Selling the Remington NMA in favor of Colt

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Orion8472, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. arcticap

    arcticap Member

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    I don't know if you saw the hand stop that a poster added on to his 1858 grip.
    That's one way to help keep a person's hand from positioning too high up on the grip. --->>> https://thefiringline.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6129375&postcount=23

    There's another photo in post #24. --->>> https://thefiringline.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6130065&postcount=24
     
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  2. mjsdwash

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    i started on colt, and moved on to the NMA. The NMA is a much more natural grip for shooting with your arm fully extended, while the colts can do two handed a little more naturally. Add the NMA being more accurate, realistic POI, easier to load, more durable, safer, no cap jams, I rarely shoot colt pattern BP. Still shoot the SAA and Vaqueros though. This shortage of components has me out shooting BP more this year, this new lot of Goex Grafs has is running cleaner, so I'm not even experiencing the Remington fouling issue.
     
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  3. bannockburn

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    I also have them both and even with my smaller size hands the Remington grip frame does feel a little bit cramped and not as comfortable as a Colt Model 1860 does. With the Colt I have plenty of room with the grip and it just has always felt perfectly natural to me. Same thing with the Colt SAA. Still I like the Remingtons for their features such as you mentioned, like the easy way it is to remove the cylinder without having to take the gun apart as with a Colt. Colt does have a better feel to it though, with great balance and handling to it. I like them both!
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  4. Orion8472

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    Thank you, Bannockburn. I still have mine up for sale.

    However,...having said all of this,....I might just be swayed to get another if it looked like your second NMA. I LOVE the way that looks!
     
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  5. bannockburn

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    Yes, I love the way it looks too! A nice blued finish with engraving and faux ivory grips definitely got me going! I put it on my Christmas list after I saw it online and that it was on sale! My wife got it for me along with a cartridge conversion cylinder and some other things for my more "modern" firearms! She really surprised me that year!
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  7. Zulch

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    Those are beautiful. The photo looks professionally done? Lighting is great. Those guys that sell BP revolvers, i.e. Midway etc., could take lessons from you or your photographer. :thumbup: Great job. Tim
     
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  8. bannockburn

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    Why thank you sir! Actually it was taken with my cell phone camera down in my basement! Takes awhile sometimes to get the lighting just right but I think most of the photos are halfway decent.
     
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  9. Zulch

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    You are most welcome. Lighting is key to a good looking photo and I must say you captured it. :thumbup: Nice revolvers you have there. Seriously. Thank you. Tim
     
  10. Zulch

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    Also, the framing and revolver placement, spacing is great too. Tim
     
  11. bannockburn

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    I think three things that make for a good photo are lighting, composition with the subject matter, and properly cropping the photo. Do those three things and your bound to have good photos!
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  12. Orion8472

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    dickydalton, I like the one with the wood grips as well. I do want to get one. I probably won't ever shoot it, just have it for the history of it....fancy history! hehe
     
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  13. Zulch

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    bannockburn, Good afternoon. Those shots look great too. Yes, I agree with you :thumbup: .......a backlight or rim light if you will, would be nice too as well if it weren't that these revolvers are so low profile while lying flat. Fun stuff :thumbup:
     
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  14. Gaucho Gringo

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    I have one of the long out of production Euroarms .36 1858 with the correct smaller frame. It fits my hand so good, the best way I can describe it that it is a better fitting Colt 1851 grip. A very hard thing to describe and open to different interpretation by others.. And I have a Walker, 3 1851's, 2 1858's, a 1849, 1860, Rogers & Spencer and a little black powder NAA Companion .22 to compare it with. The next best fitting is the1860, the second worst is a tie between the Walker and the Rogers & Spencer and the worst is the NAA Companion. Of course these are my opinions and yours may be different than mine.
     
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  15. shafter

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    I much prefer the 1860 grip. That gun points like no other.
     
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