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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2015, 07:05:10 PM »
Out of the majority, the one that was never HC was a brass Remington. The Confederacy never issued one.
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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2015, 07:46:38 PM »
I like all brass revolvers --- just so long as they are historically authentic.  Absent that Iím not too interested.  But as Fingers noted above, anything will do for just having some fun, and  a .44 brass Navy or Rem is still  C&B.  Just that alone gets some points.

I like those Spiller & Burr too. 



   

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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2015, 07:54:15 PM »
They're pretty.

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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2015, 10:03:40 PM »
They're pretty.

But tiny. Like holding a cap gun.
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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2016, 10:43:28 AM »
Out of the majority, the one that was never HC was a brass Remington. The Confederacy never issued one.

With all the brass Colt copies during the war it makes you wonder if the Remington had any fans at all. The South made the Spiller and Burr which was a copy of the Whitney so why no Remington copies? Seems to me everybody liked the Colt design but not the Remington. ???

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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2016, 06:36:00 PM »
Let's remember, outside the Beals, the "1858 Remington" models weren't issued until 1863, two years before the war's end. The Confederacy had a lot longer to play with the Whitney, 1851 Navy and Dragoon designs (among others). If they had made a brass Remmy, by the time it was issued the war would have been over.
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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2016, 07:00:03 PM »
I have nothing against brass frames, per se. But I'd want my brass frame revolver to be a model that was actually made with a brass frame back then.

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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2016, 08:46:49 PM »
Three most popular:
Griswold & Gunnison
Spiller and Burr
Schneider & Glassick

All three were a bronze alloy (not brass) and issued in .36 caliber. None of them had roll-engraved cylinders (all were plain). There may have been more but these are the three most common models.
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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2016, 09:30:19 PM »
And the only ones you'll find reproductions of

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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2017, 01:15:10 PM »
I really like the look of my brass Pietta 1851. I don't shoot (go ahead, have fun with that. I don't mind.) but I like to buy a pistol every now and then when one catches my eye. Personally, I think the brassers make better display pistols than their steel-frame counterparts. But that's just my opinion.
Like I said, I don't shoot 'em, so the brass-vs-steel frame strength concerns aren't a big deal to me.

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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2017, 03:47:09 PM »
Why doncha shoot'em? They're more fun that way. :-*

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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2017, 05:48:08 PM »
Just curious...why don't you shoot them?
No rule saying you have do, just wondering?
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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2017, 12:04:56 AM »
ill jump on the bandwagon... why not shoot them?
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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2017, 12:20:49 PM »

Both of my wrists have been fused and any kind of shock to either wrist is extremely painful. Like finger-in-a-light-socket painful, or slam-your-hand-in-a-car-door painful. The kind of pain that you think, yeah, I don't wanna do that again anytime soon.
Could I shoot smaller caliber stuff? Probably. But I really like black powder pistols so I buy the ones I like. Look at the time I save in not needing to clean them.
That said, I wouldn't mind buying a cartridge conversion cylinder for my Walker. You know, just in case I was in the mood to shove my finger in a light socket. 😁
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Re: The Great, Great Brasser Debate
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2017, 05:22:31 PM »
Sorry to hear about your wrist issues, that's a bummer for shooting. 

Do lighter loads in small calibers present the same issue?  Pocket models or light load .36's, that sort of thing?