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any black powder revolver guys here

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by nath92, May 14, 2015.

  1. nath92

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    Hi all , for sometime now I have had a fascination with black powder revolvers , I hold FAC for rim and centrefire calibres , and would love to at the very least here from someone who shoots these , I've looked on the internet incl YouTube , been in touch with my local firearms office and have found out the basic requirments to acquire bp revolver basically target shooting and I have to be a member of a club so I'm searching for one local to me , if anyone is kind enough to share I would love to here whatever you have to say on here or via pm your time is much appreciated thanks in advance
    Atb
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    My shooting buddy used have 3 or 4 BP pistols and built a smoke pole Muzzel Loader rifle on a 12 bore action just like the modern American ones.

    But gave it all up and I quote Oliver "such a pain in the *** to clean after every use" and they were. I remember him having to strip the hole gun and wash it in boiling water as the salt in the black powder was so corrosive, you dare not put it away without a clean.

    Good luck in your quest as I can not help you.

    Andrew
     
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    They are good to shoot & can be very accurate with the correct load.You won't get many shots off but the loading is part of the fun if you like experimenting & casting your own ammo.
     
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    Hi,
    I have been a black powder shooter all my life. Great fun.
    Go to "Muzzle Loading Association of GB" and I am sure they will help you with a local club where you will be able to have a go before taking the plunge.
    Don't be put off by the stories of cleaning, its not really that bad and you don't have to strip revolvers down completely.
    Good luck.
    Peter.
     
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    I've got a colt walker and a Rogers and Spencer love shooting them. Easy way to clean them is the dish washer and lots of oil after. I shoot both with triple 7 as its easier to clean and you don't need a black powder licence etc.
     
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    Thanks you all for your help advice etc ,now am I right in assuming I need a variation to my FAC with a black powder revolver of choice calibre ? As well as a black powder license ? Sorry for silly questions but this side of FAC is new to me , thanks again all
    Atb
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    Nath92 - Yes you will need a specific variation and a BP Licence. They will not grant a variation unless you are a member of a recognised club. Once you have overcome the initial hassle its all very easy.
    Have a look at the range of pistols made by Uberti, reasonable quality. There are some other rough ones around. Or you can have a single shot pistol - look at Pedersoli A1 quality and you may even fancy a ML loading rifle?
    If you can buy new then you will not suffer from somebody else's possible neglect. See tismes post above, he uses a BP substitute which does not require a specific licence or storage box. As I said before try and have a go first.
    Peter.
     
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    Thanks again peter and yes I'm going g to have a go and definatley want my own revolver that may get me onto a a muzzle loading rifle but we will see , now as for as calibre concerned is there a better one or does it just come down to preference as all that's going to be shot is paper ? As for as price is concerned what would I be looking at new or second hand for say an uberti 1860 navy/army ect or is it colt ? Lol just as an idea rough ballpark
    Thanks again
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    I prefer 44. For new prices try the internet (Henry Krank?). For second hand/new try the ******* sales site.
    If in the end you go for second hand only buy from an RFD who will give you a guarantee or somebody you know and trust in the club you will have to join.
    Anyway, that is a long way off.......
    You will need another £80 approximately for bits and pieces. You will see what is needed when you visit a club and watch.
    Good luck and enjoy.
    Peter.

    Admin - apologies I did not realise I could not post that site name.
     
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    I shoot a Remington copy in .44, its an old Uberti one made in the 70's (westerners arms) . Mines very accurate and it was the first fac pistol that I bought.

    Yes they do need cleaning, but they are good fun!




    John
     
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    That looks nice.
    .44 cal is the way to go but like already said find a club and have a shoot, its a lot of effort but I find it lots of fun.
     
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    Thanks again chaps , that is a beautiful revolver , exactly what I have in mind I think the nearest club is Blackburn rifle and pistol club so looks like a visit is on the cards to see what's what , thanks again chaps atb
    Nath
     
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    Shot black powder rifles for years, if you choose a quality powder like Swiss the cleaning us easy,I use car widow wash with water,or use soapy water, dunno why folks say they are a ball ache to clean, sooner clean black powder over a modern barrel any day,ganging around for copper solvent to do its stuff.
     

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