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General Discussion / How did you get started collecting black powder revolvers?
« Last post by tljack on July 30, 2021, 11:19:30 AM »
I began shooting BP in the 1970's. Wife bought me a Thompson Center 50 cal. rifle as a kit. After I was able to start shooting it, I bought a cheap Spanish "Kentucky pistol kit. I was hooked. At the time I belonged to a 'bartering" club. I stopped in the store one day and saw a revolver. It was a BP 1860 Colt with fluted cylinders. At the time I was clueless about the old originals or repros. The gun was priced $15.00 barter coupons. I has a $10.00 and offered it. It was accepted.

My journey was started. Many years have passed since that time and I have amassed many reproduction BP revolver and a few originals as well as various other BP guns.

Many years ago when Dr. Davis was still with us, I asked him if he could tell me anything about my original purchase. After several emails back and forth he said this was the 3rd one he knew of. he owned one and another fellow had one. It is now a bit sloppy in the cylinder and I no longer shoot it as I am fortunate to have many others in great condition for that. however, I will always treasure my fluted cylinder 1860 Army Colt by Uberti.
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Glad to hear that Pieta actually responded to your request. nowadays it seem big corp. really does not care about the little guys buying their products.

Enjoy your revolver!
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I have finally received an answer from Pietta,

I sent them the Serial Number asking what year it was manufactured and if a extra cylinder could be purchased.

Their response,
the gun was produced in 2001
the current production can not be assembled on your  gun

Well, after three emails I finally got an answer. But I did pester them on Facebook also.

AntiqueSledMan.

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General Discussion / Share your opinion.......
« Last post by tljack on July 28, 2021, 08:15:28 PM »
In "your" opinion, what was the most beautiful cap and ball revolver ever manufactured?

It does not matter if no one else agrees.........just share
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General Discussion / Re: boil them????
« Last post by tljack on July 27, 2021, 03:54:44 PM »
I have used brake cleaner with success. It is even very effective in removing BP residue also. After  using it I use compressed air to blow dry the gun. (Grips removed of course). I am especially fond of Kroil so i pray it liberally through the gun and again blow excess away with compressed air, then wipe with clean cloth.
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General Discussion / Re: boil them????
« Last post by ShotgunDave on July 27, 2021, 11:23:18 AM »
Glad you found a solution Ken. I was going to recommend acetone. We used it to degrease planes before we painted them. It evaporates quickly and dissolves grease and oil.
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Photo Gallery! / Re: Nimschke Special Edition
« Last post by tljack on July 22, 2021, 10:09:46 PM »

fired or not it is beautiful and certainly a great addition to your already very nice collection!!
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Photo Gallery! / Re: Nimschke Special Edition
« Last post by Fingers McGee on July 22, 2021, 02:19:04 PM »
That is an absolutely beautiful piece! Has it been fired? NIB? etc?
 
No packaging so can only grade it as 100%/NOS.  It hasn't been turned. Supposedly.
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Photo Gallery! / Re: Nimschke Special Edition
« Last post by tljack on July 21, 2021, 08:56:49 PM »
That is an absolutely beautiful piece! Has it been fired? NIB? etc?
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Photo Gallery! / Re: Nimschke Special Edition
« Last post by Captainkirk on July 21, 2021, 08:43:08 PM »
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