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 on: November 30, 2017, 11:12:13 AM 
Started by Fingers McGee - Last post by Fingers McGee
2nd Gen Colt 3rd Model Dragoons.  Union is gold plated and Confederate is silver plated.  They came in individual French fitted cases and somewhere along the line they got housed together in a French fit Colt Custon Shop case.

 on: November 16, 2017, 11:19:40 AM 
Started by Frank Graves - Last post by Fingers McGee
Wow, just Wow!

 on: November 06, 2017, 08:25:55 AM 
Started by Iron Horse - Last post by Jaxenro
If you need help posting it email it to me

 on: November 06, 2017, 12:44:02 AM 
Started by Iron Horse - Last post by Arissara
I have a picture.

 on: November 06, 2017, 12:41:37 AM 
Started by Frank Graves - Last post by Arissara
This version is very classic offline.

 on: October 04, 2017, 07:51:10 PM 
Started by rodwha - Last post by Ranger.JR
Very interesting.

 on: August 31, 2017, 08:48:03 AM 
Started by Fingers McGee - Last post by Fingers McGee
Lets try another update and see if we can get any conversation  started.

 on: June 19, 2017, 12:55:28 PM 
Started by Frank Graves - Last post by Frank Graves
There is a particularly in depth cover article about the Collier flintlock revolvers in the current issue of Arms Heritage Magazine (  The known serial numbers of all three types are revealed along with the progress of finding out who exactly made them as Elisha Collier was only the one holding the patent and was not the maker.  At this point, there are only 50+ examples worldwide with many of them being in museums.  It would appear that only a few more than 200 total were originally made.

What is to follow is a book or major article on these guns and their American patentee once any new information is added to what is known.

 on: May 27, 2017, 10:47:10 AM 
Started by Navy Six - Last post by Navy Six
Posted this on another site but what the heck:
These are the types of things you do when you're retired and my wife is away visiting her family(I didn't want to go) for Memorial Day. Had a bunch of wool wads already punched out(36 & 44 for the cap&ball pistols) and a bunch of Gatofeo's lube recipe previously mixed up and decided to put them together.  After fishing the wads out of the melted lube(and burning my hands) and letting them cool, I decided to count them. Surprised to find 836 .44s and 835 .36s. How's that for close work? Remember I'm retired and you happily do dumb things like counting wads--it sure beats working or visiting the relatives. I went to put them away and discovered I had already done a few thousand so todays production got added to the inventory. This will help fullfill my retirement goal of shooting so much I am going to wear out a bunch of guns!! Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day!!

 on: May 03, 2017, 01:37:50 PM 
Started by Navy Six - Last post by Navy Six
Last week I mentioned the results I got with a Uberti 62 Pocket Navy. Basically, a cut down Colt SAA mainspring and Slix Shot nipples solved my problem. Trying the same approach with a Uberti 49 Pocket, I installed a similar mainspring but did't have another set of Slix Sots handy--you have to turn down the shoulder diameter a bit on the Slix Shots to fit the Pocket cylinders. Shooting a load of 13grs 3F Olde Enysford, .323 round ball & Rem #10 caps, I had one cap suck after another for 15 rounds along with one failure of the cap to fire. Kicking myself for not waiting to procure the Slix Shots and curious about the one failure to fire, I glanced at the now empty cylinder. With the hammer down it appeared there was a more than normal gap between the hammer face and nipple. I backed each nipple out about one turn and tried again. Surprisingly, I fired this thing for 20 more rounds without the slightist issue! I am at a loss to explain this. Did the apparently excessive gap, prior to turning out the stock Uberti nipples, give the exploded cap a "running start" at blowing back the hammer?
 The other surprise was how this thing shot. At 8 yards both windage & elevation were right on the money and I was able to get about a 3 in. group. Thats about as good as I can shoot this thing with that tiny front sight. I still plan to install either Tresso or Slix Shot nipples, but at least now I have two Pocket Models that actually work.

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