it's 1862, what pistol would you carry?

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  1. May 29, 2011 #101

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    For me it would have to be an 1860 Army. It fits my hand quite nicely.
     
  3. May 29, 2011 #103

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    That's a beautiful brace of pistols you've got there. Charcoal blue model?
     
  4. May 29, 2011 #104

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    No, bad light.
    2nd gereration Colts
    SC45-70
     
  5. May 30, 2011 #105

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    Well, shoot! This thread has induced me to order a Uberti Colt Navy London model ...

    :) :)

    P.S. Thanks for the advice, Capper.
     
  6. May 30, 2011 #106

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  7. May 30, 2011 #107

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    For those interested in minutia, the link Capper gave shows the London 1851 Colt.

    The steel backstrap they mention in their ad is correct for the London Colts.

    It seems the British didn't like having the normal silver plated brass grip backstrap and trigger guard that Colt sold to the Americans so the Colts that were produced in London at Colts factory did have steel backstraps.
     
  8. May 30, 2011 #108

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    That's why I love Uberti's Zonie. They're into the details.

    Actually, that's a Cimarron, but it's the same.
     
  9. May 30, 2011 #109

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    Were any of the London Navies originally with squareback?
     
  10. May 30, 2011 #110

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    Seeing as the most modern pistol I have now is from 1982 I'd likely be toting something like these (unless I was issued an 1861 - but I don't think the U.S. Army or Navy took old farts even in the Civil War).

    [​IMG]

    I do have an Italian 1858 copy and I like the feel and balance of that pistol. Rather have a rifle or a double shotgun, however.
     
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    The book "COLONEL COLT LONDON" by Joseph G. Rosa, 1976 (copy 229/1000) shows one squareback 1851 Colt and says it is "most unusual".

    There may be some question as to whether it was actually made in London because the barrel is stamped "SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY" but the marking has arrows which were used by the London company before and after the stamping.

    The book also shows several Colt Dragoons with square backed trigger guards but generally speaking I think it is safe to say that "almost" all 1851 London Colts had the rounded trigger guard.
     
  12. Jul 11, 2011 #112

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    For me theres something about the Colt 51' that I just don't quite get with a Colt 60', magical? I dunno but of the models I've seen and hefted, the 49', 51', 58', 60', 62', the 51' does it for me with the 60' a close second. The Remington although I like, just doesn't fit my hand much to my dismay.
     
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    Before handicapping myself with a SB pistol I would try shooting small stuff with a revolver.
    At the RANGE a SB pistol is EFFECTIVE on small game the revolver is still a better all around choice.
    Or just use head shots with a rifle.
    Dan
     
  14. Jul 13, 2011 #114

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    I've always been a fan of the colts, and still await the pleasure of handling a remmy for the first time. I'm most familiar with the 1860 and '62, so that'd be my choice. In the meantime I'd apply for a job at Hartford, and see if the Col. would be interested in MY brand new design, featuring a swinging link, tilting barrel, and bushing (along with this new-fangled brass cartridge). Came up with it all by meself. :grin:
     
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    not sure on when it was released but if it was available, I would be using a spencer rifle along with either a 1851 or 1860 colt. Would also be riding with the rebs.
     
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    BAH!! Don't bother, it'll never catch on! :grin:
     

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