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THR Spiller & Burr Club

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Bluehawk, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Bluehawk

    Bluehawk Member

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    Ok...so the Walker guys have their club...why can't we have ours?
    Here is mine to start it off!
     

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  2. Bluehawk

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    I know some of you guys own S&B's...let's see some pics...don't be shy!!!!!!!!
     
  3. madcratebuilder

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    I picked this up a few years ago, I believe it's a kit gun, no markings of any kind. Good shooter. I'm going to add the CSA marking some day.
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  4. Bluehawk

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    Thank you MCB for posting yours!
    Mine is from Navy Arms...circa 1998...according to it's serial number. Only 200 made that year by Pietta.
     
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  5. BHP FAN

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    I've got two, sign me up!
     
  6. SC_Slowhand

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    Trying to lay off for a while

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    Oh No, I'm on the wagon and trying to hold off on adding anything new. You guys are not helping with this. Great looking weapons.
     
  7. Hezekiah

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    I have wanted one of these for quite a while, but wary of the "brass frame" nay sayers. Question for you guys...how do they shoot and more importanly, how do they hold up?
     
  8. Bluehawk

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    BHP ya have to show pics to be a bonafide member!!!!!

    Hezekiah...these are solid frames as you can see, and they hold up extremely well, as long as you use normal loads, and don't try to make it a "magnum"...otherwise you will batter the recoil shield.
    One of the nice features is, the internals from a Pietta Remington will interchange...unfortunatly the cyclinders do not.
     
  9. madcratebuilder

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    The S&B operates a lot like a Remington. The brass frame is fine as long as you keep the powder charge to reasonable levels. The previous owner of mine used full size charges (25+grs)and there is an light outline of the ratchet in the recoil shield. I have been using a 18-20gr load and I have not seen any increase of the indent on the recoil shield.
     
  10. Gambit88

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    Im a confederate reenactor and I want one and will probably buy one eventually. The gun itsself to me is ugly as sin, and yet at the same time has a certain charm about it that says buy me and put me on your belt!

    Gambit
     
  11. Bluehawk

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    After all the talk awhile back about how much you guys loved your S&B's and only one person has responded with pictures??
    Are we gonna let the Walker boys make us look bad??
     
  12. Bluehawk

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    Here are BHP Fan's Spiller & Burr revolvers..........he is now an official member of the club!!!
     

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  13. Fingers McGee

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    Don't have one ----- yet. It's near the top of my list of wanna haves.

    FM
     
  14. Starter52

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    I bought a DGW Spiller & Burr back in the mid-1970's and it was my first BP revolver. It's been gone these many years.
     
  15. husker

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    I have 1. The metal trigger spring broke. Tried to put the new one in. Looked like it would fit right in & work. But no it did not. :-(
    It would not catch the hammer when cocked. In the process of trying to bend this lil piece of metal spring closer to the shape of the broken original one. IT SHOT OUT OF MY VICE. Dammed if i no where it landed. Grrrrrrrrr. Almost hit me in the eye.
     
  16. Bluehawk

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    Husker...
    Pietta S&B's can use most of the Pietta Remington parts and the parts kits are under $30 from Cabelas. Ya get a lot of valuable parts for yer money including a new hammer and trigger as well as all the other internals!!!!
    (are ya sure ya didn't put the spring in upside-down?)

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Piet...AllProducts&Ntt=pietta+parts&Ntt=pietta+parts

    Has anyone besides me noticed not all that many S&Bs are made every year and they never seem to get discounted pricing like the others revolvers?
     
  17. WALKERs210

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    Would love to have one, but I bought three last month in less than a week. And this month I got the Walker so I am not pushing it too much, but there is Christmas coming !!
     
  18. husker

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    I didnt put it in up side down. It was a 32nd or so to long from the get go. plus the ark in the spring was bigger. so as i stretched the spring out = gets longer. So I filed & Fiddled & 1 last trip to the vice just to tweak it a lil more. & that sucker bounced off 3 of my shop walls & is in a pill of scrap iron. Lost for ever.
     
  19. husker

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    Im no gun smith. & the spring dropped right in. Cyl rotated good . nice lock up. hammer worked just fine all was good. so i put the trigger guard back on screwed every thing down snug. & the cyl would not rotate freely . & if i remember right the hammer would cock but not drop when you pulled the trigger.
    Maybe i did put it in up side down. The new spring was way longer & the arch was not close either. I figured the new spring was the problem.
     
  20. Smokin_Gun

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    Sign me up ifin I ain't already signed up here please...
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  21. pohill

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    Spiller & Burr and Whitney
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  22. mykeal

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    Since there was this club I wasn't a member of yet, I had to go out and get one....

    Seriously, this showed up unexpectedly yesterday at an auction and followed me home. It's a Palmetto from Richland Arms with no date code stamps. There is a two digit serial number (46) under the loading lever and inside the grip frame and a different 4 digit number (0137) on the cylinder. The Palmetto logo appears only on the cylinder with the number. The Italian proof stamps also appear only on the cylinder. The only markings on the gun itself are on the barrel: "Richland Arms Co" on the top flat, "Black Powder Only" on the left flat and "Cal.36 Black Powder Only" on the right flat.

    The finish is typical Palmetto legend: tooling marks everywhere. The grip fit is surprisingly good but the varnish coating is a disaster. The good news is that function appears to be superb. The action is smooth and crisp and lockup occurs when it should with authority. Very strong springs. Have not yet shot it.

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    So, sign me up, please!
     
  23. Bluehawk

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    Mykeal, you are officially signed up and a member in good standing...Welcome!!!!
     
  24. Bluehawk

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    We must be a very elite club as we only have six members....can't we do any better than this???

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  25. arcticap

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    Very nice S&B mykeal, I think that you may have found one of the better Palmetto models. I'll bet that the price was right compared to a new one too!
    I think that folks are always buying or selling off some of their guns including their Spiller & Burrs.
    Other folks who have posted about having one don't visit very frequently or don't know about this club yet.
    But now that Cabela's sells them at a reasonable price, I'm pretty sure that more folks will be buying them in the future and then signing up. :)
     
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