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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by ClemBert, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. PainlessWolf

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    Good morning all. We had a couple of days of rain showers and it knocked the fire down enough for the Firefighters to get it to 55% contained. That is a lot for a 100,000+ acre fire. Sheep mountain is 99% contained tho' Paradise Acres on the far side still smoulders at night. Good enough for the Network guy to go up and turn the tower back on. Good enough for me to abandon plans for burying the black powder subs and cartridges in the yard. This has been quite an experience and we are all hurting for the folks who lost their homes. The Insurance guys will pay out and Life will get back to what passes for normal around here.
    regards all,
     
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  2. Jackrabbit1957

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    My thoughts go with you. We went through this kinda thing last year with fires to the north and south. Also put up with entire summer's in Montana breathing smoke in the Bitterroot valley.
     
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    There’s a fellow who has done so in an 1851. It spreads the shot rapidly. It seems to do ok to about 3 yds, but still isn’t a great pattern in the center.

    I’ve been a bit curious how a smooth bore Colt would work for small game (Walker so as to potentially have enough room for enough powder and shot to be effective enough to maybe 15 yds). Wouldn’t necessarily want a dedicated revolver for that.
     
  5. Patocazador

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    My LGS had a real nice SS 7 1/2" one for $450 but he sold it 2 weeks ago. I considered buying it even though I already have three.
     
  6. Brad_Bradsher

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    Interesting thought on the Walker "repeating smoothbore shotgun", Rodwha (not to get off-thread on the lovely ROA's)...Uberti Walker barrels are $150 from Taylors, so you wouldn't have to dedicate a revolver...Just swap barrels. Might start a new thread on the practicality of boring out/sleeving a Walker barrel for snakeshot work. Bet the single shot guys have experience loading shot into a smoothbore pistol...though even the 20 ga. Howdah users talk about 20 yd max range. Now, back to your regularly scheduled ROA thread!
     
  7. HogRider666

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    I have loaded shot in a ROA for snakes and it works very well out to around 12 or 15 feet.
    I use 15gn of FFFg a sheet of tissue cut into quarters as a wad, fill the chamber with the smallest shot available, I prefer size 10, then use a .45 gas check. The gas check usually hits at point of aim so close.
    I load 4 chambers with shot and 2 with ball. I have dispatched a few snakes this way.
     
  8. Justintime

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    Here is my ROA. I've had it for about 8 years and just recently broke it out and have started shooting it. Man it's been fun!
    I quickly found out that they shoot high with heavier loads,so I just finished making a taller front sight. I'll post a picture of that later.
     

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  9. Michigan Mike

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    Looks sweet.
     
  10. Justintime

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    Thank you! I have no idea of the history it has,but it was being sold on consignment by a widow.
    It does have a little surface pitting,but not bad. If anyone knows how I might lessen the appearance of that pitting I'm all ears.

    This is the sight I made for it. I will have to do a little filing to adjust it I'm sure. I made it .100" taller than the original. 20180826_193348.jpg 20180826_193318.jpg
     
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  11. Michigan Mike

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    What direction did you punch out the roll pin?
     
  12. Michigan Mike

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    Is there pitting in the forcing cone too?
     
  13. Justintime

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    I punched it out right to left,but I'm not sure that matters much. Although it doesn't look like a normal roll pin,it wasn't tapered.

    The pitting in only on the outside of the gun.
     
  14. Michigan Mike

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    Some super fine sandpaper and a buffing wheel will do wonders. I'm not sure about that pitting.
     
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  15. Justintime

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    20180825_161810.jpg 20180825_171438.jpg 20180825_161821.jpg 20180825_171432.jpg 20180825_161830.jpg 20180825_171552.jpg I used iosso bore cleaner to remove the rust and discoloring. I'm guessing the pitting will just be character now. 20180825_161810.jpg 20180825_171438.jpg 20180825_161821.jpg
     
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  16. Patocazador

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    But everyone knows that stainless steel can't rust. :confused:
     
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  17. Justintime

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    Well when people don't clean their stainless completely,and that chromium oxide doesn't form,it sure does!
     
  18. Jackrabbit1957

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    Looks like it was left in a holster for an extended period of time. Stainless will corrode given the right conditions and time.
     
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    Character, beauty marks, whatever...now you can enjoy that revolver without worrying about dings or scratches. Try to wear it out, I dare you! :thumbup:
     
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  20. Justintime

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    It was inside of a cloth,in it's case,when I bought it. There are rust stains in the cloth that match up to the marks on the pistol.

    I intend to put a lot of lead through it! I may even change the finish,who knows! I believe in shooters,just maybe not as much as I'd like to shoot them. Now that I live,again,where I can shoot out back of my house,I'll be able to put more lead down range.
     
  21. Justintime

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    Really enjoying this group fellas! I'm only 39 pages in,and loving!
     
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  22. Michigan Mike

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  23. Justintime

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    What do you fellas make of those marks? I shot a light down the barrel from the muzzle end,something I hadn't done before and noticed these concentric marks. 20180828_185751.jpg
     
  24. Jackrabbit1957

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    Might be chatter from the rifling cutters.
     
  25. Michigan Mike

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    Are you shooting it soon?
     
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