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Old 01-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #16
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Thanks guys.

I've always wanted to get a modern made cap and ball revolver kit and put it together. It's hard finding the funds for it though.

I've even thought of just getting one of those kits that's RTR in a plastic package at Bas Pro Shop, but it will have to wait...
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #17
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Shooting a T/C Black Mountain Magnum (50 cal) that I picked up this year (never fired, discontinued model). Sweet rifle. Not for ball/patch, but I'm having a lot of fun with it in the pit. I like the shorter barrel for deer (this year it was just a big long walk in the woods), and the bonus of being able to swap in a 12 ga. barrel for birds.

I just need to find one.

Quality of the T/C walnut stock is incredibly impressive.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:15 PM   #18
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Weird. No matter which gun is in my right hand, it always groups tighter?
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:22 PM   #19
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:05 PM   #20
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OOHH!! OOHH!!

I'm gonna like this thread!

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Old 01-21-2011, 08:13 PM   #21
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I've always wanted a blued colt navy revolver.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:28 PM   #22
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:21 PM   #23
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There is some nice iron in here. Cool thread. I didn't realize there were others that loved these dirty,stinky,loud,heavy,slow beautiful guns.

I would love to find one of these impractical bastards.

Link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeMat_Revolver

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Old 01-22-2011, 05:11 AM   #24
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There is some nice iron in here. Cool thread. I didn't realize there were others that loved these dirty,stinky,loud,heavy,slow beautiful guns.

I would love to find one of these impractical bastards.

Link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeMat_Revolver

Cabelas has a Le Mat reproduction revolver for sale. I'm not sure if it's the one you've pictured, though. It is pricey!

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoot...3Bcat104503680
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:25 AM   #25
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Here's my only black-powder gun. It's an interesting piece, a 1979ish vintage Johnathan Browning Mountain Rifle. I bought it about that time, it was made in the USA by Browning, and I'm thinking they were available in both 45 and 50 calibers, and maybe also in 54. This one is a 50. It has a 31" barrel and beautiful browning which is only fitting for a Browning. I liked the ram's horn design motif at the breach. I used it quite a bit for a couple of years and even killed a deer with it in the fall of 1980. Since then it has been hanging on my wall. Had to clean a lot of dust off the thing to take the pics. I find that taking full-length pics of a long gun isn't real easy, so forgive the mediocre quality of that one.





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Old 01-22-2011, 10:36 AM   #26
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Thanks for the link Stromdog. I'll have to try and find a used one. HardCase that is a beautiful rifle. A gun like that deserves to be shot. I bet it would bring back some memories. Are there two barrel wedges on it or is the back one just a decoration?
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:39 AM   #27
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Thanks for the link Stromdog. I'll have to try and find a used one. HardCase that is a beautiful rifle. A gun like that deserves to be shot. I bet it would bring back some memories. Are there two barrel wedges on it or is the back one just a decoration?
They are both functioning barrel wedges. You are right, I should shoot it again. Perhaps this spring that'll have to happen.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:10 AM   #28
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Shooting black powder for me is relaxing. Kind of like the differece between smoking a good cigar where all you need is a match and smoking a pipe with a good tobacco. It makes you slow down. The cleaning loading tamping lighting takes time but it can be relaxing really. Life is so rushed it is good for the soul to just take it slow sometimes.
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:16 PM   #29
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Interesting the double barrel wedges! Good spot NDEBT!

That Browning is a real looker, for sure. The Ram's horn by the nipple is a nice touch.
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:58 PM   #30
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Interesting the double barrel wedges! Good spot NDEBT!

That Browning is a real looker, for sure. The Ram's horn by the nipple is a nice touch.
I did a little bit of research on the Browning. They did make them in 45, 50 and 54 calibers and made them for just a few years in the late 70s. They were discontinued as they were more expensive than many of the other Hawken style rifles that were in vogue at that time (the movie Jeremiah Johnson had something to do with that, I'm sure) and I guess they didn't sell real well. Most had brass furniture, but some had iron. The forend cap is pewter on the iron furniture guns, brass otherwise. The gun also has a single set trigger, has a good crisp roughly 5# trigger if you just pull it, or a very light sub 1# if you cock it and then push the trigger forward to a click which sets it.

I agree with NDEBT about the pleasant slower pace of shooting black-powder. I can't say that I was real thrilled with the clean-up aspects of it, but that's just part of the deal.
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