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Black powder snub nose

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by BenB8290, Apr 12, 2010.

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  1. BenB8290

    BenB8290 Member

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    Anyone have one or do they even sell them?
     
  2. madcratebuilder

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    There are several members here that have made short barreled revolvers. 2.5 and 3 inch are popular lengths.

    Here's a project I'm working on.
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    Old originals.
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  3. Loosenock

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    Here's one I made.

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    Easy, afternoon project.

    'Loose
     
  4. Fingers McGee

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    IIRC, Cabelas sold some Avenging Angels in .44 and .36 a few years ago. Made by Pietta & marketed by Traditions. Every now & then they show up on the auction sites.
     
  5. twaits

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    I made this one with a hacksaw and a hammer:

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  6. Deltaboy1984

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  7. goon

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    Twaits - that thing looks like it was alive in 1862. Very real!
     
  8. twaits

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    I'd like to find some more beater black powder guns to age and turn into these. Does anyone know of a source for used black powder revolvers that are under 100 bucks? Seems like there must be millions of them out there.
     
  9. Searcher1970

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    Very cool, all of them!
     
  10. Texas Moon

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    Thats neat! How did you get that wonderful patina on it?
     
  11. StrawHat

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    Here is my 1860 I cut down.

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    And a Pocket Police I left as is.

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    Group photo of snubbies.

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    The Pocket Police needs no cutting as it is about perfect as is. Wish it were 44 instead of 36, but 36 is okay.
     
  12. twaits

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    I got that patina by stripping the blue, then rebluing it with cold blue and stripping it again. I may have done this a couple of times. I also left the gun in the bathroom for a few months to help it rust naturally, but that wasn't really fast enough for me :) The cold blue also helped to tarnish the brass. As for the battle scars I just took a hammer and a wrench handle to it and tossed it around the cement floor of my basement. I hammered some sandpaper into parts of the metal to make it look like old rust pitting.
     
  13. goon

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    Twaits - for future reference, I got a nice patina on a knife blade that I was going to make into a knife once (never did put a handle on it).
    I got it by putting the blade in a zip-loc bag with a mixture of ketchup, pureed onions, and a handful of salt in it. Just left it in there for a few days, kneading it around to keep the coverage even, and then took it out. It had begun rusting almost immediately but it only took a little work to take the reddish surface rust off. Underneath it almost looked like dark grey color case hardening.
     
  14. Nushif

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    Oh man ... I want one ...
     
  15. goon

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    For crying out loud!
    I can't afford another gun right now!
    What are you guys trying to do here?!

    Now I need two Navies (one squareback Uberti and one to snub), and an Army, and probably a .36 Remington too.
    And an 1853 Enfield. And a flintlock fowler!
    Where am I supposed to come up with money for all this stuff?

    :)
     
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    BHP FAN,

    Nice looking 1861, with fluted cylinder to boot! I have a pair of fluted 1861s that were made in 1970. Around here the 1861 is rare enough I won't be cutting either one down.

    I also like your Model P. Was it cut down or built that way? Is the hole for the ejector rod in the frame? I have an extra Model P, I might have to shorten it. Maybe...
     
  18. BHP FAN

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    The P is an Uberti .357 Thunderer,and I used the ''1862 Police'' snubbie as sold by Cabelas which, as you pointed out is an 1861 Navy model,as it has six shots not five,and isn't built on a rebated 1849 frame the way a real police was.I mated it to another Thunderer grip frame and grip from VTI. This was a bit of a trick as the grip and grip frame were Uberti,and the pistol frame itself was a Pietta.I had to open up the hammer channel in the grip frame as the Pietta's hammer is larger,and the screw hole pattern was just slightly off,and the Pietta screws didn't want to fit in the Uberti grip frame holes.After carefully opening up the holes the tiny amount of ''slop'' was enough to align everything,but it was tight.Straw Hat your 1860 inspired me to post my snubbys.yeah mine has the hole for the brass ''knitting needle'' punch loading rod,but mine is missing. I use an Uberti loading stand / tool meant for loading the 1873 P percussion model they made.
     
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    The one on the right has the model P style ejecter rod and housing,just very short.You cant see it, because it's on the other side.
     
  21. StrawHat

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    Ah yes, now I see it! So what barrel length is that? I do like the set up and if I cut mine, I will do it in stages. First the barrel work and then reworking the grip frame. I might stop after the barrel job, I am cheap and parts I don't have cost money!!
     
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    31/2''...check out Madcratebuilder's grip. 0 x-tra $$,and a really neat, almost Webley Bull Dog look.
     
  23. twaits

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    Goon, thanks for the tip! I will experiment with that.

    Here's a neat snubnose that I saw at the Poulin auction last month. It went for over $1,700!

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  24. batjka

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    These are some neat pistols!

    What kinds of velocities are you guys getting out of these?
     
  25. StrawHat

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    Never shot one over the speed measuring thing (don't own one) but the round balls out of my snubbies all fly fast enough to hit the target with out me being able to see them. Haven't tried it lately but when I was shooting PPC if the lighting was correct you could watch the WC travel to the target. Fun but it usually interfered with your timing and scores.
     
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