Inspired by the Revolver Picture Thread of All Time (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=338194) thread over in the revolver forum, how about a picture thread dedicated to BP revolvers? Let's try not to make it a discussion thread; rather pics with brief (or no) comment. The more the merrier! (I love picture threads!)
I can kick things off with an Uberti 1847 Walker kit, originally built by someone else, but cleaned up and "finished" by your truly.
That's a disgrace and you need help! :barf:
November 5, 2011, 05:26 PM
I tried, but my photo taking skills are getting worse and worse, it seems. I have an Uberti Walker that I just bought, the seller bought it new and never fired it, and I still haven't fired it either. Got it for $375 w/box & etc., figured that was an OK price.
Big ol' hog it is, beautiful quality too IMO. I'm dying to try it out! What's the recommended charge for a Walker? There's nothing that came with it giving a charge number, and I've "heard" anywhere from 60gr. up to 72gr. with TWO balls in each chamber. I ain't putting two balls in, NFW, but I'd like to know the min. & max. charges, please. I have a jug of Pyrodex P, "the FFFG equivalent", it says.
I just hope this one shoots better than my Pietta 1851 Navy.....
November 5, 2011, 05:35 PM
^ picture only thread
November 5, 2011, 06:41 PM
Here's mine. Purchased about 40 years ago when the LGS went out of business, and I had the local saddle-maker make a belt and holster for it. The little piece of rawhide at the top of the holster, would hook over the hammer. During deer season it was loaded with #6 shot for rattlers. Ha, puts a smile on my face when I think about it.
November 5, 2011, 07:04 PM
The children; Walker, ROA X2, 1849 Wells Fargo, found relic derringer, NAA Companion.
November 5, 2011, 07:12 PM
^ picture only thread
Oh well jeeze, I told ya they weren't very good...but here's a couple. Now may I ask how much to feed it? Pretty please?
51 Navy and 60 Army
November 8, 2011, 08:29 PM
I am embarrassed to post the only 2 I have at the moment, but ya gotta start somewhere. The Colt I got in April this year and the Remmy mysteriously arrived around Labor Day, ( I suspect it was the Colt's doings as it seems possesed by the Cabela's curse) I am even more embarrased to say that I consider them both virgins, the Remmy has never tasted powder yet while the Colt has had 40-50 rounds using Pyrodex P (which didn't fill me with the inspiration I remember from back in my teen years) and I tried a few rounds with the Cult of 2F 777. ( not impressed but that was due to my ignorance, 1 Thou shalt not over compress, or 2 Thou shalt not have a heavy hand on thy loading lever) I did get a strange e-mail saying I was to expect,and greet, the arrival of the big brown stagecoach on the 9th of Nov. bearing the emissaries of the Holy Black from the church of Powder Inc. (again I suspect the Colt, the curse has mutated) Communion to be served on Thanksgiving by the Denominations of Goex, Kik and Swiss, with a reception later that evening at the Ye ole washtub..BYOB (Bring your own Brush) lol
Had to sell a few of mine over the years, including a fully-engraved nickle and 24kt gold ASM 1858, a 1858 with a 12" bbl, and a really smooth 1873 SAA look-alike that was cap n ball. Here's what I still have and truly love. I started owning firearms with nothin but cap n balls for several years, and I still LOVE to shoot them!
I've never seen some of these smaller revolvers before.
November 12, 2011, 03:14 PM
This is them. Iskra, I really like your Remmie belly gun...got more pic's? Also, what holds the loading lever up? 1kperday, outstanding collection of originals!!!
November 12, 2011, 04:46 PM
the spring loaded catch is reversed, it cliks into the cylinder pin, I love it. very slick setup!
November 12, 2011, 05:59 PM
Sltm1. Can we please get a couple more pics of the skelton key pistol? Any maybe info about it? Looks pretty neato!
