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  1. What is for certain is that heavy loads will beat...

    What is for certain is that heavy loads will beat the steel cylinder into the brass frame in the same place every time, and over time will beat the impression of the rear of the cylinder into the...
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    FYI, the new Pedersoli P53 lock plate is slightly...

    FYI, the new Pedersoli P53 lock plate is slightly different from the Euroarms P53 lock plate.

    Steve
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    Hot soapy water and a pipe cleaner. If you...

    Hot soapy water and a pipe cleaner. If you really need some poking action the pick on a Sergeant's Tool can help.

    If it has really hardened, you can squirt some Balistol into the bolster and...
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    Ultimately, it's a hobby that we participate in...

    Ultimately, it's a hobby that we participate in and spend money on for fun. So if it's not fun, don't do it. You'll need to decide what turns your crank about living history. For some people the...
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    Hello Zack, If you are going to participate in...

    Hello Zack,

    If you are going to participate in living history with a group, then it is best to hook up with that group before buying anything. You would not think that things would be that...
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    What mold do you use for the P58? I have...

    What mold do you use for the P58?

    I have gotten very good accuracy with the P58 using the RCBS-500M minie ball, but I have to use a 60 grain charge with it due to the thick skirt. Historically...
  7. Regular maps are great, but really, it's hard to...

    Regular maps are great, but really, it's hard to deny the usefulness of GPS units. I use them every time I go somewhere now. And while it has given me incorrect information maybe 3 times out of a...
  8. Wow! If anything qualifies you for winner of the...

    Wow! If anything qualifies you for winner of the hardcore reenactor badge getting shot by a cannon ought to do the trick!

    Steve
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    Evidently Colt had made his Blunt and Syms...

    Evidently Colt had made his Blunt and Syms prototype prior to contacting Walker. Walker's comments on refinements seem to have to do with the sights, the loading lever, and the shape of the handle. ...
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    There may be more to this story. In the Spring...

    There may be more to this story. In the Spring 2013 edition of Guns of the Old West magazine they have an article about a prototype Walker that was made in 1846 by Blunt and Syms.

    The...
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    It's also interesting to note that Colt had some...

    It's also interesting to note that Colt had some difficulty getting the tooling away from Whitney after the pistols had been made, to the point of getting a lawyer involved, though the footnotes...
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    LOL! That's a good one and I'm stealing it! :)...

    LOL! That's a good one and I'm stealing it! :)

    I have finished the book on the correspondence between Walker, Colt, Whitney, and a few associated others.

    In this correspondence, there is...
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    Bugs Bunny comments aside, I don't know why we...

    Bugs Bunny comments aside, I don't know why we would close this thread as I think it is an interesting historical discussion in search of actual historical citations of fact.

    I have received my...
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    I agree. The term "horse pistol" is the term for...

    I agree. The term "horse pistol" is the term for a pistol designed to be used on horse.



    This is the usual line of speculation, and I don't have a problem with it, but I would like to see a...
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    I don't disagree. What I am after here is...

    I don't disagree.

    What I am after here is that it is commonly stated (wikipedia, Uberti web site, etc. etc.) that Samuel Walker went to Colt to procure a pistol that was suitable for shooting...
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    I have just ordered a book from Amazon that is...

    I have just ordered a book from Amazon that is said to contain much of the original correspondence between Walker and Colt concerning the design of the Walker revolver. I will be looking for the...
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    Here is a nice article on authentic cartridges by...

    Here is a nice article on authentic cartridges by Brett Gibbons:

    http://www.cartridgetubes.com/Authentic_Cartridges.html

    Well, it looks like his domain has expired. That's a shame. Here is is...
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    On "horse pistols"

    Hi all.

    Forgive the question, I tried to search this but the Advanced Search function is currently returning an error when you click on it.

    I have often heard the refrain, as I'm sure you all...
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    It's awesome here. I was not talking about this...

    It's awesome here. I was not talking about this forum.

    Steve
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    It also has to be said that some of these Civil...

    It also has to be said that some of these Civil War forums are totally non-friendly to new people, and are overtly hostile to questions. Maybe it's gotten to the point that unless you are going to...
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    I don't think that facebook or other social media...

    I don't think that facebook or other social media are really replacing hobbyist forums, because they are not well suited to the task. They have poor text editors, and are generally cumbersome for...
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    Here is one: ...

    Here is one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eidDjSyB7o

    I have no idea if this is accurate information or not.

    Steve
  23. Well, you know what they say, there's nothing...

    Well, you know what they say, there's nothing like losing something to make you appreciate it.

    Steve
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    Yes, Euroarms has been bought out by Pedersoli. ...

    Yes, Euroarms has been bought out by Pedersoli. They have made quite a few authenticity improvements to the P53. Square-eared lock washers. Correct swivels and barrel bands, correct markings on...
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    Ultimately, I reenact for me. I reenact to...

    Ultimately, I reenact for me. I reenact to experience, in some indirect manner, what it was like to live in another time period. I'm different in many different ways. I'm better fed, more...
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