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scrat
12-28-2007, 9:56 PM
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1851 Confederate Navy 44 CAL

13 1/2 inches of pure EVIL SEEEEEEEEEEEEEXXXXXXXX

FatKatMatt
12-28-2007, 11:03 PM
A beautiful gun from a bygone era *sigh*

socalguns
12-29-2007, 1:23 AM
Why are you calling it porn?

scrat
12-29-2007, 10:20 AM
Why are you calling it porn?

go back to the gallery check out handguns porn. why are they calling it that. every forum around usually refers blanket amounts of pics like this. On the leveraction forum their is leveraction porn.


go figure

scrat
12-29-2007, 10:22 AM
Now these pics are not as good as the others. i have to wait until my camera comes back this afternoon. Fedex just brought my other toy.

top 1851 Confederate Navy
Bottom 1860 Army

both 44 CAL

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q77/scratm3/GetAttachment-5.jpg
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Blue
12-29-2007, 10:25 AM
On the top, my 1858 Remington New Army. It's real, not a replica.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f73/Blue84s10/008-1.jpg

Scarecrow Repair
12-29-2007, 12:13 PM
On the top, my 1858 Remington New Army. It's real, not a replica.

Do you ever shoot it?

I am curious about how well the replica matches, both shooting and mechanically. There's a fellow in town with a real 1858, and it sure looks close to my replica -- they have different front sights, but he says both are valid Remington style sights from that period. Someone who didn't know which was which might just think one was new and one used.

scrat
12-29-2007, 2:25 PM
DROOOLLLLLLL

:notworthy:

wilit
12-29-2007, 3:03 PM
I've been wanting to get one too. Though, I've been thinking of this one.
http://www.emf-company.com/1851-model-navy-buntline-revolver.htm

http://www.emf-company.com/images3/1851-navy-buntline.jpg

scrat
12-29-2007, 3:17 PM
I've been wanting to get one too. Though, I've been thinking of this one.
http://www.emf-company.com/1851-model-navy-buntline-revolver.htm

http://www.emf-company.com/images3/1851-navy-buntline.jpg

Looks exactly like mine. Except for whatever is engraved on the grip towards the bottom.

i got mine at cabelas.. the other i purchased off of gunbrokers.com

its nice the 1860 has a very nice navy seen on the revolver. really really sweeeet

socalguns
12-29-2007, 5:21 PM
so you're calling it porn because the other kids are calling it that?
not because it stimulates your sexual desire?

wilit
12-29-2007, 8:48 PM
Looks exactly like mine. Except for whatever is engraved on the grip towards the bottom.

i got mine at cabelas.. the other i purchased off of gunbrokers.com

its nice the 1860 has a very nice navy seen on the revolver. really really sweeeet

The one I posted is a bluntline, so 12" barrel. Other than than, pretty much the same though.

scrat
12-31-2007, 4:15 PM
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scrat
12-31-2007, 4:16 PM
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robairto
12-31-2007, 11:26 PM
I posted this before. It's a Nashville plowworks sabre said to have been carried by one of the Missouri raiders/James gang. Yes it's real.
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/13767CSA_sword_001.jpg

scrat
01-01-2008, 8:34 AM
very nice:cool2:

zefflyn
01-06-2008, 2:47 PM
The one I posted is a bluntline, so 12" barrel. Other than than, pretty much the same though.

Does it come with shooting sticks, to prop up the barrel with while shooting? :smilielol5:

Blue
01-06-2008, 3:06 PM
Do you ever shoot it?

I am curious about how well the replica matches, both shooting and mechanically. There's a fellow in town with a real 1858, and it sure looks close to my replica -- they have different front sights, but he says both are valid Remington style sights from that period. Someone who didn't know which was which might just think one was new and one used.

I've never shot mine. It belonged to my grandfather and according to family rumors it was his grandfathers during the civil war. I looked at a replica at the local fun shop and it was very very similar but not exact. The machining was too nice :p I took some more pics of mine for you to look at.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f73/Blue84s10/010-2.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f73/Blue84s10/012.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f73/Blue84s10/013.jpg

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Scarecrow Repair
01-06-2008, 5:25 PM
I've never shot mine. It belonged to my grandfather and according to family rumors it was his grandfathers during the civil war. I looked at a replica at the local fun shop and it was very very similar but not exact. The machining was too nice :p I took some more pics of mine for you to look at.

Thanks for the pics. I don't think I'd fire it either with that kind of history behind it.

The local collector who has one also has a Brown Bess with quite a history behind it. It was captured from the British; the Brit soldier threw away the lock, thinking that would make it useless, but the Americans added one of their own, so that makes it more valuable (he says). Then he has letters from the soldier writing back home about all the campaigns he'd been in. And when the war was over, he (and presumably other veterans) were given land in the Ohio valley. He walked out there from Connecticut, with his Brown Bess, didn't like the land, and walked back.

