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jcowan
April 17, 2010, 09:28 AM
There is a great looking black powder gun on the cover of the NRA store spring catalog. I have trouble distinguishing an 1860 from an 1861 when I can't see the bore, is there another way to tell them apart? The cylinder is strange, I am guessing a conversion. The grips are beautiful. I am new at this game but I think it is an 1860 conversion with ivory grips. I am hoping to score at least a 1 out of 3 on this question. Also, what is at the top of the cylinder forward of the hammer? I will be ordering the t-shirt that is under it.

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Hellgate
April 18, 2010, 01:12 AM
Only know the answer to the first question: the 1860 has a rebated cylinder whereas the Navy has a straight cylinder. The 44 Army has the back 1/4 of the cylinder a smaller diameter than the front 3/4. The Navy 36cal has a cylinder that is the same thickness for itsfull length.

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