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Police Models / Re: 62 police question
« on: October 16, 2017, 09:25:29 PM »
For town, a .36 is obviously adequate but out in the baddies a .44 would be more to the point.

Army Models / Re: .454 or .457
« on: October 16, 2017, 07:23:20 PM »
I almost always load on the gun so I consistently use .454 on Pietta Remington and 1860ís. Iíll occasionally use .457 on Colt with the pinion loading lever but on a Remington .457 is overly tight and a bent loading lever pin would not be any fun at all.

Extra bearing surface is always good but especially on the shorty Pietta Remington 5.5Ē the use of .457ís is not worth the effort.  Anyway, .457 is for Rugerís.

Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Gotta have a 2nd Gen Walker
« on: October 01, 2017, 11:16:20 AM »
Sorry Mr. President, but I donít have time to talk right now, my Walker shipment just arrived and I really half to open that box, now.  Iíll get back to ya later Ö Click. 

Spiller & Burr / Re: sight regulation
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:08:37 PM »
Judging from the Spiller ownerís comments over time here it seems that shooting high is endemic to that mod.

Projectiles / Re: modifies Lee bullets.
« on: September 30, 2017, 07:44:14 PM »
For my only brasser (Pietta Griswold .36 - the first one, almost six months now) the loads are kept low at 16/17 grains and at that level of charge a heavier conical never seemed justified.  A potential squib problem is concerning, too.

So, having never done it, my opinion lacks any basis in background or experience.  Iíll stick with round-ball though and conserve Navy size conical for steel frames, especially now in view of Hawgís observation.

Army Models / Re: New to me Uberti 1860 fluted
« on: September 30, 2017, 09:41:28 AM »
I miss every gun I ever sold, even when at a very handsome profit.  The only Ďdealsí I donít regret are when I made a gift of one.

General Discussion / Re: Favorite Quotes in 'Blackpowder' shows/movies
« on: September 30, 2017, 09:34:36 AM »
ĒWell, I guess we canít all be great heroes - like me and George Washington.Ē
                                                                                                   --    Augustus McCrea

General Discussion / Re: What s your favorite target?
« on: September 27, 2017, 11:53:40 AM »
Sassy bandits, angry mountain lions and chunks of scrap lumber.  Big coffee cans too and given the caffeine consumption around here there are always plenty of those.

I donít do paper these days.  Paper targets are good for Ďdialing-iní but lack that cathartic element.  As Gertrude Stein said of Oakland, ďthereís no there thereĒ.  I prefer my targets to act hit.

Army Models / Re: New to me Uberti 1860 fluted
« on: September 26, 2017, 08:12:46 PM »
I am very partial to a full flute 1860.  To the extent that one can conger a favorite I think they are my favorite.   

Does it seem that your new one has been shot much?  The finish looks low miles as if it has not been out or about very often or maybe that's just how the charcoal bluing wears (?).
A little matching stain on that wood and the ding will look like a beauty mark of character.  It would be fun if guns could talk.

A nice and maybe highly fortunate pick up - congrats both ways.

Colt Automatics / Re: Refinishing
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:45:06 AM »

But ...  the old worn finish is growing in me it just has that I've been used but cared for look

That describes my own favorite look on a gun; when it begins to take on its own personal character.   I got a well-used Combat Commander damp in Yucatan during a hurricane season in the 70ís and it pitted a little on top of the slide.  Sent it to Colt Co. for a reblue and it came back looking brand new Ė like right out of the box brand new.  They did a fine job but I really missed the worn way it was.  Well-worn and properly cared for is (for my tastes) the top aesthetic look on a handgun.  Besides, safe queens donít look quite right when pulled afield for business purposes (it's nearly an invitation to get laughed at).

I agree with omark.  Just leave it be.

Navy Models / Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 (Sheriff ?) renamed Marine 44
« on: September 20, 2017, 06:38:37 PM »
Hi Hewy Ė my reference was only to that .40 X-gun pictured above.  Your new one can be lifted up and shot any time you say when.  Thatís real enough for anybody.  I like the looks of that thing and itís a power house too. 

A Navy grip frame on a .44 makes a lot of sense - as later designs would demonstrate (around about 1873).  Yours would have made quite a coat-pocket gun back in the day.  I like it and am pleased you do too.

Navy Models / Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 (Sheriff ?) renamed Marine 44
« on: September 20, 2017, 12:50:29 PM »

Yep, ďprototypeĒ.  It hasnít earned a more specific designation until it goes into production and gets used. 

Navy Models / Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 (Sheriff ?) renamed Marine 44
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:19:45 PM »
Very handsome, Hewy.  Congratulations on that.  What is your anticipated projectile and powder make/load for the upcoming shoot?  Pietta has sure upped their game in the last few years; itís a beautiful life.  Good pics too.  Nice score, bud.

Navy Models / Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« on: September 17, 2017, 06:07:56 PM »
Thinking that the .36 is a little light in throw weight, it seems .40 would have been a very effective and nearly ideal caliber.  Half way between .36 and .44 would make a nice light but powerful handgun.  I wish Colt had produced those.

Navy Models / Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« on: September 12, 2017, 01:44:25 PM »
Well OK, but that Navy is a .44 and there werenít none until the Italians had their brain storm and invented them.  Me, I got to have some history built into mine.  But if it floats yer stick - well and good.  Itís pretty though and does look like fun, Iíll admit it.  Congrats. 

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