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Old April 15th, 2019, 09:00 AM #21
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I bought my Walker ~5yrs ago. Paid $350 during Christmas sale at Cabelas. Its a HOOT! Its trivial to download BP but it doesn't have much recoil at all even full loaded. Its basically a 44-60? A polymer 9mm has far more snap than it does. FWIW, Mine takes smaller than advertised caps. I can pinch down the recommended ones to work but smaller ones are better.
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Old April 15th, 2019, 09:22 AM #22
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For a novice, the Remington 1858 will be a better performer. Remember that these guns are being made to a price point. You're getting a lot of gun for the money, but it's not much money. So you can expect some issues, particularly with alignment of the chambers with the bore.
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Old April 15th, 2019, 11:25 AM #24
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I've gotten 2 of the 1858's on sale now. I just wish the extra cylinders would go on sale at some point. Or a conversion cylinder for 45LC wasn't the cost of a cheap gun alone!
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Conversion cylinders work better on '58's as they won't beat the gun up. I have shot literally a few thousand 45 colt loads at 850 FPS and the guns show no wear. I can't say that about one of the 1860 Colt's I have.
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like mentioned above, I have a Pietta 1858 that I got on sale at Cabelas
The 58 is easy to pull the cylindar as mentioned and use one of these.
https://www.amazon.com/Traditions-Pe...r=8-1-fkmrnull

AGC requires revolver loading stands and they are a pain but using these to load makes things go fast and the 58 is quick to pull the cylindar once you get the nack on the pin alignment.
You just convinced me to order one.

BTW, I prefer Pietta over Uberti. I have an 1858 Remmy and it's a bunch of fun to shoot. Easy to break down for cleaning and strong as an ox.

And I have a 45 ACP conversion cylinder for it that I got on sale at Midway, which is another good source of BP sales and my overall poverty.
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https://www.dixiegunworks.com/index/...+Army+Revolver'

I have this one and have never regretted it.
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I picked up one of these at the MACA show the other month.



Other than loading the ball with the short lever it's a true joy to shoot. Kid picked up the blued 8" barrel version and it is too. Only real PITA is getting the tiny caps on the nipples.

I want to work up a bunch of paper loads for it.

Heck, I even got my mom to shoot it (first time ever)...
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I’ve got 3 versions of the 1858 and they are a good pistol to get started in BP. All of mine are 44’s and they take the same balls.
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I’ve been waiting for a good sale as well,Memorial day weekend ought to have some sales.
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