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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #180 on: May 04, 2018, 07:29:35 PM »
The dance doesn't work unless you sprinkle chicken blood around your shooting bench.

Say...you don't suppose the Dance Brothers...ahh, nevermind.
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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #181 on: May 04, 2018, 08:41:33 PM »
Lol!!


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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #182 on: May 04, 2018, 09:05:11 PM »
I've done some pretty good dances and chants when I got a hot spent cap down my shirt sleeve.

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #183 on: May 04, 2018, 10:00:15 PM »
I've done some pretty good dances and chants when I got a hot spent cap down my shirt sleeve.

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #184 on: May 23, 2018, 06:58:37 AM »
Hi, a new cap sucking video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoDPL_sPKcc

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #185 on: May 23, 2018, 12:48:26 PM »
“Pietta’s are ugly”.  Well, Mr. Frazer, I’ll contest that.  Motion to dismiss without leave to amend or refile.  Another point of critique is that employing knives or screwdrivers to remove caps is much less safe than using a nonferrous tool like a little edged piece of wood.  Ol’ Duke tends to miss more than he hits and then blames the gun.  His vids are still fun though and he seems like a good guy.  He got his hat cleaned too - bout time.      ::)

Good post, Richard.  Thanks.

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #186 on: May 23, 2018, 06:20:25 PM »
Hi G Dog, I always get a kick on how he manages from a rest to get 3" groups at 7yds, but the group at 15yds is 15".  (jh

Bottom line is he can't shoot worth a s**t. He still hasn't learned that most BP revolvers shoot high.

Even still, he has the balls to do videos to share with others that are mostly interesting, and I have to give him a lot of respect for doing so.

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #187 on: May 23, 2018, 07:51:48 PM »
Thanks for posting that  video Richard,

 That is exactly what the Action Shield prevents!!  I had a customer call me yesterday  (he was the recipient of the first competition revolvers to have the A.S. installed )  and he said after about 90 rounds through them he had a cap frag get past the cap post on one of them and the Shield kept it from entering the action !! He wanted to let me know it worked perfectly  "as advertised" lol!! Happy shooter!!

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #188 on: May 25, 2018, 01:46:13 PM »
This is not a reply, it's a question.
When did the Colt became really popular? Was it during the cap days, or was it after the conversions appeared?
It seems to me, that all the Wild West notorious guys (and the Hollyweirds) were into conversions and that they never experienced a cap suck when in a tight situation.

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #189 on: May 25, 2018, 03:03:06 PM »
I think Colt's have always been more popular but the 1849 was definitely the apex.

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #190 on: May 25, 2018, 03:07:41 PM »
Len,

Colt revolvers or "Colt's" as they called them back then first became really popular in the 1850s. There are many references to Colt's revolvers from the late 1860s and early 1870s, heyday of the "gunmen."  Outlaw John Wesley Hardin used many Colt cap and ball revolvers in his career and was found carrying one when he was arrested in 1877. Of course Wild Bill Hickok was well known for his 1851 Colt's Navy's. I think conversion Colt's are more popular in movies because of their ease of loading for films than they were back in the day among gunfighters, although some historians believe Doc Holiday was carrying a Colt Navy conversion at the OK Corral gunfight in 1881.
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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #191 on: May 26, 2018, 08:02:14 AM »
Hi, one of the first Colts was the Colt Paterson introduced in 1836.

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #192 on: May 26, 2018, 09:35:06 PM »
Another thing caps were thicker back then and made from copper. I doubt they had as many cap jams.