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Slowhand Bob, 24229

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  • Birthday 02/04/1947

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  1. I have had a 45-75 Uberti for many years and never fired her off. I think most of the necessaries needed to make meat are gathered but things just have to wait for now! She has been moved around so much over the past few years that her scars are starting to show... Yall git me all stirred up much more an I am apt to try and load a few rounds!
  2. Seems as I remember buying two Colt style C&B revolvers from Dixie Gun Works back in the sixties as my first ever BP purchase. Could not tell you who made them, or anything else, other than they were the pretties guns I ever saw! After I got past the CW craze I moved on to Mountain Man, etc etc but my love of the old C&B revolvers has lasted.
  3. I could swear those look like Navy size grips?? Get the second one matched to the first, it will help you avoid developing a limp. I recently bought a new C&B (Dragoon) but fear it will be a bit heavy for a holster pistol! Anyone know what size ball a Uberti Dragoon would prefer?
  4. I was just curious due to the fact that several on the WIRE have become quite dept at what I consider to be advance skills involving the single action cap and ball revolvers. More than a couple have even shown some degree of skills with the Henry rifles. Guess I might be getting ahead of my brain on the thinking, a bad habit that gets worse as I get more time on my hands. I wood not want to suggest something that might get someone into trouble!
  5. Over the years I have ended up with many defective rounds of Win and Rem .22 ammo, mostly purchased in bulk packaging. Both brands have exhibited the same defect, out of spec bullets. The bullets are are over diameter to the point of not chambering in revolvers or autos. My eyes re not the best in the world BUT I swear that under close examination I would be able to see some sort of decomposition at the base of the bullet where it entered the brass and close visual exam would show that all rounds in the lot would have bullets that were far proud of the case dia. This occurred often enough
  6. When working on C&B firearms as a gunsmith, how many if any breaks does one get from the normal legal responsibilities of neing a full fledged gunsmith? I am referring to someone who specialized only in black powder firing guns, up to and including mail order work?
  7. Before spending the money, be sure and check the Remington revolver out with a few rounds down range. For easy care free shooting I found the Pietta Rem '58s to be great guns BUT I just got tired of the beating it put on my lil birds by the end of every match. I like the Colt style cap guns but they do much better with additional aftermarket work.
  8. My vote goes to the Henry, with certain caveats, certainly my Henry without any mods could never keep up with my well tuned and smithed '73s. My Henry is in 44-40 and has never fired a smokeless round in her life, she is a CC frame beauty and is always the one that gets an extra caress when I visit the safe BUT the same could be said about several of my BP pistols. Opinions, we all got them and mine says that the Henry is without doubt on of the to two or threes prettiest designed rifles EVER and that gets extra points in my book any day. It requires a little more thinking and a little more
  9. I have a pair of the little '31s and would like a matched pair of the Police Model .36 cals (62?) that was built on the little .32 frame, prettiest gun Colt ever made! When I can get back home I hope to compare this Dragoons cylinder to a '60 Army one to get an idea as to the cylinder capacity difference. The Walkers power is always mentioned but I have never heard concerning the Dragoons, they were still rather large pistols???
  10. How bout a bit of information on the Dragoon, assuming that it is all equal betwixt the different models, Mostly cylinder related such as what ball size, '60 Army size work Also wonder if the chamber is any deeper than on my Armies? Lastly, anyone ever have a problem with the tiny index cuts on the Dragoon cylinders, very tiny and precise, like those on the Walker. Do these ever cause timing issues if trying to shoot fast? Makes we wonder if old Colt had been a clock maker at some time in his past? Not quite as intimidating as the big Walker but it is still a heavy hunk of metal, for sur
  11. I do not think I will ever be able to do another match but do hope to go outdoors to shoot it a time or two. I had a Walker some years back but sold it, never fired, shortly after my health turned. No doubt it would have paired up well with a Dragoon IF one or two sets of suspenders were added to my belt(s). I hope to visit home for a few days next week if all goes well and perhaps I can get a chance then. Would also like to get that new holster made for it.
  12. Didnt know there were four? I got the one listed as a '48 which I understood to be the first model or Whitneyville Dragoon. Would have preferred a third model BUT took my choice of what they had. Their other one was identical but had a brass back strap whereas mine had a blue steel one. Both were marked on the box as 1848 Models. My choice would have been a third model but the price just wouldnt let me walk away. Perhaps later a third model would fill in an gap???
  13. What with so much up in the air I decided against the Uberti .45 Iron Frame Henry BUT did get a '48 Dragoon. BY the time I got back to the store they had even gotten in a second '48 Dragoon but the but clerk refused any discussion on discounts for two so I picked my choice and plunked down the money. Black powder shooting supplies were almost non-existent but the clerk did direct me to a small black powder shop very near by but they had little to nothing for the C@B pistolero so I moved on. Will post questions later as the chance to go shooting arises.
  14. Hope to get up that way again on Wed. Not sure which model Dragoon it was?? Which is your preferred Dragoon model and why, when looking for a shooter? A month ago I would have snapped both up BUT situations do change!
  15. Thanks guys, a very long drive back to the store but perhaps worth it! Both have been on my wants-it list but a lot of money for guns that will likely never be used by me BUT I do love to handle and caress them. As said earlier, I really hoped to find a Pedersoli, a CZ, or at least a Rossi Coach Gun(s) to stroke a bit but these seem to be in shorter supply than most. The Dragoon would even give me an excuse to pull out a piece of cowhide for an old time holster to fit!
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