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    Let's See Your Pistols

    So, in the "let's see your rifles" thread, Rapidboy suggested a pistol thread. And as we always listen to the mods on here, let's give RB what he wants! (As opposed to what he needs! )

    For UK mainland residents, obviously muzzle loaders and air. But for our friends in the not so discriminated against parts of the British Isles such as Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, lets see your cartridge revolvers and semis!!! And for those in foreign shores, really make the green eyed monster come out!

    So, to kick off, here's my current batch.....



    Euroarms Rogers & Spencer .44. London Grey finish and adjustable sights.



    Uberti Cattleman .44, 4.75" barrel.



    Uberti Cattleman .44, 7.5" barrel.



    Uberti 1861 Navy .36, with detachable shoulder stock.



    And a pair of Pietta 1851 Navy Sheriffs in .36, with a RedRiver "Duke" rig. The knife is a Joel Bolden, Coffin Handle, Mini Bowie. The sheath, Joel also made as well as coloured. The colour is so very cloe to that of the holsters. Which believe you, me, was no small feat as the colour was only ever described in emails!!!!

    And the last and probably most extreme.......... An Uberti American Buntline, in .45 Colt. This has an 18 inch barrel o to comply with the UK 12/24 rule of a Section 1 firearm!



    Go one then, someone elses go!

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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    Very nice collection, how come there's cartridges on your belt when they're muzzle loaders ?
    Love the detachable shoulder stock.

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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    Quote Originally Posted by bradnailer View Post
    Very nice collection, how come there's cartridges on your belt when they're muzzle loaders ?
    They are .32-20 cal and are ued in my original Marlin 1894. It shoots fantastically for a 115 year old rifle!

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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    Hi,

    Is that a breech on the Cattlemans (should that be Cattlemen? )? Did you have to have it muzzle-loader-ised to keep it after the ban?

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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    Quote Originally Posted by BGC_Tom View Post
    Hi,

    Is that a breech on the Cattlemans (should that be Cattlemen? )? Did you have to have it muzzle-loader-ised to keep it after the ban?

    Tom
    No Tom, they were a production model from Uberti. They sold moderately well in the UK and a couple of guys I know in the US also have them, but they sold less well there and round the rest of the world. Apart from the two versions I have, they also did the 5.5" version, but dropped them after a couple of years.
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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    No Tom, they were a production model from Uberti.
    But why does a muzzel loader have a breech?

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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    Not sure what you mean, Tom.

    The difference between the Black Powder Cattleman and the cartridge version is basically the cylinder. Instead of being bored through for cartridges, the chambers are "closed" and nipples fitted for percussion caps. As the original design was not muzzle loading, it is loaded by removing the cylinder and using a small press off the gun. The cylinder is then put back on the gun and the nipples capped through the loading gate.
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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    Nice guns. I never knew you could get an 18" barrel on a revolver. I always thought 8" was big

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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    Not sure what you mean, Tom.

    The difference between the Black Powder Cattleman and the cartridge version is basically the cylinder. Instead of being bored through for cartridges, the chambers are "closed" and nipples fitted for percussion caps. As the original design was not muzzle loading, it is loaded by removing the cylinder and using a small press off the gun. The cylinder is then put back on the gun and the nipples capped through the loading gate.
    I see. I saw the breech/loading gate (the little latch you open to insert cartridges, I'm not too up on the lingo I'm afraid I've only ever shot rifles) on the frame so got confused why it was there. Basically they took a cartridge gun and only changed the cylinder. I'm with you now!

    Nice collection by the way! *drool*

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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    I thought this was a handgun thread.
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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    Quote Originally Posted by Winter View Post
    I thought this was a handgun thread.
    Erm... it is.

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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan_I View Post
    I always thought 8" was big
    Ooer matron!

    Shoulda kept that to yourself!
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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    What's the legalities of pistol muzzle loaders in mainland UK ?

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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    Too late for me and many other FB pistol shooters, perhaps Maidstone Police HQ would be able to post some pics?

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    Re: Let's See Your Pistols

    Quote Originally Posted by Rab View Post
    What's the legalities of pistol muzzle loaders in mainland UK ?

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    You can get muzzle loader black powder pistols and long barrel pistols on a firearms certificate, if, of course, you have a good reason for owning one. My shooting club certainly had a few long barrel revolver shooters and are quite happy to accomadate black powder pistols
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