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Old March 19, 2011, 05:00 PM   #276
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I hope! Would love to see 75 targets show up.
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Old March 19, 2011, 05:52 PM   #277
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The long and short of it

I guess I can join this club. The short barreled one is a work in progress.
Both are Pietta and deblued.
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Old March 19, 2011, 05:56 PM   #278
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Cheatin Charlie, you are in! Welcome.

Like the shortie - keep us posted here as work progresses... oh - and don't miss the opportunity to participate in our club postal match - details from mykeal earlier in the thread.
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Old March 19, 2011, 06:04 PM   #279
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Mykeal,

What is the deadline for the entries?
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Old March 19, 2011, 06:18 PM   #280
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Craiso, not sure if he's online - it's the 30th April.
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Old March 19, 2011, 10:34 PM   #281
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Thank you, I should have dug a bit deeper for the info.
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Old March 19, 2011, 10:39 PM   #282
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I sold a replica 1858 Target Carbine a couple weeks ago, does that count??


Cool looking gun for sure, but, really, black powder is not my thing, took the carbine in on trade and made out like a bandit on re-sale
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Old March 19, 2011, 10:55 PM   #283
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OK. Can't stand it no more. Here's mine. New and not been fired yet. Count me in.
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Old March 20, 2011, 09:23 AM   #284
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Newfalguy101, it would have been good for membership, but you sold it!

Buy it back - and you're in. Otherwise..........

And... welcome, shinbone. You could do no better for a first outing than to enter our postal match!
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Old March 20, 2011, 06:56 PM   #285
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The other day my local dealer had a Uberti Remington Army. Made the deal. When I got around to cleaning it, I found a machine mark oops on the top of the frame. hadn't seen it at the shop due to all the oil. Thought I would see how it shot before taking it back.




The first six rounds were fired at 25 yds., one hand, in about a 20 mph 3 o'clock wind. I used a 6 o'clock hold on the bottom of the black.




The sights have since been regulated to shoot point of aim, point of impact at 50 yds. I think I found a keeper
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Old March 20, 2011, 07:19 PM   #286
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want to join

My family has given me a good bit of money and I will be buying the 1885 remington tomorrow (the 21st) can I join then?
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Old March 20, 2011, 07:56 PM   #287
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We are very exclusive. As soon as you have your Rem. you also will be very exclusive I would think however, that you would be too busy shooting your new Rem. to waste time on the 'puter.
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Old March 20, 2011, 09:01 PM   #288
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rdstrain49,

That's some good shooting there my friend! Salute!

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Old March 20, 2011, 10:58 PM   #289
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No. Only if you buy the 1858 Remington!
Any Remmie from 1885 would be a cartridge gun.
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Old March 21, 2011, 12:52 AM   #290
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1885/1858/1885/1858
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Old March 21, 2011, 06:10 AM   #291
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I'm sure that's a typo - the 1885 Remington is, of course, a rifle: the famous Remington-Lee Navy .45-70.
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Old March 21, 2011, 04:03 PM   #292
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I just picked up my 1858 (not 1885 sorry typo) I will have a picture up later I'm going to the range hopefully tomorrow I already love it. I do have one question and it's probably a newbie question I bought some powder but it has a larger opening than the powder measure that I bought any good ideas another container I could use.
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Old March 21, 2011, 04:07 PM   #293
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One of these will probably do ya.

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/advance...=flask&x=0&y=0

You will probably need one of these also.

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product...oducts_id=7899
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Old March 21, 2011, 04:57 PM   #294
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Thank for right now I have a system that works it's a little low tech (drinking flask that I got from a friend that I never used and a funnel) the hole on the flask is a tad bit smaller than the measurer. Next question how much black powder should I use. It's a tradition (can't remember what maker tradition buys from) brass frame
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Old March 21, 2011, 06:11 PM   #295
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Thank for right now I have a system that works it's a little low tech (drinking flask that I got from a friend that I never used and a funnel) the hole on the flask is a tad bit smaller than the measurer. Next question how much black powder should I use. It's a tradition (can't remember what maker tradition buys from) brass frame
To answer that, we'd need to know the caliber - is it a .44 or a .36? Also, we need to know what powder you have, and are you using round ball or a bullet?

By the way, you may already have found it, but if not.... there's lots of info on how to load, shoot and care for your cap and ball revolver on here - start with the stickies at the top of the blackpowder section...

Oh, and post a picture! (That's the main condition of membership! )
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Old March 21, 2011, 06:17 PM   #296
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The other day my local dealer had a Uberti Remington Army. Made the deal. When I got around to cleaning it, I found a machine mark oops on the top of the frame. hadn't seen it at the shop due to all the oil. Thought I would see how it shot before taking it back.

(Photo of impressively perforated target)

The sights have since been regulated to shoot point of aim, point of impact at 50 yds. I think I found a keeper
Definitely a keeper!! If you can repeat that in the postal match, you'll take some beating......... (not by me incidentally, my recent 25 yard groups look like someone shot 00 buck at the target )
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Old March 21, 2011, 08:31 PM   #297
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its a .44 caliber Goex black powder. I looked online and found their load charts it looks like 25 grains would be a safe bet for me. I have read the thread on everything about starting up I was doing it before I even bought it. I have one more question I have read that the 1858 Remington shoots low because the front sight post was made higher to allow you to customize it. Is that true and how do I change it if it is true. Thank you guys this forum has been the most helpful when it comes to all things firearms ( I used it when I bought my rifle/shotgun)
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Old March 21, 2011, 09:32 PM   #298
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There are plastic funnel caps that fit plastic powder jugs and metal cans.
This one is for plastic:

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...ducts_id/50562

File down the front sight very slowly and carefully to raise the impact. It's easier to file down then it is to build the metal back up, so go slowly and keep testing the progress.
How much depends on the amount of powder loaded and the distance to the target.

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Old March 22, 2011, 07:04 PM   #299
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There is a 5.5-inch 1858 (1863) Rem on its way to me from Cabelas. Will post pics when it arrives (and after I uh ... antique it). It was hard to resist the $199.99 price tag.
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Old March 22, 2011, 11:42 PM   #300
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OK, but you can't come into the clubhouse until you post a picture. And no girls allowed.
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