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31 caliber remington

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by badpenny, Jul 20, 2009.

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  1. badpenny

    badpenny Member

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    does anyone have experience with that .31 caliber remington,with the spur trigger.
     
  2. bigbadgun

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    ive got one nice little shooter use single 0 buck shot for ammo with about 10 grains
     
  3. arcticap

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    Here are the Cabellas reviews off their website in case you missed them. It is on sale at Cabellas for $220...normal price $260. $5 shipping today only!

    Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5
    less than great, July 7, 2009
    By Dbug from Annapolis, Md

    "When I got this item it looked terrific. I could find no serious flaws with the finish. I was surprised at how truely small it really was. Everything seemed to function correctly. The timing was tight, etc.
    Then I tried the loading lever and as has been found with others the arm didn't go into the chamber which made loading the cylander problematic. As I feel this is a rather serious flaw I decided to return it.
    If there were half stars I might give it two and a half but still warn people about the possible defects."

    Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

    Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5
    Remington Pocket .31, June 23, 2009
    By JayAngelo from Minnesota

    "I fired about 40 shots through it with 15 grains 777 fffg and .312 round ball. Will just barely penetrate a 2x4 at point blank range. Also tried 15 grains of Jim's Gold in ffg but way too weak. Stick with fffg. Only 3 stars because loading lever broke at about 40 shots."

    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

    Overall Rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5
    Remington .31 pocket, June 22, 2009
    By huntingbbs from Brooksville, Fl.

    "1st problem...latch doesn't want to. 2nd problem, you need a brass punch & hammer to DRIVE the cylinder pin out in order to remove the cylinder. 3rd problem, as if 2 weren't enough, it is virtually impossible to seat the ball on the powder as the rammer or plunger will not travel far enough. I had to remove the arm & file a notch in the underside just to get it to ENTER the cylinder face. It appears that the only satisfactory way to load this puppy (I think it's meant to be fired) is to load the cylinder outside of the gun. (After you have beaten the cylinder pin out)."

    Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

    Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
    excellent little gun, March 2, 2009
    By overlooked from oregon

    "I enjoy this little pistol...it's a little hard to load,couse it's so
    small,so I'll probably buy an extra cylinder or two for it.
    and I'm really glad I went ahead and got the holster too,
    I don't know if I could find one to fit it otherwise...and this ones nice...it'll make a wonderful "snakegun" come fishing
    season."

    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

    5 out of 5 5 out of 5
    a little jewel, May 29, 2007
    By Howler from Indiana

    "Years ago I had the brass framed version, but this steel frame version is one sweet little jewel of a piece. Anyone should be tickled to have one."

    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

    Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
    Mine Works Fine, December 18, 2006
    By TheElPasoKid from El Paso, Texas

    "I have put 200 rounds through this pistol and haven't had a single misfire. Indexing is perfect, 2 inch groups at 50 feet, and very easy to swap cylinders. The grips are finished superb, and the gun is very light and comfortable to shoot and hold, with almost no muzzle jump. Try it out."

    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

    Overall Rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5
    31 pocket pistol, November 24, 2006
    By Turtledan from cleveland, ohio

    "The firearm was a true copy and upon receiving it I was very excited to use it. At the range I was disappointed with its performance. The hammer would not ignite the cap on the first try on each of the five chambers. It was found that the mainspring was not hardened properly causing the soft hammer impact. The spring finally broke rendering the gun inoperable."

    Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
     
  5. Das Jaeger

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    I love mine !

    They are neet little guns , and I mean little . I put way oversized grips on um , now there shooters , serious shooters , and quite accurate once you dial in your load out to 33 feet or so . They hit the target pretty darn hard at Ten Meters , yup , cool guns indeed , buy one ! Oh wait , buy two there on sale . :D
    A little pollishing the guts and the triggers are really nice on this little gun design , real nice , with minimal effort too .

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    Its like the Remington New Army 58 had the Hic-cups and this is what came out :D

    Das Jaeger :cool:
     
  6. Ratdog68

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    Very nice yer Jaegerness !!! Are they nickel or "in the white" ?
     
  7. MCgunner

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    Mine's an ASM, cheap, brass frame, gave 60 bucks on sale from Cabela's catalog back about 15 years ago. It shoots minute of pie plate at 20 yards, not real accurate. But, I guess it ain't intended to be. I have a mold for it I got from Dixie, casts a conical and a ball, kinda cool, but buckshot is the cheap way to shoot. Mine had a bead sight and shot WAY high. I yanked the bead out and made a front sight of proper length from a braising rod, epoxied in place. Now it shoots to POA. Ain't gonna be a "snake gun", but it is fun. It times perfectly, tight as a drum, really well fitted. For 60 bucks, I'd do it again. :D For 260, it'd better be more accurate than mine.

