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Old 03-13-2013, 03:56 AM   #11
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If you want to shoot black powder the Ruger Old Army is the way to go. These are modern strong firearms with fine sights. These guns can handle heavy conical or ball loads. Ruger designed these from the Rogers & Spencer revolvers of the 1860s.
If you want a gun that resembles the Civil War era the 1858 Remington is worth looking at.

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:44 PM   #12
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Ruger used the blackhawk design and the loading system from the R&S. For those of us that history means something to the Ruger has no place.

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I have a Pietta 1860 Army, a Uberti Third Model Dragoon and a Uberti 1849 Pocket Model and they all shoot pretty well, the Ubertis took less work to find the right load. I filed the hammer notch deeper which helped the one revolver that also shot very high and added a few grains to the powder charge and POA and POI are pretty close now. Get the proper round ball molds and run your own lead which can also help bring costs down,, they are dirty but fun, thinking about a '58 Remington or perhaps a brace of Walkers to emulate Josy Wales.

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