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Walkers & Dragoons / More than 1100 Walkers?
« on: January 31, 2018, 09:52:22 PM »
Wow!  This is something interesting!,-

'. . . . Every pistol that I have sold which was condemned by the government inspectors after wasting four months time in humbugery . . . . . .furnishing men to waight on,  alter & fix to suit their whims . . . . . I have sold for $35 each . . . .'

This was Colt to , ,  some general.  Look what is says!   This implies that colt took rejected ,,  whole pistols?  Replaced them and sold the rejection?

This could mean there were more that 1100 Walkers produced!  ?!

Here you are Captain,-

Data Source: 

General Discussion / Shoulder stock for 2nd Gen 60 Army
« on: January 02, 2018, 10:52:01 PM »
Anyone know where to get a shoulder stock for a 2nd Gen 1860 Army that is exceptable quality etc?  Can anyone advise on a particular one to get for good quality and fit and so on?

General Discussion / The Authentic Colt Blackpowder Signature Series
« on: December 06, 2017, 04:46:41 PM »
Although I see it to be so    v e r y   wonderful for anyone to embrace history by replicating, reproducing and resuming these wonderful arms,  I see it to be quite strange,-

Colt Blackpowder Arms seems ,  moreso evidently!, went through incredible effort to  'Reissue'  many of Colt s  line of percussion arms.  I see it to be highly strange for them to go through so much trouble, only to get so much of it wrong!  Basic geometries, stamping of lines of markings (geometry   a n d   content inaccuracies!), fit/finish quality, shortcuts in production via standardizing features inaccuratly ,.   I can go on for a    w h i l e   listing only the basic  'flaws'.  I won t  though, unless there s  a request.

The   v e r y   first  '3rd Gen'  I saw, I did nt  know any better.  I thought it was a 'Colt'!  It was advertised as such etc.  I   i m m e d i a t e l y   noticed an inaccuracy, of which  WTF d  me.  I shortly thereafter discovered they were other than 'Colt 2nd Gens'.

Why would these wonderful crafters (I understand some/all of the folks were the ones who built the '2nd Gens'?!) take such shortcuts/inaccurately construct, etc, such basic things?!  Was it, in part due to their not being  'Supervised'  by Colt?

I am not slamming/criticizing them for reasons of being an a-hole,  really,  Why?

Walkers & Dragoons / Photo test
« on: December 04, 2017, 01:39:41 AM »

General Discussion / What do you want,- G E T for Christmas?
« on: December 03, 2017, 03:57:25 PM »
I wonder what Santa (via me! - meaning: Santa is tasking me to go through the logistics of getting the present(s) that he has chosen for me)  will get me for Christmas.

What do I want?  Well,  my list, doesn t  mean I ll  get it though, -

1- Display case for my 'C' 1851 Navy
2- BlackBoxer 48 Pocket Pistol
3- Original Colt of  ?  model
4- Replacement cone set for my Walkers
5- Caped Great Coat

General Discussion / Original ref lubricating/greasing
« on: December 03, 2017, 02:10:15 PM »
I like to research/study historical use, sales, etc of the grand old Colts.  I don t  break my back doing it, but I have yet to discover   a n y   historical references to lube/greasing the chamber mouths for the purpose of preventing multiple discharges. 
There s  alot of ref to preventing chain-fires via proper fitting balls.  Colt states his pistols to be safe against it because of the hermetical seal, .  He stresses how his arms don t  need ball patching and so on.  In the field, where soldiers report on the firing efficiency etc of the arms, there s  some ref to ensuring no loose powder is around the chamber fronts because of chain firing risk/occurrences. but no ref to preventing it with any means of lube/grease etc.  Colt did a lot of testing which included deliberately placing loose powder in and around the chamber mouths, to prove it had no neg effect.

He was working on a   'Mode of lubricating'  for his arms, but this was expressly for anti-fouling from lead and powder residue.  It was an attachment that dispensed lubricant over the chamber loaded ball.

Still looking.

