DA cap and ball?


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Greatgeezer
April 12, 2013, 08:07 PM
In light of some states recent developments regarding gun control, I think the market may be right for a modern design cap and ball, for lack of a better term, black powder revolver, using modern design bullets, along the lines of S&W modern revolvers. What say you?

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Ron James
April 12, 2013, 08:12 PM
Why???

jeepnik
April 12, 2013, 08:16 PM
Not necessary. There are a number of "traditional" C&B handguns that work just as well today, for anti-personnel purposes, as they did when they were introduced.

Heck, I carry this whenever I'm feeling whimsical, or just born in the wrong century.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/Jeepnik/GUNS/HANDGUNS12-31-07-0006-1.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/Jeepnik/media/GUNS/HANDGUNS12-31-07-0006-1.jpg.html)

EljaySL
April 12, 2013, 08:35 PM
If so you'll see them bringing back the Ruger Old Army before developing anything new.

Greatgeezer
April 12, 2013, 08:58 PM
I had concealed carry in mind.

Ron James
April 12, 2013, 10:03 PM
Black Powder firearms have a lot of leeway in regards to the law. However in most states I have been in, a concealed black powder weapon is still a concealed dangerous weapon. My son arrested a ex felon who was carrying a Black powder pistol, His argument was it was a non-weapon. The court said it was a concealed dangerous weapon and the ex felon is now back in his old cell.

Jim K
April 12, 2013, 10:24 PM
I hate to burst a bubble, but concealed carry laws do not address the type of firearm being carried. A C&B revolver (or a flintlock pistol) may be an antique for purposes of handgun purchase laws, but for other criminal laws (concealed carry, ADW, armed robbery, etc.) it is no different than a Glock.

Jim

woodnbow
April 12, 2013, 10:53 PM
Funny thing Ron, if the con had been carrying openly he'd be walking around still... :)

4v50 Gary
April 12, 2013, 11:00 PM
How about the Starr Double Action cap 'n ball revolver?

Tommygunn
April 12, 2013, 11:24 PM
The Starr?
That was introduced to the Union Army during the Civil War. No one liked it. They did like a single action variant that came out.
The Starr is an interesting old pistol but the double action mechanism is overly complex and ungainly -- especially so for a weapon considered for use as a self defense gun.

Ron James
April 13, 2013, 12:56 AM
deleted, didn't really add anything to the discussion.

Dave Markowitz
April 13, 2013, 08:40 AM
The original Starr DA revolvers didn't work all that well. The Pietta repros are even worse.

345 DeSoto
April 13, 2013, 09:51 AM
In NYS, it's a non gun...until you have caps, powder, and ball even unloaded, with it. Then it has to be on a permit...

Ryden
April 14, 2013, 06:47 AM
Legality aside, I'll soon be able to carry this li'l baby. It's on it's way.
http://www.licensfritt.se/DSC_9480.JPG-for-web-xlarge.jpg
54 bore ought to be able to handle most anything.
And for Velociraptors there's the 38 bore Dragoon size I'm picking up this afternoon :cool:

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madcratebuilder
April 14, 2013, 08:24 AM
I'll certainly agree that the Starr DA has some idiosyncrasies, but they can be overcome.
A little fine tuning of the action, learning how it operates, they do not like to be shot SA or put in half cock. Like many "first" designs, they had a few bugs. They are unique and draw a crowd at the line.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/STARR02.jpg

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