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Been shooting the Navy a lot lately. The fattened nipples work out just fine. Got hold of "Nitro Nobel 1075 Plus" which are supposed to be a bit hotter. No cap issues so far! Also got the for'end sight adjusted. Went from 12 to 15 grains. I was amazed, haven't scored this good before. The Navy is a very nice piece of iron.
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Ask The Experts / Re: Marine revolvers
« Last post by ssb73q on Today at 05:47:45 AM »
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Ask The Experts / Re: Marine revolvers
« Last post by Captainkirk on August 19, 2018, 07:07:35 PM »
Hawg did the *unthinkable* and done got hissef hitched again. He's moving into a new (old) house and restoring it, no internet service yet.
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Lead casting / Re: Lead pipe
« Last post by Dave Shooter on August 19, 2018, 12:30:07 PM »
42 pounds recovered so far and I really haven't made a significant dent yet.  Found that I don't have to cut all the way through the pipe.  Just notch it and bend away from the notch; it tears away from the notch, and then a twist yields a manageable section of pipe.  Been using an old rip saw that's missing a few teeth.
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Ask The Experts / Re: Marine revolvers
« Last post by Calibre58 on August 19, 2018, 08:22:48 AM »
Dave:   I suggest that the 1851 and 1861 Navy's with the "US" stamp on the frame were issued to the Navy and Marines back in the day.   ....Jim
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Patersons / Re: EMF Paterson on sale
« Last post by ssb73q on August 19, 2018, 05:55:56 AM »
Hi, just received a neat bronze Paterson medal purchased on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NATIONAL-RIFLE-ASSOCIATION-NRA-COLT-PATERSON-MEDAL-FREE-SHIPPING/192626824579?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

This bronze medal will be added to the silver Paterson medals that are around my living room display Paterson revolver. The silver medals look similar to the bronze:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/COLT-PATERSON-1836-REVOLVER-PISTOL-GUN-NRA-999-SILVER-COIN-RARE-CASE-COOL-G/381896124403?hash=item58eac867f3:g:8tAAAOSwJ7RYXZXR

Regards,
Richard

 
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Ask The Experts / Re: Marine revolvers
« Last post by Len on August 19, 2018, 05:29:45 AM »
Hawg has been absent without leave for 2 months, and Sam is closing in
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Ask The Experts / Re: Marine revolvers
« Last post by Len on August 19, 2018, 05:28:04 AM »
Hi Dave, an internet search suggests:

Colt 1851 Navy Revolver
Colt M1861 Navy

BTW, where is Hawg who would definitely know?

Regards,
Richard
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Ask The Experts / Re: Marine revolvers
« Last post by ssb73q on August 19, 2018, 04:44:49 AM »
Hi Dave, an internet search suggests:

Colt 1851 Navy Revolver
Colt M1861 Navy

BTW, where is Hawg who would definitely know?

Regards,
Richard

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Ask The Experts / Marine revolvers
« Last post by Dave Shooter on August 19, 2018, 03:53:23 AM »
Got a question for the historians.  What, if any, cap and ball revolvers were used by the US Marines?

I've got an old friend and mentor who flew on phrogs in Vietnam.  He's into guns but doesn't have any cap and ball.  Was thinking of getting him a gift.
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