My father was interested in one and last night he sat down and was prowly through the internet comparing prices. At first my thoughts were, "meh, I want a revolver, but I want something like a peace maker" but then I read a little bit about them.
I was quite intrigued about this revolver after I saw one loaded. IMO, all guns go bang, but not all are loader the same/have the same method of putting the next round into the chamber.
This gun takes a while to reload, and is very unique.
Now a few months ago I was looking into what was called a Colt Revolving Rifle. During this time I read about a horrible little thing called chain firing, which had been known to blow off peoples hands (OW!).
I was afraid that this, being a revolver from the same era, would have the same draw backs. I was correct, but luckily we are now smart enough to avoid such... accidents.
I read that you can use greased bullets, grease your chambers or use greased cloth behind the bullet. I also read that you cut up a t-shirt and rub some crisco on it so that it will act in the place of the wads that you would have to buy (is this accurate information?)
I then read a story about, hands blowing up. So I have learned my lesson that smokeless powder is not meant to be used here.
Then I read about hands blowing up, again. So I learned that you must always shove the ball ALL of the way down and compress the powder some.
Once again, hands are getting blown up buy this weapon. The lesson this time is to accurately measure your powder.
Alright, I think that concludes the destruction of body parts segment, time to move on.
So that is what I have learned so far. I want to know if I have anything wrong or if you guys know something that I don't (which you always seem to do.....).
Now what I do not know is how powerful this weapon is. I read somewhere that it is comparable to a modern .380...
Is this true or is it hog wash?
ps I want a .44 and in that video he has a .36.
What is the .44 comparable too?
Now onto the guns that I have my eyes on.
I like this one the most:
Cabela's -- 1858 New Army Stainless Steel .44 Caliber Target Revolver
(and) this one:
Cabela's -- 1858 New Army .44 Caliber Revolver
With the little but of knowledge I have about these weapons it looks to me like the only difference is the finish......
If that is so why is the other one like 130$ more?
Also, have I made a good choice on what revolver to get?
ps I read that there is a safety in between each shot. There is a hammer rest there so that you cannot accidently shoot your gun.
Why didn't they use this in later models? It seems like a good way to prevent accidents to me. Instead they came up with that half cock safety and people started to only load 5 chambers...... -_-