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how many have an 1861 navy?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by black_powder_Rob, Sep 1, 2008.

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do you own or want to own an 1861 Navy Colt?

  1. yes

    37 vote(s)
    47.4%
  2. no

    18 vote(s)
    23.1%
  3. want one...

    23 vote(s)
    29.5%
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  1. black_powder_Rob

    black_powder_Rob Member

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    Just trying to see how many people have an 1861 navy. If so, how do you like it, I have read they were the best shooters of the cap n ball revs.
     
  2. Tomahawk674

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    I bought my uberti '61 early this summer, and love everything about it. It's really accurate, but not so much in my hands...
     
  3. pohill

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    1861 .36 Navy Signature Series. Shoots as good as it looks.
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  4. historynut

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    I too have a Signature Series '61. Love it. For me, it's got perfect balance and it and shoots great. Looks good as well.
     
  5. mykeal

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    A fine gun, but by no means 'the best shooter', in my opinion.
     
  6. Tommygunn

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    I have had a Uberti 1861 for years. It is a very good shooter.
    I don't know why the 1861 would necessarily be a better shooter than other Colts; it seems to me that they have as much potential for varying gun to gun as any other collection of guns might.
    But I do like mine and find it to be a quite attractive revolver.
    I believe a lot of historians and Colt afficionados also feel the 1861 was a particularly nice gun.
     
  7. 6Gun4Fun

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    I just got my Uberti '61. Haven't taken it out for a trial run yet, but it's a beauty! Nice and crisp,very light trigger pull.
     
  8. mec

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    they're all different of course but mine is the only percussion revolver I have that hits exactly to the sights at 25 yards. All I did was widen the hammer notch a little for visibility. This example's "issues"(all replicas seem to have issues ) are that the barrel catch would walk out of the under-barrel dovetail and the little pin that holds the catch in the loading lever would also walk out. a modest application of J&B weld took care of these things
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  9. 6Gun4Fun

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    I don't think anything will out perform either of my Old Army's. I set the bar high by making the Ruger my first BP revolver some 12 years ago. Looking back, I'd have to say I wish I had bought more of them!
     
  10. scrat

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    Nope i have an 1860 Army though
     
  11. pohill

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    I have a Ruger Old Army. In my opinion, it's the best black powder gun made, as far as quality, dependability, accuracy (and good looking, too), but there's something about a Colt. As far as the 1861 .36 - it's a work of art that you can shoot. Balance, feel, heft, pointability...it has it all.
     
  12. 6Gun4Fun

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    Here's a photo of my ROA and my 1861 Navy.

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  13. PRM

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    Colt Navies

    I've looked at them for years - but, I have two 1851s, 2nd Generation Colts. Just not enough difference to justify the cost. My Navies are great, reliable, accurate, and just plain fun. Still, I carry and shoot my pocket models (2nd Gen. Colts, 62 Pocket Police and Pocket Navy) more than the larger guns. That is just a personal preference. The 61 Navy is a fine gun. Their are a lot of folks shooting them, and most are more than just satisfied with their choice.
     
  14. 6Gun4Fun

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    I was thinking of carrying my '49 from time to time, it's a great in the waist belt size. Other wise I carry my M&P9.
     
  15. Tomahawk674

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    It's all about the looks, and the '61 has them ;)

    The thing is, owning BP guns is like those kid toy commercials: "COLLECT THEM ALL!!"

    It's just a matter of which on you get first, then the next one, etc...
     
  16. scrat

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    I agree with PRM. My 1851 can outshoot my 1860 any day of the week.
     
  17. Riot Earp

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    I have a Uberti 1861 Civilian, the version with the brass grip frame that is a little harder to find. Not sure why this is, as there were only about 100 Colt 1861s made with shoulder stock cutouts; the vast majority were Civilian models with brass backstraps, brass trigger guards, and no cutouts. The Italians had me fooled until I did some research. The '61 is a beautiful weapon, though it seems a tad more barrel heavy than an 1851.
     
  18. 6Gun4Fun

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    My pocket pistols. With one I can take 18 friends with me!

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  19. saaman

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    Just ordered one today from Midway, so I own one but haven't received it yet. Have always liked the look of the '61, and MEC always amazes me with the small targets he hits with his.
     
  20. scrat

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    ya its amazing what you can do with a hole puncher.


    hahaha

    jk
     
  21. Smokin_Gun

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    It is a beautiful Rev the 1861 Colt ... but I'm more of a .44 man and in an 1858 Remington. I really like the ROA(Tina) I have but I do have to call it a 20th Century Revolver not from the 1800's.

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  22. madcratebuilder

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    Another 1861 .36 Navy Signature Series here. I love it, only draw back is the rear sight, I had to open it up a bit to get a good sight picture. I also have the Colt Walker so I'm getting used to the hammer sights.
     
  23. PRM

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    Colts Revolvers

    I have said this before, I bought my first C&B Colt the day I turned 21 - that was almost 33 years ago. Back then money was tight and I liked to shoot. Over the years my appreciation for these guns has grown. You would get flamed for saying this on a lot of forums, but there are times when I carry my pocket models, just because I like them. Got nothing against the modern guns, and I do own several. But my first love of guns has always been the Colts black powders. A couple of years back I started customizing them. When Colt Black Powder Arms was up and running, I had them refinished. I got my Pocket Police shortened to 4.5 inches and a smaller version of the 1860 Army sight fabricated and put on the gun for a better sight picture. Added elephant ivory grips and my wife had my name engraved on the back-strap of my Pocket Police. After three decades of using them - I am very comfortable with the technology. They truly are old friends that I have kept close over the years.
     
  24. StrawHat

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    Here's mine. Purchased new in the late 70's. Still shoot as good as they look.

    Not pocket guns, at least for me, but trimmer than my 1860's.

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  25. Dienekes

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    Picked up a Uberti '61 with steel straps some years back. Lovely little gun, trouble-free and shoots right on. Found a case for it and the set looks very nice.

    Sort of like a '57 Chevy except that it shoots.
     
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