Black powder is tons of fun. I too like 1860 Army Piettas and find you might as well have a pair of them. Cleaning 1 is just as easy or difficult as cleaning 2.
Just for the hell of it...and apparently the desire to give your gun a deep clean. It's not really cheaper than smokeless powder.I reload for my conventional weapons. Not sure why you would use black powder? Reason?
I have a pair of them too. I find they foul faster than Colt revolvers. With the Colt I put a dab of bore butter (lube) on the arbor aka cylinder pin and find I can shoot all week. It's a good idea to put some lube on the 1858 Cylinder pin as well but you will find they (1858's) start locking up quickly requiring a wipe down and more lube.Interesting. I guess 45 long Colt was originally black powder also.
Thinking about buying a 1858 Remington.
The one used in the movie” Palerider”.Anybody have experience wuth one?
Fiber wads are good to go.Your spread is impressive!! I doubt if I will shoot it much. I had two detached retinas and four eye surgeries. Pretty much blind!
I read that vegetable wads , 1/16” work well. Special nipples made by Slixshot.
I really don’t need all that but it is interesting what people do.
I was llooking for a capper. Will look into the Tes Cash you recommended.
Truth is, it is a nice gun to just hold. Feels good in the hand.
My friend from Texas sent me this.earlier tonight.It belonged to her dad. Her dad made the holster but she said it was not for the 1860. I figured that. No red for cartridge loops with the ipistol shown.
Threw me off since she said it was an 1850. I checked, and that is the correct patent date.
everything I know about black powder is from YouTube, just look up your specific model and there should be plenty of demonstrations!Nice looking reolvers, guys. I have a single shot Traditions .50 that I haven't shot yet. I bought all the powder, wads, caps, etc to shoot it, I just haven't had the nerve to get out and figure out how to shoot it. I kind of want someone that knows what they are doing to show me the ways before dumping too much powder next to my hand.
Those look like fun plinking rifles that can double as a nice hunting setup with the right ammo. How well does it do with the cheap steel case stuff?My latest is this Ruger American Ranch in 7.62x39. Love this little shorty. Shoots the Hornady 123g SST a hair better than MOA!
Next up is a suppressor.
Those look like fun plinking rifles that can double as a nice hunting setup with the right ammo. How well does it do with the cheap steel case stuff?
Nice scope choice too BTW. I've got one of those on a 16" 6.5 Grendel upper I put together last year. Hard to go wrong with a Redfield/Leupold.