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Old 01-03-2014, 05:29 PM   #1
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Is there anyone here shooting percussion revolvers every weekend as I do? I just bought a Uberti 58 Remington carbine and am looking forward to shooting it in the morning. Has anyone here had any experience with one of these guns? A guy at work bought the gun from Midway USA a year ago and never even took it out of the box. Best $350.00 I have spent in a while.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
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I have no doubt our Texas Gunrunner will be posting when he sees this. He could write a book on the subject. Not my thing, but if you ever want to shoot 1911s, let me know.
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I know this is slightly off subject but 1911's are my original cup of tea! My father was a Marine pilot in WW2 and I have the 1911 he was issued in 1942 and carried in the Corsair he flew in the south pacific. I take it out and fire it on Dec. 7th every year just as Dad did. I have a Colt MK4 Gov. Mod. that I bought in 1972 for regular shooting, it was expensive then, $125.00.
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Percussion revolvers, 1911s, and an appreciation for traditions. Welcome to the forum! I think you will find friends here. Pull up a chair.
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My father joined the army when he was 17 and drove amphibious tanks onto the Pacific beaches during the island hopping campaign. I don't think he carried this 1911 there but he had it as long as I can remember and I first shot it 51 years ago when I was 11 years old.



I recently had it reconditioned by a local gunsmith and it is a pleasure to shoot again. It was good to have it back in shape, actually better than it ever was.

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Is there anyone here shooting percussion revolvers every weekend as I do? I just bought a Uberti 58 Remington carbine and am looking forward to shooting it in the morning. Has anyone here had any experience with one of these guns? A guy at work bought the gun from Midway USA a year ago and never even took it out of the box. Best $350.00 I have spent in a while.
I should be able to help you with your 1858 Remy carbine . If I was you I would get a Cylinder loading tool for about $15 will make loading a piece of cake . 1858 Remy is a super accurate gun . NEVER EVER not seat the ball tight against the powder charge .



They will shoot like this all day long if loaded correctly




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Fired the Carbine today!

Had a great day at the range this morning, I fired 48 Hornady swaged balls in the carbine and was that ever fun!!!!. I can't believe how accurate it was at 50 yds. Tx, I am going to order a loader like you use and a couple extra cylinders, nice thing about these Remingtons is the quick change of cylinders.What load do you use in yours? I loaded 30gr Goex 3x a wad & ball. I know the ball needs to be just below the chamber mouth for best accuracy but today they were not. What type of filler should I use? Hey Machinist, your 1911 looks just like the one I have only yours looks better. I bet your Dad did have it on him during those beach landings. tank commanders usuallly carried a sidearm I hear.
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I know this is slightly off subject but 1911's are my original cup of tea!
PBR, 1911s are never off subject as far as I'm concerned! My tastes in 1911s runs to the match grade stuff, but thinking real hard about adding a mil-spec or GI class gun for utility purposes.


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Old 01-04-2014, 06:10 PM   #9
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Hey North Country Gal!

Sure is great to hear from you tonight! My brother has some really "High End" 1911's and they are really fine guns, accurate and about as refined as anyone could ever hold in their hand. My 1972 Colt MK4 will have to do for a while, my last house payment is due in April then I will buy a nice one, just too many to choose from. Any suggestions?
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As you can see from the pics, I'm a big fan of Springfield Armory 1911s. They hardly stand alone in a busy1911 market, however. Really too may good choices to even list. I do think you get your most accurate 1911 for the dollar with SA, though, in particular the Range Officer in the above pic shown with my sight in target at 15 yards.

Have also had very good luck with the Ruger SR1911. Not as accurate, but very, very comfortable to shoot and utterly reliable.
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As you can see from the pics, I'm a big fan of Springfield Armory 1911s. They hardly stand alone in a busy1911 market, however. Really too may good choices to even list. I do think you get your most accurate 1911 for the dollar with SA, though, in particular the Range Officer in the above pic shown with my sight in target at 15 yards.

Have also had very good luck with the Ruger SR1911. Not as accurate, but very, very comfortable to shoot and utterly reliable.
+1! Love my Ruger, but the Range Officer is a lot of accurate bang for the buck.
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Had a great day at the range this morning, I fired 48 Hornady swaged balls in the carbine and was that ever fun!!!!. I can't believe how accurate it was at 50 yds. Tx, I am going to order a loader like you use and a couple extra cylinders, nice thing about these Remingtons is the quick change of cylinders.What load do you use in yours? I loaded 30gr Goex 3x a wad & ball. I know the ball needs to be just below the chamber mouth for best accuracy -D
If you order extra cylinder get cylinders made by the maker of the guns there is some minor difference . This a good mild load , I use 2 Lee yellow powder scoops one for 22 gr of 3f Goex and one for 18 grs Instant Cream of Wheat to bring the ball to the top , Forget the wads and put grease over the bullet to keep powder soft and lube bullet . The I C of W will keep it from chain firing and keep the forcing cone and bore clean . Now I never shot the rifle but I bet you learned not to get your hand or arm near the front of cylinder when shooting it. Good Luck ....
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Thanks Tx Gun Runner!

That is the type of load I was looking for, the 30grs. did seem excessive. I will order Uberti cylinders and am thinking about getting 3 or 4, I guess the p/n would be the same as the 58 revolver. I am working on some paper cartridges right now using some flash paper I got on ebay, have you ever fooled with those? I have not really heard much interest in them on any site. They can be a lot of work to make but then it is something different to play with.
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That is the type of load I was looking for, the 30grs. did seem excessive. I will order Uberti cylinders and am thinking about getting 3 or 4, I guess the p/n would be the same as the 58 revolver. I am working on some paper cartridges right now using some flash paper I got on ebay, have you ever fooled with those? I have not really heard much interest in them on any site. They can be a lot of work to make but then it is something different to play with.
I try the flash paper in single shot rifles but never in pistols . They used a lot of paper patching back in 1776 in the Brown Bess . Just remember if you want to blowup a black powder gun in 100 pieces just leave a air space between bullet and powder .

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Tex I use = amt FFg and CoW w .457 ball and Hodgdon Spitball. Best score in a match to date is 97-5X @ 25 yds.

NC Girl I do love to take the series 70 w NM barrel out. Jim Clark did the trigger guard, Bomar sight etc. Before cataracts we used to do some informal one hand competition shooting golf balls on 50 yd back stop. Not a lot of hits but many stopped their shooting to watch the near misses and oohhh at the hits. My buddy was shooting a Kimber.
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Sounds like a lot of fun. Our range has strict rules about shooting paper, only, though some of us have been cleared to shoot some steel spinner targets. Golf balls are a no no, but I think spinners at 50 yards would be a good challenge, too.
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I just bought a lightly used Uberti 1858 New Army .44 bp on a bit of an impulse buy (hasn't arrived yet) and looked forward to reading this thread, only to find that half of it was highjacked into 1911 chatter. I've got a couple of Norinco .45 ACP 1911A1's, so it's all good. Off now to look for more 1858 threads.
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Don't worry Phoenix yer post'll bring em right back on point and talkin about yer new shooter! Welcome to the forum from colorado!
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I loooove the fishin in canada! Spoils ya from fishin the states!
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aaaawwww! PBR256 now this is a gunner thread.
I enjoyed every bit of the posts.
Interesting! Far more interesting that the jokes and informative even if I do not shoot ball & cap.
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