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Old and grumpy

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Rodgers & Spencer Wish I still had it. Bottom -- North American Arms Super Companion .22 Cap&Ball.
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jdavis

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I have been shooting charcoal burners for years. I've built several kit rifles over the years and have been pleased with the way they have performed. My revolvers are Colt "open top" as I prefer them the the Remington style. I think that the 1860 model is perhaps the prettiest of the bunch. Revolvers are much more complex to clean than long guns but both are worth the effort. I have no experience with modern in-line rifles and it is unlikely that I will. I think that black powder shooting should be done with traditional period weapons but, to each his own.
This is a Traditions .36 caliber Crocket rifle that I built several years ago.
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Like me some BP firearms!
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Ruger 77/50
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Colt 2nd gen Pocket Police
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Some Old Armies
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#48 & 49 of 100 Talo Ruger Horse Pistols
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Old Army with fluted cylinder
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Colt 2nd gen Stainless 1860
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Colt 2nd gen 1851 Navy
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Colt 2nd gen 1860 Army
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And sadly two 1851 Navies converted to one .22 cal. :eek: Barrel and frame different serial numbers and on Colt's serial number website.
 

Rclark

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I do. Not a lot, but some. No rifles/muskets yet. All revolvers from the Walker to the ultimate BP gun -- the ROA. Oh, and then in my .45 Colt cartridge guns as well :) . Also a 12 Gauge twin barrel coach gun where I use brass shells.

Here is one of my ROAs that I shoot the most and of course the Walker and Model P.
 

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caryc

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These are the only two BP revolvers I have. Believe it or not, I have never fired either one. I purchased the Old Army from a job mate many years ago. I bought the Lematt brand new from a gun store many years ago also. That Lematt is just to pretty to shoot and mess up with black powder.

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It's an 1858 Remington. It's a solid and great shooter. The Pepperbox is a point fire novelty.
Oh, sorry about the mistake. I saw all the brass on the frame and called it wrong. I now see that the top strap is heavier than the S&B.
Also, I have a Remington army, too and yes, they are built like tanks and shoot nicely.
Enjoy....
 

MaxMan

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These are the only two BP revolvers I have. Believe it or not, I have never fired either one. I purchased the Old Army from a job mate many years ago. I bought the Lematt brand new from a gun store many years ago also. That Lematt is just to pretty to shoot and mess up with black powder.
Ke Matts are cool!
 

caryc

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Ke Matts are cool!
There was a western show that I can't remember right now but, the star used a Lematt for fast draw. Anyone that has ever held one for himself would quickly realize how stupid that was. It is built like a tank and weighs like a tank. It almost takes two hands to cock that great big hammer all the way back.
 
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My first gun was a .44 CVA pistol kit, my Dad and I built. Then my first rifle was a .50 cal TC Renegade. Then I inherited my fathers .50 cal TC Hawkin and his ROA. I bought 2 .50 Cal Traditions pistols to go with the rifles and a Philadelphia Deringer to go with the .44 CVA. I plan on giving each one of my kids a set.
 
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