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General Discussion / Re: ROF with Cap & Ball
« Last post by Krylandalian on October 20, 2017, 10:10:29 PM »
With reliable firing to minimize jams and cylinder cocking over/under, I fire, accurately once every three seconds.  This includes checking cyllinder for alignment, loading lever re-seat, cleared spent caps and wedge position.

Reload-  I can reload from standing in around 2 minutes.  Meaning,- reloading from my pouches and flask etc.  Not from everything layed out.  I have clips where I can quickly hang flask and others from my belt.  I charge all chambers with powder, place 2-3 balls at a time, cap/lube and   b o o m .

So, combining these two into a continual rate of fire , ,    w o o f  !  That s  gonna take some math.  ,,    where the fugger all did I put that abacus?!
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by Electric Miner on October 20, 2017, 07:54:35 PM »
Hardware store is closed until tomorrow.
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by mike116 on October 20, 2017, 05:42:50 PM »
Just go buy some new stuff and quit looking...... then it'll turn up.
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by Electric Miner on October 20, 2017, 04:08:59 PM »
I still have not located the glue we bought for the new wood stove door gasket. Or my wire brush. Or the heat-proof ceramic tape.
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Powder Horns & Flasks / Re: A unique cap container
« Last post by 99whip on October 19, 2017, 12:24:37 PM »
Pretty cool Mazo.  I like it. 
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Powder Horns & Flasks / A unique cap container
« Last post by mazo kid on October 19, 2017, 12:18:42 PM »
The last trade items I got from a friend included this cap container; it is his design. The container itself is a pronghorn antelope antler as you can see. The top is secured with pine pitch and the thong is braintan deer hide. Logo stands for Rocky Mountain Fur Company. Even came with some percussion caps in it!
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Police Models / Re: If anybody's looking for...
« Last post by Fingers McGee on October 19, 2017, 09:41:48 AM »
...a Colt 2nd Gen Police there is a decently priced one on the Colt forum:
http://www.coltforum.com/forums/want-sell/274145-1862-colt-police-2nd-generation.html

PS - I don't know the seller but he seems to be a regular over there with a good number of posts.

Good price.
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Police Models / If anybody's looking for...
« Last post by LonesomePigeon on October 19, 2017, 07:26:20 AM »
...a Colt 2nd Gen Police there is a decently priced one on the Colt forum:
http://www.coltforum.com/forums/want-sell/274145-1862-colt-police-2nd-generation.html

PS - I don't know the seller but he seems to be a regular over there with a good number of posts.
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General Discussion / Re: POA & POI
« Last post by Hawg on October 18, 2017, 11:05:11 AM »
They don't travel upward. The actually start to drop as soon as they leave the muzzle. The height of the front sight regulates how much of an upward angle the barrel has. Recoil factors in also. A heavier projectile always hits higher than a lighter one with the same load.
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General Discussion / Re: POA & POI
« Last post by LonesomePigeon on October 17, 2017, 09:30:26 PM »
"Barrels are bored crooked. Yeah, that's the ticket."

I realize that was probably tounge in cheek but with any open top that may not be that far from the truth. Pie shaped cylinder gaps seem quite common, some point the barrel up, down, left, right or some combination.

Another factor, not my own observation but told to me by a gunsmith, is that how far back the hammer goes determines the location of the rear sight. On Colt's anyways.

But the main thing is probably recoil. All of my guns shoot higher when I shoot offhand vs. firmly planted on a rest. I think modern handguns with taller front sights factor in recoil. Actually the later Colt Single Action Army revolvers seems to have factored in recoil with the .32-20 having a lower front sight than the .45.

Anyways, these are my theories, I'm not formally edjumucated on the subject.
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