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Old 05-07-2016, 7:32 AM
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Default Cimarron, Colt 1871-1872 Open Top revolver, 38 spl. 7.5"

Although it appears to be a conversion, the Model 1871-1872 Open Top was Colt's first revolver specifically manufactured to fire a cartridge. Since they did not use percussion revolver parts, they were manufactured as an entirely new model. Early Models have Navy-size grips. Late Models have Army-size grips.
During the 1870's, Colt also converted many of its unsold percussion models into cartridge guns however, while sharing some of the basic design and components, the Model 1871-72 was actually its own independent design and not a conversion

My first trip to the range. This revolver is nothing but fun to shoot. And it shoots great. If you have been thinking about getting one, go for it.
I just picked up a cheap box of 158 gr lead round nose ammo at the reage to shoot.
I was shooting at 20 ft. and the group in the 7 & 8 on the left was shot at 50 ft. Boy is that rear sight small.

Do not relish to feel what the men that used these weapons felt when they saw the elephant. For the elephant has tusk and to see him is to have his tusk dig deep into your soul. You will always have a part of you that will be cold and empty.
GySgt G.L.Bihm USMC
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