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1858 new army

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by kameron1858, Dec 30, 2010.

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  1. kameron1858

    kameron1858 Member

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    hello I am new here and new to handguns/blackpowder. i just bought my first pistol a 1858 new army with 5 & 1/2 barrel. I am looking into buying a conversion cylinder. I have done lot of reading on this but I am still not shure on what to buy ACP or long colt I understand i would need to buy cowboy loads for the LC is this also the case with ACP? I only ask beacuse the fps on LC cowboy loads looks to be about the same as factory ACP or does FPS not have anything to do with why i need to buy cowboy ammo? also it seems Kirst is out of stock on almost everything so i may be getting a r&d 6 shot from midway. my question about the R&D is does it have a safety notch to set the hammer on? or do i just have to cary 5 rounds and use a empty chamber as my safety? also what is cheaper to shoot LC or ACP. thanks for any help
     
  2. Jaymo

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    ACP is cheaper to shoot. If you handload, you can load them to very low pressures.
    I also have the 5.5" '58 and love it.
     
  3. Smokepole14

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    I have the 8 inch remmy with a six round R&D 45 long colt or now I guess Howells old west conversion. It didn't have any safety notches so I carry the hammer under an empty chamber. I love it so I'm sure the 5.5" is just as good.
     
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