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Author Topic: CAP AND BALL REVOLVERS  (Read 1026 times)

Hiddenone

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CAP AND BALL REVOLVERS
« on: October 29, 2014, 05:10:30 PM »

    I have owned a number of cap and ball revolvers and have always been pleased with the accuracy of them. At 100 feet they some of them tend to be nail drivers. I really don't care for single shot pistols as they may be just as accurate but you only have one shot. I would say my favorites are Remington's in either 36 or 44 caliber. They have a top strap that makes them superior to Colts in my experiences. Yes I do own Colts too. I have spent many hours on the range and feel I can shoot just as close a group if not better than a cartridge revolver. Yes black powder and even Pyrodex is dirty and requires some serious cleaning but it isn't anything different than cleaning your cartridge guns. As far as quick loading I have an extra loaded cylinder that I can change about as fast as you can use a speed loader in a cartridge revolver. You just aren't able to fire as many rounds through them before you have to clean them as a cartridge revolver. I do some times like to irritate other shooters by firing a better score with them while they eat all the smoke I create.
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Re: CAP AND BALL REVOLVERS
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2014, 10:34:20 PM »

I been collecting cap and ball pistols for hears along with flint lock. Only down fall to those styles is the chance of misfires.  I would take a muzzle loader almost any day over my modern guns, (and my bow over muzzle loaders) .  My old school collection consist of a pepper box, bull dog, and 3 colt single action (one blued, one origional,  and one nickle) , my only other pistols is my 1911 race gun for ipsc shooting though I kinda grew board of that. My favorte gun I own is actully a traditions .50 cal pellet gun. Its a flintlock with modern sites and can handle pyradex pellets (hence the name) lol I gots a huge collecition of scrap lead from fishing weights, tire weights, batteries, etc cause I pour my own rounds (everything from my cap and balls right to my .338 lapua)
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Re: CAP AND BALL REVOLVERS
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2014, 01:44:35 AM »

Cap and ball revolvers are nice. I don't any at the moment, but if the right one came along I'd buy it.
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