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Old 01-09-2011, 04:27 AM   #1
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Default Blackpowder 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Range Time

I pulled out the 1851 Confederate Navy blackpowder pistol for some range time, prior to heading home.

I shot 20 rounds only!

Had no issues at all for the short period. I had used 15 grain and increase to 20 grain. No kick at all! The target for ball placement at 10 yards, was aiming almost 5-8 blocks down from center of the target using the front sight.

I did find it hard with the fingers of inserting the percussion cap(s). Next time I go to the range I will use some tweezers (not the average medicine cabinet ones, more for fine maintenance on electrical). Increase the time for shooting.

Back to the a very fun addiction

Below circles where the lead ball hits:


Below circles where the wads hit the target:



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Nice. Black powder is fun. Messy, but fun.



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Makes me want to take my .36 out and get it dirty. I just don't like cleaning it. Wife dosn't either, I use the kitchen sink.


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Yea I shot my 44 yesterday and my wife gives me heck about the kitchen sink too. I am in the habit of raising the shade in the window so she doesn't have to wash it when I am done.

I only use 15 grains. Mine is a brass frame. Is yours brass or steel?

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Yea I shot my 44 yesterday and my wife gives me heck about the kitchen sink too. I am in the habit of raising the shade in the window so she doesn't have to wash it when I am done.

I only use 15 grains. Mine is a brass frame. Is yours brass or steel?
Brass Frame and love it! Will stay in the 15 grain range.

I am the gun cleaner, the wife passes the torch to me.

I did the same, get the water in the sink nice and warm; then, drop a little dawn dish soap for cleaning help! Add an old toothbrush, cleaning kit, can air and WD-40.

Also, coffee pot full of coffee for refreshment!
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Here are some picks at home; next run will be range:

They are both the same; except, for the etchings on the cylinder.

Top Blackpowder pistol - they wife hopefully will shoot, it has the smooth cylinder with no etching! Bottom one is the one with the etching


Close-up view on the stand:

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Beautiful guns.

Stupid Question Time: How can it be Confederate Navy in 1851? Or is that the brand name & model?

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Beautiful guns.

Stupid Question Time: How can it be Confederate Navy in 1851? Or is that the brand name & model?
Historical - Colt made 1851 Navy Revolver .36 Caliber C&B version

Colt 1851 Navy Revolver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Now I would like to have one of the original; but, way out of my pay and I would place the revolver is a glass case. Preserve history!

I like the .44 Calibers, fun to shoot and easy to maintain!

This is from Cabelas:

Pietta 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver with no etchings on the cylinder

1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver with the etchings was from Traditions package set; however, further review of the pistol is made by Pietta from Italy as well.
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Rog that, thanks BC.



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