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Off the shelf Ultramax smokeless .45 Colt available from Cabela's is a great to use with a conversion cylinder if you don't want to reload. It is a "Cowboy" load made for CAS shooters.

Photo Gallery / Re: March 2018 Woods Run
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:06:43 PM »
Amazing photos! Looks like you really know what you're doing.

Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Loading a Walker
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:36:38 PM »
I can easily put 50 grains of 3f Goex black powder in each of my Walker cylinders with room for more. Makes me wonder too, if you don't have a Dragoon instead of a Walker. Like to see a picture of it.

Walkers & Dragoons / Re: World's finest Walker up for auction
« on: April 19, 2018, 05:02:32 PM »

The famed Colt Model 1847 Walker revolver known as the “Danish Sea Captain” set a world record for a single firearm sold at auction last weekend.

As previously reported by, the big .44 Colt earned its moniker due to its first owner, Capt. Niels Hanson who bought the gun in New York while in port and brought it back to Europe with him where it was passed down through his family and collectors in Denmark for over a century.

Well documented over the years, the revolver was billed by Rock Island Auction Company as the only known original cased Colt civilian Walker percussion revolver in circulation. When the gavel dropped on the rare hog leg, it hit the $1.84 million mark.

“This is a major milestone in the collecting community,” said RIAC President Kevin Hogan. “Not only is this a world record for a single firearm at auction, but further demonstration that the art and history in firearms is really catching fire.”

Army Models / Re: Revolver ball/bullet lube (historic)?
« on: April 17, 2018, 07:15:50 PM »
I don't believe that most people back in the day loaded their revolvers with lube because they would so rarely fire them. Hardly anyone used their cap and ball revolvers for target practice back then, maybe Wild Bill Hickok being the exception to the rule. One would load their revolver and hope they never had to use it. Maybe some wax over each chamber to help keep moisture out.

I go out on a sunny afternoon and load and fire maybe 120 rounds. I don't think anyone did that in the 19th Century. According to Hawg, a poster here, Gen Lee's 1851 Navy revolver when looked over after he died in the early 1870s, had beeswax over each bullet in the chamber.

I personally never heard of, or used lube when I first started shooting cap and ball in the late 1960s until it became popular in the late 1970s.

Army Models / Re: 2ND GEN
« on: April 14, 2018, 08:41:02 PM »
I love to learn. When did Colt make a 2nd gen kit gun?

They didn't. What is meant by the phrase "kit gun" is that all of the replicas, including Colt's 2nd gen revolvers, are basically kits that need work to run properly.

Army Models / Re: 2ND GEN
« on: April 06, 2018, 03:01:40 PM »
I like the color balance in the photo, almost a duotone (I used to be a graphic artist).

Photo Gallery / Re: Off On Another Venture
« on: April 05, 2018, 07:24:35 PM »
Looks like one of them in the background of the B&W photo is a pack mule.

Great videos, those cannon balls whistling through the air are truly frightening.

Navy Models / Re: Added '61 Navy
« on: March 19, 2018, 05:50:32 PM »
Very nice! I have to admit, I wasn't aware of the 1861 with fluted cylinders. I'd like to have one too, but I'll bet they are scarce.

« on: March 13, 2018, 07:01:08 PM »
Welcome! I see that you're a member of the Ruger Old Army Club on the High Road like I am.

Walkers & Dragoons / World's finest Walker up for auction
« on: March 12, 2018, 02:48:20 PM »
Up for auction is the what is considered one of the finest Walkers in existence today. Includes a personal note from Sam'l Colt himself.

Powder Horns & Flasks / Re: Followed through
« on: March 04, 2018, 04:31:28 PM »
Nice work!!! Looks beautiful.

Navy Models / Re: Pietta 1851 Yank - first smoke
« on: February 25, 2018, 03:36:26 PM »
Thanks for the info Richard. I have the Kirst .22 cylinder in my 1860 Colt Army, just thinking about getting the 1851 Yank to use it in.

Navy Models / Re: Pietta 1851 Yank - first smoke
« on: February 25, 2018, 03:07:00 PM »

Is that the same revolver that you use with the Kirst .22 cylinder? If so, how does it shoot with the taller front sight?

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