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whats the best black powder pistol Colt, Remington, Starr, Tranter,?...

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  1. Jasonmackuk

    Jasonmackuk Member

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    Hi all any1 got the answer (I know its a personal preference but should be a good conversation)
     
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    Fer me Jason, it's which ever one i'm in the process o' buyin.:D
    Yep, this 'hobby' is that addictin' ;)
    WELCOME to the forum.
     
  3. BHP FAN

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    I missed getting a Tranter by fifty bucks [they wanted $100.00, and I only had fifty] in Plymouth England in an antique store thirty years ago. My choice is always Remington, of the replicas.
     
  4. Jasonmackuk

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    yes

    I own an Walker and a 44 abd 36 Remington there all good guns each 1 has good and bad points
     
  5. Jasonmackuk

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    You missed out on the tranter worth a lot now
     
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    My favorite has been the 1873 colt SAA followed by the S&W Schofield and last the Remington 1875 single action. I own several of each all in 45 Colt all made originally by Uberti. All are cartridge type loads and never cared for the cap an ball models. As for rifles the 1873 Winchester or the Sharps 45-70 though own neither but would also buy those made by Uberti if I could afford them instead us a Rossi 92 for black powder also in 45 colt.
     
  7. Jasonmackuk

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    Any 1 own or shot any obscure black powder pistols Repos or original s?
     
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    I know, I missed out on that Tranter. I saw one at the Maritime Museum down in San Francisco when I was a kid, and one in a little museum of Civil War stuff in Georgia, back when I was in the Navy down in Mayport Florida...neat design.
     
  9. Jasonmackuk

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    I would only buy an original colt muzzle loader if I could get it cheep I wish , there in thd 1000 pound pride range in theUK
     
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    I lofe the look of the Roger snd Spence muzzle loader pistol
     
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    I love the look of the Roger and Spencer muzzle loader pistol
     
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    Of the replica's I own, the Rogers & Spencer are probably my favorites, but I love them all.
     
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    My favorites are Remington's with a close runner up being the Spiller and Burr...

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    Of the repos, the Rogers and Spencer is the best. The Ruger Old Army is the best overall.
     
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    I think the non period guns go in a different thread , we carnt compare a moden design to a 160 plus yearold design ie Ruger and the colt single action cartridge to muzzle loader convertion are out of the tread
     
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    My 1st muzzle loader was a Uberti Walker its a piece of art , my 2nd was a 36 Euro Arms Remington nice cheep gun by stiff hammer spring , my 3rd was a Uberti 44 Remington it my fave at the moment, it fits my hand and balances right but want a 4th now maybe a 31 cal
     
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    Ruger Old Army, No. 1. Hands down.
    Rogers & Spencer, No. 2. Close second place.
    Everything else....
    Last place: Starr SA.
     
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    Number "1" sexiest gun ever made?? Why the 1860 Army Officers Model of course!!

    Favorite gun to actually shoot? 1851 "Fake" Navy (the so-called Confederate model).
     
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    Most oddball (but fastest) shooter - lever action Savage & North .36.
    Favorite shooter (now at least) - Colt 1851 .36.
    Smoothest, easiest shooter - Whitney .36.
    Best made BP revolver - Ruger Old Army.

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    Give me my '58 Remingtons in .44, followed closely by Spiller and Burr in .36, as far as BP revolvers go, However my Colt 2nd Generation .45 Long Colts shoot both BP and Smokeless, so I don't believe you can count those.
     
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    Isnt that a Spiller & Burr on the bottom?
     
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    It's a Whitney. The iron frame looks brass in some pics.
    Here's a better pic (with a Spiller & Burr repro)
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    To me they're all the best really,but I just can,t get em all :p The best to me right now is my Remy 1858 NA.
     
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    Folks may have their favorite but I can't say that any one is absolutely the best since they all have their good and bad points.
    If anyone hasn't voted, these polls are still open:

    1. What's Your Favorite C&B Revolver Pattern?

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=512571

    2. What's Your Favorite Colt C&B?

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=633966

    3. Multiple Voting - Which Of These C&B Models Do You Currently Own?

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=633822

    4. What's Your Favorite Powder?

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=584783

    5. How often should nipples be removed for cleaning?

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=576729
     
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    Much better picture. It shows the plum color of the iron better than the other picture does. The first picture looked alot like dark mustard patinated brass
     
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