Author Topic: "Root" Side Hammer Pocket  (Read 1326 times)

Offline scooby

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"Root" Side Hammer Pocket
« on: January 28, 2017, 11:49:11 AM »
Here are some fresh pics of the Root. Was short on time, otherwise I would have took some more pics with an 1849 for comparison and shot more rounds through her.

The Root is slightly smaller than the 1849 Pocket Modle, and even lighter in weight. For me, it varies far enough from the common Colt to draw my full attention. Not only is it different by our standards of today, getting your hands on a reproduction does not happen at the drop of a hat. Palmetto did not make the best quality reproductions, but they really shined when they went beyond and made this modle.

I suspect this particular piece is well above average when it comes to their quality. It functions very well and is put together as well as any older pietta that I have had my hands on.

I only had time to shoot 5 rounds at a gong from 15 yards and make this post before I had to head out on a detail, but she will sit on the bench untill tomorrow and I will shoot her some more. I stuffed the cylinder full of Old Eynsford 3F and topped it off with a .320 round ball. It went off perfectly all five rounds, the spent caps stayed place on the cones, and it grouped just fine. Hits about 10 inches high though.

I had the same grand feeling when I shot my other Root for the first time. Simply put, it is very cool and fun. Perhaps part of the fact is knowing that you just can't order one of these when you want one and then go to to shooting. Another part is the historical connection with Colt. And lastly, they are very unique.

Thanks again sltm1 for the opportunity to own this piece. It is in good hands and won't have to live life as a safe queen anymore.








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Re: "Root" Side Hammer Pocket
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2017, 01:15:48 PM »
Cool Beans!

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Re: "Root" Side Hammer Pocket
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 02:43:13 PM »
That is Total Coolness, Scooby! I want one!
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Re: "Root" Side Hammer Pocket
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2017, 06:44:42 PM »
Now you're just trying to piss me off aren't you Scooby.

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Re: "Root" Side Hammer Pocket
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 09:08:06 PM »
Now you're just trying to piss me off aren't you Scooby.

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Re: "Root" Side Hammer Pocket
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2017, 01:20:50 PM »
Two pics of the Root along with a Uberti 1849, just for size comparison. In addition, I just got done putting 20 rounds through the Root. It continued to function flawlessly. At 18 yards, I held at the bottom of my square gongs and made a bunch of ringing noise. It does what it is supposed to do, replicate a Colt civilian defence weapon used back in the day. I tell you men, the Root really is a cool little revolver.



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Re: "Root" Side Hammer Pocket
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 01:24:05 PM »
Well............now you're making me jealous, cept for the fact I'd have to dig my clanger out of a snow pile if i wanted to shoot LOL

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Re: "Root" Side Hammer Pocket
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 01:57:14 PM »
Ha ha, Roland, no doubt. I dug mine out down to bare ground two week ago. Now with the ground exposed, the snow has melted quite a ways back around the perimiter.

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Re: "Root" Side Hammer Pocket
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 02:11:25 PM »
Nice pics and report scooby. I have been intrigued by the Root since they came out years ago. I should have bought one back then when I had the chance.

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Re: "Root" Side Hammer Pocket
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 03:24:31 PM »
I was the same way back then Bishop. I kept telling myself, "I should get one of those." Did the same thing with the Whitney revolver. One never give any thought to the fact that they would go out of production.

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Re: "Root" Side Hammer Pocket
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2017, 05:55:43 PM »
Any cap frag jams, Scooby?
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Re: "Root" Side Hammer Pocket
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2017, 06:45:09 PM »
Nary a one. Powder fouling does not get into the action either because there is no hand or bolt recess on the inside of the frame.

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Re: "Root" Side Hammer Pocket
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2017, 08:15:52 PM »
That is really, really cool.