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My new .44

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Idontplaynice, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Idontplaynice

    Idontplaynice

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    I just acquired this Remington 1858 replica made by Uberti. It's in .44 cal, and yes it's Blackpowder.

    I have been doing some research on this gun, and I think I will like shooting blackpowder. At first, I was going to sell it, thinking it'd be too much trouble to load, but the more I read about BP the more I like the idea of cramming gun powder and lead balls into a cylinder.

    Anyone here shoot BP? What do you have?

    Here is a pic:

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    Here is a clip from "Pale Rider" of Clint shooting the Remington 1858.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=610YsqZCtHc
     
  2. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    Congrats on your new toy- it sure is purty.


    However, I think that the high bore axis will make it hard to shoot rapid-fire :supergrin:
     

  3. Idontplaynice

    Idontplaynice

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    What do you mean?
     
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    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    I was making a joke; a lot of people on the internet like to slam pistols for "high bore axis" (some which shoot very well).

    Maybe it was only funny to me.:wavey:

    Enjoy your new pistol.
     
  5. .45Super-Man

    .45Super-Man

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    I've wanted a LeMat repro for years, but can't seem to bring myself to pay the tariff. Check one out and you will want!
     
  6. hogship

    hogship Patriot Extraordinaire

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    The Remington 1858 BP revolver remains my favorite.....it was my first BP revolver! It had one significant improvement over the Colts of the era.......stronger frame with a topstrap.

    I know you're going to like that.........

    hog
     
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    When I first looked at the gun I was going to ask if you were Clint Eastwood or, some guy called Preacher.:rofl:

    Nice gun. I'll bet you will enjoy it very much. Be careful as there are hazards associated with BP that you don't have with modern guns.
     
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    Congrats!

    Looks nice. :)
     
  9. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Cool. Good looking gun. I have the Colt 1851 Navy replica blackpowder .44. I've never even shot mine. I just love the way it looks:cool:
     
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    .45Super-Man

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    The Colt Walker is another badass!! It made history at little bighorn and proved just how formidable a hand cannon can be!
     
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    Cool looking Revolver. :thumbsup:
     
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    I want a Peacemaker really bad. Nice gun!
     
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    Nicko GTDS FOR LIFE

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  14. Idontplaynice

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    Yeah I think I will like this BP thing - mess and all.

    Something about having to work for each shot (loading) that will make each shot more meaningful.
     
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    ElevatedThreat NRA Member

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    Yes, it does sit rather high in the hand. But that was intentional in the design, as the rolling motion makes it easy to re-cock the hammer for the next shot.

    It is not unintentionally poorly designed in that respect like, say, a modern Sig-Saur pistol.... :rofl:

    -ET
     
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  16. ElevatedThreat

    ElevatedThreat NRA Member

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    One caution when shooting this. The replicas of these pistols, just like the originals, have an annoying tendency to have the loading lever come unlatched from recoil. Don't stab yourself on it.

    They really need a much stronger spring to hold the latch closed.

    If you are interested, MidwayUSA lists drop-in cartridge-firing cylinder .45 Long Colt conversions for the steel-framed version of this gun:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/Search/#conversion cylinder 1858 uberti____-_1-2-4_8-16

    No modification to the gun is required, so you can switch back and forth to black powder whenever you like. (Stick to low-pressure "cowboy loads" in the cartridge cylinder.)

    -ET
     
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    very low pressure cowboy loads,

    or just buy a cheap ruger to shoot your cartridge rounds..
     
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