November 12, 2011, 07:36 PM
The revolver with the bone grips and crossed key marks appears to be the type described in an article in The Gun Report from May 1986. Also on p.140 of The Book of Colt Firearmsby R.L. Wilson and R.Q. Sutherland, described as a "Brooklyn Bridge" revolver because of the cylinder scene.
Made by A Masaree of Belgium, sold by Adolf Frank Export Company (ALFA) of Germany as a "piston revolver" (presumably referring to the action of the loading lever). It was the first 20th century copy of a Colt cap and ball revolver.
Shown below is part of the 1911 A. Frank catalog describing these pistols.
November 12, 2011, 07:48 PM
How about my Walker with Stag and a R&D
November 12, 2011, 09:14 PM
For heaven's sake, don't let Busyhands see Iskra Remmy belly gun!
OK that is neat.
Enjoying this tread. Did not know about the 1911 1851 repros, learning is a good thing.
November 12, 2011, 09:30 PM
Here's what I know about the keygun. The originals were iron and were jailer's keys. On this one, there are absolutely no maker's or proof marks. The hammer and trigger work as they should but they are on a really weak spring...would'nt ignite a cap. The barrel is bored to just over 4mm. I Think this was a project gun for for a for a hobbiest......and a damn good one at that !! At any rate, it's probably the closest I'll ever get to the real thing so I'm glad to have it.
November 12, 2011, 10:55 PM
Berlkey, "Piston" is German for the percussion nipple/tube. ;-)
November 13, 2011, 12:00 AM
Thanks - Google translate doesn't know that, so neither did I.:o
November 22, 2011, 09:18 PM
I just picked up a .44 caliber Pietta 1858 New Army with a 5-1/2" barrel from Cabela's:
Yes, only two. I have three kids of my own, seem to have "adopted" another (and her 3 children); three horses, one house payment, one truck payment, a '73 Mercury Cougar "under re-construction", 4H and FFA commitments, financial and otherwise......... It's a wonder I have the TWO! :rolleyes:
Someday, Imagonna "run away" -and take my checkbook- for a few months to save up for a couple of R&D/Howell's conversion cylinders in .45Colt.
THEN I'll have to run away again to save up for the cartridge loader.
And I still need to order a good holster for not too many simoleans (the curse of left-handedness) for the 'little brother' so it can stop hiding in the Safariland 6" N-Frame Duty Holster for my 629! And many thanks to the guys who pointed out that Rem 1875's and Colt 1873's are close enough in size that I should be able to fit a short NMA in a holster built for either of the others.
November 24, 2011, 09:16 AM
the ladies love to pose,shameless hussies. all pre-prefix. eastbank
ak-kev: Is that Remington nickle or SERIOUSLY polished stainless? My wife's S&W .357 is bright nickle (only thing I dislike about it); and 'making it beautiful' after a day at the range can sure take some time.
November 25, 2011, 04:43 PM
Here are my current ROAs. A pair of 5.5"s and a 7.5" with R&D conversion cylinder.
It's out getting a few upgrades right now. Will post more pics when it comes back.
And please provide the list of updates, too! Nice shooting!
December 7, 2011, 06:04 PM
Good shootin' savit260. :D
December 7, 2011, 06:15 PM
The upgrades are a lowered hammer, taller front sight, action job, lettering on barrel removed and a 45 Colt conversion cylinder, done by THR's own HoofHearted.
At some point in the future, it'll get new grips as well.
December 20, 2011, 04:59 PM
Poke. I want to see some Christmas presents on this thread!
December 20, 2011, 10:12 PM
Here's my 1858 Remington in .44 caliber.
And my .22 North American Arms cap and ball revolvers:
I made a converter for my NAA super companion today, it converts my NAA cap and ball to a single shot .22 pistol! I shot .22 blackpowder shorts I made for it today, it works perfectly! the device is held in place by the flat spot on top and the slot the cylinder pin goes through on the bottom. It's still rough and needs to be polished and blued, but I like it!
