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Colt 2nd gen 1860 video
« on: June 04, 2020, 06:27:54 AM »
Hi, a video of the Colt 2nd generation 1860 Army:



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Re: Colt 2nd gen 1860 video
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 10:13:50 AM »
  I wish I'd bought several when they first came out. To be a nit picker, I'd think those cylinders would be made out of bar stock instead of casting as Mike B. says.

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Re: Colt 2nd gen 1860 video
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 10:35:12 AM »
Mike always seems to enjoy himself, doesn't he? L@.

Thanks for posting, Richard. I wish I'd grabbed a black boxer when they were affordable.
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Re: Colt 2nd gen 1860 video
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2020, 01:18:57 PM »
Mike always seems to enjoy himself, doesn't he? L@.

He does.  After emptying out a cylinder he always turns back to the camera chuckling and grinnin’ and you can tell he has fun.  He has a reservoir of enthusiasm that always shows up.

That was a very informative vid.  I needed to hear some of those facts.  That was a valuable treatment on the recent history of those.  Good work and thanks, ssb.
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Re: Colt 2nd gen 1860 video
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2020, 02:08:31 PM »
Great video Richard. I didn't know some of that information either.

Mike's videos are always great and entertaining. Like you guys said, he's always got a smile and a chuckle.

I also like that he dresses in period garb, for whatever gun he's presenting. It just makes it that much more fun.
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Re: Colt 2nd gen 1860 video
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2020, 11:50:26 PM »
All that being the case, the action parts were still made pretty much like the Italian parts. The left bolt arm should be thinner than the right one, the bolt side of the combo spring should be thinner than the trigger side,  not to mention the arbors were still too short!! Probably would have been cheaper to let the Italians supply all of it. But .  .  .   whatever .  .  .   as long as something is built per a manufacturers plans/tolerances and finished accordingly, it is a "        " (whatever it is).

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Re: Colt 2nd gen 1860 video
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2020, 12:48:44 PM »
Mike, the points you bring up are very valid. The short arbor issue and the rough tooling inside the frame are enough to keep me from putting them on a pedestal. I still enjoy owning and shooting them, but I have multiple examples from Uberti with better workmanship and tolerances.

Barrel stamping does not make a gun perform better, nor does contracting to have some of the parts made in the U.S..

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Re: Colt 2nd gen 1860 video
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2020, 05:08:57 AM »
You guys are right concerning your assessment of him. He always is having fun, very knowledgable on his history interpretation, and by far one of the best speakers making gun videos. He never pauses to say "um" and his fluent ability makes it easy to listen to him.
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Re: Colt 2nd gen 1860 video
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2020, 03:00:03 PM »
Thanks Scoob! (Just saw this!)

Just so you know, the originals I've worked on looked like they were machined with a drill bit!! And dull at that!! Lol

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Re: Colt 2nd gen 1860 video
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2020, 08:13:06 PM »
Thanks Scoob! (Just saw this!)

Just so you know, the originals I've worked on looked like they were machined with a drill bit!! And dull at that!! Lol

Mike

Mike,  by "original" do you mean 1800's vintage or more modern originals? I have never handled a civil war era or shortly theteafter Colt so am unaware of the machining capibility's of Col. Colt in his heyday.

Also being I have your attention ... what was the steel in the originals like ... is the Italian replica's steel as good, same or better then original Colts. And those soft Italian screws ... originals as soft or are we blessed with SPECIAL soft screws
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