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Colt Automatics / Re: Refinishing
« on: Today at 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. 

General Discussion / Re: Hickock / Tutt video
« on: September 11, 2017, 11:43:54 AM »
Thatís a good vid; Bellevueís usually are. 

Did any witnesses ever say how many guns Hickok was carrying that day?  If two, then they were probably Navies but if only one then a Dragoon is likely.

Were there any reports as to where Tuttís shot landed?  He obviously missed his target but I wonder by how much.

One moral to be drawn here:  Never bring a Tutt to a Hickok fight.

General Discussion / Re: Goofy things in movies, shows and Audio books
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:09:04 PM »
O ooo K .

I donít watch none of that - but Iím still happy you boys enjoy yer picher shows.        ::)

General Discussion / Re: First time shooter
« on: September 10, 2017, 08:49:32 PM »
not so safe as to be dangerous.  Like some kind of backwards dynamic.

As in dangerously safe.

Agreed.  But, may the Good Guys always remain safely dangerous.

General Discussion / Re: "Historically Correct" is a misnomer
« on: September 09, 2017, 11:11:41 AM »
Does anyone here shoot historically correct BP revolvers with historically correct loadings?


Sure.  Most of us here do.

One could narrow the definition of Ďhistorically correctí to the point where only an original would fit that definition.  If an arm is a reasonable facsimile of its original then I would call it HC.  Any reproduction is going to be only an approximation of the original.  How close is close enough is an open question and subject to the judgment of each individual owner but there is some consensus as to whatís in the ball park and a legit attempt at being fer real.  Thatís the standard I use.

Overall configuration, size, proportion, weight and visual characteristics are the benchmarks.  Screw thread size and stuff donít mean nothin.

General Discussion / Re: First time shooter
« on: September 02, 2017, 08:30:53 PM »
Iíve never met a lady or girl that did not REALLY like shooting a 51 Navy.  Even some of those leftoid leaning granola girls we keep out here had to admit ÖĒthatís soo coolĒ.


Lead casting / Re: Glutton for punishment
« on: August 29, 2017, 04:37:29 PM »
No need to modify Pietta & Uberti loading port for loading conicals using heeled based bullets.


Hi, it's hard to believe that this comment didn't draw some comments..


Iíve never had any desire to modify the loading port area of my Colt or Remington Piettas.  I use a 190 grain Accurate Mold bullet bought from an acquaintance who owns that mold.  They work very well in paper carts or with just loose powder. 

Griswold & Gunnison / Re: Historically Correct G & G's
« on: August 24, 2017, 03:08:15 PM »
I think the guy spent a lot of time on this. Best one I have seen yet.


I agree.  That was someoneís labor of love.  He has also rounded out the bottom front of the receiver area too so as to give it an even greater Griswold look.  Started with an octagon barrel too, imagine.  I had not known that to be done, until now. 

I got a new Pietta G&G in April and have taken a real interest in that mod.  At this point I donít understand how I had been getting by without one.

At The Range! / Re: My Range
« on: August 24, 2017, 02:15:43 PM »
Great set ssb.  That gear puts a positive new spin on the notion of a ďtarget rich environmentĒ.  Iím especially partial to that pig though.  That porcine silhouette really invites a pistol shot. 

Navy Models / Re: Colt Percussion Navy May 1843 On GB
« on: August 22, 2017, 01:44:49 PM »

Unless the story and apology is also a con.


I think we can bet on it.  A con is gona con and this one can't even keep his story straight, which is standard for that type.

First, Ol Sourdough and then Bruce, really did count coup on mr. snake.  Very satisfying!  Good work, men.

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