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Forum Information / Re: We are moving!!!
« Last post by BOOMSTICK BRUCE on Today at 07:51:33 AM »
Awesome! Thanks!
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Forum Information / Re: We are moving!!!
« Last post by Smokey on Today at 07:29:50 AM »
When set up:
blackpowder.xyz/1858remington
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Forum Information / Re: We are moving!!!
« Last post by BOOMSTICK BRUCE on Today at 06:44:41 AM »
sooo, whats the new web address???
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Forum Information / We are moving!!!
« Last post by Smokey on Today at 05:18:10 AM »
Our new domain is blackpowder.xyz. This is due to the gross incompetence of our current domain registrar, Netfirms.com. I have been contantly delayed by these idiots for 6 days while trying to get our sister forum, The 1858 Remington forum.
Please make a note of this change. Blackpowdersmoke.com could disappear any moment. Once the kings of drag ass free our domains from this red tape nightmare, blackpowdersmoke.com and 1858remington will be forwarded to our new location. However, the idiots at Netfirms may take blackpowdersomoke.com down before the issue is resolved.
Since 1858 Remington is down, it will be setup first, this forum will be second. Iam not sure if the news function works on this site, but every possible effort will be made to fix it and to contact all members.
I will be at the doctor today, so I have free time. My goal is to have the 1858 Remington Forum back online at its new location today!!!
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 1858 Forum is down
« Last post by Fingers McGee on December 13, 2017, 08:35:31 PM »
Sorry to hear of the disgruntled members here. It is okay to put the sharks in line.
Anyway, love it or hate it, the 1858 Remington Forum will be back online soon.

Well, I for one will be very gruntled when the yahooos involved get their act together
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Navy Models / Re: Another Misrepresentation On GB
« Last post by G Dog 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.”

http://percussionrevolvers.com/index.php?topic=385.0

Right here with a fingers photo   ---
http://blackpowdersmoke.com/colt/index.php/topic,74.0.html
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Navy Models / Re: Another Misrepresentation On GB
« Last post by LonesomePigeon on December 13, 2017, 07:28:39 PM »
I wonder, did the original Leech & Rigdon even have color case hardening?
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 1858 Forum is down
« Last post by mazo kid on December 13, 2017, 06:43:06 PM »
Good to hear. Hope the Colt forum keeps going too.
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Remington / Re: Pietta color case hardened 1858
« Last post by Hawg on December 13, 2017, 10:59:12 AM »
I had one of those but was forced to sell it. They are nice. The action was the smoothest I've ever had with an out of the box C&B.

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Remington / Re: Pietta color case hardened 1858
« Last post by ssb73q on December 13, 2017, 10:13:32 AM »
Hi, I know this is an old thread, but there is now some work being done on the Pietta Color Case Hardened (CCH) Remington 1858. As most are aware the replica BP revolvers shoot high. I want to bring the poi=poa @25yds of my CCH 1858 using conversion cylinders with .45 Colt.

Trying to remove the original soldered in front sight proved problematic. Some have the sight just fall out from shooting, but even torquing with a vise grip had the sight refuse to budge. Sight metal just peeled away leaving the sight intact. I then bent the narrow part until that part of the sight broke off. The remainder was removed using a dremel sanding drum. A large 1/4" washer was placed over the sight base to protect the barrel bluing from getting hurt during the sanding. The hardened sight dovetailing tool was used to create the front sight dovertail.

The dovetail roughed in:



The color case hardening of this revolver is beautiful beyond description. All the Photoshitbucket photos of this revolver were lost. I will take some new photos and post them after a new brass sight is installed in the revolver.

Regards,
Richard
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