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just wondering if there were any cap and ball shooters here. I have a couple not counting rifles we use to fire off every now and then. fun stuff but pain to clean.
 

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I have owned several of the replica revolvers through the years -- they were a lot of fun to shoot. I have a brother-in-law that carriers one with him all the time around the farm.

Been looking at some recently via mail order -- the really good ones have gotten pretty expensive -- $300/400 range!!
 

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I have a sorta modern POJ smokepole....a Thompson Thunderhawk...many a deer have met their demise with a 100 Gr of Pyrodex. It's a pain to clean...Got me a H&R Single shot 444 Marlin to replace it...heresy!
 

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well hopefully after the first of the year I'lll be able to get a coupla 1858 Remmies,1- 44 and 1- 36,new would be best,but I'd settle for good used ones
 

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I see this is an old thread but the title caught my eye and seeing how I'm new, figured I'd jump in.
Have owned a few cap and ball revolvers in my day. Only have 2 these days...1860 Army (Pietta) and my favorite...1861 Navy Uberti). Both have sent many critters to their maker.

 

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I am gonna have to get me another ... they were certainly a lot of fun to shoot ... looking for a .44cal revolver ... see there are some stainless steel out there for a little extra $$s .. are they easier to clean and do they actually hold-up better?
 

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I have a few:

Uberti Remington 1858 .44 8" blue

Griswold and Gunnison .36 by Navy Arms

1851 Colt .44 by Euroarms

1858 Remington .44 by Pietta

3rd model Dragoon by Replica Arms

TC Hawken .54 1 in 66" twist

.50 Hawken by TC 1 in 48" twist. I really like shooting there firearms.

Doug
 

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BP is just plain nasty stuff and getting hard to find.

I have an inline smokepole...mentioned above. Have NEVER fired a cap and ball...would love one like you have pictured quigleysharps4570...Those 44's?

How did you like all our BIG SNOW pics...Probably made U laugh being from Kansas
 

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msredneck said:
BP is just plain nasty stuff and getting hard to find.

Those 44's?

How did you like all our BIG SNOW pics...Probably made U laugh being from Kansas
I order all my blackpowder...have Swiss, Goex and Wano on hand here at the house.
The 1860 is a .44 and the 1861 is a .36 caliber.
Your snow pics are fine. The older I get the less I care for it.
Nice collection you have there Doug Bowser. I was always fond of those 51's...have a real good feel to them. Partial to a Hawkens too...my favorite though is my little .40 caliber flintlock longrifle. Have sent alot of critters to their maker with it. ;)
 

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Just finished a .50 cal Lancaster, 40" Mountain State barrel,,Davis double set triggers, full curly maple stock, I think it turned out real nice
 
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