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Title: Cut Down Army
Post by: Eric N. on August 23, 2015, 06:36:19 PM
I got this for my 62nd birthday. Its called the "Thunderer" 44cal from "Old South Arms. Real nice people to deal with.  The Birds Head grip feels great,having never held one before I was pleasantly surprised how good it felt. I LIKE IT!!!
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: mike116 on August 23, 2015, 07:40:26 PM
Sweet little revolver.   I love the birds head grips.  I have a brass 1860 with a 3 inch barrel.  I would like to find a set of birds head grips for.
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: Captainkirk on August 23, 2015, 07:58:50 PM
Naturally, a complete range report is required and will be forthcoming....? L@J
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: StrawHat on August 24, 2015, 03:45:08 AM
The 3" barrel was a choice for me and I liked the one I had.  Enjoy yours, with a good front sight and practice, it can be very accurate.

Kevin
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: mazo kid on August 24, 2015, 11:01:45 AM
Very nice acquisition! Actually the original "Thunderer" was the 1877 Colt, was smaller and had a top strap. Many years ago I thought they were the ugliest gun Colt made, but they grew on me so much that I eventually had a nice collection of them. I also made a bird head grip snubbie '51 that I still have and shoot.
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: ssb73q on August 24, 2015, 11:56:55 AM
Hi, the main problem with the 3" snub is the reduced velocity compared to longer barreled handguns. See:
http://blackpowdersmoke.com/colt/index.php?topic=709.msg5394#msg5394

Regards,
Richard

Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: mike116 on August 24, 2015, 12:01:30 PM
Mazo, You are right of course.   Traditions calls this one the "Thunderer" also even though the only think it has in common with the original is the grip.
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: Eric N. on August 26, 2015, 03:16:18 PM
I shot it today,12 rounds 6 round ball,and six conical (thanks Captain,they worked great!) At 10 yards elevation was right on,and shot 2 inches to the left. I was using 30gr. Pyrodex P. I might try some Triple7 next time this week end,and break out the Walker. Slow loading thought.  Fun as heck! &\?
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: Captainkirk on August 26, 2015, 05:56:37 PM
I shot it today,12 rounds 6 round ball,and six conical (thanks Captain,they worked great!) At 10 yards elevation was right on,and shot 2 inches to the left. I was using 30gr. Pyrodex P. I might try some Triple7 next time this week end,and break out the Walker. Slow loading thought.  Fun as heck! &\?

Glad you enjoyed them, Rick! &\?
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Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 26, 2015, 05:59:30 PM
The looks of those Bird Head Grips are starting to grow on me.  L@.
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: mike116 on August 26, 2015, 07:40:35 PM
I shot it today,12 rounds 6 round ball,and six conical (thanks Captain,they worked great!) At 10 yards elevation was right on,and shot 2 inches to the left. I was using 30gr. Pyrodex P. I might try some Triple7 next time this week end,and break out the Walker. Slow loading thought.  Fun as heck! &\?

Glad you enjoyed them, Rick! &\?

Who's Rick?
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: Eric N. on August 26, 2015, 07:46:46 PM
ssb73q,thanks for the info. I got the 1860 based on looks alone.  If you think you like the looks of the Birds Head grip (looks again,must be the Tsing Tao),wait till you wrap your dirty paws around it and pull the trigger. Nice and comfee.
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: Eric N. on August 26, 2015, 08:43:04 PM
Mike116,that would be me. Nobody calls me Eric,my real name, except you.Sorry. Don't feel bad,I just never got around to mentioning it. Now stop it. LOL (jh
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: Captainkirk on August 26, 2015, 08:44:42 PM
Who's Rick?

Eric N.
He says all his friends call him Rick and since I sent him some conicals that makes him my friend. L@J
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: mike116 on August 27, 2015, 04:45:09 AM
Hmmmm,   just like at home.   I'm always the last to know.
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: bigted on September 16, 2015, 06:48:32 PM
come now ... you know mom liked you best!!!
Title: Re: Cut Down Army
Post by: mike116 on September 16, 2015, 07:08:40 PM
come now ... you know mom liked you best!!!

Mom said it was a secret.