Permanent Fund Revolver & Friend


October 14, 2012, 12:23 AM
Well the old oil check this year was nowhere near as big as Palin's glory days, but it was enough to buy provisions for the winter and this beautiful Uberti 1860 Colt Army and friend, a very lovely Damascus steel blade by a local blacksmith who's blades I'm liking more and more. The Ubi is brand new and the barrel fit was pretty stiff when I took it apart for an initial cleaning. But it should loosen up a bit.

The balance is amazing. Even better than the 1851 Navy. It's very light in the hand and aims naturally The trigger is very nice. I'm going to reserve judgment until I shoot off some rounds in it, but so far I'm thinking this thing may even be superior to the Single Action Army, even if it is just a cap and ball. One heck of a graceful piece, that's for sure.

The little extension screws are apparently for the shoulder stock. Does someone make filler screws that will seat flush if you're not using the shoulder stock?

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Jim, West PA
October 14, 2012, 09:08 AM
That is one BEAUTIFULL knife ya got there Cosmoline.

October 14, 2012, 09:20 AM
Very nice.

And, uh, no on the flush fitting screws.

4v50 Gary
October 14, 2012, 10:42 AM
Love that color case hardened appearance finish on the frame.

October 14, 2012, 12:01 PM
The screws used on the Pietta 1860s aren't flush but they also aren't as ..."thick-headed" as the ones Uberti uses.
I don't know if they fit Uberti guns .......
Anyway, nice gun Cosmoline, I have the exact same model myself. I like the flutes!

October 14, 2012, 05:50 PM
That sure is a beautiful 1860, Cosmoline; and that's coming from a guy who would rather drive an ol' Ford pickup (Pietta) than a Cadillac (Uberti).
Being an "ol' Ford pickup" kinda guy; I must align myself with the man from Pennsy with whom I share a first name.... that blade has me droolin' in my beer!
What manner of tusk is that which is wrapped around the tang?

October 15, 2012, 01:55 AM
Thanks! I'm finding the .451" balls suggested are a little too small and I'm only getting a very slight shave when ramming them. I'm going to go up a few thousandths and compare accuracy.

The blade is by a blacksmith in Palmer called Mark Couch. He's recently turned his hammer to making Damascus blades. I have to say I like them much more than the high-gloss hunting knives most custom makers in AK tend to produce. And they are real sharp.

October 15, 2012, 12:02 PM
Remove the "stock screws". Chuck the threads into the chuck of a cordless drill. Turn the head of the screw slowly until it becomes dome shaped. Heat it with a propane torch to "fire blue" it and replace. No more distraction caused by the square heads of those screws.

Did you know that they can be removed and the holes used as a lubrication port for the guts of the Colts? Put them back in so that you don't get dust in there.

October 15, 2012, 01:42 PM
Great pistol Cosmoline. I have a fluted 1860 Army that is over 30 years old, and still shoots great. Have changed the springs, bolt stops, hands, numerous times in the past. I feed all my colt armies .454 round balls, except for my Walkers and dragoon which prefere .457's.

October 15, 2012, 05:12 PM
Noz--will that prevent the screws from working if I do decide to stick a buttstock on it?

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