    Yeah, the load lever is a little flimsey and it's a little tough to load. I'd recommend an accessory loader for it. I haven't bought one, but I don't shoot mine all that much.

    Kinda a big picture, so here's the link. You can get a good close up of it.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=66354&d=1193695832
     
  8. BHP FAN

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    I have two just like MCgunners.My only complaint is that I sometimes hafta go around twice to make sure they all go ''bang''.Not sure if this is the fault of the nipples/caps or the hammer spring,though right now I'm leaning towards the cap/nipple fit.
     
  9. Ratdog68

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    I likes that little brass framer. That was a great deal for it too. Thanks for postin' up a pic of it.
     
  10. AdmiralB

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    I bought one from Cabela's last time they ran that sale (last fall). Sent it back same day.

    Total POS. Barrel was loose in the frame, I could rotate it with no effort.

    It's a toy. Even if it was made well, it's a $125 gun, not twice that.
     
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    Anyone ever replaced the spur trigger guard on the pocket Remington with the trigger guard from the 1858 Remington? Is this even possible?
     
  12. Das Jaeger

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    Yes

    there is a guy on CASS that has a whole write up and scematics and pics of his process , but the name evades me ?
    It looks real good too . But he milled it from scratch .

    Jaeger
     
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    Although the lil 1863 Pocket Remington in .31 caliber are great lil revolvers that are great fun & I've had one in Brass frame, I want one of the 1862 Police models in .36 caliber that was in between the lil .31 & the big .44 NMA with a full guard like the one Clint had in Pale Rider.

    I'd be happy with one that is a exact copy of an original.
     
  14. Nicodemus38

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    at sportsmansguide.com they are trying to sell the remington pocket as a .44 cal.
     
  15. Das Jaeger

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    Ratdog68

    they are in Nickel , from DGW , nice , tight , well manfactured , by far from a toy gun :cuss: :D
    Don't buy your guns from Discounters , and do buy them from Reputable companies that inspect there stuff before it leaves the place , and your reviews and guns my just very well get better , just sayin :) , cheap is as cheap does . Being Frugal is great , being a smart shopper is greater . :D

    Jaeger !
     
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    Me thinks me will need some nickel for the collection at some point in time. Those puppies are sweet !! Easier to clean than blued and or stainless? I hear tale they're easier to clean than stainless.
     
  17. Das Jaeger

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    Much easier

    MUCHO easier than any metal .
    Just don't get happy with using Hoppes number 9 NITRO on them , it peels nickel if used in quantity . Copper is the base coat to nickel plated sufaces , remmember that !

    Cheers, Jaeger :D
     
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    Yup... I unnerstan'. I likes the warm appearance of the nickel
     
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    Because it's priced $50 less than Dixie's steel frame Remington .31 Pocket, the nickel version would appear to have a brass frame.
    But it certainly looks better than brass and well worth the extra $20 to have the benefits of being nickel plated. :)
     
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    Now if they just made a belt buckle holster for it, a la the NAA Companion, it'd be perfect. Of course the only place you could wear a belt buckle holster that BIG and not look the fool is Texas or Alberta. Fortunately, all 12 people in Alberta all get along really well and don't make fun of each other, and well, Texans just have an odd sense of . . . fashion. :D

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    LOL, it was after watching Pale Rider that I saw the little .31 on sale and just HAD to have it. It was watching Pale Rider over again after getting it that I realized he didn't have the same gun. DOH! I'd like that 62, also, but then, I don't have a big Remmy, either. My big gun is an ROA.

    I think my next C&B revolver will be something in .36, though, shorter of barrel, like a sheriff's model. I'm also thinkin' stainless would be nice for shootin'/clean up. I'd like a Remington. Even a Remington .44 is more compact than the ROA, though.
     
  22. Voodoochile

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    Yeah not many know that the smaller revolver in his arsenal in that movie is actually the 62' Police model not the 63" Pocket.

    I still kick my self for getting rid of my lil FIE Pocket 63' 20 years ago, it was a fun lil pop gun.
     
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    I've got one and have had no problem with it ever. I took off the blueing and put on a plumb brown to age it. I find that aiming this little shooter is a waste of time though. It's a muich better instinctive shooter for sure. The pic below was shooting as fast as I could cocking and pulling the trigger off-hand (single hand) at 35 feet. The group was 3". For a small backup gun I think it's entirely adequate.
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    Those big belt buckles are "tombstones for dead dicks". At least that's what a female friend of mine used to say when she'd see one. :D
     
  25. Ginormous

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    Your female friend is an absolute hoot! That's just too funny!

    I guess we'll hear from the Texas contingent "shortly" about this. [​IMG]
     
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