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Colt Capsuckers / Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« on: January 19, 2018, 10:05:16 PM »
Hi G Dog, how often do you shoot? My display Colts never suck a cap, my shooters do.

Since safe queens and wall hangers are problem free, it’s certainly a fair question.  I probably shoot 70 to 100 rounds a month of C&B and more if my boys are in town.
I put caps on slowly and carefully with a T/C straight line and go around again with a dowel or flat stick and get them pressed on good; not hard, just firmly.  With Remington’s I remember we got a 15 degree tilt so I try to keep things plumb with the cone and angled right (Colts are a shitload easier to cap in real low light, the cones being coaxial with the rest of the gun).
In forty+ years of this type of fun I have never had one get into the action (sucked).  Occasionally one will fall off the cone but travel along the cap slot and fall out clear of the gun.  Sometimes, but rarely, a cap will fall into the area between the hammer and the frame but will fall out on a tilt of the gun.  That leaves those boys that won’t fall out or shake loose.  For that I carry a surgical suture very thin nosed angled tool that will grab on to that cap and pull it right out.  I had to use it about two years ago and it pulled out that cap like a loose tooth, no problem (that was a Pietta Rem 5.5 made in 2011).

I have polished all the hammer faces so there is just nothing there to grab or snag onto.  When cocking for the next shot I let my thumb think about how smooth and well the hammer will clear contact with the spent cap … and it does.  That part is just vibes and karma, Cali style.  Think redneck Zen.

Colt Capsuckers / Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« on: January 01, 2018, 10:23:22 PM »
My Colts don’t suck nuthin and not the Rems nor the Griswold neether.  CCI 10’s and stock Pietta cones – a veritable lark.

[I know, lucky me - but that's how it is.]

Colt Collecting / Re: Fleet procurement, outfitting, shoot reports etc
« on: December 15, 2017, 08:00:37 PM »
Mystery revealed
No sale.  It was an exchange of courtesy, generosity and gratitude.

BPCR Reloading / Re: Another Antique Winchester Reloading Tool
« on: December 15, 2017, 07:57:09 PM »
You guys are N deep.  It’s fascinating.

Photo Gallery / Re: Display case
« on: December 14, 2017, 08:42:54 PM »
You both have good looking display cabinets.  That’s the optimal way to store handsome iron.  Good point about the necessity of them not being visible from outside.  Too bad – but that’s how it is.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: shootings
« on: December 14, 2017, 08:33:51 PM »
The Left doesn’t care about criminals – that’s part of their base.  They just want us reduced to the level of Palestinians – manageable and at worst only throwing rocks and fighting back with kitchen knives. 

Colt Collecting / Re: Fleet procurement, outfitting, shoot reports etc
« on: December 14, 2017, 06:09:48 PM »
Soooo, just when we're these guns listed as being for sale? Must have missed it.

Much ado over a mystery sale; I missed noticing it too for some reason.  Maybe I don’t apply enough attention to the details, or something.

Navy Models / Re: Another Misrepresentation On GB
« on: December 13, 2017, 08:15:02 PM »
Good question.  Yes.

See Jaxenro’s excellent site    --- 

“The barrel and cylinder are blued and the loading lever, frame and hammer have a casehardened finish.”

Right here with a fingers photo   ---,74.0.html

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Remington 1858 message board?
« on: December 12, 2017, 06:14:46 PM »
I am beginning to wonder if the added runaround is because the domains are gun related.  _;P

The truth of that could not possibly come as a surprise.  Being American traditional, legacy, firearm enthusiasts we are among the modernly thrice-accursed (to use a Jonnie Roper phrase in reference to anything C&B Colt). 

Thank you again for your efforts exerted on our behalf.  It can’t be easy.

Remington / Re: remington avenging angel
« on: December 12, 2017, 05:57:15 PM »
Lookin good there, Bruce.  Porter Rockwell would have been proud to pack that lil-numba.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Remington 1858 message board?
« on: December 12, 2017, 05:51:55 PM »
Hi Smokey - Thank you for your efforts on our behalf. 

WOG:  Westernized Oriental Gentleman.  A term of mostly British usage originating under the Raj.  They have had some experience in these matters and getting more all the time.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Remington 1858 message board?
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:12:55 PM »
Dear Mr. Smokey,

During current course of time staff is most diligently addressing problem of urgent natures - Rajesh will be thanking yourself very much please for very great display of patience, sirs.  We will soon show you do it for some many happiness of all parties concerned.

Yours most particularly and always smiling,


[No wonder Smokey sounds pissed. Wogs.] L@J

Welcome Wagon / Re: Newbie again
« on: December 12, 2017, 12:36:04 PM »
That Manhattan is a beauty and Mike did his usual excellent work.  Those two items together make quite a rig. 

Len – Maybe post (somewhere) that good photo of your recent Rem .36 DA and the original Remington 1858, the one with the ruler between them (IMG_2177).  It’s a really valuable comparative study of their relative sizes. 

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 1858 Forum is down
« on: December 11, 2017, 12:27:41 PM »
I haven’t noticed any “sharks” at Remington or any wanabe experts either (well, maybe one  ::)).  But some of those guys are experts, just like here. 

General Discussion / Re: 1858 rem forum
« on: December 11, 2017, 12:11:50 PM »
Here's to ya, Mad Dog.   )l_

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