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Old 01-01-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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Just got a Black Powder Pistol/Revolver and had some fun at the range.

What an experience..

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Old 01-01-2011, 05:39 PM   #2
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Pretty cool. Welcome to the dark side. Couple of things. Your misfires were probably caused by the caps not being fully seated. You used #11's and most revolvers take #10. Yours were probably backing off the nipples. Never let a SA hammer down from half cock. Always cock it fully and let it down from there unless you just like the looks of a scratch around the cylinder from the bolt dragging. Loose powder performs better than pellets. Maybe it was from the location of the mic but a few of your shots sounded less than satisfactory. FWIW the gun you were using didn't exist in the real world. It's called a Sheriffs model .44 Colt. What it is is a shortened 51 Navy in the wrong caliber. 51 Navies were .36, .36 being the Navy caliber and .44 being the Army caliber. Not digging on you glad you got it and have fun with it. That's what it's really all about. I'm just a little more traditionally minded.

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THANKS! I really appriecate the advise and assistance. As you can see I am a novice at this andwant to learn as much as possible. Thanks again..

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My question is and I meant to ask before and forgot. How did you clean it? You did clean it right?

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My question is and I meant to ask before and forgot. How did you clean it? You did clean it right?
Yes I did, I broke the gun down, Even had a nipple wrench, and used Hopes #9. It did a nice job. I found a vid on youtube had many videos on how to take it apart.
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On a Colt the wedge doesn't go all the way through. On a new gun it should be about flush on the off side. The screw on a repro serves no purpose other than to keep the wedge from coming completely out on disassembly so it should not be removed. Hot soapy water works best for cleaning. No petroleum based lubes in the bore or chambers. They're ok in the action. I just remove the grips and barrel and all metal parts go in the water. A few swipes with a tight fitting patch and the bore and chambers are clean and shiny. I swish the action around in the water a few times and let it drain while I'm doing the rest and then spray it out liberally with WD-40 and follow up with Remoil. I coat the bore and chambers with a light coat of Bore Butter. Rubbing alcohol will remove it prior to loading. Always fire a cap on empty chambers before loading to make sure everything is clear. Windex in a spray bottle will keep it running when it starts to get stiff after a few cylinders are fired. Balistol is good stuff too but is kinda smelly. Wonder Wads are cheaper than what you had. I make my own or you can use Crisco or Bore Butter over the balls in lieu of wads but it's messy and both are runny in summer heat.
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I could make a list of a bunch of guns i have, or "have", or wish I had. Why would one feel compelled to provide that infornation freely? Do you feel the need to show off? Is it some immature game of oneupsmanship?

Why do you feel it necessary to list your guns?

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I myself am looking into getting a black powder revovler for several reasons. One I love the look of the old navy colts and two you can buy a conversion cylinder to fire, I believe, 45LC.

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I myself am looking into getting a black powder revovler for several reasons. One I love the look of the old navy colts and two you can buy a conversion cylinder to fire, I believe, 45LC.
Cowboy loads or full cases of bp, not full power smokeless loads.
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I just personally have always loved the look. Just to have one on display would be a plus for me.

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