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What's Your Favorite C&B Revolver Pattern?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by arcticap, Mar 19, 2010.

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What's Your Favorite C&B Revolver Pattern?

  1. Colt Walker

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  2. Colt Dragoon

    6 vote(s)
    5.5%
  3. Colt 1860 Army or variation

    24 vote(s)
    21.8%
  4. Colt 1851 Navy or variation

    20 vote(s)
    18.2%
  5. Colt 1862 Pocket/Police

    4 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. Colt 1849 Wells Fargo .31 or Baby Dragoon .31

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Colt Patterson

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  8. Dance

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. LaMat

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Remington 1858 New Model Army

    28 vote(s)
    25.5%
  11. Remington 1858 Buffalo/Buntline/Sheriff

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  12. Remington Pocket .31

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Rogers & Spencer

    4 vote(s)
    3.6%
  14. Ruger Old Army

    13 vote(s)
    11.8%
  15. Spiller & Burr

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Starr

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Other

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  18. No preference/Don’t know

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. arcticap

    arcticap Member

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    If you could only have one cap & ball revolver to shoot, which revolver pattern or base model would you consider to be your favorite that would you choose to own and shoot exclusively?
     
  2. pohill

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    Colt opentop
     
  3. Calibre44

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    I like the 1851 in the posted picture. Also really like the 1858 Army...the Remington style w/top strap.
     
  5. MCgunner

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    I guess you could claim the ROA is a "Remington Pattern", but I checked "other".
     
  6. wlewisiii

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    I've always thought the Paterson & Walkers were the most interesting looking of that era. I went with the Paterson over the Walker simply because it was the first & the folding trigger is so Tacticool in a 1836 kind of way ;)

    William
     
  7. Texas Moon

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    Walker.

    the '51 navy pattern is a very close 2nd.
     
  8. PRM

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    I like the 2nd Generation Colts with elephant ivory. The 1862 Pocket Police is my all time favorite though.
     

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  9. Oyeboten

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    'Dragoon'...is my favorite pattern.


    But I love 'em all..!
     
  10. Fingers McGee

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    1861 Navies.

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  11. BHP FAN

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    Remington, Whitney, Spiller and Burr...
     
  12. madcratebuilder

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    All the above.
     
  13. BullRunBear

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    My Uberti 1860 Army is the best pointing revover I've handled, BP or modern. The action is slick and it's accurate, even with me shooting it. The 1851 Navy is a close second. The ROA us heavier and "clunky" but it's the most accurate and will probably last forever. Tough choice

    Jeff
     
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    When I can only have one ( because the liberals got their way ) ...I'd keep my Dragoon....( but I'd keep all the others too, and no one would need to know ) ;o)
     
  15. arcticap

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    I'm glad that you picked up on the word "pattern" and mentioned that.

    I called them patterns because we're mostly referring to reproductions that are only based on the original patterns and which often aren't identical to the original models themselves.

    But the word pattern does have a broad enough meaning to also include the original model which is why I used it. Its meaning covers both the original model and the reproductions without needing to make any distinction between them in the poll. i.e.- do you prefer to only shoot an original or do you favor shooting the reproduction model of it as well?

    While the ROA does share some resemblence to the Remington, the Rogers & Spencer and the Ruger Blackhawk, it's still a production model having an original pattern all of its own. :)
     
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  16. madcratebuilder

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    I've always thought of the ROA as a Remington top mated to a Colt back strap and trigger guard, with modern coil spring lock works.
     
  17. 4v50 Gary

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    Ruger Old Army. I should buy a Walker replica, but am lazy.
     
  18. ontarget

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    1851 Navy but it is the only one I have. For the record though, I prefer the '51 over any of my modern handguns with NO hesitation.
     
  19. andy*

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    I have a Colt 2nd gen. 1st model Dragoon that shoots real well.
    But I would love to get a 1860 Army. Andy
     
  20. twins1

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    prefer colt 44's but like em all.
     
  21. NCWanderer

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    My only BP gun now is a 1858 Remington and I love it. But I'm saving for either a 1851 Navy or Spiller & Burr. Haven't decided which yet.
     
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    '61 navies
     
  23. mtmarfield

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    Favorite C&B Revolver...

    Greetings!

    I'll take one of the rare British Tranter Solid frame, 5 Shot .577" Revolvers. These were available in Single/Double Action, 4" Bbl, and some were delivered with a spare cylinder chambering the .577 Boxer Short: 450gr. Conical, 25gr. BP, generating about 500f/p energy.
    These were favored by some of the British Officers for stopping the more excitable foreigners that resented their presence.
    That, Gentlemen, is my Dream Revolver!

    Be Well!

    M.T.Marfield
     
  24. Vermonter

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    That British Tranter sounds really cool. Does anybody make reproductions of it?
     
  25. gizamo

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    Ruger Old Army...strongest and extremely accurate.
     
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