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Online doc nock

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New Toy
« on: April 29, 2019, 01:22:36 PM »
Sure isn't any family heirloom like Rodd shared, but it is my NEW TOY!

I'd done a goodly bit of reading and reviews of varied Italian made replicas of Colts and Remingtons... I got some good input from some folks here to grab a colt replica of the .36 navy...

So I did  (I photographed the picture on the box it came in and as you see below in the 2nd post, it is not the colt, but a paterson..so I deleted it and am awaitng a new pic to come in so I can resize and post it of MY gun...

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Then I had to order a .36 cal RB mold from TotW (boy they're teeny li'l buggars); altered a capper to fit in the small area on a percussion revolver; and I must've watched several dozen utube vids on tearing down and smoothing out the action on these foreign made guns...

They're trying to meet a less expensive price point and that is hard if you're investing a lot of time in de-burring and smoothing up parts, which a few basic tools and some elbow grease accomplished...

I just got some habor freight hollow punches & ordered duro-felt to make my own wads... Got some balls ready to go and caps... made a few modifications recommended in some of the videos on utube... Going to be interesting...
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 05:21:59 PM »
Well, now, don't I have egg on my face!  ???

Fella here was kind enough to tell me that the picture on the box (figured that was easier then a pic of my gun) is a patterson with no loading lever and a drop down trigger...guess I best go take a pic of my gun and try that! :(

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 05:31:19 PM »
 :thumbs: :thumbs:

It's gonna be fun!!!

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 05:44:46 PM »
Doh...now I got 2 and can't delete ...ain't fun!

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2019, 07:56:56 PM »
Just gives a person 2 times to admire it!!!! Good looking piece of iron.

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 08:12:14 PM »
Very kind, Rodd...thank you!

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2019, 08:57:14 PM »
Doc, enjoy your new pistol :thumbs:

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2019, 09:19:26 PM »
Thanks, Gary,

Waiting on the dense wool to make some wads soaked in Gato Feo lube then I'll get to shoot the buggar...

They're pretty inexpensive but the accouterments take Some doing and ging...it'll come together here shortly...

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2019, 05:41:27 PM »
Thanks, Gary,

Waiting on the dense wool to make some wads soaked in Gato Feo lube then I'll get to shoot the buggar...

They're pretty inexpensive but the accouterments take Some doing and ging...it'll come together here shortly...

Doc,

well??

still waiting to hear if you had fun... :wavey:

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2019, 05:48:07 PM »
Hi, Tony... :)

I got the felt, punched out some wads in .36 for me (had to figure out a system for punching wool felt but think I got on); then melted up some of my Gato feo and soaked some 36 cal wads and they're ready but as has been the case lately, it rekindled Rain since I got the felt done up so no shooting...

Wed I had the garden box tillered with neighbor's tractor mounted tiller, then spent 6 hrs pounding in wooden stakes, unrolling heavier wire "rabbit fence" I used last year and stapling it to the wooden stakes and man I was and still am pounded!!! I feel like I been worked over with a ball bat!  More rain tomorrow...

Did get my mowing done Thursday before it rained...

Thanks for asking...this thread on the revolver didn't get much love yet...guess the boys are more long gun oriented

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 12:07:45 PM »
Shot the 1851 percussion revolver...just to see it goBANG..

Still fiddling with the capper to get it to go on over the nipple..filing here and there...

Was told many places on line the .36 pieta takes #10 caps but some I had to stike 2x to go off.. DGW catalog says that gun takes 11...so I'll try them next... maybe just wasn't fully seated though I did press on tight after got them on the nipple with a small chunk of wood...

15 gr. is a very light charge...

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2019, 07:06:11 PM »
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You made smoke!!!!!

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 12:03:49 PM »
I have always admired BP revolvers and have owned a few but must admit I have never fired one. I am sure they are a hoot to shoot and one day may finally shoot one myself.

doc nock, I hope you spend hours enjoying your new toy.

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 12:37:33 PM »
I have always admired BP revolvers and have owned a few but must admit I have never fired one. I am sure they are a hoot to shoot and one day may finally shoot one myself.

doc nock, I hope you spend hours enjoying your new toy.
What a totally kind sentiment!  Thank you...

They take some work to smooth out their action, etc, given the inexpensive nature of their nature, but it's all fun work...

The sights are pretty rudimentary, but hey, they are what they are!

Shooting them is not necessarily a "casual" event but nothing in BP game is...

I too, hope it will suffice for some enjoyment down the road

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2019, 02:40:30 PM »
Good to see you're expanding the arsenal Dave.The cap and ball guns are fun.I've got a Ruger old army that's a great shooter.

You ought to get you a .32 or .36 squirrel rifle next.