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Thinking of buying a 1858 bp.

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Herzby, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Herzby

    Herzby New Member

    I have always wanted a Remington 1858, and started looking around.

    One of my friends thinks it is a really bad idea to get a Remington 1858 BP saying that they aren't anything more then a show case item.

    I would like to know what some of you who own a Remington 1858 has to say about it.

    I am a Surveyor and am out in the woods a lot and would like to carry something that it functional.

    Well, enough of this just give me your take on all this.
  2. Smokin_Gun

    Smokin_Gun Well-Known Member

    :cool:Tell your friend to look att these...
    Non show case 1858, .44's, .36, 1863 .31 Remingtons
    This one is for sale1858 Pietta .44 good cond. $200 shipped with USPS M.O. to me.
    This Ol' Rem is a Presentation /shooter ifin I wanted to. But ya see I gort other Rems and More Colts.
    I thinks yer friend is mistaken...HeeHee!

  3. Voodoochile

    Voodoochile Well-Known Member

    If you are looking at the Pietta, Uberti or other manufacturers of reproduction Remington '58's then they aren't just for looks, I have both makes & they shoot very well for me as well as others here.

    An orriginal Remington I wouldn't want to shoot because all the replicas out there are so cheap by comparrison & an orriginal has a history in it's own.
  4. sundance44s

    sundance44s Well-Known Member

    I say buy one load it up and let your friends shoot it .....that`ll change their minds.
    As far as carrying it in the woods and such ...with the right caps and balls ....you`ll have one very depenable revolver .
  5. rjsixgun

    rjsixgun Well-Known Member



    Yeup they all work very well!
  6. Calibre44

    Calibre44 Well-Known Member

    Don't think ... just do it!!- you won't regret it!

  7. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

    First of all, do you have any experience carrying a revolver?

    A bp revolver, such as the 1858 Remington New Army, is the same as a modern cartridge revolver in that it can injure and even kill. It is not a "show piece" (although, SG - that last one qualifies as a barbecue gun...).

    They are more difficult to maintain and load than a modern cartridge revolver, however. Those of us who have learned to use them well take a great deal of pride in having done so, and with good reason. Conversely, those who have not succeeded sometimes tend to belittle the accomplishment as a means of overcoming their embarrassment over their failure.

    That might explain the reason your friend would make such a statement.
  8. Shultzhaus

    Shultzhaus Well-Known Member

    I love the looks and feel of my '60 Colt army, but my '58 Rem is my real range work horse. Go for it, and make that "friend" envious.

    Are you quite sure you wouldn't want the bucket moved a little closer? * Quite sure!
  9. Chawbaccer

    Chawbaccer Well-Known Member

    Don't try to fit in with your friends taste in guns, or even women either.
  10. the-ghost

    the-ghost Well-Known Member

    your friend has no idea what he's talking about. which isn't uncommon in this day and age.

    if you want one get it, don't let you friends stop you from trying new things. somehow people have this idea that since these are replicas, or 150 year old designs that they are no longer effective weapons. bottom line these are weapons and should be respected just like any other firearm.
  11. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    Cabela's seems to have the best prices right now.
  12. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Just got my 1858 Sheriff model from Cabelas. haven't had it out, but it certainly seems like a fine quality sidearm!

  13. Voodoochile

    Voodoochile Well-Known Member

    Hey armoredman, you need to get that beauty out & dirty some, you're making mine jelouse because mine have not only been shot but modified to my liking & although still looks great she doesn't have that new Smell any more ;)

  14. the-ghost

    the-ghost Well-Known Member

    my little 58 the day i got her...
  15. Smokin_Gun

    Smokin_Gun Well-Known Member

    :evil:Mykeal I am glad you think that fancy Rem is "Hot"! HeeHee!
    These are BBQ guns:
    And Happy All Hallows Eve

  16. Hellgate

    Hellgate Well-Known Member

    I would not rely on one for a life or death situation until I became very proficient in ensuring reliable functioning. As a plinking gun and popping off at squirrels or something it would be fine but if you have it for feral dogs, feral people then I'd get a centerfire gun. I feel confident with mine but I've shot them regularly for 40 years. I used my US Marshall .44 for finishing a deer this fall but I wouldn't carry it to ward off a doper.
  17. PeashooterJoe

    PeashooterJoe Member

    I feel confident that once loaded and carried, worked 150 years or so still works. Loaded a clunker for 6 months sealed caps and used card, lube pill, fired with out a hesitation. There have been several accidents where originals were fired 50 to 75 years later. SG you look like the Smokeless Grim Reaper..:)..Your mileage may vary..PeashooterJoe..
  18. Voodoochile

    Voodoochile Well-Known Member

    SG you gona scare the day lights out of all those Trick-O-Treaters lookin like that.. :D

    You are right, if you have a more modern weapon that is chambered a reliable defensive round then that'd be the weapon to use for a SD situation but in the hands like ours these are just as viable a weapon as any out there & if the situation arrised I wouldn't hessitate to use any of mine, I just thank God I've never had to.
  19. jmaubin

    jmaubin Well-Known Member


    Don't give up the dream. I am also saving my pennys for one as well. That is after I finish the Dixie Cub kit I am working on now. I hope to have the funds or a present by Christmas. Keep your dream alive. For whats its worth I would buy a Pietta or Uberti

    smiles you will love it
  20. Hellgate

    Hellgate Well-Known Member

    For loading and keeping it handy long term "just in case", I would be sure there is no residual oil in the chambers or nipples from the last cleaning, nor would I use a lube wad. I would want the powder DRY and the flash hole clear before capping. The old timers did not use lube wads or over ball grease since they figured that you shot the gun dry and then either pulled a second loaded gun or a big knife/sword to continue the fight. The guns were generally reloaded far from the fray. Keep in mind the "six shooters" were a huge leap in firepower from the single shots they replaced so six shots in a row was expected to be enough to settle things therefore all the lubes and greases we use to keep them going for 30 shots in a row was unheard of and a recent practice now that the guns are being used for repeated shots in six stage CAS matches.

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