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Old August 19th, 2016, 08:52 PM   #16
 
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One more... I gotta go... dang photobucket was bunches of trouble today....

A .41 Remington derringer... from the 1920's... with a couple of BP rimfire cartridges in the pic...



Those are my push-knives in the foreground... which... you know... have no socially-redeeming value in society...

Ceptin' maybe... to protect my life.



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Old August 19th, 2016, 09:01 PM   #17
 
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Maybe... one more... found these pics. Safe queens. Just a bunch of heavy safe-weights... need to sell 'em...

A pair of modern-day, black-powder framed... Colt .44WCF (44-40)... Frontier Six Shooters... replete with the acid etching as they appeared in 1879...







Not necessarily black powder shooters... but they were back in the 1800's...

You see that short, stubby cylinder base-pin... with the frame-screw holding it in place? That is how you can determine a BP-framed Colt... old or new. In 1896, at around serial number 165,000, Colt changed over to the so-called “smokeless” frame, where the cylinder base pin is held in place by spring-loaded cross-pin screws.

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Just a little, big history… of cap and ball handguns.

These… purported to belong to James Butler Hickok back in the 1800’s… one of 'em at the Firearms Museum located at Cody, WY.







And the rest of the story....

One of the few… actual shootouts… in history… not unlike the mostly-false Hollywierd stuff…

The Wild Bill Hickok – Davis Tutt shootout was a gunfight that occurred on July 21, 1865 in the town square of Springfield, Missouri between Wild Bill Hickok and cowboy Davis Tutt. It is one of the few recorded instances in the Old West of a one-on-one pistol quick-draw duel in a public place, in the manner later made iconic by countless dime novels, radio dramas, and Western films such as High Noon.

At a few minutes before 6:00 p.m., Hickok was seen calmly approaching the square from the south, his Colt Navy in hand. His armed presence caused the crowd to immediately scatter to the safety of nearby buildings, leaving Tutt alone in the northwestern corner of the square. At a distance of about 75 yards (70 meters), Hickok stopped, facing Tutt, and called out, "Dave, here I am." He cocked his pistol, holstered it on his hip, and gave a final warning, "Don't you come across here with that watch." Tutt did not reply, but stood with his hand on his pistol.

Both men faced each other sideways in the dueling position and hesitated briefly. Then Tutt reached for his pistol. Hickok drew his gun and steadied it on his opposite forearm. The two men fired a single shot each at essentially the same time, according to the reports. Tutt missed, but Hickok's bullet struck Tutt in the left side between the fifth and seventh ribs. The ball passed completely through his body (according to the great bio by Joseph G. Rosa). Tutt called out, "Boys, I'm killed," ran onto the porch of the local courthouse and back to the street, where he collapsed and died.

From countless witness interviews… this painting is a very accurate depiction of that event on July 21, 1865….



JMHO... but if a .36 caliber ball passed through a skinny cowboy at 75 yards... then it must have been loaded max-capacity with black powder.

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The post about Hickok's pistolas.... is the reason why I started collecting a few BP handguns. A person may never know... how far the government will go... to stop your ownership. Always rumors about banning ammo... or making it too expensive to own. (e.g., .22LR after the last election...)

This is another info-post.... about why they are called... 1851 Navy's... and 1861 Navy's...

When Colt originally made these handguns... they inscribed some scenes on the cylinders...

Just an SS Colt 2nd Gen. Navy that I own...


This from True West magazine...
You see the date "Engaged 16 May 1843,” along with flags of the young Texas Republic and the early Mexican colors flying from the masts. This date, along with the nautical imagery, represents a naval battle in which Texas’ Commodore Edwin W. Moore defeated a superior fleet of Mexican warships (in both number of ships and their size)–a crucial event during Texas’ struggle for independence.

And... on the cylinder... a naval-battle scene... if you look close, you can see the ship-masts....


The 1860 Army .44's also have the same Naval battle scene. Two reasons why they called it the "Army": 1) It fired a caliber considered an Army caliber. 2) Since the 1851 Navy had been out for nine years... they wanted to call the .44 the "Army" in order to separate the name from the "Navy".

Justa... lesson of BP...

EDITED: Researched the battle scenes on the cylinders... and had to correct my post.

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Here are a couple of kit guns I put together back in the 80's. They came from Dixie Gun Works. I cleaned them up, made new walnut grips and a shadow box to hang in my home office. The pocket model Colt 36cal. shoots good at tin cans, the twister .36 shoots, but was intended as a hide out weapon back in the day. Accurate across a card table I guess.
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1973 ROA with one of the nephews learning to load and shoot blackpowder.

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Here is one of the nephews shooting the Lyman .50 cal (shooting .490 round ball). You can see the cap has fired, but the main charge isn't quite there yet.


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Hellraiser, your collection and you knowledge are impressive. I enjoyed the history as well as the pictures. Thanks for posting.
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Hellraiser, your collection and you knowledge are impressive. I enjoyed the history as well as the pictures. Thanks for posting.
Thanks, Jayhawk...

And also thanks to the other thread contributors. Some great pics... I lust after every one of 'em.

If folks ever get out and actually shoot BP through an archaic handgun or rifle (or replica)... they become fascinated with 'em. that's what happened to me. The only complaint I ever had was at a public gun range. Normally, I shoot 99% on my land. However, on the invite from a pard, I shot at a gun range one time... and the fella in the stall next to us complained that he could not see the targets for all the smoke driftin' his way. He wasn't too mad... 'specially after I let that fella shoot my '51's a time or two. He thought it was a hoot.
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I only have one cap & ball BP

Johnson & Bye "Uncle Sam"


I've got several cartridge revolvers that are BP only but this one's the purdiest
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Jumpy, my BP Cannon.
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