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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: New member, new to black powder
« Last post by ShotgunDave on Today at 07:43:57 AM »
Welcome from Kommiefornia!!

You're in the right place for Colt's and black powder.

Look forward to some pictures if that Walker, and hearing how you like shooting it.
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Colt Collecting / Re: Are the "real" Colts that much better?
« Last post by Captainkirk on Today at 07:15:54 AM »
I ve  been firing actuals/replicas for some time.  I have seen a definite trend of the actual Colts ('reissues') having the least problems.

One   v e r y   unique replica I had was that 2nd Dragoon that you now have Captain.   V E R Y   Well built, fit, finished and firing.  I put a lot of charges through that thing while I had it (30 yrs +)  It was timed well, accurate and just as good as it gets.  I ve  never had any real trouble with it.  I replaced cones, 1 trigger/bolt spring and that s  it!

You mean "Joaquin Murietta"?
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I have an unmarked Baby, presently inoperable. I'd like to get her up and running again.
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Colt Collecting / Re: Collector? I guess.
« Last post by Captainkirk on Today at 07:10:09 AM »
Collector?!

Certifilable?  B a d .

Is there a doctor in the house?

I wouldn't matter. There is, apparently, no cure other than complete abstinence.
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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Original Walker 'iron' cylinder
« Last post by Captainkirk on Today at 07:08:51 AM »
Kry, I've heard the same rumors about cast iron cylinders, specifically in the Whitneyville Walkers.
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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: New member, new to black powder
« Last post by Captainkirk on Today at 05:55:53 AM »
A warm welcome from the Midwest. Hope to see much of you here.
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NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: New member, new to black powder
« Last post by mike116 on Today at 05:16:12 AM »
Welcome from Colorado.
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Colt Collecting / Re: Collector? I guess.
« Last post by Krylandalian on May 23, 2019, 11:39:43 PM »
Collector?!

Certifilable?  B a d .

Is there a doctor in the house?
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Colt Collecting / Re: Fleet procurement, outfitting, shoot reports etc
« Last post by Krylandalian on May 23, 2019, 11:36:57 PM »
Colt really did some great marketing and advertising back in the 70s and 80s.  One of my favorite is a full page ad from 1979 where Colt is introducing the 'Authentic Blackpowder Series'. On the page shows the prototypes,- 1860 Army and the two Pocket .36s and a wonderful sales pitch that included a unique extra: The enticing incentive, getting the Gold Colt pin  Here s  an excerpt,-

'..As an owner of a Colt blackpowder revolver, you will be entitled to own and wear a distinctive gold 'Shooters' pin. Which will identify you as an a member of an exclusive fraternity of blackpowder enthusiasts. Only owners wishing to experience the thrill of shooting an authentic Colt blackpowder revolver will receive this pin. Be a participant in history and not just a spectator..'

Great huh?!  Ooooh!  Entitled! ,  exclusive fraternity ,.

Great! Just   g r e a t .
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Colt Collecting / Re: Fleet procurement, outfitting, shoot reports etc
« Last post by Krylandalian on May 23, 2019, 11:05:50 PM »
This is fun.  I got this recently.  It has all kinds of info in it. letters, descriptions, prints,.  Some curious things,- No Baby Dragoon photos. Like the brochure that came with the pistols, no photo of it either.  Seems the Baby Dragoon was the last model made and there wasn t  a prototype?  Another curious thing, the Pocket .36s were with 6'' barrels!  Seems they were originally going to be made this way.  The early promotional/brochure photos (1979) were of the prototypes that were not even in production yet.  they were lacking a lot of the numerical/letter stampings.
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