Who makes The Best Navy?

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  1. 45 Dragoon

    45 Dragoon Member

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    LOL Dickydalton, ah yes, I remember them well !!! (Very nice ! Even if I do say so myself!!! Lol!!)

    Mike
     
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  2. Blackpowderwarrior

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    That's no Pietta!;)
    But they'll do...


    Lol those colts are beautiful brother, kudos to you and Mike!
     
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  3. dickydalton

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    Here's a couple more he did. The Whitneyville is an Uberti and the 1862 Pocket Navy another 2nd Gen Colt! I had the wrong Pocket Navy in that pic. here's the one Mike did!

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  4. 44 Dave

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    Talking Navies, I like the '61 best. Uberti is the correct barrel length and taper. Pietta uses their '60 barrel bored for .36, 1/2" to long and to "fat".
     
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  5. Blackpowderwarrior

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    Beautiful guns brother! My cap n ball revolvers are the most accurate pistols I own.
     
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  6. dickydalton

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    Ah, got one o them too. 2nd gen Colt 1861. And just in case a 2nd Gen 1862 Pocket Police!
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  7. Blackpowderwarrior

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    How does the pocket police fare to the standard 1861 ?
     
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  8. 44 Dave

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    The Pocket Police (Uberti) is on the smaller "pocket" frame.
     
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  9. dickydalton

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    I also have an Uberti pocket police and the grip is a bit smaller than the Colt.
     
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  10. dickydalton

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    I haven't shot the 1861 enough to really know yet.
     
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  11. woodnbow
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    Opinions vary… so it goes.
     
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  12. 45 Dragoon

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    Nope, that's pretty much my experience with them over the years. They are typical '70's vintage guns with pretty faces! Almost all the '51 arbor holes are broken through, some have hammer draws in the 9/10 lb. area, bolts that have screwpin holes so close to the top of the part that they're cracked, or almost non existent material. Parts look like they were whittled out with a hatchet. . . . and these were Colt's !!! Real Colt's!! Original Colts I've worked on with correct period action parts looked way better (not perfect but definitely more "professional" looking). I would think if Colts was serious about these being shooters, they would be better on the inside . . . but they look just like any other '70s reproduction. No offense meant but it is what it is. But like I say, any of them can be made into an amazing machine . . . they just take a little extra !

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  13. Mike OTDP

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    Yup. The original guns were built as sidearms a man could bet his life on. And it's a debate whether even a Hege-Remington can shoot with an original.
     
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    my vote is to find an original vintage Colt 1851 Navy to fire
     
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    IMG_1125.JPG Here"s mine Uberti IMG_1122.JPG IMG_0546.JPG IMG_1269.JPG IMG_1240.JPG
     
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  16. ThomasT

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    Cool. A Bulgarian Rebel. :neener:
     
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  17. Fishtales

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    Great discussion and pictures of some real beauties.
     
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  18. Fishtales

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    You do mean Cherry Valance from "down Valverdi way" I take it. Can't get enough of that movie.
     
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  19. Cowhide Cliff

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    They are all assembled kits but odds are a Pietta will be closer to ready to shoot out of the box. The problem with Uberti is you can guarantee the arbor will be too short, guarantee, I'm not certain they have ever made one correct.
     
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  20. bannockburn

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    Your cased sets are awesome! Some day I have to get a couple of cases made for my Colt Model 1860 and my Remington New Model Army.
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