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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #175 on: July 04, 2009, 12:56:29 pm »
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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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #176 on: July 05, 2009, 02:24:49 pm »
Fingers have you shot that Dragoon yet?

We need a report!  Sorry if I missed it somewhere.

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #177 on: July 05, 2009, 11:42:38 pm »
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Is there a particular part that needs to be removed before you can reload the Starr?

No part needs to be removed to load the Star ... a thumb screw has to be removed to break open the Starr and remove the cylinder...
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #178 on: July 06, 2009, 12:13:36 am »
My fastdraw '51 Navy .36 with a fluted cylinder and 5" G&G bbl...

Size ciomparison to a Pocket Police .36


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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #179 on: July 06, 2009, 01:08:38 am »
No part needs to be removed to load the Star ... a thumb screw has to be removed to break open the Starr and remove the cylinder...
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That's it the Thumb Screw! Now you said it has to be removed. Does it have to be removed from the gun entirely? ???
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #180 on: July 06, 2009, 05:10:35 pm »
A friend got these pics of me this weekend at a high rate of fire.  The first was from another take showing a spark falling into the pan before ignition, but he didn't capture anything else.  The next ones are all from the same firing.










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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #181 on: July 06, 2009, 08:46:30 pm »
There is somethin special about them 51's.  The 60's have sleeker lines an I'd love one, but there's just somethin bout the older design that draws my attention. 
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #182 on: July 06, 2009, 11:03:56 pm »
Trinity,
I'll bet the Dance is one of them.  I've been wanting to ask someone about the caps geting mispositioned before the barrel..  Interesting and a bit different group.

Is that Dance cylinder sans roll engraving as well?  I have a pair of Leech and Rigdons (with Colt style Roll engraving) and I keep hoping I'll find some slick cylinders someday.

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #183 on: July 06, 2009, 11:19:41 pm »
LUCKY!!!!


Yea, I shot it. It was like going back in time... ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #184 on: July 08, 2009, 04:20:33 pm »
good picks Trinity
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #185 on: July 08, 2009, 07:18:54 pm »
Mako,

That's interesting that your Leech and Rigdons have roll engraving on the cylinders.  Mine doesn't.  If I had a digital camera I'd take a pic of it and post it.

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #186 on: July 08, 2009, 10:13:18 pm »
Mako,

That's interesting that your Leech and Rigdons have roll engraving on the cylinders.  Mine doesn't.  If I had a digital camera I'd take a pic of it and post it.

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Well Uh.....That's right!!!  That's because they are the special edition commemoratives of the time when Southern Agents stole cylinders from Colt to be used on the L&Rs.  I really don't appreciate them as much as I should.  Maybe a fine connoisseur such as you needs them more than just a shooter as I.  I guess I could force myself to trade with you… ;D

Actually I've been looking for some plain cylinders for some time now.


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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #187 on: July 08, 2009, 10:53:10 pm »
A friend got these pics of me this weekend at a high rate of fire.  The first was from another take showing a spark falling into the pan before ignition, but he didn't capture anything else.  The next ones are all from the same firing.

Nice pics Trinity... just curious though, how high is "the rate of fire" on your musket?  Is that measured in rounds per minute, or rounds per 10 minutes?

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #188 on: July 08, 2009, 11:25:44 pm »
Well Uh.....That's right!!!  That's because they are the special edition commemoratives of the time when Southern Agents stole cylinders form Colt to be used on the L&Rs.  I really don't appreciate them as much as I should.  Maybe a fine connoisseur such as you needs them more than just a shooter as I.  I guess I could force myself to trade with you… ;D

Actually I've been looking for some plain cylinders for some time now.


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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #189 on: July 08, 2009, 11:45:38 pm »
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I had the scene removed from my cylinder then refinished because I could not locate a plain cylinder on the after-market sources either. Added the "Leech & Rigdon" on the top barrel flat. This is the most natural pointing revolver I own.
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John,
Thank you so very much for sharing that picture with us.  I had considered that but I was not sure How deep the engraving really was or if it would clean up and leave the cylinder notches with sufficient depth.  I especially like the Leech & Rigdon Stamp, very nicely done.  I've seen them facing port and starboard, with and without the CSA at the end.

How was the engraving removed?  On a lathe?  With a cut or simply filed and then blended?

