Fess Up !


November 6, 2006, 09:37 PM
Hi Y'All....

Just wondering how intense this black powder Insanity gets...

How many and which black powder guns do Y'All currently own ??? :uhoh:

Thanks All ! :)

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November 6, 2006, 10:03 PM
Been shooting a Ruger Old Army..7.5ss...since...1976. TC Renengade..54..since 1978. TC Cherokee..(anyone remember these?).in 32....since the late eighties. Added a second ROA....blue...5.5.....couple of years now. Cast my own slugs for all of the above......some hollow points for the ROAs.....pure lead. Insane? with the prices of ammo lately? If I see the need.....can order..and afford a lifetimes worth of powder and caps..and still have the means to move it all on a moments notice. I can make slugs with a campfire...ladle..and mold. Recycle slugs if I need to.

November 6, 2006, 10:35 PM
ArmiSport M1842 Smoothbore,Navy Arms Smith Carbine,Euroarms 2-Band Enfield and an original M1861 Springfield. Also 4 or 5 molds for same.It's addicting.

N-SSA member,46th Illinois.

November 6, 2006, 11:22 PM
1851 Pietta Navy
1858 Pietta Army Target Model
1858 ASM Brass Frame Army
CVA Bobcat

More to come when I get some extra money. I plan to order a 1860 Army next.

November 7, 2006, 12:32 AM
I have enough muzzle loaders to say that I have some that I haven't fired yet. ;)
If you ask my wife how many there are, she'll tell you "Too many!" :D

November 7, 2006, 12:55 AM
HEH HEH...I have 4 rifles that range from 32 to 58 cal,with another 58 to soon join the ranks, 1 12 gauge double, 2 single shot pistols,1 flint and 1 percussion both 45 cal,and 2 revolvers a 36 Remmie and a 44 R&S...I also run ball for all the above....How bad does it get???? I don't know,after almost 30 years I still haven't had enough...

November 7, 2006, 02:00 AM
More is better and one can never have enough!

Low Key
November 7, 2006, 06:23 AM
Let's see...

1858 Remington 8in barrel, target sights
1858 Remington 8in barrel, notch sights, antiqued
1858 Remington 5.5in barrel, notch sights...currently at bigiron barrels for custom work

CVA Hunterbolt inline rifle, 50 cal...up for sale at bigirons website www.bigironbarrels.com because I must have a Lyman great plains rifle! :D

November 7, 2006, 06:56 AM
13 rifles (6 custom) and 12 handguns.

November 7, 2006, 09:41 AM
Phew wish i hadden`t counted ..good thing the wife likes them too .. i`m a lucky guy there ..
7 sidelock cap lock front stuffers
1 flintlock front stuffer
4 1858 Remmies
2 45 LC conversion cylinders 1 Kirst 1 R&D
1 50 cal single shot pistol
1 12ga sxs shot gun ..only shooting brass shells loaded with Holy Black
1 marlin 45 cal cowboy limited
1 38cal derringer Remington reproduction
no wonder i`m broke ..and buying Goex by the case ..and caps by the case
well when i have a hobby i do it up right .
dang almost forgot about that 45/70 i just had to have last year ...lol

Cap n Ball
November 7, 2006, 10:03 AM
1761 original English New Land Pattern horse pistol 58 cal flintlock
1853 original I.N. Johnson cavalry pistol 54 cal percussion
2 replica 1858 Remington 44 cal revolver
replica Walker Colt 44.cal
2 replica 1860 Army Colt revolvers
3 replica Colt Navy revolvers
replica Remington falling block pistol 45 cal
replica Paterson Colt revolver
replica Whitneyville revolver
replica Le Mat 44 cal grapeshot revolver
Kentucky pistol replica 36 cal
replica Philadelphia derringer 44 cal
original 1873 45/70 Springfield Trapdoor
original Harpers Ferry Musket
replica Charleville musket
replica Rogers and Spencer revolver
original Henry 'Iron Frame' rifle
original Pennsylvania long rifle 32 cal unknown make ('squirrel rifle', very accurate)
replica 3 band Enfield
replica two band carbine
I have half interest in a replica Gatling Gun 50 cal
I have half interest in an original 1832 six pounder field piece. Ft. Pitt Foundry

Two original powder horns. Scrimshaw and other carving dates these to 1840s.
Original bayonets w/frogs and scabbards for the above military rifles.

