New addition 1851 Navy

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  1. Jimbo80

    Jimbo80 Member

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    I haven't shot black powder since the 70's but I saw it on the local Gun Trader site for $250 and all the gear was included. Seemed to be a good deal so I picked it up today. It's still in the plastic bag, soaked in oil Traditions FR18512. I may actually have to fire this one. Did I do OK? tempImage0TlTVz.png
     
  2. bannockburn

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    Sure did! A complete, looks like new, black powder revolver and all that other stuff for $250...I know you did good!
     
  3. hawg

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    That was a good deal even being a .44. Those .457 balls are going to be a little hard to load tho.
     
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  4. ClemBert

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    Interesting....a 44 caliber 1851.

    Looks like a good deal with all that stuff!
     
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  5. Blackpowderwarrior

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    You sure did! I have the same 1851 44 "Navy" it's one of the most accurate revolvers I've ever shot.
    Congratulations
     
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  6. armoredman

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    Nice, and even a steel frame for that price! Nice find!
     
  7. Bruce D Pease

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    You done good…real good!
     
  8. BullRunBear

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    Congratulations. A steel frame 1851? A great deal by itself. All the other gear is decent to good quality and really makes the package a fantastic bargain. Heck, just having a couple of tins of percussion caps is a prize considering how difficult they can be to find recently.

    Use the .454 round ball. As Hawg said above, the .457 balls will be harder to seat.

    Jeff
     
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  9. Ugly Sauce

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    I always liked the '51's in .44 caliber. I still like them, even though they are "shunned" by some because "there's no such thing". My first BP revolver was such a pistol. Yes that was a very good deal. You had better shoot it. What a waste not to.
     
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  10. Blackpowderwarrior

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    I stand by this statement ....the best gun pietta makes is the 1851 Navy chamberd in 44 caliber.
     
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  11. Malachi Leviticus Blue

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    It should be pretty easy to trade the .457s for .454s if you find someone who want's them for their ROA or other and they have .454s available.
     
  12. Eyrie G. Dogg

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    A top hat score! You stole that.
    Like Sauce said - "You had better shoot it."

    Congratulations, Jimbo.
     
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    yep, nice score, and a good deal for a steel 1851 (even if it is a .44)
    I think i paid 160 on sale for a brass one and around here steel run $250 on sale for just the gun, no extras (if you can find one).

    d
     
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  14. crstrode

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    Keep the .457 balls and get a Ruger Old Army to shoot them.

    By the way, the term "navy" was to indicate 36 caliber. No such thing as a 44 navy.
     
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  15. Jimbo80

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    Can't shoot these things anywhere close now. Next time I head out east I'll take the new one along. I dug this Navy Arms out of the safe. It's been around since the 80's and never fired. tempImagelMJIoh.png
     
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