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Old November 11, 2011, 10:55 AM   #626
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we need pictures!
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Old November 11, 2011, 02:23 PM   #627
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my waiting is in stages, on gunbroker I wait for the auction to show that my payment was received, then for the icon to show it was shipped etc. As of this time today the payment has not yet been marked received. From Cabelas I know it will be the end of the month before the shipment gets to them, then I wait for them to fill all those backorders. Now is the best time to buy from Cabelas as the $5 shipping and the $20 rebate are in effect. My Remmy will arrive for less than $175 shipped and I had to pay tax! ( I got a real deal though, shhhhh, I'm not sposed to tell, . )
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Old November 11, 2011, 05:17 PM   #628
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How about some in action?

From Cabela's in the 80s or 90s. It's finally had some powder and lead thru it.
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Old November 11, 2011, 05:21 PM   #629
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OK a clear.. er picture.. Not great but.
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Old November 15, 2011, 07:42 PM   #630
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Pietta's 2011 5 1/2 model with Tripple K holster



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Old November 15, 2011, 09:02 PM   #631
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Oh sure Majes, that helps me wait a month for mine to get here...
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Old November 15, 2011, 10:12 PM   #632
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Guess I can add a pic of the 8" that recently joined my sheriff model. The tooled holster is by Dan Brooks; the plain is from Cabela's.

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Old November 16, 2011, 12:14 PM   #633
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Love the pic with the Sig.

I feel for you, Indy, but it WILL make it here. My wait is over and I've been shooting mine.... It was certainly WORTH the wait, I can tell ya that!
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Old November 16, 2011, 12:25 PM   #634
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I have already found a site for the imitation ivory grips at $30 for the Pietta Remmy. I am thinking about a set for my Walker which should be here TODAY!
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Old November 17, 2011, 12:43 PM   #635
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5.5" Remington Velocity Data

Back in post #542 on page 22, kBob asked:

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Originally Posted by kBob Post #542
SO out of curiosity what are the velocities of a specific load inthe 12 inch barreled guns vs. standard and 5.5?

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthrea....5#post7631375
I found the following figures that were previously posted by Voodoochile after he reamed out his chambers:

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Originally Posted by Voodoochile Post #1
Ballistics:
Chronograph was placed 10' in front of the muzzle to get these results.

Bullet = .457 143 grain Cast Round Ball.
Powder = Goex FFFg black powder.
Primer = Remington #11
5-1/2” Barrel Average Ballistics.
40gr. Volume = 916 fps. 266 ft. Lbs. 5.5” group @ 20 yards & Violent.
35gr. Volume = 838 fps. 222 ft. Lbs. OK punch with 4” grouping @ 20 yards.
30gr. Volume = 754 fps. 180 ft. Lbs. little recoil with 2.5” grouping @ 20 yards.
25gr. Volume = 667 fps. 141 ft. Lbs. almost not there but with having to use a wad my groups opened up to 3.2" @ 20 yards.

Bullet = .456 220 grain Cast Lee conical bullet.
Powder = Goex FFFg black powder.
Primer = Remington #11
5-1/2” Barrel Average Ballistics.
35gr. Volume = 745 fps. 270 ft. lbs. No room, Violent, & 5” grouping @ 20 yards.
30gr. Volume = 672 fps. 220 ft. lbs. Recoil OK, Decent group of 3” @ 20 yards.

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BTW, Voodoochile also stated in post #5 that after reaming the chambers, he was able to fit 42 grains under .457 balls, and 35 grains of Goex fffg under 220 grain Lee conicals.

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Old November 21, 2011, 05:22 PM   #636
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New 1858

Here she is! I love this little gal. I have to give a shout out to my brother Sam, without his guiding influence, I would not own this gun.
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Old November 21, 2011, 06:20 PM   #637
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It's my only BP revolver ...


