Shop the Cabela's Bargain Cave - Save up to 70%!

Author Topic: Centaure Richards Transitional  (Read 3314 times)

Offline Long Johns Wolf

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 109
    • View Profile
    • FRiends Of the Centaure Society (FROCS)
Centaure Richards Transitional
« on: April 18, 2011, 01:50:47 AM »
From my trip to Austria last months I brought this lady home. Originally she was a Regular New Model Army 1st variation, 3rd sub-variation. Conversion artist Karl Nedbal turned her into this .44 Colt cal. R2.
To honor him I placed her on the Austrian flag because this is the last piece of hardware the master made. He is retiring, unfortunately, at the age of 65. Which is sad for us over here in Europe.
Long Johns Wolf

Offline StrawHat

  • Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 30
    • View Profile
Re: Centaure Richards Transitional
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 05:52:40 AM »
Good looking piece, too bad the smith is retiring.  I have outlasted a few smiths and it is a pain grooming a new one to where he needs to be for this sport.

Do you use the origianl bore or is it lined to use inside lubed bullets?
Knowledge should be shared and not hoarded.

I prefer to hunt with cartridges introduced prior to my birth.

Offline Long Johns Wolf

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 109
    • View Profile
    • FRiends Of the Centaure Society (FROCS)
Re: Centaure Richards Transitional
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 07:06:55 AM »
StrawHat: The bore is lined for .429 dia bullets. I am shying away from heel-type bullets.
Accuracy is fine with light nitro loads behind 200 grainers if this shooter is doing his part.
Long Johns Wolf

Offline StrawHat

  • Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 30
    • View Profile
Re: Centaure Richards Transitional
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 06:25:50 AM »
Mine is set up for the .43 bullets also.  I use a 200 grain RNFP but load it on top of a case of black powder.

I have also used the Collar Button bullet for the Trapdoor 45-70 that I sized down to .430.  It weighs +/- 158 grains.

care to share details of your loads?  (In this thread or by PM is fine.)
Knowledge should be shared and not hoarded.

I prefer to hunt with cartridges introduced prior to my birth.

Offline Long Johns Wolf

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 109
    • View Profile
    • FRiends Of the Centaure Society (FROCS)
Re: Centaure Richards Transitional
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 03:12:24 AM »
My CAS-load for revolvers and rifles: .429/.430 dia 16 BH bullets 200 gr over 3,7 gr Kemira 310.
Long Johns Wolf

Offline StrawHat

  • Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 30
    • View Profile
Re: Centaure Richards Transitional
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 06:09:57 AM »
My CAS-load for revolvers and rifles: .429/.430 dia 16 BH bullets 200 gr over 3,7 gr Kemira 310.
Long Johns Wolf

I forgot you are located in Europe!  Thanks for the info but I can't imagine I'll be getting any Kemira 310 in the near future.  It is nice to know I am not the only one still clinging to the 44 Colt.
Knowledge should be shared and not hoarded.

I prefer to hunt with cartridges introduced prior to my birth.

Offline Long Johns Wolf

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 109
    • View Profile
    • FRiends Of the Centaure Society (FROCS)
Re: Centaure Richards Transitional
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2011, 02:24:40 AM »
Sorry StrawHat: it is Vihtavuori N310 in the USA.
Long Johns Wolf