Colt 1860 Army -- Firing pictures

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Colt 1860 Army -- Firing pictures

#1 Post by Old No7 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:54 pm

Hey, there's a loading LEVER on this gun... :wink:

My nephew lost his Dad (my BIL) back in May and as he's taken an interest in shooting, I've taken him out several times since then. First with 22s and much time spent on safety and care/maintenance, then with 9mms and Magnums, and the other day, he wanted to try his hand at blackpowder with a "Civil War handgun". So my repro Colt 1860 Army (by Uberti) worked well for that.

I figured the gang here would enjoy these firing pictures, as he was very eager to show these to his friends. The use of "live photo" on an iPhone made these possible, as I could edit the string of images and then just select the one I wanted to keep.

He did all the shooting and I got stuck with the cleaning that evening -- but it was all for a great cause. :) And I will plan to get him an NRA Membership for his upcoming birthday.

Tight groups!

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#2 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:30 pm

Those are great!
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#3 Post by jnyork » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:55 pm

Good job, Ol' 7, another one added to the ranks. Now, for a nice educational session on how to clean a BP revolver. :D
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#4 Post by Pitchy » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:07 pm

Great pics Old No7, always fun shooting BP . 8) :)
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#5 Post by OldWin » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:29 pm

Awesome job, No7! There is nothing better than bringing another shooter into the world. Good for you, buddy.
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#6 Post by Nath » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:49 pm

Most excellent guys 8)

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#7 Post by Bill in Oregon » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:19 pm

Love the Model 1860s. Good to see a smile on that young man's face.

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#8 Post by octagon » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:52 pm

No 7 well done! Fire, smoke, noise, what's not to like? :D

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#9 Post by Old Savage » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:54 pm

The most elegant firearm ever designed.
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#10 Post by Old No7 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:12 pm

Old Savage wrote:
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The most elegant firearm ever designed.
I somewhat agree...

But the sweet l'il 1862 Pocket Police prevents me from fully committing to only the 1860...

So that's why I have one of each! And an 1861 Navy too... But it's nice to have a choice!

Although some would say I chose the wrong uniform color............ :o

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#11 Post by Griff » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:28 am

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:30 pm
Those are great!
What's a little elbow grease when you have made a new shooter happy!?
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#12 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:23 am

Daryl, those three Colts are indeed the most beautiful revolvers ever made.
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#13 Post by gamekeeper » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:36 pm

Back in the good old days when Brits could have handguns I used to get guys at the range asking if they could shoot my cap n ball revolvers.
Never failed to put a BIG smile on their faces.... :D
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#14 Post by Ysabel Kid » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:04 pm

Now you've gone and done it. First, he should be hooked for life. Second, now I'm getting the itch to take out a few members of the sorority for a range date! :wink:
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#15 Post by Old No7 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:55 pm

Ysabel Kid wrote:
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Now you've gone and done it. First, he should be hooked for life. Second, now I'm getting the itch to take out a few members of the sorority for a range date! :wink:
Yes Jay, he did say "some day soon" he wants to get a blackpowder handgun.

I just signed him up for a 2-Year NRA Membership too -- and he really appreciated that.

And I'll kick his a** if he keeps shooting and doesn't re-up it... :wink:

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#16 Post by Ysabel Kid » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:53 pm

Old No7 wrote:
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And I'll kick his a** if he keeps shooting and doesn't re-up it... :wink:

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Re: Colt 1860 Army -- Firing pictures

#17 Post by Ysabel Kid » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:54 pm

BTW, several of the last BP C&B revolvers I've acquired I purchased through GunBroker. Just waited for the right deal to come along, as I was in no rush. He can probably find a very respectable 1860 for under 2 C-notes if he is patient! :D
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