The rim of the .22 is countersunk, and a firing pin is put on top of it. That firing pin transfers the energy from the flat firing pin to the rim of the cartridge. That goes in on top of the cartridge.
December 20, 2011, 10:15 PM
And yes, I'm sorry that the pictures are so blurry. I got this camera from a garage sale for cheap, what do you expect?
December 21, 2011, 02:42 PM
Cool stuff Levi, not everyone is adventurous or skilled enough for a DIY project like that.
December 21, 2011, 02:50 PM
Thank you! I am actually planning to make one for my 1858 Remington, although I am going to need a spare cylinder to line for that. I know right now it's not too good looking but it does work and it does set off rimfire cartridges and doesn't explode with the intended ammo. I haven't shot it with smokeless .22s and don't plan to ever do that until I know it's safe and proof it. I'll just rig up a vice, bullet trap, and string in the shop so I don't have to risk it. Besides, those blackpowder .22s are so fun! What I need to do is get a Henry or some lever action .22 to shoot these things in. Good stuff right there!
December 21, 2011, 06:48 PM
I have a few Colts. Those in the group shot are all Colts except for the Patterson which is a Replica Arms model in .36. The Musket is an original Colt model 1861 special contract made in 1862.
Engraved Armi San Marco .44 Navy I got recently.
December 21, 2011, 08:06 PM
Nice Colt! love the old style Colt mold, I've got something similar for my Remington. It's fun to cast with!
December 21, 2011, 08:09 PM
I think we ought to have the most ugliest Remington contest. Here's my entry
December 21, 2011, 08:30 PM
You're right. That gun of yours got UGLIER with the addition of those grips! :cool:
December 21, 2011, 08:39 PM
Right On,That's what I want, ULGY:rolleyes:
December 22, 2011, 01:47 AM
Yumakid, I bought a left handed COWS flap holster a few years ago from the sportsman's guide for my EAA big bore bounty hunter. It fits my Pietta 58 Rem sheriff equally as well.
Busyhands, I just noticed what your target is. :)
I really like that case hardened NMA snub. Now, I want to buy an NMA target just to chop.
WoW Kwhi, that photo put my jaw in my lap and i just had to sit there and scratch my head for a few moments in awe
I've had three different 1858s in my days, only have one now, but none of 'em even come close to contending with yours in the ugly contest...
it's so ugly it's pretty!
December 22, 2011, 03:34 PM
Well Phil's gun may not be aesthetically pretty, but sometimes beauty isn't in the aesthetics. A lot of the time beauty is in the function! I mean a Glock ain't purdy, but it works really well. As long as Phil likes it and can shoot with it it's doing it's job quite well.
tom e gun
December 22, 2011, 08:45 PM
hey, phils remington has character :)
December 22, 2011, 10:16 PM
Nope. Phil's the character. The gun is just along for the ride.:D
December 22, 2011, 10:20 PM
My latest acquisition.. J.H.Dance Texas Confederate 44. (Pietta repro, with Army grips)
December 29, 2011, 01:08 AM
I now have a pair of New Army's. I just picked up an 8" Pietta:
Great looking FOA's. Bet their a hoot to shoot!!!!!
April 7, 2012, 11:19 PM
I have recently joined this forum, and recently have purchased a Uberti 1851 Navy .36 with square back trigger guard, the pics that you have all uploaded
are amazing, once i get mine home from club, i will upload some pics for you
Thanks for all your contributions
April 8, 2012, 11:50 AM
OK here are some of mine:
April 8, 2012, 04:36 PM
As promised here is a pic of my Uberti 1851 Navy .36 Square Back
April 8, 2012, 11:24 PM
Took this one with me today, when I went for a walk. I put 12 rounds through er today. May shoot it more tomorrow.
new SS ROA is on the way
By lonewolfrock (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/lonewolfrock) at 2012-04-12
My blue model