General Discussion / The Authentic Colt Blackpowder Series
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:04:13 PM »
Colt did nt  call them replicas (someone else copied them) or reproductions (original source recreates them).  The series was refered to as,-   'are being reissued', 'still being made',  'resuming production',  'returned to production'.

Curiously, in the booklet issued in the boxes with individual pistols, the arms are refered to as,- 'Muzzle loading cap and ball revolvers'.

1st,  2nd   and  3rd?

Me?  I don t  have a 1st , ,

     , ,   y e t .

Army Models / 60 Army tech
« on: October 04, 2017, 11:42:52 PM »
In one of my old books, it is described that Colt tapered the inside of the 60 Army chambers so that the breech area would be stronger after complaints of bursting/bulging cylinders.

Also, that the barrel was originally going to be 7 1/2 in, and that is why the loading lever is set back from the end of the barrel.

General Discussion / Complaints to Colt 1800 s
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:56:09 PM »
Letters to Colt published in a book I have,- The Story Of Colts Revolver  Two different letters to Colt;

1-  Some with a Pocket 49 wrote, really whining (like I do) about a nipple that was too long and broke. He wanted a replacement nipple.

2- Someone with a   'New Model Army Pistol'  with a burst cylinder.    '  . .It blew out at the place in the cylinder near the tube where the catch enters. Two of the places entirely out and another one raised.'

This guy was pissed!  Went on and on demanding new parts, pistol and and and.

General Discussion / Fixation is easy to do with these Colts
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:23:39 PM »
I was doing a lot of shooting.  I started to get mad at the Pocket Police for misfiring too much.  I looked for cap jams, replaced caps and and and ,.  F i n a l l y   I relized the wedge had slipped out   j u s t   enough to cause the barrel and cylinder to move away from striking distance.

Whew.  Got be on my toeas with these here old ns.

Walkers & Dragoons / Picket s Charge!
« on: September 29, 2017, 12:59:36 AM »
Those Pickets from the steel Walker mold are something!  That long snout directs it sideways upon impact where it delivers quite a shock.  Blowing chunks out the back of 2 x 12 s.

Walkers & Dragoons / Walker woes
« on: September 29, 2017, 12:56:42 AM »
Took my Blackboxer out.  Problems.  The wedge would nt  budge!  I had to really smack it with a resin striker.   T h e n   I could nt  get it back in!  It would angle in against the base pin, hitting the inside of the barrel.  Hours and hours looking, scrutinizing, magnifying glass, trying other wedges - which were   a l l   too small, including the replacement wedge for a Walker I got from DGW- ,  I finally, the next day, resorted to filing and honing the wedge until it went   b a c k   in.

The cones-  I could nt  get 11 s  or 12 s on them!  They don t  appear damaged from dry firing or anything like that.  I replaced them with Dragoon cones and it worked.  Ones I have as replacements I got for the Dragoons.

This Walker really seems to have been almost untouched. When I unpacked it, itstill had the plastic sleeve and a gooey residue all over it.  Seemed to be the original lube when it was packed.  No turn marks and no cylinder lock bolt recess marks.


Anyhoo,  she s  going now.

General Discussion / Army Navy games - 61 Navy vs. Dragoon
« on: September 29, 2017, 12:37:40 AM »
Inspired by two different things,-  1- The Hickok shot where the discussion over whether or not a Navy could have done the great damage to Tutt, maybe a Dragoon was used, etc.

2- The story from A prairie Travelers Guide  from 1858 ?  Where it is described how riders with Navies could nt  kill a bear, but only two shot from an  'Old Army'  killed the bear.  The author going on and on about how he s  sold on the Army and others should consider carefully before using a Navy , etc.

I fired a 61 Navy and a Second Dragoon from 70 yards at a torso sized piece of sheet steel with a 2 x 12 backing, set back 5 inches behind it.  Both conicals from the brass molds.  The Navy went through the steel and penetrated the surface ofthe board. Halfway in the surface.  The Dragoon went through the steel, penetrated deep into the board and knocked it over.


General Discussion / What s your favorite target?
« on: September 26, 2017, 08:12:27 PM »
1- sheet steel

2- sheet rock

3- 2 x12 wood

I can go on and on with ridiculous stuff too.

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