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 on: April 29, 2017, 02:43:55 PM 
Started by Navy Six - Last post by Navy Six
Posted this on another site but thought it might be of interest. Bought a Uberti Pocket Navy and 49 Pocket  new last year. Mainspring on both were so weak that I was getting hammer blowback when simply setting off caps! Much worse when actually firing a load. I had done the usual before firing--installed Slix Shot nipples, cleaned up hammer face, Rem#10 caps, actions cleaned up, etc. I ordered two new mainsprings but they were exactly like the originals. Long story short, I took a stock Colt SAA mainspring, which was much heavier, and after trimming a little off each end it fit the Pocket Navy perfectly. Hammer pull was a bit heavier but not bad and same for the trigger pull. Went to the range and fired 25 rounds, result being one slight hammer blowback(round #20) and a partial cap suck(round#22). By that time the hammer face was pretty fouled and that might have caused the glitch. Either way I can live with the improvement. Seems like the current stock Uberti springs are not strong enough for reliable functioning. Had a similar pair of Uberti Pockets 20 years ago and didn't have any issues. Now, gotta do the same to the 49 Pocket

 on: April 29, 2017, 01:43:18 AM 
Started by Eric N. - Last post by Eric N.
I have had this gun for about a year now.I got it from Old South.Put about 50 rounds thrue it I have been using 30gr  of Pyrodex with a .454 balls.  What a joy to shoot . At 10 yards with a 2 hand hold not on the bags,it shoots in side of 2 inches at exact POI. Mine has the old 1860 Army cylinder. I have been thinking about some using some Triple 7 FFFG in it. That sounds like fun. I have a CCW,so I take out,just for the heck of it.  It never has misfired ,or had a cap jam,yet  At the range, it gets a lot of looks.  What a fun gun to shoot! Would make one heck of a bedside gun! Just a note, they make a 1851 Navy Model too.  My next gun {Navy} in ,36 cal.

 on: February 24, 2017, 05:05:11 PM 
Started by Frank Graves - Last post by Jaxenro
Definitely alright and appreciated

 on: February 24, 2017, 03:32:49 PM 
Started by Frank Graves - Last post by Frank Graves

I know this is a Percussion Revolver site, but I think it interesting for us to look at a revolver, not a percussion one, but the one that was the immediate predecessor and of direct influence.  It is known that a young Samuel Colt saw a Collier Flintlock Revolver while he was on a sea voyage.  The Elisha H. Collier of Boston patented them in England in 1818 after he apparently decided it would be better for him to patent it and market it there.  He was a protégé of Artemus Wheeler of Boston, who had a prior patent for a revolving long arm that was actually tested by the U. S. Navy at that same time.

Colt refined the hand revolved system that he saw in the Collier revolver by devising and patenting the automatic revolution of the cylinder by the cocking of the hammer of the revolver as we know it today.  One of these is in the Colt Collection in Hartford.

Some later Collier revolvers were converted to and made as true percussion guns.  The company that actually made the Colliers is not yet known today as Collier was an inventor, not a maker.  Still a very important gun in the study of the Percussion Revolver.  Collier revolvers were made as pistols and long guns.

There are only 50+ Colliers of all configurations known, and less than 2 dozen exist today of the example pictured here. 

I hope that it will be alright for us to have a little departure from picturing percussion revolvers since this one was so important to their development.

 on: February 12, 2017, 05:07:29 PM 
Started by Jaxenro - Last post by Jaxenro
We just hit 300 members not the most active group but I never expected it to go this high

 on: January 29, 2017, 02:45:40 PM 
Started by Jaxenro - Last post by Jaxenro
Thank you most of my descriptions are from auctions and it is good when they are corrected

 on: January 29, 2017, 08:38:32 AM 
Started by Jaxenro - Last post by jbw13
Would not call this a Beaumont, its a 1851 Adams self cocking revolver

 on: January 29, 2017, 04:22:05 AM 
Started by jbw13 - Last post by jbw13
Cal. 0.45-0.47, side mounted loading lever. no makers name. Patent no. unreadable. Birmingham proof. Info wanted.

 on: December 10, 2016, 04:43:16 AM 
Started by Fingers McGee - Last post by Jaxenro

 on: December 09, 2016, 09:25:47 PM 
Started by Fingers McGee - Last post by Jaxenro
Wow just beautiful

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