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Conversions / Re: Fresh Pics Of My 1860 Richards/Mason
« Last post by mike116 on Today at 03:00:38 PM »
Glad you revived this thread Dave.   I missed it somehow in July.   I have the same model wit a 5 1/2 inch barrel.  Wish I had found one in 7 1/2,  it adds to the fine look of the revolver.   
Conversions / Re: Fresh Pics Of My 1860 Richards/Mason
« Last post by ShotgunDave on Today at 02:38:17 PM »
Scooby, I know this is an old post, but that is a beautiful pistol! I want one very badly. Far more beautiful than any SAA in my humble opinion.

Beautiful pictures too.
General Discussion / Re: Does anyone here shoot their BP revolvers?
« Last post by Steamburn on Today at 12:46:10 PM »
At least once a month at one of the indoor shooting ranges here, Gator Gun and Archery in West Palm Beach.  They are very accomodating and they send me to the rifle range (max 25 yrds) that has great ventilation, but I have to keep the pace down so as not to smoke in all the place.
Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Aging a Dragoon
« Last post by ShotgunDave on Today at 10:23:37 AM »
I totally agree with you guys. I could never bring myself to do this to a nice, original finish gun. This Dragoon was anything but that.

If it had been in decent shape, I probably would have just sorted the barrel out and re-blued it. But the rest of the gun needed help too. The frame was freckled with rust, as was the cylinder. Whoever had it before I did, didn't take very good care of it. So addressing the rust on the frame would have removed most, if not all of the CCH. That would have left me trying to figure out what to do with it. Bluing the frame would have been out of the question. That just never looks right. So for me, the only viable option was aging.

I am hoping to make it to the store today to get some oven cleaner to strip the grips with. Then it will look a lot better. What I'd really like to do is, use the pieces of elk antler I have to fashion grips out of for this gun. I don't think they're big enough to use though.
General Discussion / Re: Period correct
« Last post by valforgettaboutit on Today at 10:00:58 AM »
Does handgun shooting where there is an infinite amount of ammo also bother you?


Oh definitely. For all it's faults plot / story wise I give a lot of credit to the guy who directed Way of the Gun. In the director's commentary he mentions making the actors count every 7 shots and reload their 1911's during the last big fight in the movie. Of course they're magically carrying about 15 mags apiece put you gotta take what you can get accuracy wise.
Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Aging a Dragoon
« Last post by ssb73q on Today at 09:03:52 AM »
Hi Kirk, I suspect that an "aged" revolver appeals to re-enactors where the original charcoal blue wore off quickly from period correct revolvers. I would never artificially age a revolver with a good original finish, but see aging a path to produce a very appealing period correct replica from a distressed finished gun. I like the look of Dave's revolver compared to the look of the distressed original.

Other Models / Re: Richard is getting a LeMat
« Last post by ssb73q on Today at 08:53:51 AM »
Hi Kirk, the barrel comes off the revolver very easily simply by dropping a lever and unscrewing the barrel. When I get the LeMat I will remove all the loading lever hardware, store that hardware, and shoot the LeMat by loading the cylinder off the revolver. I'll keep my eyes open for used LeMat extra cylinders.

I ordered an extra set of delicate parts that may fail in the future and new screws so I can keep the LeMat pristine. The first thing I will do is to tear down the LeMat and inspect the internals. The LeMat is coming from a fellow member that takes excellent care of his firearms so I don't expect any issues. The internals will then be stoned and tuned to have the LeMat working like an expensive swiss watch.

Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Aging a Dragoon
« Last post by Captainkirk on Today at 08:22:46 AM »
Oh yes Capt, I'm very familiar with your Dragoon! I read through all the threads pertaining to it. That's a very nice piece Sir!

Thank you!
Yours has shaped up quite nicely, too. While I love a pristine, new looking gun and can't bring myself to 'relic' an new piece, I sure love the worn/beat-up look. It's like an old pair of jeans.
General Discussion / Re: Period correct
« Last post by LonesomePigeon on Today at 06:49:44 AM »
"Does handgun shooting where there is an infinite amount of ammo also bother you?"

Yes. It bothers me more than incorrect guns.
General Discussion / Re: Period correct
« Last post by G Dog on January 22, 2019, 08:33:56 PM »
... but overall I liked the show.

Alright then, I'll check it out. 
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