1851 colt

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by falconew, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. falconew

    falconew Happy to be here Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2017
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    428
    Location:
    China Grove .nc
    Been thinking about picking one of these up (replica but a shooter). I was looking at the Uberti or the Pietta. Caliber would either be .36 or 44 it don’t matter to me. I was thinking I want an all steel frame. I read that the brass frames stretch over time when shooting a lot. Don’t know how true that is. But I do love the look of the stainless models. Pros cons. Who has them
     
  2. Red Marley

    Red Marley Authorized person Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    2,036
    Location:
    Central NC
    I think you will like the Ubertis better; I have one. Are you looking for cap and ball, or do you plan to shoot cartridges? I enjoy shooting BP muzzleloaders but for revolvers I prefer cartridges. Mine was a .36 cal 7.5" percussion converted to .38 spl cowboy loads with a Howell conversion cylinder; the barrel was lined to .357, aligned to the new cylinder and shortened to 5.5" by Kenny Howell. The 1851 Navy has a slightly smaller grip than the 1860 Army. With the shorter barrel, it doesn't feel muzzle-heavy and makes a really handy shooter. If you have big mitts you may prefer the Army model.
    IMG_4043.jpg
     
    rufrdr, Johnny and falconew like this.
  3. falconew

    falconew Happy to be here Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2017
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    428
    Location:
    China Grove .nc
    I will start out shooting cap and ball and maybe get a conversion kit. My hands are long and skinny. I always like the feel of the Ruger blackhawks. May have to put my hands on a few of them first
     
  4. Red Marley

    Red Marley Authorized person Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    2,036
    Location:
    Central NC
    If you can find a Ruger Old Army at a reasonable price (ha!) I think you would like it a lot, especially in stainless. If you want a big 'un I have a nice Uberti Walker Colt .44 (cap & ball) I'd part with - it's a 4.5 lb honkin' big handful. PM if interested.
     
  5. falconew

    falconew Happy to be here Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2017
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    428
    Location:
    China Grove .nc
    My brother actually has a .530 ruger old army our dad gave him. He has not shot it yet. Pm inbound.
     
  6. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2017
    Messages:
    4,135
    Likes Received:
    6,806
    Location:
    under a rock on the East Fork of Deep River, NC
    Ruger Old Armys are fantastic! They use 0.457" ball. Did someone ream & rebore yer father's ROA to 0.530"?

    Before you settle one the 1851, try a Remington 1860. One of those with a couple of spare cylinders is a formidable weapon. The 1851 doesn't benefit from carrying spare cylinders, because the entyre pistol has to come apart, just to change the cylinder. Not so with the Remington 1860.
     
  7. falconew

    falconew Happy to be here Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2017
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    428
    Location:
    China Grove .nc
    not that I know of. I have not seen it. My brother says the balls are.530. Could of been picked up from something else. I am hoping to go see it and see what it actually is.
     
  8. Windini

    Windini SWDD Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    4,994
    Likes Received:
    7,234
    Location:
    WNC
    "It's the Devil's Right Hand!"
    --Mama
     
    Johnny, ronn47 and falconew like this.
  9. MCQUADE

    MCQUADE Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    485
    Likes Received:
    661
    Location:
    Troy
    If any of y’all need some pure mutton tallow for patch lube, I’ve got 4 or 5 1lb tubs of it that I’ll give for free.
     
    Red Marley and falconew like this.
  10. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2017
    Messages:
    4,135
    Likes Received:
    6,806
    Location:
    under a rock on the East Fork of Deep River, NC
    I will take 'em! I have many uses...

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
     
  11. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2017
    Messages:
    4,135
    Likes Received:
    6,806
    Location:
    under a rock on the East Fork of Deep River, NC
    That's our excuse for a distanced coffee.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
     
    falconew likes this.