I don't really want to have guns I can't fire, but some of these antiques are special enough that they would be great to have. Hang on to that revolver!

Blue
01-06-2008, 8:00 PM
I don't really want to have guns I can't fire, but some of these antiques are special enough that they would be great to have. Hang on to that revolver!

I just sold off 4-5 guns that I never shoot because they were taking up space and I just recycled the money into other guns. I don't think I'll ever shoot it but I really, really really really really wish the gun could talk. Every time I pick it up and close my eyes I feel like I'm sucked back into history and my imagination goes crazy.

Scarecrow Repair
01-06-2008, 10:58 PM
I just sold off 4-5 guns that I never shoot because they were taking up space and I just recycled the money into other guns. I don't think I'll ever shoot it but I really, really really really really wish the gun could talk. Every time I pick it up and close my eyes I feel like I'm sucked back into history and my imagination goes crazy.

Have you ever talked to any of the reenactors? Don't know if you'd want to take the gun with you, but if you know what unit your great-great-grandfather was in, they might be able to tell you more about what they did, show you uniforms, how the gun would have been used, etc.

Blue
01-07-2008, 3:47 PM
Have you ever talked to any of the reenactors? Don't know if you'd want to take the gun with you, but if you know what unit your great-great-grandfather was in, they might be able to tell you more about what they did, show you uniforms, how the gun would have been used, etc.

Nope never talked to anyone about it other than on here and at the local indoor range. I don't know anything about the war history on it, everything that I know about it came from my aunt who was told by grandpa a long time ago. He never went into detail with it.

Scarecrow Repair
01-07-2008, 6:01 PM
Nope never talked to anyone about it other than on here and at the local indoor range. I don't know anything about the war history on it, everything that I know about it came from my aunt who was told by grandpa a long time ago. He never went into detail with it.

You really really need to get to the Pleasanton Highland Games someday to talk to the reenacators. Most of the time they include a group representing Scots in our Civil War. Labor Day weekend.

Plus you get to watch big guys in skirts tossing telephone poles around.

Blue
01-07-2008, 6:22 PM
You really really need to get to the Pleasanton Highland Games someday to talk to the reenacators. Most of the time they include a group representing Scots in our Civil War. Labor Day weekend.

Plus you get to watch big guys in skirts tossing telephone poles around.

Dude there was a guy on AR15.com that I used to talk with alot that would tell me about that event all the time. You're not him are you? He lived out in the valley somewhere.

Scarecrow Repair
01-08-2008, 12:01 AM
Dude there was a guy on AR15.com that I used to talk with alot that would tell me about that event all the time. You're not him are you? He lived out in the valley somewhere.

No, I live up in the foothills. I stay with friends in Pleasanton a mile from the fairgrounds every year.

I haven't seen the 1880 Gordon Highlanders for a while. They used to come out with a real Gatling gun and Henry-Martini rifles (I think!) for a great smoky black powder demo. There's a group from near Sacramento who make their own wheellocks and matchlocks, and a group representing 1530 Scotland who have a leather cannon. But the Romans and Celts always have great demo battles, good explanations and exhibits, and the Morgans are fun to talk about even if they have noting much to do with anything :-) Plus bagpipe music, of course.

GenLee
01-08-2008, 8:18 AM
Sweet pic's gents....Thanx for the thread..........Now I got the Wants!!!

scrat
01-10-2008, 11:18 AM
on another forum there was a topic on "would you fire an original 1860's handgun"
Overwelmingly the response was YES. one of the best responses was. Up until the 1960's there wer no replicas. Yet anyone that owned a civil war type era handgun shot them. All the time. Like any other firearm its dependent on how well the gun is taken care of and its condition. I would shoot your great grandfathers gun for sure. If you ever scared too. take it to a gunsmith and have it looked at. if its in good condition then shoot it as your great grandfather had. Once you do you will have a greater respect for both your great grandfather and the handgun. NOTE you dont have to load it heavy. a firearm like that i would put 15-20 grains of black powder followed by a wad and roundball. You will have a good time shooting it. the recoil will be very very light as 15-20 grains of bp will be a very light load. This would have no effect on the gun at all, as long as a competant gunsmith can attest for its mechanics.

scrat
01-17-2008, 8:31 AM
My new addition

1847 Uberti Walker
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q77/scratm3/17Jan-11.jpg
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1847 walker on top
1860 Army middle
1851 Conf Navy bottom

scrat
01-17-2008, 9:30 AM
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Scarecrow Repair
01-17-2008, 10:46 AM
I've heard the Walker has some oddball features because it was one of the first revolvers and they had lots to learn. What's it like to fire? Takes a big charge, I think I remember reading.

