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Remingtons / Re: ? about manufactures
« on: February 22, 2018, 09:58:54 PM »
You will probably prefer the Pietta over Uberti, then.

Rogers & Spencer / Re: Euroarms R&S
« on: February 22, 2018, 12:37:09 PM »
Here are a few of the Euroarms R&S (thanks to Flickr!)

Rogers & Spencer / Re: Euroarms R&S
« on: February 22, 2018, 09:54:47 AM »
Bastards. Man, how I HATE Photobucket.
I will get some Flickr photos posted here ASAP.

Rogers & Spencer / Re: Euroarms R&S
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:02:07 PM »
I posted these photos elsewhere and was told the photos are not showing up. I can see them, how about you guys?

Remingtons / Re: ? about manufactures
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:57:37 AM »
Thanks for the reply. I shoot only Remingtons, other than my Parker and Lefever shotguns. Thankfully, I kept my jigs for lightening the triggers on the .44cal Army's. When I shot at Friendship all my trigger pulls were measured around a pound or less. It's not what I'd do now, but I do like a light pull with no creep. So it sounds like both are guns ok to buy, each with their good and bad points. The local muzzleloading gun show is coming up in another week - I'll have to attend this year and see what's available.
The Pietta Remingtons are larger than the Ubertis, which are more to original scale. Heavier, too. Depends on if you have large or small hands, really. I prefer the more original sized ones over the Piettas; have several of both flavors.

Starr DA and SA / Re: NIB Pietta Starr on the way...
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:32:14 AM »
Naturally, what Jim said goes without saying. If you aren't up on gun values or know what to look for (more importantly, know what to avoid) you probably shouldn't dip your toes in the auction pool.
I've been burned before; not bad, mind you...but overpaying for something that was not "as advertised" (e.g. an "unfired" gun that obviously WAS) or buying a "pristine condition" gun that was, well...less than. If you are not confident in your screening abilities, stick with NEW from one of the well-known gunmakers. Be aware that Cimarron, Taylor's, S&S and others are merely IMPORTERS and not the manufacturer of the gun.

Rogers & Spencer / Re: Euroarms R&S
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:17:07 AM »
Here's an old post of mine from Colt Country, circa 2013...

Been wanting one of these for, well...a long time. Finally got the opportunity, and it turned out to be a pristine, unfired Euroarms version. Still haven't fired it yet. It's kinda like having an unopened comic book. But I know I can't hold out much longer; I get weaker every time I pack up for the range!

Starr DA and SA / Re: NIB Pietta Starr on the way...
« on: February 20, 2018, 02:47:45 PM »
Nice looking gun. Where do some of you find BP revolvers to buy. The last couple of days I've been looking at different web sites, but a lot of them don't have prices. What do any of you think about buffaloarms, mainly their prices. Thanks for any help. Paul
Hi, Paul.
Mainly the auction sites; AuctionArms, Gunbroker and Armslist, although I've looked on Guns International and other sites and never bid.
This one (Starr) was mentioned by a member on our sister forums, 1858Remington and Colt Country as being for sale at a LGS (local gun store) and I contacted the member who put me in touch with the LGS owner and a deal was struck. I've been searching for a Starr in my price range for nearly a decade,!
Not really familiar with Buffalo Arms other than vaguely. Other companies that sell BP revolvers are Taylor's, Cimarron, S&S, Cabelas, MidwayUSA, Track of the Wolf and others.

I'll post some links for you:

Auction Arms



Colt Country


General Discussion / Re: 2nd gen Colts
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:50:04 AM »
There was one on GB last week.

Trading Post / Re: WTB 2nd gen "C" series 1851 Navy
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:49:28 AM »
LOL...sorry, Terry. I am in need of a 2nd gen "C" series 1851 Navy revolver...the whole thing! ;)

General Discussion / Re: Photos
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:48:16 AM »
Why on earth  is Photo Bucket requiring us to log onto their site so we can see the photos here.

I am NOT impressed?

PB has screwed the pooch as far as I'm concerned. I ditched them 6 years ago due to their annoying pop-ups and turtle-slow speed. What they did with requiring members to pay $400.00 a year to share their own photos is criminal in my mind.
I use Flickr and love it. Others have had terrific results with imgur, tinypic and others. PB can rot in hell.

Starr DA and SA / Re: NIB Pietta Starr on the way...
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:45:22 AM »
Without further ado...

First of all, from the looks of this thing it would appear to be very gawky and awkward, and feel strange in the hand (at least compared to your garden variety Colt or Remington). Not. It's quite pleasant to hold and the grip fills the hand quite nicely. It's surprisingly well-balanced even with it's 8-inch barrel (from muzzle to forcing cone) and the round barrel is pleasingly tapered. Balance is very good as is weight. While "Duelist1954" (Mike Beliveau) complained about the very long, somewhat awkward hammer reach in his video, I experienced no such issues (though it is longer than a Colt or Remington). Lock-up is very positive due to the wedge shaped bolt and cylinder leades (which, if you noticed, there are 12 rather than 6...which give you a true safe lock-up between 6 loaded chambers...not that it ever stopped me). The coolest part of this gun, quite frankly, is the thumbscrew which upon removal allows you to break the action like a Smith & Wesson Schofield for cylinder removal; even if it does nothing to aid loading, (and it doesn't; don't kid yourself) it's still off-scale on a "cool factor". Trigger pull is very pleasant and crisp  with a very short throw. The hammer face is flat with no crevices to snag caps and drop them into the action (also known as "cap-sucking")and if it did, there are no openings on the hammer/action for them to drop into. Some photos...

The basic action. Note the extra notches cut into the cylinder to add a safe locked position out of battery...

Hammer face & profile...

Front sight, dovetailed for windage adjustment...

Loading lever arrangement, very much like an early Colt setup (e.g. 1851 Navy)

Trigger position at full cock (note the short trigger throw in full cock position)

Loading lever appears plenty long for leverage...

...although the catch release pin is sharp and can snag on clothing or gunleather...

The stocks are nice, a one-piece affair, with a rounded butt and no bottom strap as on a Colt or Remington.

Here's the thumbscrew that holds it together...

...when removed, it allows it to break like a S&W Schofield...

...for easy cylinder removal.

The grip spur. Looks uncomfortable but in truth, feels just fine!

Of course, the proof is in the pudding. I won't know how this thing REALLY handles until I've shot it, but I have a feeling I won't be disappointed.

Remingtons / Re: new member - hi
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:44:02 AM »
Welcome Paul! Glad you've joined us!

General Discussion / Re: Roll call
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:42:28 AM »
They're too busy posting on other BP forums, I reckon...

Remingtons / Re: ? about manufactures
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:41:30 AM »
Welcome, Paul!

There are a number of manufacturers still producing BP revolvers, (mainly) including:


Pedersoli is probably the most expensive, but their production selection on BP revolvers is pretty limited although the quality is quite high. Most end up with either Pietta or Uberti replicas. Uberti's quality on most products is generally considered to be higher than Pietta, but the winds are shifting. Virtually all Uberti Colts are made with a short arbor...not a difficult fix, but one the new owner shouldn't have to deal with IMHO. Pietta has of late incorporated CNC CAD/CAM machining that makes parts swapping a drop-in affair for new guns. Also have been reading complaints lately about Uberti's internal machining being rough with excess chips left in the action. Pietta's bluing has increased from satisfactory to excellent in the last 5-10 years as well, although the Uberti color case hardening (CCH) finish is superior to Pietta in my opinion.
If you are buying your first revolver I would (personally) lean toward Pietta if it's to be a Colt replica, probably Uberti if a Remington.

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