As like others above I run my own ball and reload my own brass.

Looking for original Spencer rifle/carbine at reasonable price.

I forgot...I also have an original 1858 Remington that my Great Grandfather carried during the 'Troubles'. Don't shoot it since I keep it in a box at the bank.

Loved shooting these things ever since I was old enough to take the recoil. Gosh! I never listed them all before and these are just the black powder firearms...must be some sort of 'gun nut' I guess...

November 7, 2006, 10:16 AM
2 Kentucky Flinters
1 TC Hawkins
1 Traditions inline
1 Remmy 1858
1 Colt 1862 Navy
1 Colonial Flinter Pistol
1 caplock pistol
1 double shotgun (not a replica)
1 siler underhammer
1 36 flinter in pieces

Seems like I'm forgetting a few. Oh well, it will come to me.

Take care,


November 7, 2006, 04:25 PM
7 rifles, 6 handguns so far, with more on the way. It's an addiction! :)
I own way more centerfires than I own BP guns, but I have far more passion for the BP guns and I can see them outgrowing my centerfire collection some day.

November 7, 2006, 07:16 PM
3 51 navy colt's
2 remington new model 36 and 44 cal
1860 colt army
50 cal colonial pistol
50 cal lyman plains pistol
tc new englander rifle
investarms hawken(cabelas) great rifle by the way
50 cal custom penn/kentucky flinter
50cal naval cannon. The most fun a dad and his 7 year old son can have in the backyard. We fire it when mom is away!

November 7, 2006, 07:23 PM
1851 Navy, 1860 Army, 1862 Police.

November 8, 2006, 11:11 AM
Currently, one 1860 Army rep and a Lyman Great Plains Rifle in .54p.

Got plans to get a rocklock Pennsy and an 1851 rep, and maybe a Brown Bess or Charleville rep.

Maybe a matchlock, too. And a wheellock pistol....

Bronze barrel 12-pound Napoleon...:uhoh:

November 8, 2006, 12:53 PM
Ye who dies with the most black powder guns wins .. Hummm makes me wonder who will be plying with me toys when i`m gone ..:confused:

November 8, 2006, 05:19 PM
4 percussion long guns
1 percussion pistol
1 flint pistol
1 revolver
parts from several more 'in case I ever own one and need to fix it'...

Currently lusting after a flint trade gun...How many days 'til Christmas?


J.T. Gerrity
November 9, 2006, 02:02 AM
Here's my inventory:

2 brass framed .44 Navies (Pietta)
1 steel framed '60 Army (Pietta)

1 Walker Colt
1 3rd Model Dragoon
1 '6o Army
(The above all Colt Blackpowder Signature Series)

1 '51 Navy (Colt Blackpowder 2nd gen "F" series)

1 1873 Model P "7th Cavalry" SAA (blackpowder frame - Navy Arms)

1 "Cattleman's Carbine"
1 "Winchester '73"
1 1866 "Yellow Boy"
(all Uberti)

1 .50 cal "Great Plains " rifle (Lyman)

I used to have a Remmie '58 New Army from Pietta which wasn't a bad gun, but I just could never get into it, had more fun with the open-framed Colts and hardly ever used it, so eventually I gave it away to a friend who still shoots it occasionally.

As to who gets the guns after I've gone, I've willed the 2nd and 3rd gen Colts to a local history museum in Ft Lupton, Colo (originally an old trading fort along the South Platte River in the 1830s); the rest to be divvied up between my nephews.


November 9, 2006, 02:32 AM
Stainless Steel Ruger Old Army with 7 1/2" barrel
CVA Colonial cap and ball
Pietta 1851 Navy .36 caliber
Thompson Renegade cap and ball .50 caliber left hand
Lyman Great Plains Pistol .50 caliber
Lyman Great Plains Rifle cap and ball .50 caliber left hand
Lyman Great Plains Rifle flintlock .50 caliber left hand

November 9, 2006, 10:02 AM
1 Lyman GPR 54 cal percussion kit
1 Lyman GPR 54 cal flintlock kit
1 cabelas hawkin 54 cal percussion
1 cva 50 cal. kentuky pistol
1 custom 50 cal pistol
Like them all but the GPR percussion is my favorite and the one that goes to the woods.Its goin with me next for cow elk.
BTW is this the place to post muzzleloader hunting pics?

