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  • Slow Hand

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    Aug 27, 2008
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    Picked up a second Uberti 1860 .44 with the fully fluted cylinder. Wasn’t especially looking for that style, but they are pretty neat. First one shot pretty well but had some cap issues. Going to try this one out some time soon and see how it does. I’m thinking g of getting a set of SlixShots to try out. May end up buying two sets!

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    Slow Hand

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    Magyars

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    Mar 6, 2010
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    Delaware County Freehold

    warren5421

    Expert
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    May 23, 2010
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    Plainfield
    Change out the nipples and the caps seem to all go bang every time even with a weaker hammer spring. I have shot C&B since 1961. When SASS started I used 1851 Navies most of the time and the nipples were the first thing to change then the springs then an action job. If you are looking for a good light load fun to shoot us 20-25 gr of FFFg, card wad greased felt wad and ball.
     

    indiucky

    Grandmaster
    I think they are one of the most beautiful revolvers ever made. I’d love to get an 1861 as well.


    I am rereading (for the umpteenth time) my book on cartridge conversions and those 1861 Navy's and 1862 Police conversions make my heart flutter....especially in the "snubbier" barrel lengths.....

    and now I find out Uberti is doing some of these...dang it....







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    Leadeye

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    Jan 19, 2009
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    Slow Hand

    Master
    Aug 27, 2008
    3,135
    149
    West Side
    I am rereading (for the umpteenth time) my book on cartridge conversions and those 1861 Navy's and 1862 Police conversions make my heart flutter....especially in the "snubbier" barrel lengths.....

    and now I find out Uberti is doing some of these...dang it....







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    I have a Wells Fargo with a .32 S&W conversion cylinder. It’s a lot of fun and a dainty little popper. The.380 ones seem like an odd caliber choice but would be fun to play with as well.
     

    Noble Sniper

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    Feb 22, 2010
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    Anderson, Indiana
    I have to agree that the 1860’s are a beautiful revolver…. The lines flow gracefully. I have a Colt Gen 2 with the fluted cylinder. Correct me if I’m wrong but these newer models would/should be safe to shoot. I’m sure the metallurgy has improved greatly since 1860 lol…. I bought it as a companion revolver for my 1860 Henry. The marvel of firearms technology of 1860!!!! Without looking who can tell me the largest purchaser of the original 1860 Army’s with the fluted cylinder?
     

    Slow Hand

    Master
    Aug 27, 2008
    3,135
    149
    West Side
    Got the new one to the range this afternoon. Took both but didn’t have Tim wit really play. Put 30 rounds through it without a miss. Tried 25, 27, and 30 gr of 3fG. 25 shot the best and was a powder puff load. Still plenty of fire and smoke so I guess I’ll stick with that. No trouble ringing the 50 yard silhouette steel either! IMG_7267.png IMG_7266.png IMG_7258.jpeg
     
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