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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: How do you earn a living?
« on: July 10, 2019, 06:53:33 AM »
I am a meat cutter.

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Navy Models / Re: New 1851 navy made in 1861
« on: July 07, 2019, 04:12:25 PM »
It would be funny if they made extra heavy after market springs for the repros. It would kinda make sense though.

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Navy Models / Re: 1st Generation Colt's
« on: July 07, 2019, 04:07:40 PM »
Great looking Colt's. I am very much looking forward to a range report.

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Navy Models / Re: New 1851 navy made in 1861
« on: July 07, 2019, 03:58:07 PM »
Congrats, very nice Navy. Looks to be in great shape and not over-buffed.

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Navy Models / Re: London Navy
« on: June 30, 2019, 02:26:55 PM »
It looks great. I like all the trigger guards be they brass, steel or plated. My favorite is probably the silver plated squareback but they all look neat.

EMF sells a .36 caliber steel frame London Navy: https://www.emf-company.com/store/pc/1851-Navy-London-Casehardened-Steel-36-7-1-2-110p1813.htm

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Walkers & Dragoons / Walker video
« on: June 24, 2019, 08:50:22 PM »
This is a Walker video you might not have seen, since it does not have the word "Walker" in the title. At about 5 or 6 minutes in there is a chronograph test.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOPsLSc1hfc

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Remington / Re: Santa Barbara
« on: June 24, 2019, 08:45:39 PM »
Sah-wheet! Nice score!

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Trapdoor Rifles / Re: Trapdoors in general
« on: June 24, 2019, 08:40:55 PM »
I have seen originals in very nice condition selling for less than what some of the repro single shots cost. It sounds like a neat rifle to own and shoot.

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Trapdoor Rifles / Trapdoors in general
« on: June 23, 2019, 10:59:57 AM »
 What do you think of Trapdoor rifles? Is it a good design? Are they prone to fouling issues such as jamming or losing accuracy after just a short number of rounds? How accurate are they? I don't know much about them and I was just wondering how they compare to other single shot rifles like Sharps and Hi-Walls.

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Pocket Models / Re: Colt finish variations on the 2nd Gens
« on: June 19, 2019, 08:00:39 AM »
With the originals I believe oiled was the military finish and varnished was civilian.

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Remington / Re: Santa Barbara
« on: June 12, 2019, 07:54:53 PM »
Congrats, Captain. Here is something I found in a description of a Santa Barbara that was for sale, I don't know what kind of metal that is but I guess it's supposed to be pretty strong:

Product Description
44 BP; 100% blue, mint bore, mint grips, 8'' barrel, Brand new and in the original factory box with factory serialized certificate of Guarantee paperwork, as well as a tempered steel nipple wrench. Hands down, E.N. Santa Barbara's 1859 Remington New Model Army is- for the well informed, the rarest and most sought after" Holy Grail " of all the past and present 1859 New Model ARMY Remington reproductions out there. Do your research on this rare 1971 introduced revolver- you may never have heard of this Spanish manufacture, yet they were in business for almost 500 years- as Empresa Nacional Santa Barbara De Industrias Miltares S.A. Ini (The Spanish National Weapons Factories) and now part of General Dynamics Corporation. What makes this the Holy Grail: Santa Barbara 1859s were precision hand fitted and made of the highest quality steels in contrast to all others- who all sold for much less. SB-1859s deep blue finish and classic wooden handle scales combine to create a harmonious overall accurate rendition of a Remington NEW MODEL ARMY. Its perfect workmanship, down to the last detail, was all in following the old time art of weapons production. The firearms inside parts and outside is manufactured of alloyed tempered steel, 42Cr Mo4 according to DIN 17200, which is also used for highly stressed parts such as connecting rods, gear parts and gears. The cylinder was also made of alloyed tempered steel, 34CrMo4 according to DIN 17200, this material can be found in axles of motor vehicles. As a complete package, this revolver was designed for high volume usage and match accuracy, to this day the most sought after for competition. Indeed, a rare and unquestionable precision revolver here…brand new, priced at far less than market value- give us a call., http://www.santa-barbara-1858.org pp , s/n 145xx

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Update: I took a bolt out of a new Uberti '51 and tried it in this 2nd Gen. The Uberti bolt dropped right in and timed correctly as best I can tell. It also improved the chamber to bore alignment, it's still not perfect but it's better. This made me confident enough to shoot the gun and I fired about 4 or 5 cylinders worth. The gun shot fine and it was pretty accurate. I didn't really have time to really check accuracy but it seemed to do about 2" at 15 yards. The POI was about 6" high and 2" right at 15 yards.

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Army Models / Re: Revolver ball/bullet lube (historic)?
« on: June 09, 2019, 07:44:58 PM »
Reading this thread again, since the last time I posted I seem to remember that the instructions for a certain European percussion revolver said that one should be sure to apply lube over the balls when loading. I don't remember what revolver it was and it was just something I read on the internet so I don't know if it's true.

Kry, that sounds like a very interesting read.

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General Discussion / Re: What's on your wish list for 2019?
« on: June 09, 2019, 11:44:08 AM »
That's awesome mazo.

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Navy Models / Re: Colt 2nd Gen 1851 Navy
« on: June 08, 2019, 07:04:39 PM »
Sourdough, I never get tired of that pic. You can call it a fantasy gun but I think what happened is a Leech and Rigdon busted it's gripframe and the local gunsmith just happened to have an old 1851 Navy Squareback in his parts box.

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