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General Discussion / Merry Christmas all!
« on: December 25, 2016, 01:17:07 AM »
Just wanting to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hopes for a prosperous New Year! ;)

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General Discussion / Smokey needs help!
« on: December 21, 2016, 11:15:57 PM »
Smokey (Tim), our forum domain owner has suffered another setback and needs our help:

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php?topic=10771.0

Please help out if you can; even 5 bucks can help. You can donate by clicking the DONATE button at the top of the forum home page at 1858remington.com

Please remember the reason for the season!

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Remingtons / I'm calling BS on Pietta/Cabela's!
« on: December 14, 2016, 01:12:54 PM »
This is the text accompanying the Pietta Remington Brasser for sale at Cabela's...

"Pietta Model 1858 New Army Brass Frame .44 Caliber Black Powder Revolver

Due to a lack of raw materials in the mid-1800s, the South was forced to reproduce the famous 1858 Remington® revolver out of brass. The Pietta Model 1858 New Army Brass Frame .44 Caliber single-action Black Powder Revolver celebrates the classic look and handling. Features include a brass frame and finger guard, blued cylinder, octagonal barrel and walnut grips. Easily removable, replaceable cylinders make reloading extremely fast.
Barrel length: 8”.
OAL: 14-1/2”.
Wt: 2 lbs., 12 oz."


Nowhere have I ever seen in either pictorial reference, text, or seen in any collection or museum, an "original" Confederate brass Remington. Colt-style revolvers; yes. (G&G, S&G, S&B, etc) It's always been one of the famous Pietta 'Fantasy Guns', we all know that. But to actually represent it as historically correct? Bad form, Peter.
Does anyone have any sort of reference to show this is correct, or is this just another case of Pietta/Cabela's changing history to up their sales to unsuspecting newbies on the scene?

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Colts / I'm in shock!!!
« on: December 09, 2016, 09:36:57 AM »
Just drove out to meet a guy from a local Armslist ad; we exchanged greenbacks (won't say how much) for what turns out to be a ASM (Armi San Marco) First Model Dragoon from Dixie Gun Works, 1981 (AH) model. It looked nice in the pictures, but...
HOLY TOLEDO!!!!!
Except for a few tiny scratches here and there, this thing looks like it left the factory last WEEK, not thirty years ago! It almost appears (dare I say it?) UNFIRED!!! The wood is the nicest I've seen and wood-to-metal fit is impeccable! No turn ring. Absolutely gorgeous CCH colors, pristine bore, all screws appear un-turned. Too late for photos tonight but will get them up over the weekend. This thing is an eye-popper. All writing on the bottom of the barrel except "Dixie Gun Works" (left side, very unobtrusive), nice brass, this thing is the cat's pajamas!
Now for the bad news...I bought it to flip. But I don't know if I can. It's THAT nice. Like going back in a time warp to Big Hair days!!!!! I love Dragoons, and this one is knocking my socks off....  {'P

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General Discussion / On the Woodpile
« on: November 29, 2016, 04:02:54 PM »
I've decided to allow one of my revolvers to pose on the woodpile each week...whichever one is being nice and well-behaved.
Tonight it happened to be the Navy.  :)



EXCAM imported C.O.M. Navy, 1979


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General Discussion / Please welcome.....
« on: November 29, 2016, 09:19:34 AM »
...our newest administrators, Tom-ADC and Suzukibruce. Thanks, guys! (j*

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Colts / My old new Army
« on: November 22, 2016, 11:49:03 PM »
Some of you may remember, a while back I purchased an Armi San Paolo (ASP) Colt Army from Tom-ADC on this very forum (thanks, Tom!  ;) ) While this gun was well-used and Tom never shot it, it does have some issues, but being as it's a twin to my other ASP Army, I couldn't resist.
I've been mulling over what to do with it for some time now....do a gated Kirst, a Howell drop-in, or just repair it to shooting order as a BP revolver?
With the pricing and difficulty in getting Cowboy ammo and components, I've decided (finally) to keep it BP, as is...with one twist. Rather than fix it myself, I've decided to send it on to our own Mike Brackett (.45 Dragoon) for a full 'Goonerizing' and fine tuning, and report back to you fine folks with the results. There will be before and after pix, (and hopefully some in-progress pix from Mike) and a shooting and eval after I get it back. Sorry, no pre-mod shooting eval as I don't really think it's in good enough condition to shoot as-is with the excess cylinder gap and loose barrel.
Pictures and details to follow.......

