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

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Jasonmackuk, Dec 31, 2012.

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  1. mgmorden

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    I absolutely love my Pietta Remington 1858 clone. Great feel and accuracy. Only thing I'd change is that if i had it to do over again I'd get the 5.5" barrel instead of 8". The gun is just a bit front heavy.

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  2. Busyhands94

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    I don't care what anybody says, the Remington New Model Army in .44 is the sexiest cap n' ball revolver in my opinion. It's a good looking sixgun, and it never failed me. Two misfires out of 1000 rounds is pretty damn good, and those two were from a tin of #11 Remington caps. My pistol likes #10 Remington caps.

    I am always having a constant love affair with my Remington. Everytime I think about buying a Colt a Remington seems like a better idea. I will eventually get a cap n' ball Colt, after I get a few more Remingtons.
     
  3. kBob

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    The best BP C&B revolver is the one that happens to be in my hand at any given moment.

    As far as wishing for a new reproduction from the Italians, I would really like to see a reproduction Kerr to counter all the "confederate" brass frame colts and brass frame "Texas" (where did they get that?) Remmies.

    I am picturing boxes with crossed Union Jack and and Confederate battle flag and banners proclaiming "London Armory Company Supplier to CSA" and "Kerr's Improved Revolver" Or maybe linking the revolver in a presentation box with a CSA or State of Choice belt buckle......

    Of course given my inate cheapness there is no way I could justify paying full price for a new one myself......

    -kBob
     
  4. Dave Markowitz

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    IMO, the Rogers & Spencer was the ultimate 19th Century percussion revolver. It is less prone to cap jams than Remingtons or Colts, and fouls less than the Remingtons. The Ruger Old Army's loading lever is derived from the R&S, as is the anti-fouling ring on the cyclinder face.

    Compared with the Colt, Remington, or Ruger, the R&S action is shorter. I.e., the hammer doesn't need to be pulled back as far to cock it. This leads to a shorter lock time which helps accuracy.

    The only disadvantage that it has vs. the other percussion wheelguns is the lack of a way to safely carry it with all 6 chambers loaded. You need to carry it hammer down on an empty chamber, because there is no safety notch or pin between chambers.

    Mine is a Euroarms in Long Gray.

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    You can see the raised ring on the front of the cylinder in this pic. It keeps the cylinder base pin from getting fouled.

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    Since Euroarms was bought by Perdersoli early last year they stopped importing the Rogers & Spencers, but you can probably find one for sale if you look around.
     
  5. Fingers McGee

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    Lessee, the R&S was made in 1865 at the end of the late unpleasantness and; other than very few, was never put into service. They were placed into storage & eventually sold to Bannerman's for $0.25 each, essentially as scrap, in 1900. The Rogers & Spencer was basically an improvement (copy) of the 1861 Whitney revolver.

    There were around 5,000 R&S revolvers made and 30,000 Whtney's

    My vote goes to the 1861 Whitney Navy.

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  6. Crossfire

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    Best gun

    The only black powder revolvers to own and shoot are the Colt reproductions (steel frame). Everything else is ugly.

    Crossfire
     
  7. Tommygunn

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    Fingers McGee, is that an original Whitney or a repro? It looks to be in really good condition. Nice gun!
     
  8. Fingers McGee

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    Wish I could say it was an original ............................. But it's not :( .
     
  9. Jaymo

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    What's the best:
    Razor?
    Harmonica?
    Guitar?
    Car?
    Truck?
    Caliber?
    Watch?

    Tough question to answer objectively. I like Remingtons, Colts, and Rugers.
     
  10. Crawdad1

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    The Colt. Starting making history in 1836, same year as the Alamo and hasn't stopped since. Goggle 'History of the battles involving the Colt Paterson' and start reading!! ;)

    I love my Remingtons and Rugers and everything in between, but history wise, my hat is off for the Colt!!
     
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  11. Mike OTDP

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    I'll put it this way...I worked arms inspection one day at the World Muzzle-Loading Championships last year. More than 90% of the revolvers were Remingtons.
     
  12. Jasonmackuk

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    hi

    hi fellow shooter thanks for the posts keep them coming ,going for my 1st shoot of the year and sad to say only air rifle as got no powder ,caps,anything to shoot so sad my cry
     
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    I like them all and think the Remington `58 is an especially handsome sixgun but prefer Colt's 1860 and 1851.
     
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