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General Discussion / Re: What Colt called them
« on: Today at 02:41:15 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: What Colt called them
« on: Today at 01:34:27 PM »
Colt's and Remington's pistols were occasionally referred to as revolvers in newspaper ads in the 1860s and '70s, but I can find no reference to anyone calling them that in news articles about shootings etc., until the 1890s.

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General Discussion / Re: What Colt called them
« on: Today at 09:33:22 AM »
Yes, and if you read period newspaper articles or books, you see thing like "Wild Bill pulled his pistol." You don't see the word revolver until the 1890s.

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At The Range! / Re: Antique Colt Range Report
« on: June 24, 2017, 05:45:16 PM »
Nice! I had a chance to buy a really nice one made in the early 1880s for $800 back in the early 1990s, but turned it down as I thought the price was to high. (??

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Tools and other trinkets / Re: Polish Cappers
« on: June 24, 2017, 05:14:30 PM »
Mike,

Here is the link on The Firing Line forum. You have to be a member to see this page. I often see Hawg and Fingers over there.

https://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6474606#post6474606

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Tools and other trinkets / Re: Polish Cappers
« on: June 24, 2017, 01:04:59 PM »
Thanks for the report mike. Over the past few months, I've watched the progress of these cappers being designed and finally finished on The Firing Line website. With your excellent post, I may look into getting one now.

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General Discussion / Re: Does anyone here shoot their BP revolvers?
« on: June 21, 2017, 01:14:45 PM »
My home is surrounded by thousands of acres of Bureau of Land Management land. That's mainly where I shoot. When I was visiting some friends in Texas a few years ago, I told them that I shoot on BLM land. They too had never heard of it. Almost 80% of nearby Nevada is BLM land.

Here is one of my favorite spots to shoot on BLM land:


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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Walker history
« on: June 16, 2017, 04:55:32 PM »
Very low volume. Kind of ironic, I'm right in the middle of editing my latest video on the Walker, a few of the same elements, but mine will have less talk and more action.

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Navy Models / Re: Gunbroker 1861 Navy "unusual grips"
« on: June 14, 2017, 08:16:03 PM »
You never know. Here is an engraving from an 1863 Harper's Weekly ad placed by Colt's main distributer in the U.S., Schuyler, Hartley & Graham. Appears to be an 1862 .36 Police model:


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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: Adjusting sights on Colts?
« on: June 06, 2017, 04:33:02 PM »
Who's the girl in the middle?

Mike
www.goonsgunworks.com
Follow me on Instagram @  goonsgunworks

Now that was funny!

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Welcome Wagon / Re: New Member from North Carolina
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:35:19 PM »
Welcome aboard! You'll find this forum a great source of information.

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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: If you love Colts
« on: June 04, 2017, 12:59:47 PM »
Sounds good.

I would like to trade.  My complete Greyboxer Walker, unfired with box/docs, for a Blackboxer same.

If n  anyone knows of a lead, please bark it out to me.

You contact this seller on Gunbroker:

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/652213461

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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: Adjusting sights on Colts?
« on: June 03, 2017, 07:30:55 PM »
Richard,

I'm sorry, I don't have a reference. I read that years ago in some gun book on Colts, the name of which escapes me now. I do have a photo that I took of an 1851 Navy that was abandoned sometime in the 1860s near my home and sat rusting in the desert for 150 years until it was recently found by one of my wife's coworkers. If you look closely, you can see the dovetail sight on it. Appears to be nickel.


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Tools and other trinkets / Re: Tripod
« on: June 03, 2017, 05:52:00 PM »
Hmm...I may have to look into getting one of those.

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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: Adjusting sights on Colts?
« on: June 03, 2017, 02:37:55 PM »
Colt did offer dovetail sights as a factory option back in the 1850s and '60s.

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