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What was your first C & B?
« on: April 13, 2018, 11:33:10 AM »
What was your first cap and ball revolver?

I obtained mine in the late 1970s. At the time I belonged to a "bartering club" We would get coupons for different denomination when we sold something to the store.

I was in the store checking things out one day. I was new to BP shoot back then. My wife had gotten me a Thompson Center Hawken for Christmas the year before.

Searching through things for sale I spied my first revolver. It is a Uberti 1860 Colt with fluted cylinders.  Dr. Davis has told me it is the 3rd one he knew about. One of the other two  is in his possession.

Anyway, I paid for it with a $10. barter coupon!  That was the beginning for me. It has lead me to a wonderful hobby and great fun for many years now!
Never Surrender and shoot till the powder is gone!

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Re: What was your first C & B?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 02:44:54 PM »
My first was actually a Navy Arms 1858 Remington. The hand spring broke a week after I bought it (never fired) so I took it back to the store. They only had one other 58, an Armsport '58 SS and offered it even-up. I jumped on it and have had it ever since!
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Re: What was your first C & B?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 06:18:12 PM »
My first was actually a Navy Arms 1858 Remington. The hand spring broke a week after I bought it (never fired) so I took it back to the store. They only had one other 58, an Armsport '58 SS and offered it even-up. I jumped on it and have had it ever since!

Have we seen that gun? When was it made?
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Re: What was your first C & B?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 08:45:18 PM »
My first was actually a Navy Arms 1858 Remington. The hand spring broke a week after I bought it (never fired) so I took it back to the store. They only had one other 58, an Armsport '58 SS and offered it even-up. I jumped on it and have had it ever since!

Have we seen that gun? When was it made?

Possibly not...
I bought this new in 1983. Made in 1978 (AD date code), it was imported by Armsport and was manufactured by Armi San Paolo. I have more balls through this gun than any other BP gun I own, and it's really nice to fill up the kitchen sink with scalding hot water and Dawn, take this thing apart and give it a bath. Comes out squeaky clean and no rust!



I don't normally name my guns but this one goes by the moniker of "Old Faithful" because it always works, and always goes to the range at least as a backup no matter which ones I'm shooting. And when pranging the gongs, 9 times out of 10 I can ring it 6 for 6 with a simple point-and-shoot.
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"

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Re: What was your first C & B?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 01:05:03 PM »
I received my first for Christmas 1973. It came from Kmart and was of the 1851 type in .44. I have no idea who made it.

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Re: What was your first C & B?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 01:27:14 PM »

Possibly not...
I bought this new in 1983. Made in 1978 (AD date code), it was imported by Armsport and was manufactured by Armi San Paolo. I have more balls through this gun than any other BP gun I own, and it's really nice to fill up the kitchen sink with scalding hot water and Dawn, take this thing apart and give it a bath. Comes out squeaky clean and no rust!



I don't normally name my guns but this one goes by the moniker of "Old Faithful" because it always works, and always goes to the range at least as a backup no matter which ones I'm shooting. And when pranging the gongs, 9 times out of 10 I can ring it 6 for 6 with a simple point-and-shoot.
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Looks like a nice piece. Always good to take an extra when going shooting.
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Re: What was your first C & B?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2018, 01:28:23 PM »
I received my first for Christmas 1973. It came from Kmart and was of the 1851 type in .44. I have no idea who made it.

What kind of marks or writing is on it?
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Re: What was your first C & B?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2018, 02:07:07 PM »
I have no idea. It disappeared many years ago.

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Re: What was your first C & B?
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2018, 04:54:20 PM »
That is too bad!

Terry
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Re: What was your first C & B?
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2018, 10:50:01 PM »
Very likely from that era it may have been a Navy Arms.
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Re: What was your first C & B?
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2018, 12:08:44 AM »
Now I buy them for the son and grandson.

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Re: What was your first C & B?
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2018, 01:53:22 PM »
I guess I am mean. I let them buy their own.   :P
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Re: What was your first C & B?
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2018, 06:52:10 PM »
I guess I am mean. I let them buy their own.   :P
They will get them eventually... :o
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Re: What was your first C & B?
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2018, 07:45:25 PM »
It seems like my son is always coming up with another gun!
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