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Colts / IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE!
« on: November 17, 2016, 09:06:57 PM »
 

*/)   */)
Not exactly a "rare or valuable", but certainly "collectible" in my eyes...
My new (to me) Second Dragoon, or the Artist Formerly Known As Prince Joaquin Murietta by it's PO...
Yes. The Now-Famous Twelve Dollar Revolver has arrived fresh from the skilled hands of no other than our own .45 Dragoon with A Fistful of Dollars ...er, modifications...to make it One Cool Hombre!
This gun is so many shades of cool I can't believe it! My mind was all full of things I was gonna do to it; cleaning, polishing, touching up the bluing...but now that I've seen the darn thing I don't want to even TOUCH it! It has that weather-worn saddle tramp look, much like an original survivor might. The silver plating on the backstrap and trigger guard is worn through to the underlying brass in most areas. The grip is chipped and dinged and has the initials "JAS" inscribed in an oval, looking much like an inspector's cartouche. The muzzle and cylinder both have scratched and worn-to-metal areas from some previous escapades, of which I can envision many stories and tall tales. In short, this one has been "rode hard and put away wet"...and I LOVE IT! :) If I want a showpiece I can play with my other "twin brother" 2nd Dragoon; a Uberti that looks like it just came from the factory. This one....this one has CHARACTER.
The Goon really worked it over as well. It has:
1) the famous Goon cap rake installed
2) the soft ASM wedge replaced with a good, hard Uberti wedge
3) tuned main and combo springs, bolt block and action stop
4) clearanced hammer (to expose more of the roller, which wasn't...)
5) adjustable wedge bearing
6) de-burred frame interior
7) hardened and flame colored screws
8) polished cylinder ratchet
9) a removable hammer cam
10) trigger engagement set to positive from neutral
11) hand spring replaced with a coil spring and plunger a la Ruger (or Pettifogger's mod in his "Open Range" article
It's a piece of work, I tell ya!
This is one cool hoss pistol, boys.
Thanks to Krylandalian (at Colt Country) for supplying it, and Mike (Goon) for tweaking it! )  :)
I will get some pix up here as soon as I can.

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General Discussion / Help Wanted!!!!
« on: November 17, 2016, 03:23:33 PM »
Would any of you members here be interested in helping out with the administrative functions here at the CF? If so, please PM me.

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Colts / Who makes the best quality 1851 Navy?
« on: March 07, 2016, 03:27:00 PM »
Hi, gents. Thinking about another 1851 Navy, steel in .36 cal. Doesn't have to be new by any means, but looking for the best quality for the buck. I'm not looking to spend much over 3 bills and don't care about fancy accessories..it will be a shooter. I've already owned my share of so-so repops and want to start with a good quality product and shooter to begin with. Very interested in your opinions and reasons.
Thanks!

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General Discussion / How do you classify yourself?
« on: March 04, 2016, 03:20:03 PM »
How do you classify yourself?
Are you a shooter? That is, do you buy your revolvers to shoot, regardless of value or condition? Or do you buy them only for collectible value and have no intentions of shooting them, now or later?
Or, are you a combination of both? This can mean you have some revolvers you won't shoot due to collectability or value, or can simply mean (like me) you have some unfired revolvers you simply haven't gotten around to shooting yet.
Most other BP forums are full of "shooters", most who could care less about value or rarity, or resale for that matter. Wanted to see if the wind bows a littlew different around here? Feel free to elaborate and give us your thoughts...

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Confederate Revolvers / James Julia auction-Confed Revolvers!
« on: January 10, 2016, 01:25:56 AM »
Link to some of the rarest and finest collectible Confederate revolvers going up for auction in March, 2016. Feast your eyes!

http://jamesdjulia.com/391_shs/

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Trading Post / (NOT MINE!) Armlist 2nd Gen Dragoon
« on: January 08, 2016, 02:07:47 PM »
Not mine, but of interest....2nd Gen Colt 3rd Dragoon on Armslist. Seller claims unfired:

http://www.armslist.com/posts/5036842/georgia-muzzle-loaders-for-sale-trade--colt-2nd-generation-dragoon

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General Discussion / Roll call
« on: January 08, 2016, 12:47:13 PM »
Presumably, the message went out via PM to all members with a linked email. So...how many present and accounted for?

To date:
Captainkirk
Fingers McGee
Tljack
Mike116
Ringo


Shout out and I'll add you to the list....


Added to the list:
TheBell
maddog613
Rcampb6131
Garret
PierreMaurice
Stillwater
G-Dog

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General Discussion / ASM problems?
« on: January 06, 2016, 10:50:24 PM »
Any of you collectors with older ASM's experienced problems with "internal parts being soft"? (especially the Walkers)
I've heard this complaint several times over the years.
I only own one ASM at present and have never shot it, so I can't draw my own conclusions....

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