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THR Remington 1858 Club

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Shoot The Moon, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Armored farmer

    Armored farmer Member

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    Lol towboat er,
    If that were my gun it would find a way to fall in the water!!

    A fine lookin' '58 by the way. Nice pic too.
     
  2. towboat_er

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    It wernt very deep there. Bout 4 ft. I'd jump right in and get her. lol
     
  3. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

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    that is one gorgeous smoke-wheel towboat_er!
     
  4. Black Duck Charlie

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    Fantastic looking pistols you folks have. Here are my 1858s - top one is a Pietta 1858 Remington New Army .44 I bought February this year; bottom is a (I think) an Armi San Marco 1858 .44 made in 1996, bought third-hand late January this year. The SM (bottom pistol) was abused, it wasn't even cleaned before it was sold to the store I got it from.
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    The grips on the Pietta were saturated with the packing oil the pistol was shipped in, so I cleaned them the best I could and refinished them with some spray lacquer I had on hand. I do plan on re-re-finishing those grips properly when I can.
     
  5. Hellgate

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    B Duck Charlie,
    Which of the two guns feels the lightest?
    "" " " " " " has the smallest grips?

    The Piettas I used to own felt heavy and clunky to me but the Ubertis and Euroarms (especially so) feel lighter and more pointable. I can't remember hefting an ASM so I am curious.
     
  6. Black Duck Charlie

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    Hellgate; The Pietta has the larger grips (at least until I re-re-finish them, expect to remove wood doing that), but I can't tell which one is heavier. My calibrated arm-actuated heft scale isn't working very well this year.....
     
  7. Black Duck Charlie

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    Since there was a "mail-in" target competition last year, and I haven't read all of the posts in this thread yet, I thought I would post a scan of my first day's results (Saturday, March 10, 2012). This is a regular 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch sheet of paper with a 2 inch "shoot-n-c" sticker in the middle. I shot 11 rounds from approximately 20 yards, the 12th round being aimed at another target. Not bad, considering this is the first large-caliber pistol -- and the first black powder pistol -- I have ever fired (only other pistol I have shot was a Ruger .22 semi-auto my sister had more than 24 years ago).
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    Whoops, almost forgot... The shooting was done one-hand, standing, with no support.
     
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  8. Hellgate

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    Charlie,
    That is great shooting duelist (one hand!) and hitting the paper each time. Good gun and good shot.
     
  9. Black Duck Charlie

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    Thank you, Hellgate. And the wide-spread pattern is all my own fault. :)
     
  10. Ursus Magnus

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    I guess I'll have to wait until tomorrow to join. My 1858 NA is due in then. (pout)

    OK, it came today the stocks were OK but no big deal, so on went the Faux ivory within minutes!

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  11. dober83

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    The grips will definitely be getting refinished. I ordered a blue 45lc conversion and I was sent a stainless 45acp cylinder. Once I found some suitable acp ammo (ultramax 45r2, $13/50rds) I decided to keep it. I'm planning on getting a blue 45lc cylinder when the funds will allow it.
     
  12. Ursus Magnus

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    I just finished redoing the spare cylinder. Can I join now?
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  13. Armored farmer

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    If Cabelas ever puts their spare cylinders back on sale, I hope someone makes notice on THR. I would hate to miss out again. I would like a couple more spares.
     
  14. CarbineWilliams

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    Finally got to go the range yesterday and fired it with the Taylor's and Co 6-shot conversion cylinder. Shoots great with Summit 200gr... nice flat recoil with a satisfyingly large muzzle blast. Can't wait to shoot it BP!

    BTW that BP cylinder is sealed up with beeswax from the local health food store... bet they'd be surprised if I told them what I was using it for!
     
  15. kBob

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    nice layout on your picture. thanks for shareing.

    -kBob
     
  16. CarbineWilliams

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    ;-) Thank the GF. She came across a box of my old Army stuff and was putting together a scrapbook so it was lying around. Figured the Calvary stuff would go well with the 1858 Army, even if the gun belt is er... not quite a period piece.

    LOL... "Pony that can't cross the road". I had forgotten that one. I guess the other classic Blackhorse joke was that some guys would take a black marker and make the horse a little more "anatomically correct".
     
  17. towboat_er

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    Took mine out to play today.
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  18. Jaymo

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    I need to take mine out and show them some more love. They sure are fun to shoot.
     
  19. BHP FAN

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    Towboat, that is one SWEET rifle-musket!
     
  20. 1858remington

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    I've always wished someone would make a Remmie style revolver that used .490 round balls, or even 54cal.
     
  21. kBob

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    Towboat,

    nice Remmie, but that NRA centinial m94 musket is sweet.

    -kBob
     
  22. kBob

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    1858Remington,

    Dash over to the Ruger old Army club and look at the next to last pad for one of the octagonal barreled custom jobs in stainless and .50.

    Anyone else notice Bill Jr.'s New Hampshire home on the WSJ house of the day site this week? it is on 500 mostly wooded acres, too. REached via his own covered bridge. Seperate library building guest house caretaker house and shop and barn. The gun business must have been very good for Bill Jr.

    ALmost as exciting to me as when JMBs house in Ogdean came up for sale.

    My wife copies those things to me to torture me for not being a multimillionaire.

    -kBob
     
  23. towboat_er

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    Thanks for the compliments on the musket. Much appreciated.
     
  24. scrat

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    Items Purchased

    Pietta Model 1858 New Army .44 Caliber Revolver Item : IK - 210082

    Availability: In Stock

    Shipping Method: Standard Express

    Estimated delivery by Thursday, 04/12/12
    Qty: 1

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    $269.99

    Sale:
    $229.99 each

    Price: $229.99
     
  25. towboat_er

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    Good price. Ya must of got it from Cabelas.
     

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