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Old 12-31-2012, 01:30 AM   #1
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Hey got this for christmas and was wondering if anyone can tell me something about it. I have never owned or shot a black powder gun before so any info is lots of help... thanks.



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Old 12-31-2012, 09:46 AM   #2
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Clean it well. BP is corrosive. I think you also need to use some kind of lube/paste over the chambers to prevent a chainfire. I don't own a BP revolver, so I can't really tell you much more than that. I hear they are a ton of fun though. Messy/dirty as heck, but fun.

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Synical, nice gift! A lot of folks (including me) believe the Remington was the best design of the percussion revolvers.

You might want to get a copy of the Lyman Blackpowder Handbook.... tons of great info on this hobby - how to load your revolver, ballistics, etc.

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It is the one to get when u have only one IMO; it was the most kept gun by troops after the Civil War and the most copied today without doubt.

Enjoy, and be safe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remington_Model_1858

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i saw a video on youtube about getting a cylinder that can shoot cowboy loaded .45 long colt.... do they make that with black powder inside? cause the pistol says bp only. Oh and I was given a kit that has the grease/wax pieces to go over the ball to prevent a chain fire. that would be bad very bad lol Also this one is suppose to be some kind of special edition with checkered grips and heat treated finish. its like a 399 gun from cabelas

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Awesome piece, I've been planning on getting one for years, never got around to it though. Congrats.

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yeah it looks cool makes me wanna go find black Bart and gun him down lol. here is a pic in the holster looks bad ass in this too!



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Synical --- Nice piece , Those are fun to shoot, messy but fun . You can shoot BP or Pyrodex powder ONLY in the cylinder that came with the pistol. Taylor & CO makes those drop in cylinders for 45LC cartridges, I have one for mine and I reload using Accurate #2 powder for my cowboy loads, but you can use any cowboy pistol load from the big ammo manufactors. so load up & be safe Mickey

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I LOVE my 1858 reproduction! Mine doesn't have the fancy grips, though. I like the removable cylinder; i load on a press.

It can be a lot of fun, but requires some supplies and a bit of extra cleaning. You will need caps, powder, wads, projectiles (lead round ball for me), a powder measure, and the instruction manual. You will need a nipple wrench for the cleaning-make sure it works before you need it.

I advise you to lay out the load components for the cylinder before you start; it is hard to remember which hole was first when they are in a circle. My nephew managed to load two lead ball projectiles in two chambers of his cylinder before he realized something was wrong. I LOL'd at him. Those youtube videos on loading and cleaning will be of value to you.


Is yours made by Pietta? http://www.pietta.us/pdf/Manuale_Avancarica_ENG.pdf their manual with basic loading instructions and such.

You will find that empty .38 special cases will hold ABOUT how much powder you will need per chamber on the .44 caliber model, APPROXIMATELY so check it against a powder measure. You want to buy caps locally to avoid a large surcharge for shipping explosives.

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Is it a case-hardened/colored frame? See the checkering. Maybe someone can post a link to the very same item at Cabelas -- not that I'm buying one! No, HockaLouis. No!

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