My first BP revolver


October 6, 2012, 02:25 PM
Just won myself a purdy ASM 1860 Colt, got it all payed fer and just waiting for it to arrive. Snail mail though so its gonna be like a week or a hair more. Bad part is I have no balls or wads!:what: Get my hobby allowance and I'll be ok:rolleyes:

I am just a hair excited, I've been wanting one since college cirque 10yrs ago.:D

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October 6, 2012, 06:39 PM
Welcome to the dark side, it's addictive, I started 40 yrs ago and stopped when I joined the USAF, shot modern guns for 20+years and got a deal on a ROA and now I've got a cabinet full of b/p pistols and rifles, they're just too much fun and amazing deals keep coming up.:cuss::cuss::banghead:

Jim, West PA
October 6, 2012, 07:03 PM
WELCOME to the society of the soot makers Harrod.
Remember this day when yer postin pics o' yer 7th or 12th one :neener:

Fingers McGee
October 6, 2012, 07:30 PM
Welcome to this magnifient obsession Harrod.

October 6, 2012, 08:55 PM
Since your in Ohio look into the Log Cabin shop. -330 948-1082 -
They are located in Lodi (just West of Akron) and will have all of your needs at most reasonable prices (cast balls in ALL sizes at about $10.00 per 100).
By the way, they AREN'T open Sundays.
And if you can spend the time to visit the store you'll love it.
mini-museum with genuine black powder everything

Fingers McGee
October 6, 2012, 11:47 PM
+1 on the Log Cabin Sport Shop in Lodi. I haven't been there in a number of years; but, I could spend hours in there.

October 7, 2012, 12:33 AM
At Lodi check out their collection of John and Caleb Vincett rifles, you talk about stunning. And you just can't stop drooling over them. They'll chase you out of there if you make a mess though, well they did to me anyway.

Congats on your new revolver!!! You can't beat a 1860 Army!!!

Foto Joe
October 7, 2012, 10:58 AM
Ahhh, another unsuspecting soul captured by the seemingly harmless pastime of Black Powder to be consumed by the thundering report of six chambers stuffed full of an ancient recipe for combustion.:evil:


Good luck with your ASM and keep in mind that the brand has it's followers (me) and its detractors. One of my favorites is an ASM Dragoon and one of my worst was an ASM Walker, hopefully yours will be the former rather than the latter. Any idea what the proof date is?

Jim, West PA
October 7, 2012, 03:47 PM
Yeah, dat too Joe. :D

October 8, 2012, 12:19 AM

October 8, 2012, 11:10 AM
For some of us, the soot and fouling doesn't get us dirty enough, so we smear lube over the ball after it has been rammed into the chamber. You get to wipe your hands on your trousers some more.

Sloppier and you don't have to mess with wads, just powder and ball in the chambers.

What more could you ask??

October 16, 2012, 08:04 AM
It came yesterday! It's a bit dirty and has some hammer marks on the wedge:fire: but it came out just fine. The barrel actually came right off too, I didn't even have to use the rammer to push it off. Lock up is nice and tight and timing is pretty good, I did notice a few hammer marks on the cylinder though. Other than that it's in great shape especially for a used ASM. Now to scrounge up my hobby allowance and get some cleaning implements and ball/wads to shoot. :D

Jim, West PA
October 16, 2012, 11:36 AM
Hope you can git yer possibles together soon and start slingin some lead.
They truly are a hoot to shoot.I noticed one thing 'bout the Colt styles in that they are a bit easzier to clean.
Have fun and enjoy 'er.

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