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« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2010, 04:16:30 am »

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« Reply #51 on: November 01, 2011, 04:44:01 pm »

What about a Walker conversion?  It was "milspec" during the Mexican American War as a cap & ball behemoth.  I can imagine that some enterprising soul might have had one converted (I have two converted to .45LC) and carried it into the Indian Wars, along with a Sharps or even Trapdoor.  I normally shoot a Sharps Carbine and Schofield when shooting Milspec, but am planning to shoot my Walker in GAF category for a local match with the Plum Creek Shooting Society in December.  What say you experts?  Do I have to shoot Scout or am I ok milspec single-shot? 
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« Reply #52 on: November 01, 2011, 05:55:14 pm »

Absolutely!  Rule of thumb: you can use a handgun of an earlier period than your rifle, but not later.  Can't get much earlier than a Walker!
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« Reply #53 on: June 06, 2015, 10:19:08 am »

Just curious, what're the thoughts on the 1875 Remington? If this is somewhere else in the forum, forgive me.

Been asking you folks for a ton of information on old military rifles, and it turns out, I had never even looked into GAF. It sounds fantastic!
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« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2015, 01:47:51 pm »

No problem, an 1875 Remington could be used in any GAF category. Although they weren't issued(at least not for US) they were from the time period and could have been used as a private purchase.
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« Reply #55 on: September 26, 2015, 07:02:21 pm »

Colt type single action revolvers/ what is an acceptable caliber and barrel lenght?
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« Reply #56 on: September 26, 2015, 07:16:59 pm »

Any caliber .38 or greater, any barrel length.   A scout/contractor might carry anything. 
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« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2016, 10:12:45 pm »

Since I now have a functional Kropatchek rifle, does anyone have any ideas as to what handguns might have been issued to Portuguese soldiers? A brief internet search seems to show only that Portugal's military is pretty much ignored. I know that they previously used Snyder and Martini-Henry rifles, did they also use British revolvers?
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« Reply #58 on: April 03, 2016, 01:09:44 am »

Pony Express:

For the era in which the Kropatchek rifle was in use, the official military handgun of Portugal was the 9.1mm (approx. .36 caliber) "Abadie" revolver of Belgian origin - "Model 1878" (officers) and "Model 1886" (enlisted personnel) -







Here are a few links you might find of interest ... and if you do a Google search it should turn up lots more (many of them in Portuguese, French, German, etc. ... but the online translation services should help with that ...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH23BmanwFY

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.488959277905943.1073741875.453306668137871&type=1

http://tonnel-ufo.ru/eanglish/weapon/revolver-abadie-m-1878-m-1886.php
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« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2016, 01:50:31 am »

Forgot I had this set aside to scan, also ... it is from the third volume of British author A.W.F. Taylerson's epic three-volume "The Revolver"  (Vol. 1: "1818-1865", Vol. 2: "1865-1888", Vol. 3: "1889-1914") ...





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« Reply #60 on: April 03, 2016, 09:06:08 am »

Thanks, RSJ! Looks like finding one of those that is affordable might depend on someone not knowing what they have.....Maybe substitute an officer's model Bodeo, Russian Nagant, or maybe just use my French 1892. I have seen some similar looking Belgian revolvers listed as 9mm, though.
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