Author Topic: 2017 1894CB .45 Colt Remlin.  (Read 176 times)

Offline Drydock

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2017 1894CB .45 Colt Remlin.
« on: September 09, 2019, 06:21:23 pm »
Just picked this up, brand new in the box, never fired.  Action is stiff, needs a good clean and oil, but fully functional.  Decent wood with good grain.  Even brushed satin blue on flat surfaces.  Good sharp edges on the barrel flats.

No gloss or shine anywhere.  Not a show piece, but nothing to attract the attention of an enemy in the field either.  We'll see what oil, sweat and powder does to it.
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Re: 2017 1894CB .45 Colt Remlin.
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 01:36:18 pm »
Touch of BLO shows a VERY nice piece of walnut.  Action was bone dry, Ballistol slicked it up quite a bit.  Feeds .45 Colt just fine, does not like S&W brass.  Extractor is not cut deep enough for the wider rim.
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Re: 2017 1894CB .45 Colt Remlin.
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 06:26:46 pm »
Out on the farm today, shot one hole groups at 25 yards with my handloads (230 Lee TC over Red Dot).  Elevation was on at this range, a bit left, need to drift the front sight.  No hiccups in feeding.  Don't really feel the need to modify this in any way right now, unless I open up the extractor for the S&Ws.  I did take a finish file to the sharp edge of the elevator cam, bit of preventative maintenance. 

I like it, am well satisfied.

Civilize them with a Krag . . .