I splurged and with some birthday financial assistance ordered a Taylor’s 1860 Army Mason conversion revolver in .45 long colt, 8” barrel. I pick it up from the local gun store in a few days. I chose it because I wanted a BIG Big Iron that was cartridge fed and wasn’t a Colt SAA since I already have one. Ended up choosing the 1860 Mason conversion because it’s got a lot of neat history, looks cool, and is the closest I can get to the (custom converted for the movie) guns carried by Marshal Stockburn’s deputies in Pale Rider.
Yeah I believe the deputies had 1860 conversions done with richards conversions to them as well as just plain ol 1860 revolvers. My favorite is of course the 1858 remington conversion of the pale rider himself :)
Yeah I believe the deputies had 1860 conversions done with richards conversions to them as well as just plain ol 1860 revolvers. My favorite is of course the 1858 remington conversion of the pale rider himself
Yeah, Stockburn himself had a Richards conversion with the rear sight on the conversion ring (not a Richards-Mason) and maybe one other deputy, but the rest had regular 1860s converted to fire cartridges, which is probably why you never properly see an 1860 being reloaded in the movie. You’d have to take the barrel off to reload with just a cylinder swap. The Remington 1858 New Army is certainly a beautiful piece, and his customized Remington pocket pistol is quite nice too.
Post by William Swiger on Aug 15, 2022 10:37:58 GMT
Bought my first firearm when I was 18. Did not have to use FFLs in 1980. Was going fishing at a local lake and stopped in at a country Mom and Pop store. Got beer, chips, worms and a Pietta 22 with a box of ammo. Oh yeah - you could buy any booze at 18.....lol Kept that gun for many years and gave it to a friend for his boy to shoot and learn on.
"We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all." — Theodore Roosevelt
I’m planning on taking it to the range tomorrow. So far, drilling with snap caps, or has an amazing trigger and a pretty smooth and light hammer pull as well. Rear sight notch on the hammer sucks, it’s that simple. I can make it work but it’s very low visibility. Fortunately the sheer length of the barrel and natural fit in hand of the gun should make point shooting simpler if needed. Despite its size and my small frame and tiny hands, it feels like it was made for me. Very intuitive to grip and use. Surprisingly light and well balanced too. The cylinder even has tall ships and steamers engraved on it!
carbon: Sharpened one of my C/S H&H swords for the first time using an adjustable fixture I made. Went from a little better than butter knife to an even, polished, paper slicing edge. It's a slow process but it does work.
Nov 27, 2022 15:45:40 GMT
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