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Navy Models / Re: Uberti 1851/61 paper cartridge size
« on: May 07, 2019, 10:00:44 AM »
Thanks, guys - I wasn't sure if the thickness of the paper affected the ball size by any kind of "overlap".  I know, a little over cautious, but I just wanted to be sure before ordering a Manley cartridge former (or 2)

Army Models / Re: 1860 Army with paper Cartridges
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:57:15 AM »
Thanks, Mike!

Army Models / 1860 Army with paper Cartridges
« on: May 06, 2019, 06:00:24 PM »
For those of you who have rolled your own for your Uberti Army models, have you found better success using a .454 or a .4457 ball?  I do not want to use a coned bullet of any type.

Thanks for your consideration.

Navy Models / Uberti 1851/61 paper cartridge size
« on: May 06, 2019, 05:54:59 PM »
For any of you who roll your own for these pistols.  Does the added thickness of the paper impact the size of the ball you use with the cartridge?  What size have you had the most success with? (Yes, I want to stick with roundball and not use a coned bullet of any type).

Thanks for your consideration.

Other Models / Re: So Close, So Far.......
« on: July 22, 2018, 07:03:50 PM »
mike116 hit the nail right on the head. It was brand spankin' new and just as gorgeous as you want a pre-tricked out gun to be.

Other Models / So Close, So Far.......
« on: July 20, 2018, 09:41:43 AM »
Was on a vacation a few miles north in Maine last week.  On the way up we stopped at the Kittery Trading Post, always a favorite spot to drool.

Spotted a Uberti Colt Open Top .45 Colt on sale for $489.  I was all set to buy it, even though I knew I'd have to wait and have it shipped back to a recognized gun shop back in my home state of Massachusetts.  Just as the clerk was getting the paperwork out another older gent behind the counter stepped in and kindly informed me that the sale couldn't happen.

Why?  Because that particular gun was not on "The List".  That is, it is not a recognized firearm by the state of Massachusetts, and so it could not be sold there.  AAARRGGGHHH!

We went back and forth about the ludicrous laws of my state and my first time I experienced that evil LIST around 5 years ago when it came into being.  I won't bore you guys yacking about it now, but trust me, it's as stupid as it sounds.

Anyway, I was crestfallen. I've longed for one of these guns for quite awhile and to have one in my hands and then slipped through was just sad. 

Walkers & Dragoons / Colt 2nd Generation 2nd Dragoon Nipples & Caps
« on: May 28, 2018, 06:29:26 PM »
Hello everybody who owns one of these fine pistolas.  If you do, then you are no doubt aware of the L-O-N-G cones on the nipples.  Now, I know they were originally designed for a #12 cap, which are no longer being made.  I've been sorta getting by with RWS 1075's, which I believe are number 11's.  They in NO WAY fill that cone, but rather sit atop like a hat and must be pinched, squeezed and placed with a prayer with every loading.

A look at the offerings of nipple replacements on Track of the Wolf shows a number of nipple sizes, but one in particular is designated as for "some Colt brand Colt 1847 Walker and Dragoon models" and are specified to be .430" long cone" and "for #11 CCI Cap".  (There are other measurements given as well, such as base width, etc.)

To eyeball the picture, the nipple cone looks the same length as the Colt.  My question that follows, then, is that is the CCI #11 Cap a long cap?  I am completely unaware of them, only using the aforementioned RWS 1075's for my BP rifles and shotguns and Remington #10's for my Uberti Colt and Remington clone pistols.

I would think one would have to replace the original Cot nipples (which I would really rather not doing) with shorter coned nipples, but then TOW threw me a curve ball with their recommendation for the .430 long cone nipples.  I suppose I should extract one of the Colt nipples and measure the cone to see if it's longer than .430, and then my guesswork and assumptions would throw egg on my face.

In the meantime, I go back to the beginning; do any of you out there own a Colt 2nd Generation Dragoon or Walker where the elongated nipple cone has been a problem and, if so, how have you dealt with it?

Your help and contributions are, as always, greatly appreciated.

Best Regards - shooter13

Wads, Lubes, Patches, Cleaning Supplies, etc / All-Around Gun "Grease"
« on: April 22, 2018, 05:37:19 PM »
Am I to believe that the places which should take a little shot of grease would be best served by a little shot of bore butter, or is there something else I'm missing?

