What's Your Favorite C&B Revolver Pattern?


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arcticap
March 19, 2010, 02:30 PM
If you could only have one cap & ball revolver to shoot, which revolver pattern or base model would you consider to be your favorite that would you choose to own and shoot exclusively?

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pohill
March 19, 2010, 02:34 PM
Colt opentop

Calibre44
March 19, 2010, 02:58 PM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg230/woodsy_2008/Guns/misc4006.jpg
:)

oldpuppymax
March 19, 2010, 04:57 PM
I like the 1851 in the posted picture. Also really like the 1858 Army...the Remington style w/top strap.

MCgunner
March 19, 2010, 07:56 PM
I guess you could claim the ROA is a "Remington Pattern", but I checked "other".

wlewisiii
March 19, 2010, 07:57 PM
I've always thought the Paterson & Walkers were the most interesting looking of that era. I went with the Paterson over the Walker simply because it was the first & the folding trigger is so Tacticool in a 1836 kind of way ;)

William

Texas Moon
March 19, 2010, 08:05 PM
Walker.

the '51 navy pattern is a very close 2nd.

PRM
March 19, 2010, 08:08 PM
I like the 2nd Generation Colts with elephant ivory. The 1862 Pocket Police is my all time favorite though.

Oyeboten
March 19, 2010, 08:53 PM
'Dragoon'...is my favorite pattern.


But I love 'em all..!

Fingers McGee
March 19, 2010, 08:56 PM
1861 Navies.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/fingersmcgee/100_1655.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/fingersmcgee/100_1642.jpg

BHP FAN
March 19, 2010, 10:31 PM
Remington, Whitney, Spiller and Burr...

madcratebuilder
March 20, 2010, 06:42 AM
All the above.

BullRunBear
March 20, 2010, 06:44 AM
My Uberti 1860 Army is the best pointing revover I've handled, BP or modern. The action is slick and it's accurate, even with me shooting it. The 1851 Navy is a close second. The ROA us heavier and "clunky" but it's the most accurate and will probably last forever. Tough choice

Jeff

JCT
March 20, 2010, 10:01 AM
When I can only have one ( because the liberals got their way ) ...I'd keep my Dragoon....( but I'd keep all the others too, and no one would need to know ) ;o)

arcticap
March 20, 2010, 03:10 PM
I guess you could claim the ROA is a "Remington Pattern", but I checked "other".

I'm glad that you picked up on the word "pattern" and mentioned that.

I called them patterns because we're mostly referring to reproductions that are only based on the original patterns and which often aren't identical to the original models themselves.

But the word pattern does have a broad enough meaning to also include the original model which is why I used it. Its meaning covers both the original model and the reproductions without needing to make any distinction between them in the poll. i.e.- do you prefer to only shoot an original or do you favor shooting the reproduction model of it as well?

While the ROA does share some resemblence to the Remington, the Rogers & Spencer and the Ruger Blackhawk, it's still a production model having an original pattern all of its own. :)

madcratebuilder
March 21, 2010, 10:01 AM
While the ROA does share some resemblence to the Remington, the Rogers & Spencer and the Ruger Blackhawk, it's still a production model having an original pattern all of its own

I've always thought of the ROA as a Remington top mated to a Colt back strap and trigger guard, with modern coil spring lock works.

4v50 Gary
March 21, 2010, 11:12 AM
Ruger Old Army. I should buy a Walker replica, but am lazy.

ontarget
March 21, 2010, 10:47 PM
1851 Navy but it is the only one I have. For the record though, I prefer the '51 over any of my modern handguns with NO hesitation.

andy*
March 25, 2010, 09:14 AM
I have a Colt 2nd gen. 1st model Dragoon that shoots real well.
But I would love to get a 1860 Army. Andy

twins1
March 25, 2010, 09:49 AM
prefer colt 44's but like em all.

NCWanderer
March 25, 2010, 11:02 AM
My only BP gun now is a 1858 Remington and I love it. But I'm saving for either a 1851 Navy or Spiller & Burr. Haven't decided which yet.

sixgun MAK
March 26, 2010, 09:11 AM
'61 navies

mtmarfield
March 28, 2010, 06:34 PM
Greetings!

I'll take one of the rare British Tranter Solid frame, 5 Shot .577" Revolvers. These were available in Single/Double Action, 4" Bbl, and some were delivered with a spare cylinder chambering the .577 Boxer Short: 450gr. Conical, 25gr. BP, generating about 500f/p energy.
These were favored by some of the British Officers for stopping the more excitable foreigners that resented their presence.
That, Gentlemen, is my Dream Revolver!

Be Well!

M.T.Marfield

Vermonter
March 29, 2010, 02:42 PM
That British Tranter sounds really cool. Does anybody make reproductions of it?

gizamo
March 30, 2010, 09:39 PM
Ruger Old Army...strongest and extremely accurate.

Bill from NJ
March 30, 2010, 11:45 PM
Ruger Old Army!

mtmarfield
March 31, 2010, 11:58 PM
Greetings, Vermonter!

No one is making copies of these yet. A few British Double-Action C&B's wound up in the Civil War, so there's a possibility of .44's being made, but I'm not holding my breath. I certainly don't expect a .577" to be made, unless one was used in a movie!

Be Well!

M.T.Marfield

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