Good trip to the range yesterday. A friend came in from out of state & we took my C&Bs & a douple he brought with.
The Uberti rifle ran good, had & little learning curve on cap seating. After a dozen rounds thru it it started light striking. I think it's debris in the works maybe. Tearing down & cleaning today.
Joe has a 1851 Navy, same as my new Uberit except made in 1972 by Euroarms with a brass frame. I was his Dad's gun that was unfired since the kids gave it to him for Christmas way back when. His brother had it for years & somewhere in there the front sight was lost. A couple of years ago I replaced the lost front sight with a 3mm shotgun bea
Both 1851s ran perfect. Like all guns from that era mine shot a bit high. Aim at the base of a spray can & hit the middle. OTOH Joe' with a 1/16" taller front sight was shooting POA off hand. I'm definitely not the first to say this. The 1861 Colt is the most naturally pointing pistol ever made. Minimal sights, no matter, Point, line up the front & hit.
The last gun we shot was a Pietta 1858 Remington New Model Army clone with a brass frame. I had started my search for another C&B looking for the 36 cal version of the New Model Army, the New Model Navy, which was no where to be found.
I saw the 1851 at a good price & picked it up while I continued my search. Glad I did. Anyway, shooting the 1858 revolver in .44 told me a few things.
First this gun is not much different than my Ruger Old Army. Second the sights on the Remington are horrible. Blade front, & gutter type rear.... so far so good. The horrible part is when you try to use them. The hammer spur completely hides them when not cocked, OK it's a revolver. When cocked however, you can just barely see the top of the groove in the frame over the tip of the hammer.
The modern New Model Navies are all made on the 44 frame unlike the originals (some replicas in the early 70s were true to scale) so I think my Remingto square will be filled quite nicely with the carbine. It has good sights that you can see.
I've got the Walker for a few months to clean up & I'll give it a test fly when I get a chance. That thing is a beast!
Off to the What Gun Did You Buy Today thread.