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Offline mike116

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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2015, 05:03:33 AM »
I own and shoot anything that strikes my fancy.   I have Colt, Remington and other designs.   Johnnie Roper not withstanding I have not been enjoying the Remington forum as much lately.   Maybe that is being reflected here.   I expect things will settle down and I will return to posting on the Remington board again, so until then I'll try to keep my disappointment with that forum out of my comments here. 

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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2015, 08:07:11 AM »
Hi, IMO the best thing we can do for this message board is that anytime there is a post on a Colt on the Remmy board invite the poster to post their Colt posting here. A little confession is required by me. I started this thread to juice up the troops to post more. That worked. I would miss this message board if it closed.

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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2015, 08:52:51 AM »
I kinda thought that was the case Richard.  It did work and I'm happy about it.   I have always posted on both boards but you are right,  there is a lot of Colt discussion going on in other places that would fit here perfectly.

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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2015, 11:01:44 AM »
Invite away, lads. Anyone who is already a member in good standing over there will be automatically registered by myself without having to go through the verification process.
In fact, that's probably the best thing you all could do for this board...if you see an opening, make the extra step. I've made numerous appeals to the membership over there, but they don't always get read, or go to the bottom of the heap over time.
And a personal invite is almost always taken as bearing more weight than a general 'blanket post' call to arms.
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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2015, 10:31:10 PM »
Every time I use a Colt I'm learning something.

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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2015, 03:30:20 AM »
Every time I use a Colt I'm learning something.

Hi Dellbert, interesting point. Most any inexperienced person can use an 1858 Remington, but to effectively use a Colt requires some experience and a good understanding of the Colt's theory of operation. The Colt can be initially very frustrating to a newbie, cap sucking being the biggest hurdle, the wedge the second. However, once mastered, the Colt is a naturally pointing handgun with exceptional accuracy. The removable barrel of the Colt allows easy cleaning and inspection of the barrel.

IMO the Colts are for real men, the Remmies for boys. Take that Johnnie.  (@+ (@+ (@+

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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2015, 06:49:49 AM »
Well,
 A properly set up open top will out run a Remie many times over. They will easily shoot 50-60 rounds without binding. I know of one fellow that got 160+ rounds each .  .  . no cap jams .  .  .  no binding .  .  .  .  from a pair of open tops  .  .  .  .  over a weeks time , with nothing more than wiping down the exterior at the end of the day, no disassembly.
 Can't argue with that!!
 Open tops can be as reliable as any modern handgun.

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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2015, 07:30:15 AM »
Dragoon, based on what I have heard from reports by others, the set up that you do to a Colt using your advanced experience and understanding of mechanics and tolerances of the design does in fact make them just as reliable as a  modern handgun.

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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2015, 08:50:31 AM »
Yep Scooby,  I have heard the same thing.  I have been trying to decide which one of my guns I would like to have worked over by Mike.   I want to see first hand what Mike does with an open top.   I'm just afraid if I have one done I will want to send more.   I have a Pietta 1860 Army that needs some help.   Maybe I should send him that one.

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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2015, 01:27:02 AM »
Richard! we need to put Johnnie to rest. No reason to drag it out. Don't think he'll show up here. *k)

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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2016, 05:30:38 PM »
I normally don't visit the forums in the first section (such as this one: The Suggestion Box) but finally noticed the title and the Q by ssb73q and was surprised: he has posted a bit more than I have and I enjoy his posts and respond in kind.

I normally go to the next section first and look for new posts on the various pistol categories. I, for one, am interested in historic info on all Colt type C&B revolvers, original, replica, or "fantasy". I'm a newbie and am striving to build my library in order to discuss things intelligently. I enjoy this forum immensely and, to those who wish it goes away, my Q is: where the hell are you gonna go to discuss such things? 1858 Remmy? Colt Forum? TFR? THR?

I am not downing those sites a bit. This forum and this http://blackpowdersmoke.com/revolvers/index.php is where it is at, IMO.

What is needed is for folks to stop lurking and post good information for study, whether it is original Colts, replica Colts, Confederate copies, Pockets, Walkers, Dragoons, 1855's, et al, and include documentation. It is all interesting to folks like me who crave something new.

IMO, don't worry if what you post may not be correct. If you are wrong, most of the old-timers will chide you politely, and NO ONE on this forum is an absolute expert.

I will do my best insofar as that goes. I am outta here and will concentrate on the specific categories in the second section.

Jim

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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2016, 02:17:26 PM »
Sorry if Im intruding as a newbie here. 
Fun, knowledgeable tic for tac is a useful part of any entertaining and/or educational conversation  ...But..true bickering about these ancient revolvers? Just plain silly IMO.


Took a young friend out shooting a couple times ...hes a tinkerer, into old locks n other mechanical things. We shot a bunch of my guns and as I predicted, he was AS interested in solving issues, experimenting with loads, taking them apart, etc as he was flawlessly firing six shots dead on target.  Month later, I got a text from him with a pic of an AR that he proudly milled out. First gun hes owned and he had not shot it yet...he wanted to go shooting...go figure.  We shot all his ammo and then he proceeded to load and shoot my good old problematic cap n ball pistols for a couple hours...with the biggest grin on his face.  Curiosity, logic, fun ...combine em and you really got SOMETHING  :)

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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2016, 03:11:50 PM »
Sorry if Im intruding as a newbie here. 
Not at all! Jump right in.
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Re: What's the point of having this message board?
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2016, 11:08:00 PM »
bickering about these ancient revolvers? Just plain silly IMO.

Itís not Ďbickeringí really, nor silly either.  Itís more in the nature of the perennial Chevy/Ford discussion, only way more important and interesting.  Itíll never end.  And long life to it, too.  Coltís and Remís go together like peas and carrots.  I just love fussiní over em with a highly knowledgeable and good natured outfit (meaning all of you-uns).
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