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Colt’s .36 “Navy Revolver” & The Lesser-Known Tips from Sam Colt Himself

From Wild Bill Hickok to an Endless Array of Frontiersmen, Outlaws, Soldiers, and Various Rugged Individuals; the Most Historically Prolific Revolver of America's Frontier West has Many Tales to Tell.
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Wonderful post!

I found it revealing that in the "official" instructions for loading it mentions "without wadding or patch" used with powder and ball.

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Great article, Dave!  I really enjoyed reading it.  thanks!
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Thank you Jake. I appreciate that.
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Excellent, Dave!  I'm glad you brought out that it was the "Ranger Size" pistol.  It was designed with the Rangers in mind, not the Navy.  My favorite pistol of all time.
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Excellent, Dave!  I'm glad you brought out that it was the "Ranger Size" pistol.  It was designed with the Rangers in mind, not the Navy.  My favorite pistol of all time.

I was hoping you'd see this and comment. Glad you liked it pard.  I wanted to do Texas right on this article.

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As awesome as the Navy Six was/is, it was only made better by Richards and Mason.  I will admit that in my case, that is the Navy for the lazy man.  :)

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As awesome as the Navy Six was/is, it was only made better by Richards and Mason.  I will admit that in my case, that is the Navy for the lazy man.  :)

I love the look and feel of that conversion but admittedly have never fired an original.  The closest I have come to that is firing the Uberti repop.

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 :)  Dave.  ;)

Thanks to you for posting that article.  It was an interesting and fun read.

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Glad you like it Coffinmaker. Thanks for saying that.

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Thanks Dave!!
  I really liked the "drive the pin" out part .  .  .   !! Lol

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Thanks Dave!!
  I really liked the "drive the pin" out part .  .  .   !! Lol

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Drive the pin?
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Just ordered one of Eras Gone Richmond Labs bullet molds. I like the design of the conical. Can't wait 'til warmer Spring weather to cast up some balls for the Leech & Rigdon.

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Just ordered one of Eras Gone Richmond Labs bullet molds. I like the design of the conical. Can't wait 'til warmer Spring weather to cast up some balls for the Leech & Rigdon.

RCJ

I was just talking with him too. Getting a Colt cartridge mold for an article I'm working on.

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I've got those molds.  They make nice bullets, but I haven't really gotten to play with them much yet.
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Drive the pin?


  My mistake, "Drive out the key .  .  . "

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 :)  Heydie Hydie Ho   ;)

Yeopper!!  Mike is absolutely certain a Wedgie is best given wid a Sledge   :D

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  My mistake, "Drive out the key .  .  . "

Mike

Nice catch. Now I see how it has a touch of a Freudian slip. I did not realize I put 'pin' in there till you spotted it. Fixed it. Thanks.

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:)  Heydie Hydie Ho   ;)

Yeopper!!  Mike is absolutely certain a Wedgie is best given wid a Sledge   :D


Lol!!! Yap, but a wedgie should be given with a sledgie!!

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Well there goes my political career. ;D
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