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Crawdad

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1860 Army Colt
« on: March 04, 2014, 08:53:31 AM »

Field tested my Colt revolver (Taylors' & Company) over the summer with regular black powder (GOEX fg3) with both the 451 and 454 round ball. The revolver worked flawlessly with very few jams (Filled the hammer face notch with JB Weld) and very few misfires. The action is smooth as silk even though its relatively new and the trigger pull is outstanding. Even though I've shot it every week throughout the summer, June through and including all of September, I still need to work on a better load for it.


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Re: 1860 Army Colt
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 09:01:15 AM »

What load are you using?
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Re: 1860 Army Colt
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 09:15:24 AM »

Iím varying the load of black powder with the two different sized round balls. 451 and 454 and started at 33 grains of 3Fg (or half way between the mark on my powder measure of 30 and 35 grains) and slowly moved down to 30 grains. Iím using 2 Oxywads, one lubed the other dry, but even at 33 grains those chambers had additional room.  :)
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Re: 1860 Army Colt
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 09:16:27 AM »

How do you post pictures??? 

All of mine are 6.3 MBs!!!!! :-[

I'd like to post some pics showing how I adjusted the hammer sight 'V' notch and the penetration testing I did. 
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