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Messages - Fingers McGee

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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: SliX-Shot nipples
« on: March 14, 2017, 10:02:36 AM »
Not all nipples are created equal.  The Paterson obviously uses a shorter nipple than a later model Colt replica.  Have you tried the Slix Shots on another Pietta in your collection - an 1851 or 1860?  And, what was the result?When the SlixShots first came out, there was a problem with nipples too long for some models and manufacture dates.  Pietta Patersons may fall into that category.

I would not shoot the pistol with the hammer hitting the nipple.  You will peen the nipples and damage the face of the hammer.  Don't ask me how I know.  You can cut the face of the hammer back to compensate for the length of the nipples if you desire.

General Discussion / Re: My "Keeper" Collection
« on: March 11, 2017, 02:04:00 PM »
Nice set of 'keepers'. 

Tucker & Sherrard / Re: Tucker and Sherrard on Gunbroker
« on: March 07, 2017, 04:47:37 PM »
Yep, you've got a fugitive case and accessories out there somewhere.

Tucker & Sherrard / Re: Tucker and Sherrard on Gunbroker
« on: March 07, 2017, 09:41:21 AM »
Uberti sold them both as individual pistols and cased sets.  The 400 cased sets that were made had a T prefixed serial number.  My cased set is T64. 

Tucker & Sherrard / Re: Tucker and Sherrard on Gunbroker
« on: March 05, 2017, 09:12:15 PM »
Looks pretty good.  Price is too high IMNSHO.  I paid significantly less than the opening bid about 2 1/2 years ago - But then, I kinda stole it.  Last couple that sold went for less also.

General Discussion / Re: Farthest Revolver Target and Hit It
« on: March 03, 2017, 09:59:04 AM »
Side match at a SASS match in 2010 or 2011 - don't remember which - shooting off hand duelist, managed four out of five hits (twice) on a 75 yard steel buffalo target with a SS 1851 Navy, 24 gr fffg BP, wonder wad & .380 rb RB. 

Hi Fingers, it will be interesting on how Mike makes out with your Paterson. It may be just one revolver a bit too far even for him.  ;)


I sure hope not.  I'd really like to shoot it.

Hi, what is the worst BP replica revolver you have ever experienced?

So far, my most worst replica BP revolver is the Pietta Paterson. I have posted information on the inability to get Uberti parts, but it seems that the Pietta Patterson isn't any better.

What is the worst BP replica revolver you have ever experienced?


Same-o Same-o - Pietta Paterson that I bought used - or at least it was dirty - I don't think it ever was used as in shot at a target or anything like that.  Main spring pops off the triggerguard and it overrotates and won't lock up.   

Mike has it now to try to make it work right.  I wish him all the luck in the world.


Walkers & Dragoons / Re: THE SEARCH IS ON 2nd model Dragoon.....
« on: February 25, 2017, 01:44:46 PM »
Sounds a little cumbersome to me.  I have never resized a photo that I've downloaded to Photobucket. The procedure I use is:

1.  Find the picture you want and place the cursor over the three bars then select share.
2.  When the share the photo box come up, click on direct.  It'll say copied.
3.  Go to the forum reply screen and click the "Insert Image" Icon.
4.  Make sure your cursor is between the middle brackets and press paste.

Easy peasy.  The forum software automatically resizes the photo.

General Discussion / Re: Stainless Steel Uberti Colt's
« on: February 23, 2017, 08:56:35 PM »
Still looking for some of these.  Who out there knows where there any to be had

General Discussion / Re: What is your most accurate BP revolver
« on: February 23, 2017, 08:54:43 PM »
My Goonerized 2nd Generation Colt 1861 Navies.  They have both been known to cut a playing card at 10 yards

General Discussion / Re: Which would you choose?
« on: February 22, 2017, 09:54:00 AM »
Ya much as I love my 1861s......................and 1851s................. the lil ol 86 grain roundball could be a little anemic............. depending on what was comin after me.  I'm a gessin the ASM 3rd Model Dragoon with shoulder stock that Mike tuned up for me; ................ Loaded with 40 grains of fffg under a kaido bullet, would be the go to defensive tool.

Media Matters / Re: New series
« on: February 21, 2017, 04:38:03 PM »
Looks like it's worth watching!!


It sure does.

Walkers & Dragoons / Re: THE SEARCH IS ON 2nd model Dragoon.....
« on: February 19, 2017, 11:08:06 AM »
Hell, I bought two Dragoons within two months last year. How sick is THAT? (jh

Not near as sick as some - I only bought 3 Dragoons, a LeMat and pocket Navy last year.

Walkers & Dragoons / Re: THE SEARCH IS ON 2nd model Dragoon.....
« on: February 18, 2017, 08:51:03 AM »
OK I pulled the trigger, expect it to be here by next Friday.
Next time I ask for help.....please stop me.

I'm afraid the only help you can expect from this bunch, Chris, is choosing one over another.  Once you succumb you are doomed forever.    ($! ($!

As an aside - I've never had a problem buying from Gunbroker - everything I've ever gotten from a seller there has been exactly as described - or better.  The newly obtained Garibaldi Dragoon is an example of much better than described.  With that said, I ask questions and pass on iffy descriptions and lack of pictures. 

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