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Re: spare cylinder ?
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2019, 10:56:59 AM »
This is an interesting thread, had to read again.
I just bought a Pietta 1860 44 , in order to use a spare cylinder, that just happens to be Colt 45 conversion.
Spare rounds then ....."".not a problem !! Sorta buy a gun to fit a spare rather than the other way around. ($!
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Re: spare cylinder ?
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2019, 11:04:15 AM »
I've bought guns to fit ammo before. L@J
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Re: spare cylinder ?
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2019, 11:20:13 AM »
I'm in good company. What next  :buy a pistol to fit a spare holster ?
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Re: spare cylinder ?
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2019, 12:32:44 PM »
Works for me.
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Re: spare cylinder ?
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2019, 03:59:43 PM »
Back in the day of the Patersons, there was no loading lever. It took a little more effort to reload the cylinder. I notice looking at pictures of original cased sets of these guns, a spare cylinder was included.
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Re: spare cylinder ?
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2019, 06:55:55 PM »
Indeed, one of the few cased sets where a spare cylinder was included. Opens up a historical train of thought considering the use of them.

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Re: spare cylinder ?
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2019, 08:48:07 PM »
Indeed, one of the few cased sets where a spare cylinder was included. Opens up a historical train of thought considering the use of them.

Five was not enough.  Texas Ranger fights could go on for hours with everyone being on horses in mêlées and chasing and being chased. 

Standard example from the net.  I only find extra cylinders for those without the loading lever.



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Re: spare cylinder ?
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2019, 09:58:35 AM »
Indeed, one of the few cased sets where a spare cylinder was included. Opens up a historical train of thought considering the use of them.

Yeah like G Dog said they only came in sets without loading levers. Back in the day cylinders had to be machined to each individual gun to insure proper function. I imagine the sets with extra cylinders were priced accordingly or given the time period maybe it was the ones with loading levers that were priced accordingly. (7+"
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Re: spare cylinder ?
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2019, 06:59:14 PM »
Indeed, one of the few cased sets where a spare cylinder was included. Opens up a historical train of thought considering the use of them.

Five was not enough.  Texas Ranger fights could go on for hours with everyone being on horses in mêlées and chasing and being chased. 

Standard example from the net.  I only find extra cylinders for those without the loading lever.

Same here, only with modles minus the load lever. I might of seen a spare cylinder in a later version cased set, but I can no longer remember for sure and am too busy to go looking. With that, I still think it is interesting from a historical stand point that ol Sam made them for the Paterson. Now mind you, my earlier statement did not mean to consider the use of them with later modles, only the Paterson.

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Re: spare cylinder ?
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2019, 03:27:27 PM »
Indeed, one of the few cased sets where a spare cylinder was included. Opens up a historical train of thought considering the use of them.

Yeah like G Dog said they only came in sets without loading levers. Back in the day cylinders had to be machined to each individual gun to insure proper function. I imagine the sets with extra cylinders were priced accordingly or given the time period maybe it was the ones with loading levers that were priced accordingly. (7+"

I find the same thing to be the case.
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