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Wwalstrom
May 30, 2006, 12:32 PM
Picked up a grungy used holster on Friday ... after some saddle soap and elbow grease, this is what they looked like Saturday morning. Just started a photobucket account, too, so, I had to try it out!

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h242/Wwalstrom/1858RemNA-022.jpg
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h242/Wwalstrom/1858RemNA-022.jpg
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h242/Wwalstrom/1858RemNA-021.jpg
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h242/Wwalstrom/1858RemNA-021.jpg

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finlander
May 30, 2006, 12:45 PM
Hey, there's the color again! The frame! What's the finish on the frame? Anybody?

You see, few people's claiming that my Remington is some weaky-creaky do-it-yourself kit, and they're claiming that 'couse of the color of the frame of my Remmie. So, what do you think?

Wwalstrom
May 30, 2006, 01:19 PM
?Black? it is, really. If you need specifics, you'll have to contact Pietta about their finishes circa 1993.

finlander
May 30, 2006, 02:57 PM
Is it? Damn, there must be something wrong with my eyes. I thought it looked somewhat, um, violet?

Mine looks like this in certain lighting. Well you folks tell me now what is it. That finish. Plum Brown?

http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/5701/remingtonpieni6me.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Wwalstrom
May 30, 2006, 03:47 PM
Wow ... That is exactly the same color as the side plate of my Dan Wesson .357 Mag. My Remington does NOT look like that.

MCgunner
May 30, 2006, 04:02 PM
I have a western holster that fits my Blackhawks and the old army protrudes out the bottom like that. Don't seem to hurt anything, though. I got this accessories pouch a long time ago at a gun show. It has "US" stamped into the flap. I'd have preferred "CSA", but it works. LOL Looks kinda nice with the holster and "buscadero" belt rig. A five inch Remmie, when I finally get my hands on one, should fit it perfect.

Wwalstrom
May 31, 2006, 08:30 AM
I've been toying with the idea of cutting my barrel down. If I cut it maybe a 1/4 inch in front of the loading lever latch (6-1/2 inches +/-), it'll fit the holster perfect. I kinda like the open bottom holster ... if I cut my current one down, pick up the stainless 1858 I've got my eye on, AND I've got a line on a reasonably priced Brass Buffalo model 1858, they'll all "fit" the holster.

What's everyone else use for cappers? I bought the snail capper in the pix back in the late 90's. Worked on the 1860 Army I used to have (but not the Brass framed 1858 I used to have).

Right now I just have this blued 1858 (1993 Pietta, bought in 1994) and, if you noticed, I did a little "dremel gunsmithing" to the cylinder nipple pockets. The one thing I dislike about percussion revolvers is having to cap by hand or with a straight line capper. Not because of how the straight line capper functions, but because they only hold about 14 caps, and I dislike having to refill them with greasy fingers. Plus, if I'm going to have to clean the revolver, I'm going to make it worth my time (i.e. - I'm going to put more than 14 or so shots through it).

After modifying the cylinder nipple pockets, it took several strokes of a file to the nose of the capper, and "voila", now I've got 100 caps in the capper ready for an afternoon of shooting!

I've also got an extra cylinder on order (actually backorder) ... and it's gonna get the same modification. Only difference is I'm going to try to "bribe" one of the guys in the lab at work to let me do it on the mini-mill. If I do pick up the stainless 1858, it will also get the modification.

Wwalstrom
May 31, 2006, 08:37 AM
If anyone is interested, I can take some close up shots over the weekend, and do a little paint/photoshop editing to show how I modified the capper and cylinder.

Duncaninfrance
May 31, 2006, 09:43 AM
If anyone is interested, I can take some close up shots over the weekend, and do a little paint/photoshop editing to show how I modified the capper and cylinder.

I would certainly be interested is you can.
Thanks
Duncan

Smokin_Gun
May 31, 2006, 10:18 AM
I've been toying with the idea of cutting my barrel down. If I cut it maybe a 1/4 inch in front of the loading lever latch (6-1/2 inches +/-), it'll fit the holster perfect. I kinda like the open bottom holster ... if I cut my current one down, pick up the stainless 1858 I've got my eye on, AND I've got a line on a reasonably priced Brass Buffalo model 1858, they'll all "fit" the holster.


Why don't youget yourself a pair of Western Open Tops ms from Midway or Cabelas instead? About $17.99 ea a left hand draw and a right. Can be worn crossdraw also. They fit just right.
http://i3.tinypic.com/1195r2o.jpg

Wwalstrom
May 31, 2006, 10:35 AM
Cause this one was half the price ... and works ;)

Smokin_Gun
May 31, 2006, 10:50 AM
As long as it's what you wanted is all that matters. Just trying to point you to an authenic period holster for under $30.
I have one like you do for my 1851 Navy. I got it free with a used Rev I bought for $50... fixed and sold the Rev, so it's free...LoL!

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