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #190 on: July 09, 2009, 07:46:14 am »
I believe the majority was removed using a cutter on a lathe by very shallow pass, then smoothed with crocus cloth and final polish. Afterwards the entire piece stripped and re-blued giving a lighter blue-gray blued surface and polished on a buffing wheel. Grips stripped and stained a slightly darker walnut, then oiled.

I changed out the nipples to Treso, dressed the hammer face back somewhat, installed a bit stiffer hammer spring and opened up the rear sight-notch atop the hammer.

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #191 on: July 09, 2009, 07:04:11 pm »
Nice pics Trinity... just curious though, how high is "the rate of fire" on your musket?  Is that measured in rounds per minute, or rounds per 10 minutes?

Stardard for those are 4 rounds a minute with a smooth bore flinter, 3 rounds per minute with a rifed caplock musket, and the Sgt would make you pratice and practice till you got it right.   ;)

Great pictures Trinity, you also know you have another shotgun if you want to chase a few quail. ;D

Myself I'd have to load some of the buck and ball loads and put them on paper.  One ball with 3 buckshot on top, was hard on the guys in the other line. ::)
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #192 on: July 11, 2009, 08:48:09 am »
There is somethin special about them 51's.  The 60's have sleeker lines an I'd love one, but there's just somethin bout the older design that draws my attention. 
Nice collection.

The '60 is on sale at Cabela's right now.  Might just add it to the collection. ;D

Trinity,
I'll bet the Dance is one of them.  I've been wanting to ask someone about the caps geting mispositioned before the barrel..  Interesting and a bit different group.

Is that Dance cylinder sans roll engraving as well?  I have a pair of Leech and Rigdons (with Colt style Roll engraving) and I keep hoping I'll find some slick cylinders someday.

~Mako

Yes, the round barrel is a Dance and it has a smooth cylinder.  I have yet to have any problems with the caps, but then I don't get to shoot as much as some of you.  It's suggested to use #11, but like so many, I found those too loose and use #10 instead.

Nice pics Trinity... just curious though, how high is "the rate of fire" on your musket?  Is that measured in rounds per minute, or rounds per 10 minutes?

 ;D I was referring to the camera, definitely not the musket. :D :D  In re-reading my post, I realize that wasn't clear. :-[

I love that L&R, RCJ!

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Myself I'd have to load some of the buck and ball loads and put them on paper.  One ball with 3 buckshot on top, was hard on the guys in the other line. ::)

Or rocks... or nails... or other bits of metal. ;D
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #193 on: August 06, 2009, 09:08:37 am »
Here's my contribution to the pot. :)

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #194 on: August 31, 2009, 01:22:09 am »
Howdy, first time poster here, so I thought I'd start out with a bang.



'60 Colt, with a bit of added pyrotechnic substance.
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #195 on: August 31, 2009, 01:23:54 am »
And my 10 gauge:

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #196 on: August 31, 2009, 01:25:29 am »
And my Walker:



Some folks on another forum found this photo disturbing.  I will delete it if anyone here feels the same way.

I was using a remote camera on a tripod, no body in harm's way.
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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #197 on: August 31, 2009, 08:00:48 am »
That pic of your 60 Colt is impressive. What kind of pyro..... mix? I've done some front line pics like your Walker pic in the past at MG shoots, and got a lot of negative reactions too. Seems lot's of folks never heard of remote cameras and tripods. The greatest risk was losing the camera to FMJ's  ;) As long as you mention tht, most reasonable people won't think they can sit in front of the firing line and take a picture.  ::)

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Re: Guns of the Darksiders
« Reply #198 on: August 31, 2009, 08:40:28 am »
Some folks won't sit in front of a camera at all.  They say it'll capture the soul, and never let it go. 

Same folk are probably afraid of being hit by the bullet in a shot like the one above.

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« Reply #199 on: August 31, 2009, 08:13:11 pm »
What kind of pyro..... mix?

If I remember correct that particular load had some ground up sparkler compound in it.  Not finely ground, more like about Fg gunpowder.
And the gunpowder is my homemade stuff.

The 10 gauge load had a tablespoon or so of Coffeemate powder where the shot should have been.  Coffeemate is quite flammable.  I learned that from Mythbusters.
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