Rabid wheelgun nuts unite!

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  1. Feb 21, 2011 #1

    CaptainKirk

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    As much as I love all muzzleloaders, especially handguns, I am beginning to realize my first true love is that of wheelguns...the early cap & ball revolvers (Like...Duh! What was my first clue? The fact that I now own four of 'em?) :youcrazy:
    Anyway, is there anyone else (besides Dave/Smokin'.50, who has made it plainly obvious! :wink: ) that is a wheelgun nut? Love to hear from ya! :v
     
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    tljack

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    I guess I would fall into that catagory. I currently have 7 black powder wheel guns as well as a bunch of others
     
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    CaptainKirk

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    Seven! :shocked2:

    What have you got? Any pictures? I'd love to see 'em.
    Also, if you could, a short review of each would be nice, along with how you would rate it?
     
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    Four of um aren't wheelguns though.
     
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    CaptainKirk

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    Talk to me, Goose!
    That's a passel of wheelguns. Which is your fave? And why?
    Not just accuracy, but handling, feel, pointability, and utility?
    Let's see... I see a Walker, Third Dragoon, long and short-barrel Remmy (possibly a .44 and .36?) a couple of '60 Armies, a '60 Navy, '51 Navy, several brassies, A Wells-Fargo, a pocket Colt...what did I miss?
     
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    Favorite? Probably the Uberti 1860 Colt 2nd from the left, bottom row. It's accurate and has the authoritative Boom of a .44.

    The best pointing is the Colt 1851 .36 cal. on the bottom row, left side.

    Sleekest/prittest Colt 1862 Police bottom row 3rd from left.

    Most impressive to a non BP shooter: Walker, top row.

    Probably the "best" of the bunch from a 'usability" standpoint: Rogers & Spencer, right side next to the bottom row.
     
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    Well, Jim, since we're doing Show & Tell:
    Latest to the collection:
    Uberti Colt 2nd Dragoon, cal. .44
    Unrated.(Not yet fired)
    A monster of a gun. Great action, fit & finish. Heavy, not for small of hand or faint of heart. 4+ lbs.
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    1858 Remington, cal. .44, Stainless, (Armsport)
    Rating: ****
    My favorite. If I had to pick one, this would be it. Easy cleanup (stainless) super-quick cylinder swaps, strong,full-frame construction and slim, ergonomic grip. No barrel wedge to mess with. Does not point as well as the Colts, but what the hey...it gets the job done!
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    EXCAM 1851 Colt Navy, cal. .36
    Rating, ***
    Best "pointability of all my guns. Typical Colt construction. Light, flickable, short-but-fat grip. Loading lever somewhat sloppy.
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    kit built (mfg unknown)1860 Colt Army
    cal. .44
    Rating***
    Best (lightest & easiest) action of all my pistols. Not a big fan of the progressive loading lever, but it works. Large, full-sized grip. Good pointability, but not as good as the Navy. I prefer the Remington rear sight, rather than the Colt "notch-in-the-hammer" rear sight. Still a formidable and functional firearm.
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    Kirk: Sorry. I didn't read the bottom of your post.

    In order from the top
    Colt Walker, Colt 3rd Mod Dragoon
    Spiller & Burr, Augusta or Columbus .36, Griswold & Gunnison, Remington New Model Pocket/Colt 1849
    Whitney .36, Remington New Model Navy, Remington-Beal Army, Rogers & Spencer .44
    1851 Colt, 1860 Colt Army, 1862 Colt Police, 1848 Colt Baby Dragoon.
     
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    I got two! :haha:

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    Here's my present C&B wheel guns. Yes I'm addicted!
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    Looks a bit like 1 1/2 to me :rotf: .....Still beats me though with only one, a .44cal Rem '58 with a 7 1/2" Bbl.
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    I think you will find that your revolver has an 8 inch barrel as do all the .44 caliber Remington Army revolvers.
     
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    Er...looks like you're missin' a piece, there... :idunno:
     
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    I'm looking...just not seeing them. :confused:
     
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    You shoot all of them? :shocked2:
     
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    Could well be. :bow: I'm never sure where to measure from at the rear with a BP revolver as there is no "bolt face" per se. It is whatever the standard factory length is so I'll go with 8".
     
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    I've gotten rid of my Remingtons, though they were accurate they just never fit my hand, my second knuckle was wedged hard against the triggerguard. So I only have Colt style revolvers left. The Navy is a tad more accurate, with it's best load it will hold 1 1/2" groups at 25 yards from rest, which is about the best I can do with open sights. The Army model, shown here with a Kirst conversion cylinder, won't do better than 2 1/2" from rest but take away the rest and I seem to shoot a bit better with the 1860 as the grip just fits so much better.
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    Another project I haven't finished yet. Fitting grips and dare I say, waiting to get a conversion cylinder.
     
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    Those two look well-used and very happy! My kinda guns! :grin:
     
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    some nice lookin' pistolas.
    a bit disappointed no LeMat shown though.
     

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