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Old 01-18-2012, 08:58 PM   #31
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A fellow I know bought an old Bldg. in a Wyoming Ghost town. They were moving it and found a 92 Winchester and a .45 Colt First Gen Mdl. P. These guns were in fine condition and would have been there for almost 100 years. The old Colt fired all six rounds no problem.

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Old 01-18-2012, 09:33 PM   #32
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Wild Bill unloaded and reloaded his guns every day, just to be sure they were ready. Probably depends on your storage environment. Wet climates can do bad things.

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How does one go about unloading a BP without firing it? Is it possible, just use a screw type tool to pull the bullet or what? I would think, considering the ring that gets shaved off when loading, that firing it is probably the best way (certainly the easiest), but I'm curious.

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Once they have been outside all sorts of things can effect the condition of loads. Rapid heating/cooling etc. I would shoot mine at least 2-3 times a week when using a 1860 for a carry gun as I did for about 2 years.

Unloading a loaded and capped percussion revolver cylinder or ANY percussion firearm that has been capped in any manner other than shooting it is extremely dangerous. Removing the caps does NOT make them safe. If the caps have somehow leaked even a minute amount of compound on the nipples the gun could fire even by something simply rubbing across the nipple.

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A fellow I know bought an old Bldg. in a Wyoming Ghost town. They were moving it and found a 92 Winchester and a .45 Colt First Gen Mdl. P. These guns were in fine condition and would have been there for almost 100 years. The old Colt fired all six rounds no problem.
I wish you hadn't said that
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Makes you want to buy all the dilapidated old buildings you can, doesn't it?
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Makes you want to buy all the dilapidated old buildings you can, doesn't it?
Yep. And even if I just found an old pepperbox it'd all still be worth it.
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The rest of the story. The fellow who bought the Bldgs is a friend of mine. I ask him what he was going to do with the guns. He said "Oh Hell", I gave them to the kid that was work'in for me. I told him a $5000 dollar bonus was not bad for a guy on a part time job. Well of course the owner is the largest rancher in SW Wyoming. He is worth millions. But Damn I would have liked a chance at the loot. I expect they went to a pawn shop in Salt Lake City.

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