Blackpowder 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Range Time

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by Bigcountry02, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    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 :D

    Below circles where the lead ball hits:
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    Below circles where the wads hit the target:

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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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

  3. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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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.


    Jim........
     
  4. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  5. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    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!
     
  6. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Where's the Pistol?
     
  7. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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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
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    Close-up view on the stand:
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  8. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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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  9. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    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.
     
  10. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Rog that, thanks BC.