Cap and ball 1873 SAA wanted

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  1. Liam38

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    I've got a couple of black powder revolvers and I love them both. But I've seen online some different cap and ball SAA's and I'd love to own one but they're scarce. And I was wondering if annybody on this site has a cap and ball SAA they'd be willing to sell or knows of a place I could find one. Preferably a 4 3/4" barrel but it doesn't matter too much and either a pietta or uberti. Any info would be much appreciated and thank you.
     
  2. rondog

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    Never heard of such a thing! Got any photos?
     
  3. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

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    Gaaah! I had one for many years, kept it very nice and shot it many times. Had to sell it about a year ago when I was unexpectedly in between jobs and the time came that I had to part with something to pay the bills. Wish I hadn't needed to do that as I really loved it and miss it, it had a real slick action. It was the 4 3/4s" bbl too! Imported by Traditions

    here ya go rondog

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    Not sure if true but I heard Pietta made these mostly for folks who couldn't own the real deal due to stupid laws, mainly in Europe, Australia, and other countries.
     
  4. mykeal

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    Both Pietta and Uberti make them, mostly for sale in the UK and other countries with prohibitions against cartridge handguns.

    This is my Uberti, and no, it's not for sale:
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    There's one on Gunbroker for $450 right now... $75.00 over Dixies price. Sheesh!
     
  7. ozarak

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    Check out First Stop Gunshop in Rapid City........they have their own website and they are also on Gunbroker....they have a used one on the shelf for somewhere around 199 bucks......may have to call them. I am not sure if they have it listed online.

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    I always thought those things were kinda cool, but my 5.5" Remmy has cooled my desire for one. :D
     
  9. Skinny 1950

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    If it were not so difficult to export "restricted firearms" from Canada we could probably work a deal on this Uberti .44Cal.

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  10. Skinny 1950

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    The gun in use.

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    Loading the gun:

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    Nice looking revolver, I like the 5 1/2" barrels. How much powder does that hold? Because of the cone arrangement, I would imagine less than a 45 long Colt. Just curious, have you tried anything other than round ball?
     
  12. rodwha

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    Do these need to be loaded off of the gun or does it have it's own loading lever?
    Is that a safety notch on the back of the cylinder Skinny?
     
  13. mykeal

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    There is no loading lever (thus the cylinder must be removed to load), the extractor is just for show, and yes, that's a 'safety notch'.
     
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    is this the one with the offset hammer
     
  15. mykeal

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    Yup.

    Well, not the whole hammer, just the wart on the hammer face that acts like a firing 'pin'.
     
  16. Liam38

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    That's a nice looking pistol skinny 1950 and if u found a way to ship that into the US I would love to buy it. And thanks everyone for the replies
     
  17. rondog

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    Well, I'll be dipped.....I've never seen or heard of one before! Purty cool.
     
  18. Skinny 1950

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    I normally shoot 24 grains Goex FFFG with a round ball, it will take a bit more than that but not as much as a full .45 Colt.
    Liam38...I will check in to exporting from Canada and PM you the details.
     
  19. Liam38

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    Thank you skinny 1950
     
  20. kBob

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    skinny 1950,

    Tell us about that loading machine you got in those photos, Please.

    You make that?

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    I have three but gone south for the winter won't be going home until may 1st
     
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    They actually come up for auction on Gunbroker occasionally and even ASM made them for the EU market and some have found their way here. Many years ago the Sportsman's guide had a batch made up with their logo, I believe they were ASM's also.
     
  24. Skinny 1950

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    The loading machine was made by the guy I bought the gun from, you can see by the picture how it works...the only problem with it was that the wood collapsed under the pressure. A plate of brass with a hole the size to fit the back of the cylinder solved that.
    I have been considering trying a .452 round nose bullet but it seems it might be too tight so I haven't actually tried it yet.
    There are two dots visible on the cylinder, when you see one dot on each side of the frame and let the hammer down between chambers the bolt is engaged so the cylinder can't rotate and the hammer is resting between the chambers..at this stage it is fairly safe.
    Caps jamming it up is not a problem..almost as reliable as a .45 Colt.
     
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    I wonder if you could duplicate the Schofield load? 230 grain RNFP and 28 grains of powder.
     
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