball revolvers have you tried?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2018, 07:21:48 PM »
It's not a contest but if it was Fingers would be the winner.

Hawg, what do you think of the .31 Bacon? I like the way they look, sorta like a Colt with a Remmy grip.

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Re: Which cap n' ball revolvers have you tried?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2018, 07:57:29 PM »
Here’s mine

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Re: Which cap n' ball revolvers have you tried?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2018, 04:28:49 PM »
It's not a contest but if it was Fingers would be the winner.

Hawg, what do you think of the .31 Bacon? I like the way they look, sorta like a Colt with a Remmy grip.

It was a pretty cool little gun about the size of a 49. Five shot cylinder in .31 caliber. I think I traded it for a NIB Ruger old Vaq Bisley in 44 mag.

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Re: Which cap n' ball revolvers have you tried?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 01:53:56 PM »
1851 Navy - Pietta and 2nd gen Colt.
1849 pocket
1858 Remington
1847 Walker
3rd model Dragoon