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Offline Leo Tanner

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #150 on: March 16, 2009, 12:49:30 pm »
Very nice pictures (an guns of course).  My wife is in love with the 1860 platform.  Can't wait ta see the 51.
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #151 on: March 16, 2009, 05:37:08 pm »
Thanks Leo & Mason,

As promised here's the pic of my oldest c&b, the ASM 1851 "WTF" Griswold & Gunnison.  Where to even start?!?  To even start resembling anything accurate it should have a smooth cylinder for starters, and the next glaring error is the hexagonal barrel where a round one should have been replicated.  But... I think what really was the driving factor in this pistol was ASM trying to get a lower price point with CVA to sell to another type of buyer.  Meaning me, the starving college student where you decide "one for under $100, or the one over $100 dollars"?


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Regardless.  I like it!  It's my first blackpowder firearm and I can't even begin to figure out how many round balls I've put through it!  Soon to go to Steve's Gunz for some action work.

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #152 on: March 16, 2009, 05:57:37 pm »


This is my Uberti made in 1967, has the original G and G features you mentioned.  It needs an tuning too and I'm dead set on doing it at home.  Wish me luck. 
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #153 on: April 08, 2009, 04:09:19 pm »
Been a while since I was in these parts, saw this and decided I needed to add these:


My converted '51 Navies and rig


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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #154 on: April 08, 2009, 07:03:08 pm »
Very nice!
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #155 on: April 08, 2009, 07:06:24 pm »
Nice shirt Wild Bill... Looks warmish; but then way up yonder in Yankee-land I 'spect ya need such!  Tsk, Tsk, ruinin' '51s like that... BUT they's shore purdy! ;D
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #156 on: April 08, 2009, 07:27:21 pm »
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #157 on: April 14, 2009, 09:21:35 pm »
FINE lookin' shootin' irons, Thai F!
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #158 on: April 14, 2009, 09:34:28 pm »
FINE lookin' shootin' irons, Thai F!

Thanks!  After getting familiar with the 1860 I'm beginning to see the differences, read concessions, made for the Cimmaron RM Type II.  It's cylinder is virtually ginormous side by side to the standard 1860!

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #159 on: May 01, 2009, 09:15:20 pm »
That's perty.  The stripped finish looks great!
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #160 on: May 08, 2009, 08:16:03 pm »
Just got my 1851 RM today, haven't even had a chance to shoot it yet.

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #161 on: May 08, 2009, 10:03:20 pm »
Kewel!! ;D  Hours of fun right there! ::) ;D
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #162 on: May 08, 2009, 11:25:32 pm »
Just got my 1851 RM today, haven't even had a chance to shoot it yet.



Hi boss, I'm, uh sick, I uh got this swine flu thing, and uh need a day off.

Then off ta the range!!!

Nice gun, let us know how it shoots.
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #163 on: May 11, 2009, 06:44:55 pm »
Just got my 1851 RM today, haven't even had a chance to shoot it yet.



Looks like mine.  ;D

I love it, it's one of my FAV-o-ryte toys!
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« Reply #164 on: May 16, 2009, 09:23:53 am »
I just picked up this New Model. Delivered Dec 1864. Covered in inspector marks. about 80% Blue, mint bore, mint nipples, full blue in cylinders, probably never issued or fired. Super tight action. 100% case color on hammer. No metal wear just blue wear, probably from handling and playing over the past 145 years.

I though yall might enjoy the pics.





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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #165 on: May 19, 2009, 03:59:47 pm »
Quite a beauty! ;D
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #166 on: May 19, 2009, 04:11:45 pm »
That is sweet.  Not many of us are fortunate enough ta have "the real deal".

Gotta ask, are gonna shoot it?  I don't know if I could resist.
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #167 on: May 19, 2009, 09:26:41 pm »
Yea, I shot it. It was like going back in time... ;D ;D ;D

I have several original Civil War carbines, muskets, and pistols, and I have shot them all, at least once.

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #168 on: May 30, 2009, 05:40:45 pm »
That's a fine one there.  I can see why you'd want ta change the grips.  I'm sure you'll be having lots of fun with that one.
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« Reply #169 on: June 01, 2009, 11:05:09 pm »
I recently purchased a Military Model 3rd Model Dragoon w/shoulder stock off of GunBroker.  It hit the doorstep today.  The pistol was made by Armi San Marco in 1977.  At first glance, it looks to be in very good condition.  Metal was dry as a bone.  A little surface rust in the cyl notches, around the nipples and on the barrel; but nothing that a little RB-17 and 0000 steel wool won't fix.  Bore is dirty; but in excellent shape,  Nipples are in good shape, no mushrooming and only the faintest hint of nipple mark on the hammer face.  All in all - damn fine shaper for a pistol that's 32 years old and probably hasnt seen any oil in a decade.

First thing I did was cycle the action.  Boy, was that a dissapointment.  Action was terrible, and hammer hung up when the trigger was pulled.  So, I proceeded to break it down.  When I pulled the barrel off, the cylinder fell off, Bolt doesn't hold very well.  In looking at it, it looks like it's a little too short coming through the window.

Found out why the action was so bad, hammer spring screw was only screwed in about half way.  Only thing that kept it in cocntact with the hammer was the grips.  After tightening the hammer spring screw, I put the grips & backstrap back on.  Thats when I found out why the screw was loose.  The hammer spring musta come from an overload spring on a 1 ton or 2 ton truck.  It was all I could do to cock it one handed.  That'll need some lightening.

The shoulder stock furniture is brass - It just has a lot of patina.  I'm not sure if this is the stock that ASM sold with them in the 70s.  The brass around the hammer slot & the underside is too clean, so it may be an Army/Navy stock that was machined to fit.

I havent striped it down totally - yet.  That will come after I run a few cylinders full through it - with and without the shoulder stock.  I plan is to take it out tomorrow sometime and seeing what it will do.  Will save the tune-up for after the first shooting session.

Here are the first pictures of it



Front leaf on sight flipped up:



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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #170 on: June 02, 2009, 12:11:15 am »
Very Nice Fingers!  Just because of the novelty alone.  You gonna do your Lee Van Cleef impersonation at your next match?
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #171 on: June 02, 2009, 09:52:58 am »
You gonna do your Lee Van Cleef impersonation at your next match?
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Ya never know  ::)
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #172 on: June 02, 2009, 09:49:44 pm »
Here's a couple new ones for the gallery...
1865 Rogers&Spencer .45Colt Conversion


1863 Starr Single Action Army .44


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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #173 on: July 04, 2009, 12:31:57 am »
Here's a couple new ones for the gallery...
1865 Rogers&Spencer .45Colt Conversion


1863 Starr Single Action Army .44


Other than gettin' ready to go shoot these two...I'm bored to death and bakin' in the Sun.

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Love that Rogers and Spencer Conversion, you don't see too many of those. :'( That Starr Revolver is pretty nice but I'm alittle fuzzy on the reloading procedure.
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #174 on: July 04, 2009, 07:08:30 am »
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Love that Rogers and Spencer Conversion, you don't see too many of those.  That Starr Revolver is pretty nice but I'm alittle fuzzy on the reloading procedure.

I like the R&S pretty accurate Re I must say ... the Star Loads like the rest, onlt thing differant is the break top to remove or replace the cylinder...
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