Percussion Caps and Primers / Re: After-Market Nipples
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:37:13 AM »
Ooooooh, that definitely sounds nasty, Richard.  Thank you for this warning.  I'll have to check the pistols that have them for wear and think mighty hard about maybe putting the brakes on ordering any more. Very interesting observation I've never heard mentioned anywhere, but a valuable one, indeed.

Another reason that makes this site so beneficial to us Colt BP lovers!

Percussion Caps and Primers / Re: After-Market Nipples
« on: April 16, 2018, 05:16:06 AM »
Fingers, that's the EXACT place I bought them from before but just couldn't remember the site at all at my advanced age now - THANKS!  Captain, consider yourself either blessed or extremely adept at the workings of the Colt replica cap 'n ball pistol.  Probably both.

Many thanks to both of you fine gentlemen for the speedy replies.

Percussion Caps and Primers / After-Market Nipples
« on: April 15, 2018, 07:01:02 PM »
Don't know if this is the right place to be asking this, but I just couldn't find one more suitable, so here goes;  I use SuperSlix nipples on 2 of my Uberti 1860 Army's and like them just fine.  I'd like to buy a bunch more for some of my other Colts, but the only place I could find any online was a place called Badman Bullets and their whole IT ordering layout was designed by a chimp, seems like.  I tried and I tried to order the apparently ONE set of s they had in stock but just couldn't.  Their system wouldn't recognize my cart by the time it was time to checkout, and a whole list of other headaches.

Anyway, if anybody knows where I could get these online I'd sure like to know.  Other than that, if anybody knows of something better I'd love to be in on the secret and would appreciate knowing what these nipples were and the best place to purchase them online.

Many Thanks - Marc

Navy Models / Re: Added '61 Navy
« on: March 29, 2018, 08:06:31 PM »
I thought the 1860 Army was the only Colt model to come out with the fluted cylinder.  What gives?  Is this a "fantasy gun" or was there a legitimate '61 Navy model with fluted cylinder?

Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Photo test
« on: March 26, 2018, 08:24:24 AM »
I think those are some Old timey ballet moccasins!  Just kidding, of course.  If I tried to make a holster I'd probably end up stopping at the second stitch in frustration and reaching for the gorilla glue!! Those look like they'd house some shooting irons just fine.

Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Dragoons. Oh Yeah!
« on: March 25, 2018, 07:37:51 PM »
Hey, why not?:  I've taken the plunge and am getting implants (with bridges) for my entire mouth.  I'm not even half done and I've already spent 17 thousand dollars out of pocket. I remind my wife of this and of all the years she badgered me about the :thousands of wasted dollars" I've spent on my gun collection, etc..  Hell!  Everytime I write a check at the dentist I just envision some kind of beautiful vintage double rifle or shotgun or pistol or.....

I keep telling myself, some guts retire and they buy a boat or a big caddy or some other  ostentatious thing, but in the long run, I've gotta eat, and I'm just not the type of guy to go with falsies, so I'm biting the bullet on this one and waiting for my annuity to start soling out some dough in September to go along with my social security and keep finding stuff to sell on ebay and by the time I'm ready to get some more fun stuff my chronic sciatica will have me bed-bound for good and I won't be able to enjoy ANY of it......Ain't life grand?

Photo Gallery / Re: Attended a local shoot today
« on: March 24, 2017, 07:56:32 PM »
Sorry for being rude with this late reply.  I've been laid up with my sciatica  AND still dealing with the snow and all else life just dishes out.  Excuses? Yeah, I got a million of 'em!

Anyway, Size is a tricky thing.  I usually order a medium if it equals a 40 - 42 (more toward the 42) and it works out perfectly.  Some places that's a large.  Anyway, writing directly to my email would be the best way to get to me directly, that's

Before I go back upstairs to try to get some sleep I will end with sayi9ng that Mazo Kid & Scooby, I always enjoy your posts, and your pictures (especially Scooby, to be fair) just knock me out.  Also make me envious of your drop dead gorgeous western environs. OK, it's back to dodging the bed bugs for me, take care and God Bless you all - Shooter13

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