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Old November 22, 2011, 02:40 PM   #638
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New Production Hornady .451 Round Balls

I noticed that the last batch of Hornady .451 round balls that I purchased were slightly smaller than their older production balls and didn't shave as much of a lead ring when loaded. However they're still plenty tight enough to not creep forward during firing, and I could feel that they were being swagged into the chambers tightly by the amount of resistance when rammed.
This target was fired this past Saturday at 13 yards with a Pietta Target Model mostly loading with the new production Hornady .451 round balls, ~30 grains of APP powder and a waxboard over powder card. About 11 out of a total of 36 shots fired were loaded using the older production .451 balls.
Besides the newer Hornady packaging and the size of the shaved ring, there's really no difference in performance to be noticed when just banging away.
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Old November 22, 2011, 05:56 PM   #639
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I went shooting with a buddy a couple of weeks ago and he brought his .44 caliber, 5-1/2" Pietta 1858 New Army with him. I enjoyed shooting it so much that I ordered one from Cabela's when I got back from the range....It was $184.99 delivered...($179.99 + their $5.00 shipping special).

The "Big Brown Truck of Happiness & Joy" just dropped off my package from Cabela's today, so I guess I can throw my rope into this herd now......!



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Old November 22, 2011, 09:47 PM   #640
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congrats on the '58. Your left side is most photogenic with the awesome grip! nice gun....enjoy.
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Old November 22, 2011, 09:51 PM   #641
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Count me in! Got to love these 44s. I have fun showing up the guys shooting their 45ACP at the range!!
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Old November 23, 2011, 08:33 AM   #642
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Okay, haven't been on here much -if at all- this month; lots of overtime. The "rapid fire" video was interesting, the guy fumbles his cylinders much like I do! I always thought it was just left-handedness ("wrong-handedness"?) trying to 'speedload' a right-handed Remington; but I guess not.

Gotta be grumpy and say that I don't like the idea of dropping the spent cylinders on the ground, though. There aren't any nice grassy places to shoot in about a 150 mile radius of me; it's all either sand in the "boonies" or a bunch of rocks and pea-gravel sized stones covering the ground at our dedicated gun range (in some low hills north of town). Any SASS guys that have shot matches down here have been to Adair Range and know what I'm talking about.
I managed to drop one of my cylinders while attempting to 'speedload' one day, had to take a file to the outer edge of the cylinder face to knock down the divot formed when it smacked a rock. The bump wanted to drag across the forcing cone of the barrel as the cylinder rotated.
Stupid, stupid, stupid
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Old November 29, 2011, 02:07 PM   #643
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Join the club...

I finally made a picture of my new (to me) Remington New Model Army Target revolver. It's my first bp gun and I'm pleased with it. It makes lots of smoke and big bangs. I'm stll learning the ropes, and especially how to make it "behave". I'm working on making tighter groups and especially setting the sights so the POA is right. The information I have gleaned from this forum is very helpful. Thanks much, all.
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Old November 29, 2011, 02:18 PM   #644
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Hey, BigDaddyDave, you're not supposed to use my real name on the forum!!!

Sure had fun shooting with you last week. Good times.
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Old November 29, 2011, 02:25 PM   #645
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Further to the point of aim issue: The rear sight doesn't look the same as on other New Model Army target revolvers. The point of aim was about 18" below where the bullets actually hit. I took it over to a friend's house and we filed down the center notch in the rear sight, so hopefully this will help. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet since we did that. However, any clues on how to get a regular rear sight for this?
Looking at it up close under the light I can now see some rust...or should I call it aging?
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Old November 29, 2011, 03:25 PM   #646
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Here are some pics of my newest build and a link to the thread about it:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthrea...04#post7760204


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Old November 29, 2011, 03:41 PM   #647
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The rear sight doesn't look the same as on other New Model Army target revolvers.
That's because it's not. Somebody's added a dovetail in the top strap and installed an aftermarket sight. The front sight does look correct, however.

I suggest you give Dixie Gun Works a call.
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Old November 29, 2011, 04:04 PM   #648
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Thanks mykeal. Much appreciated. Dixie is in the US; I'm in the UK and they want to charge the cost of the sight for shipping. I'll see if there is someone in the UK that might have it.
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Old November 30, 2011, 10:11 AM   #649
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RE: Eights

Hey, "Eights" sorry about that. From here on out I will refer to you as Eights. Yeah man, I had a blast shooting as well. Next time you're in my neck of the woods we'll hit the desert and shoot some more. If you can hit a clay pigeon at 400 feet you should be able to hit my real estate sign at 1,000 yards.
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Old December 6, 2011, 08:07 PM   #650
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I'm not bailing from the club, but I do want to sell one of my 1858s. Here's a link to the listing in the Trading Post.
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