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Colt pocket cal.31 at 25metres

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by flibuste, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. flibuste

    flibuste Well-Known Member


    Shooting the first time this 30 years old Uberti :

    10gr of BP, 7gr cornmeal, crisco and cal. 322 ball.

    After shooting the first 2 cylinders, I know where to aim; Out of 25 balls, 21 are in the black center.

    Next step : install a new front sight, replace the nipple with AMPCO to avoid burst caps entering the mechanism.


  2. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Dang good shooting. Well done! :cool:
  3. arcticap

    arcticap Well-Known Member

    I don't recall ever seeing a .31 Colt target posted before.
    That's really great 25 meter shooting accuracy, and the Colt is nice looking too.
    Thanks for sharing! :)
  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Tres bien!
  5. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Very nice, thank you.
  6. Mike OTDP

    Mike OTDP Well-Known Member

    Going to shoot it in the Mariette match?
  7. Smokin_Gun

    Smokin_Gun Well-Known Member

    That's DAMN GOOD SHOOTIN' with a .31 @ 25M, damn good with a .44 too...LoL! Are those powder burns in the paper target? (Jus' kiddin')

  8. flibuste

    flibuste Well-Known Member

  9. 72coupe

    72coupe Well-Known Member

    I have hunted jackrabbits with a Uberti 1849 Pocket model. The range was usually less than 25 yards but the little 31 caliber ball is quite lethal on the big hares.
  10. DrLaw

    DrLaw Well-Known Member


    I would argue with you about the lethality of a .31 on jackrabbits...,

    but that would just be splitting hairs. :neener::rolleyes::barf:

    The Doc is out now. :cool:;)
  11. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

  12. Coyote Hunter

    Coyote Hunter Well-Known Member

    This is what it sounds like at my house over this post....

    me: I want one
    Her: NO
    Me: :scrutiny: but I want one just like that
    Her: NO
    me: :confused: but I really NEED one like that
    Her: NO
    me: :fire: I won't be happy till I get one
    Her: NO
    me: :cuss: I GOTTA HAVE ONE
    Her: NO
    me: :banghead: I'LL DIE IF I DON'T GET ONE!!!!!!!!
    Her: NO
    me: :confused: BUT IF YOU LOVED ME, YOU'D LET ME GET ONE!!!
    Her: "snore"
  13. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Here's how that conversation would go at my house:

    Me: I just bought this. Cool, huh?
    Her: You better buy another safe... you're out of room in this one.

  14. arcticap

    arcticap Well-Known Member

    Her: "snore" some more.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2008
  15. Gunruner

    Gunruner Active Member

    Great shooting! Now you make me want another caliber(sigh). I would think you very well armed with that .31 in your pocket. Thank you for posting the picture..........Mike P.S. did you use FFF or FFFF BP? What is PNF2?
  16. flibuste

    flibuste Well-Known Member


    In order to aim where to point, I have dovetailed a new front sight, higher and on the left :



    Now it shoots straight :


  17. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Nice work!
  18. Tomahawk674

    Tomahawk674 Well-Known Member

    Remington 1858 vs Rogers & Spencer

  19. Seancass

    Seancass Well-Known Member

    that is some really impressive shooting. i had an opportunity to buy one of these a while back and i passed. i should have known better. gun and holster for $100. danget.
  20. flibuste

    flibuste Well-Known Member

    Back to the range with a small bone inlay in the grip :


    still very accurate at 25 meters


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