November 12, 2006, 06:09 PM
1 inline CVA 209 staghorn magnum .50 cal.
1 Traditions deer hunter kit rifle .50 cal.
1 CVA hawken kit pistol .50 cal.
I know small collection, but it's growing.

November 13, 2006, 03:43 AM
4 firearms....

2,456 doo-dads and odds and ends (patch pullers, wedge hammers, nipple picks, drop-in borelights, buttered patches, over felt fiberwads, original cap boxes, shot snakes, measures, scales, worms, nipple rubbers, speedlaoders, bullet blocks etc etc etc) in a tacklebox bigger than a spare tire on a 47 Buick.

Not to mention a sudden desire to buy a skunk hat and 'breeches' to match my 'possibles' bag.

Colt 1836 Signature Navy .36
Pietta 1860 Army "Outlaw" .44
Thompson/Center Hawken .54
Pedresoli coach gun .12 ga

Possibles = its' possible you are gonna spend a whole lotta $ on widgets to put in this bag.

November 13, 2006, 08:18 PM
2 51 Navies
1 61 Navy
1 60 Army
1 49 Pocket
1 .50 cal Hawken Flintlock
1 .50 ca. Hawken Caplock


Howdy Doody
November 14, 2006, 02:22 AM
With the exception of a Browning BDM, everything else I have I shoot with BP.
2 pairs of ROA 7 1/2s. I pair blue, 1 pair stainless
1 pair ROA 5 1/2s stainless
1 pair Pietta 58 Rems
1 pair Pietta 51 Navies
1 pair Ruger Vaqueros 357 stainless 5 1/2s
1 pair Ruger Vaqueros 45lc blue
1 savage sxs
1 Baikal sxs
1 IAC 87 shotgun
2 Marlin 1895 357 rifles
1 Rossi 45lc rifle
1 Marlin 336 cowboy 38-55
1 H&R handi 45-70
1 Davis derringer 38spl

I am trying to get a Smith for my next rifle

1911 guy
November 14, 2006, 08:45 AM
I've only got two. A T/C Pennsylvania Hunter caplock is my deer gun and a .36 Pedersoli Blue Ridge flintlock is my squirrel and target gun. Much fun to shoot the rocklock.

Cincinnati Slim
November 14, 2006, 10:40 AM

Uberti Cattleman 4 3/4 barrel w/1860 Army gripframe; BP .45 Colt cartridge

Pietta 1858 Remmie, 5 1/2 barrel, blue, faux stag grips, nickle plated trigger guard, 30gr. fff, .454 ball, wonder wad

Pietta 1860 Colt, 5 1/2 barrel blue w/stainless cylinder, Buffalo Bros. grips, nickle plated trigger guard, 30gr. fff, .454 ball, wonder wad

Pietta 1858 Remmie, 5 1/2 barrel, stainless, currently @ "BigIrons" fer work

Shoot 'em @ 25 yard range in Friendship or nearby indoor facility.

I can usually keep it in the black if I'm payin' attention;)

Also do a little fast draw in my garage using a Black Hills "Morgan" rig w/ wax bullets and a 'lil pinch of triple seven or Goex BP.

More are sure to come. This stuff is FUN !:D

Happy Trails,

Cincinnati Slim

November 15, 2006, 09:15 AM
Hi Y'All...

Thanks a lot, Y'All!!!

Judging from the lengths and varietry of lists here, I am not certain if the relationship of Insanity to BP gunning is as the "cause" or the "effect".:what:

November 15, 2006, 09:57 AM
But ..But .. we don`t play golf ..one`s gotta have a hobby :uhoh:

November 15, 2006, 10:00 AM
Just a few: :)

1 percussion long gun
1 percussion pistol
1 flint pistol
3 revolvers
1 deringer

November 15, 2006, 07:13 PM
They make muzzleloaders with bores big enough to stuff a golf ball in. Hmm, I wonder... :uhoh:

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