So, who here went looking for specific BP revolver and ended up with something different?

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  1. ClemBert

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    What where you looking for but what did you end up with instead?

    I have to admit, looking at all the eye candy on the interwebs got me drooling over revolvers I wasn't necessarily looking for...LOL!
     
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    One time I was looking to get a Uberti Colt 1860 C&B. But in the used section was a Ruger Old Army in a felt lined birds eye maple presentation case with an extra set of Ruger nipples, wrench, supply of caps and .457 balls, and a mold to make more. Stainless model, 7.5" barrel with adjustable sights. I don't think it had ever been fired. I assume it was a gift, maybe just for display. All for about $100 more than the Uberti. I pulled my wallet out so fast it almost left a scorch mark.

    I've lucked into a few great deals over the years but it is tough to beat this one.
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    For my first BP gun I was set on a 2nd Model Dragoon. I wanted to see about trading/selling my Taurus Tracker .44 Mag and talked to my father who told me to sit tight and he’d come down as he had been wanting a compactish .44 and had a good shooting buddy pass. He brought down an ASM 1860 Army and a ROA which stayed home with me.

    My next revolver was to be an Uberti NMA but with the Christmas sale Cabelas runs on Pietta I just couldn’t help myself. Wish I would have stayed with the Uberti model.
     
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    With one of these you can now like 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' even more!!

     
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    Are you saying you went shopping for a certain type of BP revolver but ended up with a GB&U revolver? :confused:
     
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    Exact opposite. Went looking for a 'Man with no name' revolver and ended up buying this,

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    Complete with a conversion cylinder. But since its a Colt the conversion cylinder had to be recut and fitted by Old Howell's.
     
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    Nice! In GB&U what's that funky barrel latch that's used instead of a wedge....it's there even such a real thing to purchased?
     
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    I don't know but it looks kind of like a wedge to me. I had an old 1861 Navy revolver I bought back in '82 and its wedge was worn and slide in as easily as that one did. On my 1860 Army repro its wedge slides in real easy also.
     
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    What?...wait no pics!!!!....when are we going to get the pics with the conversion cylinder installed....did they grind the recoil shield for breach loading or do you remove the conversion cylinder to reload?
     
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    You have to remove the cylinder to load it. I told them that they need to adapt their cylinder to the revolver because I don't want that Colt touched. She said OK and said they won't touch the revolver.

    I'll get a picture up as soon as the snow melts enough I can open the shed.
     
  11. ClemBert

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    I went looking for a Uberti 1862 Pocket Police a long time ago and ended up with three more Uberti Walkers :eek: because of a Cabela's sale....I still need to get that 1862 as it seems that everytime I look for a 1862 isn't on sale but something else is. :cuss:
     
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    I was looking for a short barrel Ruger in stainless steel, and ran across this 2nd gen IMG_0535.JPG 1860 with stock......blew my tax return but no regrets
     
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    Wow!! that is a beauty!!
     
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    ClemBert

    Was looking at getting either a Pietta Spiller and Burr or a Griswold and Gunnison revolver for Christmas. Then I found a Pietta New Model Army that was engraved and on sale at Cabelas. I had the wife order it and then nothing; no email confirmation or notification that the order had even been received. Then a couple of weeks later my wife gets an email from Cabelas saying that model was unavailable and they weren't getting in any more like it. So now I have to pick something else and I found a New Model Navy that was on sale so I went with that. Get another email: this time it's out of stock with no firm date as to when they're going to get more in. Decide to wait and I finally get it; now granted it was mid March before I actually took delivery of it but I think it was well worth the wait.

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    Awesome, is that a stainless 1860 or no bluing?
     
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    I was looking for a short barrel Ruger in stainless steel, and ran across this 2nd gen View attachment 782148 1860 with stock......blew my tax return but no regrets
    stainless steel 2nd generation Colt with stock
     
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    That sorta happened with my recent Pietta NMA Sheriff. Really wanted a Pietta 51 Navy but my bank account didn't line up with the sale.
    Got this one instead, at least for now.

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    Went back on Gunbroker still looking for a short barrel Ruger Old Army. Saw one but it was a bit pricey. Then I saw full size one, NIB at a good price, and wound up getting it, along with some nice extended grips from another vendor. Hopeful will have both in a week or so and will post actual pics.
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    There's a 1862 pocket 2nd generation Colt on Gunbroker NIB for 515.00 as of last night
     
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    Went looking for a 1851 navy steel frame in.36, which I still ended up getting, but found my 1858 steel frame sheriffs model.
     
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    I was gone to buy a new 1851 and came back home with a Wesson carbine .50 cal., a used one for sure but nice and excellent really cheap price.

    The week after that I had the Pietta 1851 that I still have... :)
     
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    Here is my Colt '51 Navy with the conversion cylinder installed, I had to send the revolver to Howell Old West Conversions to have it fitted. They were great people to work with. By its serial number this Colt was made in 1976.

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    I think its better than the 'Man with no name' revolver I was going to buy.
     
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    Purty!
     
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    Stopped in to get a used EMF Colt sheriff colt.jpg and walked out with the Colt and an H&R topbreak. H r.jpg
     
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