Revolvers take a break!

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by HUnter58, Jan 7, 2022.

  1. forward observer

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    Thanks for the comments. Oddly, no company has ever tried to reproduce either the M1842 or M1836. I guess they figured there wouldn't be enough demand. One can find the M1842's quite often in shooting condition and they used to even have a smoothbore shooting category for them at the North-South Skirmish Association annual national shoots.

    There was a time when you could find one in decent shooting condition for under $300 or $400 but those days are long gone. The barrels on them have quite thick walls
    so having them bored out and relined was a way to get them back into action for the smoothbore competition.

    I have found a place that sells some reproduction parts for the M1836 and they do have a roughcast repro of the frizzen for $32. It doesn't even have the mounting hole drilled but I may order one just to do as you mentioned. However, I'm not sure it would be worth it now since I don't get out and shoot as much as I used to when I still had young eyes.

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  2. webrx
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    Being in Reno, and near Donner Pass, I am curious since this is a family heirloom if there is a story that goes with it?

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    “Won by accident” I thought I was the only guy who used that line!
     
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  4. Acorn Mush

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    Forward Observer, Have you given Dixie Gun Works a call? They might be of help in providing or locating a frizzen for your M1836 martial pistol.

    VERY nice display by the way. Thanks for the eye candy.
     
  5. Ugly Sauce

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    There is so much story, it came down through the wife's family, and many diaries have survived. Just for a taste, !!! it was also in action after the Whitman "Massacre". One of the ancestors was in the militia that chased the Indians around for a year, or almost a year or something like that. She's been "fired in anger". But as you know, that so called "Indian war" just involved some skirmishes as far as I know.

    It also went on a trip to escort Joe Meeks (right spelling/right first name?) the somewhat famous mountain man back to Independence for the purpose of him going on to Washington DC. So yeah there is some stories. We have the documentation, but it is highly un-organized. And if anyone doubts my tales, that's okay, I understand. ! I also have it's original powder horn and antler tip powder measure. (which throws 25 grains). It is .38" caliber.

    Thanks for asking!
     
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  6. forward observer

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    Yes, I checked Dixie back when I purchased the pistol because the threads on the cock/hammer screw were stripped and it wouldn't tighten up properly. Dixie had the screw so I got that from them. However, no frizzens. The place I found the roughcast frizzen is S & S firearms which I've been buying from since the mid-1970s. I've been buying stuff from both S&S and Dixie since around the same time. Back then both stocked mostly original parts but those have long been depleted and replaced by repro parts if replaced at all.

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  7. webrx
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    So Cool to have family history on an old time firearm! thanks for sharing.

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