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DA cap and ball?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Greatgeezer, Apr 12, 2013.

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  1. Greatgeezer

    Greatgeezer Member

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    In light of some states recent developments regarding gun control, I think the market may be right for a modern design cap and ball, for lack of a better term, black powder revolver, using modern design bullets, along the lines of S&W modern revolvers. What say you?
     
  2. Ron James

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    Not necessary. There are a number of "traditional" C&B handguns that work just as well today, for anti-personnel purposes, as they did when they were introduced.

    Heck, I carry this whenever I'm feeling whimsical, or just born in the wrong century.

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  4. EljaySL

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    If so you'll see them bringing back the Ruger Old Army before developing anything new.
     
  5. Greatgeezer

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    I had concealed carry in mind.
     
  6. Ron James

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    Black Powder firearms have a lot of leeway in regards to the law. However in most states I have been in, a concealed black powder weapon is still a concealed dangerous weapon. My son arrested a ex felon who was carrying a Black powder pistol, His argument was it was a non-weapon. The court said it was a concealed dangerous weapon and the ex felon is now back in his old cell.
     
  7. Jim K

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    I hate to burst a bubble, but concealed carry laws do not address the type of firearm being carried. A C&B revolver (or a flintlock pistol) may be an antique for purposes of handgun purchase laws, but for other criminal laws (concealed carry, ADW, armed robbery, etc.) it is no different than a Glock.

    Jim
     
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    Funny thing Ron, if the con had been carrying openly he'd be walking around still... :)
     
  9. 4v50 Gary

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    How about the Starr Double Action cap 'n ball revolver?
     
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    The Starr?
    That was introduced to the Union Army during the Civil War. No one liked it. They did like a single action variant that came out.
    The Starr is an interesting old pistol but the double action mechanism is overly complex and ungainly -- especially so for a weapon considered for use as a self defense gun.
     
  11. Ron James

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    deleted, didn't really add anything to the discussion.
     
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    The original Starr DA revolvers didn't work all that well. The Pietta repros are even worse.
     
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    In NYS, it's a non gun...until you have caps, powder, and ball even unloaded, with it. Then it has to be on a permit...
     
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    Legality aside, I'll soon be able to carry this li'l baby. It's on it's way.
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    54 bore ought to be able to handle most anything.
    And for Velociraptors there's the 38 bore Dragoon size I'm picking up this afternoon :cool:

    We seem to be missing a drooling smiley
     
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    I'll certainly agree that the Starr DA has some idiosyncrasies, but they can be overcome.
    A little fine tuning of the action, learning how it operates, they do not like to be shot SA or put in half cock. Like many "first" designs, they had a few bugs. They are unique and draw a crowd at the line.

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