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Right or Left Hand Rifling Twist??
« on: January 10, 2016, 05:38:44 AM »
Hi, I had understood that most all original Colt BP revolvers had a left hand rifling twist. All my Pietta Colt replicas have a right hand twist. All my Uberti Colt replicas have a left hand twist.

Does the twist direction make any difference for shooting?
What is the twist direction of your Colt BP revolvers?

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Re: Right or Left Hand Rifling Twist??
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2016, 08:25:09 PM »
Right or left hand twist as viewed from the muzzle end or the breech end, Richard?
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Re: Right or Left Hand Rifling Twist??
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 04:51:10 AM »
Right or left hand twist as viewed from the muzzle end or the breech end, Richard?

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Re: Right or Left Hand Rifling Twist??
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 07:27:07 AM »
Twist direction makes no difference.

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Re: Right or Left Hand Rifling Twist??
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 08:16:54 AM »
Hi Hawg, I seem to recall that the 1911 was designed with a left hand twist to torque the grip when shooting into the hand of right handed shooters for better control. I guess that may also apply to revolvers?

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Re: Right or Left Hand Rifling Twist??
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2016, 10:25:11 AM »
Hi Hawg, I seem to recall that the 1911 was designed with a left hand twist to torque the grip when shooting into the hand of right handed shooters for better control. I guess that may also apply to revolvers?

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I guess that's possible but the bullet/ball doesn't care which way it spins.