Handbuilt BP revolver.

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by towboater, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    20 or so years ago my stepfather worked as a machinist He built this in his spare time. The only thing he had help with was the rifling. He even made the springs and screws.

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  2. texaswoodworker

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    Cool. It looks like a 1860 Colt Army. How long did it take him to make?
     

  3. trip286

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    Looks more like the old remington to me.
     
  4. towboater

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    It took him quite a while. ( around 6 months) Then again he was not in a hurry. and just doing it in his spare time.
     
  5. Hawg

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    Ummmm, it looks nothing like a Colt. It looks like an 1858 Remington.

    TB did he build it off an original or a clone?
     
  6. towboater

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    Im not sure. He said someone brought in a frame for him to copy off of.
     
  7. Hawg

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    I was just wondering cuz the grips look like they have a Pietta flare.
     
  8. texaswoodworker

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    Oops, my bad. I google 1860 colt first, and I guess it pulled up a Remington (or at least something that looks like a Remington) in the results (dang you google).:D
     
  9. towboater

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    I'm gonna take my loading equipment the next time I go see em. I'll try er out with 20g FFFG first.
     
  10. KAB

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    Hey Kentucky boy

    Hey Towboater , I dont know much about the old originals , but I can say your stepfather was extremely talented regardless :D
    One thing that strikes me odd in the picture is the grip frame angle as compaired to the Reproductions ? It appears at a different angle than those , maybe the originals are different than the Repros in that instance ? Maybe Hawg would know this , FOR SURE HE WOULD ;)