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Other Models / Re: Not a Colt
« on: December 12, 2018, 02:53:02 PM »
Very interesting and well done video, as all of capandball's video's are.

Welcome Wagon / Re: Checking in from Djibouti & Missouri
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:15:59 PM »
Glad to see you here drobs. Been reading your posts on other forums for quite a while.

Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Virginia Early Pattern Flintlock
« on: June 08, 2018, 11:59:14 AM »
Scooby, that is a real beauty! I have an affinity for rifles like that as my ancestors lived on the frontier of Virginia in the 1760s after being driven out of the Forks of the Yadkin in North Carolina by the Cherokee.

I had a rifle with a barrel that length. Is it swamped?

Colt Capsuckers / Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« on: May 25, 2018, 03:07:41 PM »

Colt revolvers or "Colt's" as they called them back then first became really popular in the 1850s. There are many references to Colt's revolvers from the late 1860s and early 1870s, heyday of the "gunmen."  Outlaw John Wesley Hardin used many Colt cap and ball revolvers in his career and was found carrying one when he was arrested in 1877. Of course Wild Bill Hickok was well known for his 1851 Colt's Navy's. I think conversion Colt's are more popular in movies because of their ease of loading for films than they were back in the day among gunfighters, although some historians believe Doc Holiday was carrying a Colt Navy conversion at the OK Corral gunfight in 1881.

Navy Models / Re: Picked up this salty Navy.
« on: May 17, 2018, 04:33:36 PM »
Nice photos. I would love to have an original Colt like that!

NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Hello from South Carolina
« on: April 29, 2018, 12:19:05 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

Brass and Other Cartridge Casings / Re: Questions regarding 45LC
« on: April 23, 2018, 06:22:24 PM »
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.

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