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28-05-2007, 04:04 PM
as stated earlier i am after a secondhand revolver...any recomendations for any particular model and why..does not have to hit anything as i cannot:D
28-05-2007, 04:43 PM
When I was interested in b/p I reseached the issue of what is the best revolver and it seems that the Ruger Old Army .45 (NOT .44, this is important for your FAC slot) is by far the best design/engineering choice as it is essentially a modern design, plus it is made of stainless steel. It is very accurate, nice trigger (after a bit of tweaking) and clear sights, and has alot of oomph so you can shoot it at 50 yards.
However, it is not eligible for most competitions apart from the 'free' class so that is something to watch out for.
The .36s are a bit disappointing, they don't produce quite the same blast of sparks and burning wadding and a decent size boom. If they fireworks aren't there you might as well buy a nice airpistol instead methinks, as most of your time as a blackpowder shooter will be spent cleaning and loading your gun you want to get as much fun per 'bang' as possible IMHO.
28-05-2007, 04:49 PM
rugers are great but out of my price range as all i want is noise and smoke plus cheap:p
28-05-2007, 04:55 PM
Rogers and spencer 2nd
would be my choice target wise.
for aesthetics colt.
Its a bit like choosing a motorbike Honda or Yamaha for function cheap usage but a Harley for beauty.
28-05-2007, 04:58 PM
For flames and fireworks why not get a 0.56 cal single shot pistol? Ideal for duelling if someone disses your lady.
28-05-2007, 05:01 PM
already got a remmie .44 target just have 2 slots to fill:D
28-05-2007, 06:13 PM
Navy colt .36 is just what I fancy. I'd like to know the best model to get too.
28-05-2007, 08:22 PM
try a small remington .36
very fine pistol plus its\ closed frame /
29-05-2007, 11:59 AM
I got a .36 Colt 1861 Sheriff by Pietta to go with my .44 Remi
very pleased with it.
Pietta's quality control now appears to be on par with Uberti.
I take it your Remi is normal size barrel, you could opt for the Sheriff varients 5.5" barrel they handle and feel just right.
On a good day I can get a tighter group with my Colt than my Rem that has target sights.
I also find that the Colt is easier to strip down i.e. no messing around with the main spring to get the hammer and hand out. Only draw back is knocking out the wedge on the barrel, however I find using a brass key and a small mallet is the answer.
DON'T LET THE WEDGE SYSTEM PUT YOU OFF A COLT (CLONE)!!!!!
B/P pistols seem to be going for silly prices - only the likes of us seem to want em, you should be able to pick up s/h something like my Colt (clone) for about £80 (likely less) from a dealer in first rate condition.
I got mine from a member of my club for £70 BOXED with flask, balls, Pyrodex, all kinds of expensive cleaning agents, wads, key and spare nipples - he had fired it 12 times x2 cylinders and decided it was not his scene. You should see his face when I wind my target back and he sees my groups This guy is an ex-pistol shooter and if he had persisted with it would I am sure got a lot of satisfaction and enjoyment out of it.
My experience with this pistol shows that it prefers Pyrodex P 18g by volume shoots almost POA. No compensation L&R SPOT ON...
29-05-2007, 05:43 PM
I've got a Uberti Colt Navy 1851 in .36 cal and I love it! :)- looks pretty too. Sparks, smoke and flash all depends on the powder charge anyway but it flies out of the Navy with 24g (even more with 28g but I wouldn't recommend two many of those)
Quite pricey new but expect to pay £80-125 in a Gunshop but often cheaper sold privately.
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