redneckshootist
01-17-2008, 11:17 AM
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the mighty dragoon can handle as much as 50grains of BP packs one hell of a punch.

scrat
01-17-2008, 11:23 AM
Not really oddball features. Its the grandaddy of them all though. designed by a captain in the us army. Dont know the first name. Captain Walker. He wanted something heavier that can take down a horse. His troops took on over 80 comanche indians earlier with Colt Pattersons. His troop was mearly 16. With that in mind he wanted a bigger better gun to go up against the mexican army. Colt came up with a bigger version of the Patterson. A hangun capable of firing up to 60 grains of black powder. This was huge back in those days and still is today. Later on before the civil war the u.s army was complaining about the weight and size of the Walker. So the 1851 was developed. Its a lot smaller in size with only shooting 20 grains of powder. Colt made a version called the Dragoon. Its about the same size of the walker. Almost used some of the walker parts. Except the barrel was smaller and the cylinder was smaller.

Features capable of shooting 50-60 grains of black powder. Has a loading compression lever like others. Draw backs is the lever could have been a little longer. The 1851 and new models had longer load levers. These would clip to the front of the barrel. You can see the differences in the loading levers. Other than that it packs a heck of a kick one you dont shoot with sweaty hands. Makes a lot of noise and draws attention. R&D makes conversion cylinders for the Walker. You simply take out the OE cylinder put in the R&D cylinder then you can fire cartridge ammo. This cartridge ammo though is still limited to black powder loads.

scrat
01-17-2008, 11:26 AM
OH just to let you know the size comparison of a walker

Barrel length is 9 inches. overall length is over 15 inches. Shoots 60 grains of black powder. Weighs 4 1/4 lbs.


Can you say massive

http://www.uberti.com/firearms/walker-specs.tpl

http://www.uberti.com/firearms/Walker.tpl

sardaukar
02-16-2008, 6:35 PM
Uberti 1860 Army .44

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/2599/img2445bsr6.jpg

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CSACANNONEER
02-16-2008, 7:01 PM
OK, I'll play. I don't have pics of my small arms right now but, I hope these will do for a start.

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/1790/sany0026oj1.jpg
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/3778/sany0018lf1.jpg
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The drummer boy is my stepson. Since he turned 14, he's put down the drum and picked up a lanyard!

sardaukar
02-16-2008, 7:15 PM
I could imagine owning one of those cannon.

CSACANNONEER
02-16-2008, 7:22 PM
If you're interested in helping to man our 8 full size (including two original) guns, just ask me how. We are located in So Cal but, we've had members of our unit who have moved to England and Virgina come back every year just to play with us.

troyus
02-17-2008, 9:08 AM
I'm afraid to even ask, but how much do original civil war cannons in fighting trim cost?

scrat
02-18-2008, 8:52 PM
Ouch i think those are a little bigger than my WALKER

sardaukar
02-29-2008, 10:30 PM
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/sdrkrelt/black%20powder/IMG_2903b.jpg

scrat
03-01-2008, 6:24 PM
Very nice i have the same flask.

here are some pics some new some old
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scrat
03-07-2008, 11:08 AM
My new holster custom made by a member on THR

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q77/scratm3/DSC03609.jpg

cactuspete
03-26-2008, 11:34 AM
Check out the March/April 2008 issue of American Handgunner. Mike "Duke" Venturino does a great article, "The Revolvers That 'Really' Won The West!" on the old cap and ball wheelguns. I'm getting the itch for one of the cartridge conversion models. Cimarron or Uberti seem to be the way to go.

http://www.uberti.com/firearms/armyConversion.tpl

Mr. Kimber
03-27-2008, 11:48 AM
We're not worthy! Beautiful gun!

scrat
03-28-2008, 10:48 AM
guns of the old west is probably the best magazine i have found that shows and has so many articles on cap and ball as well as first generation percussion

scrat
03-28-2008, 10:49 AM
new pics. just recently accuired another 1851 Navy Steel frame.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q77/scratm3/28Mar-11.jpg
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scrat
04-05-2008, 2:31 PM
Redid my grips
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sardaukar
04-06-2008, 3:17 AM
Ebony?

scrat
04-06-2008, 7:26 AM
krylon black

sardaukar
04-06-2008, 8:56 PM
The finish isn't sticky?

scrat
04-08-2008, 6:21 PM
not at all. took the grips off. hung them. after i lightly sanded them of course. then sprayed two light coats of black. Then let it sit. a day later i sprayed them again two light coats. Then after the smell went away i brought them inside and hung them by the heater. I then applied a few coats of wax after about a week. So they are very shiney and not sticky at all. Feel really good and the gun looks sooo good. Of course to tell you the truth i did this out of boredom as im going to order a custom set of grips from www.gotgrip.com

scrat
05-25-2008, 8:23 AM
drool