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Guns & Ammo TV 1851 navy torture test

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Smokepole14, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Smokepole14

    Smokepole14 Well-Known Member

    Did anyone see the episode of Guns & Ammo TV on the sportsman channel. They do a torture test on guns to see how well they stand up to it. This week they featured an Uberti 1851 navy London .36 caliber. They put the whole gun in quickrete mix for three days. The gun was badly rusted but still fired off one shot. Though I would image after 6 rounds or so it would bind up very easily. Still from just the way it looked it was nice to see the navy fire.
  2. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    They tend to be hard to watch and the results not very meaningful. Wanton destruction for no good reason.
  3. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    I'm with CraigC on this one.
  4. Busyhands94

    Busyhands94 Well-Known Member

    Yep, I agree with all above comments. I don't want to watch guns get messed up, I want to see them mess up some targets.

  5. Smokepole14

    Smokepole14 Well-Known Member

    Now that I do agree with
  6. talldragon

    talldragon Well-Known Member

    Wow, I used to own a (replica/don't recall the make)1851 Colt Navy .36 caliber. It was one of the nickle-plated/engraved ones w/cherry wood grips. High maintenance, but fun to shoot.
    I definately would not try a torture test on one, they are not that tough.
    Loud as heck and a nice flame out of the muzzle for evening shooting. That was with Pyrodex, though. Never did try real BP..:( .
  7. cpt-t

    cpt-t Well-Known Member


    I watch 1851 NAVY test. I watch the show and take the magazine. But I could do with out the TORTURE TEST segment. I just change changles and usually miss the rest of the show. To watch some dammage on purpose some thing that other people can not afford to buy in these hard times is unnessary and un needed. And I really don`t see what is proved yes the gun fired once but it was distroyed for all practical purposes. No one will ever get to use it and have fun with it especially some young kid. ken
  8. Black Duck Charlie

    Black Duck Charlie Well-Known Member

    While it is not my idea of how to treat these things, it is still good to know what they can do should the situation ever arise.

    I just wish I could afford to get cable or satellite so I can watch these shows.
  9. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    I fail to see the benefit of their tests. I watched them grill a Springfield XD on a gas grill.
    Gee, Nylon melts when heated above it's melting point. NEVER would have guessed that.
  10. Black Duck Charlie

    Black Duck Charlie Well-Known Member

    I fail to see the benefit of any stress/torture test on anything at all, then. Gee, metal breaks when stressed beyond its tensile/shear limits. Never woulda guessed that, either.

    As stated previously, it is still good to know what they can do should the situation ever arise.
  11. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    It is hard to imagine those two duffus could devise a torture test for TV that the 1851 Colt Navy and decendents have not already endured far worse & passed in battle during the Civil war and later.

  12. Busyhands94

    Busyhands94 Well-Known Member

    Hey, look at the bright side! at least it wasn't an original. Or an original Walker, I'd hate to see that.


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