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New Carry?
« on: August 28, 2015, 02:35:25 PM »
Another one off the bucket list (it is actually quite short).

I was always enamored with these handguns and always wanted an original, but I'll settle for this.  I pick one up in the morning.

Ayup! It is one of those archaic revolvers.

Uberti 1858 New Remington Conversion Revolver in .45 Colt:

The Remington 1858 New Army Conversion was among the first of the Civil War percussion era revolvers converted to fire metallic cartridges.

  • The original cap-and-ball cylinder was altered or replaced by a cartridge cylinder.
  • A new breech face with a loading gate was added.
  • The frames were dovetailed to permit the insertion of an ejector assembly.
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Re: New Carry?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2015, 02:40:57 PM »
She's ... she's just beautiful! Congratulations!

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Re: New Carry?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2015, 03:31:39 PM »
She's ... she's just beautiful! Congratulations!

Thanks.

While I like the Colt "Peacemaker", an iconic gun of the west for sure,  these old revolvers like the Colt Walker and Colt's Dragoon were just as iconic for the period.  Of course, these were black powder guns. The Uberti fires more modern ammunition, of course.

Yeah, buddy! With an eight-inch octagon barrel, these revolvers were pretty accurate in their day. Maybe so even today.

The movie, Outlaw Josie Wales rekindled my interest in firearms like this, although Eastwood used a 1847 Colt Walker, an 1860 Army revolver, and Navy Colt 36  for the movie (replicas, of course); they were open-top revolvers.  The closed top revolver, like the 1858 conversion, came later; however, early conversion included the Richards-Mason Cartridge Conversion (which is also used in the film and was also an open-top revolver).

With this one, I can take it to the range and have fun with it, although sparingly and with light loads. It has been one of those "wants" rather than "needs" gun.

Imagine carrying a brace of these in a sash, in the pants, or if you were lucky in an actual holster.  At 2.6 pounds (unloaded) a piece, no wonder they needed suspenders!

Here is some history on the actual 1858 Remington revolver: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remington_Model_1858
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Re: New Carry?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2015, 06:29:12 PM »
Actually, I've wanted one of these pistols since the movie "Pale Rider".

It was way cool to see Clint dropping a new cylinder into the pistol, once his 6 ran out.
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Re: New Carry?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 09:22:15 PM »
In Josie Wales, I thought that Eastwood used a Dragoon.
Is my antique memory faulty? (Was John Cleese Faulty?)
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Re: New Carry?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2015, 05:17:42 AM »
Actually, I've wanted one of these pistols since the movie "Pale Rider".

It was way cool to see Clint dropping a new cylinder into the pistol, once his 6 ran out.
These were the original Speed Loaders!

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Yeah, that one too.  The cylinders in these guns are not that easy to swap out.  Uberti offers spare cylinders; I just might make it a project to get two of them and set up a rig similar to that in Pale Rider - that would be fun.

By the way, Eastwood carried the 1858 Remington New Army (Conversion Revolver) in Pale Rider. (see: http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/Pale_Rider)
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Re: New Carry?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2015, 05:36:37 AM »
In Josie Wales, I thought that Eastwood used a Dragoon.
Is my antique memory faulty? (Was John Cleese Faulty?)

Steve, check out http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Outlaw_Josey_Wales, for a complete list of firearms used in the movie; a Colt's Dragoon was not used but the Walker was.
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Re: New Carry?
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2015, 03:52:10 PM »
Thanks for the correction.
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Re: New Carry?
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2015, 04:31:37 PM »
The fact that the GOVERNMENT would even consider removing the natural right to bear arms is the very reason why the 2nd Amendment was written.