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Any Remington New Army fans?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by O.S.O.K. 1961, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. O.S.O.K. 1961

    O.S.O.K. 1961 Member

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    Talking about the cap and ball Remington (often referred to as the 1858 Remington).

    I was able to save one pistol from my percussion pistol collection - a Pietta Remington New Army "Sheriff's" model. This has a shortened barrel - 5 1/2" instead of the 8" barrel of the original. It's not really historically correct but apparently, some were modified like this by local gunsmiths.

    I like the design - especially how easy it is to take down and the fact that it has a top strap and the rear sight is milled into the frame rather than being a notch in the hammer like the Colt designs.

    If you're one that likes the conversion cylinders, this is so much easier to use with them than the Colts with their wedges.

    Anybody else here have a Remington New Army?
     


  2. Army 1911

    Army 1911 TGT Addict

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    I used to clean one of the original ones in the 60s. Part of a private collection of several hundred Colts, Winchesters and others.
     
  3. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

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    I have a New Army and a Sheriff's model. Really fun to shoot with either cylinder. I carry the Sheriff model sometimes when I walk the dog at night with snake shot in it. The longer barrel is much more accurate for shooting though. I reload Cowboy Action, Black Powder and snake shot for them. 35 gr BP loads are a blast to shoot. Literally.

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  4. iMac

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    Cimarron Sheriffs model is near the top of my list. Right after I finish putting together a Contender .30 Herrett.
     
  5. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    You’ve mispelled Walker.
     
  6. O.S.O.K. 1961

    O.S.O.K. 1961 Member

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    I had a Walker- Uberti. Very cool but not practical really, unless you have a horse lol

    I was able to fix the falling loading lever too. I could get 50 grains of powder in the cylinders but I never chrono'd it...
     
  7. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    Just one?

    Pffffttt. Pilgrim.
     
  8. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

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    Some folks are under achievers.
    I also have several Colts.
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  9. O.S.O.K. 1961

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    lol yeah, just one Walker. And percussion revolvers weren't really my main interest. I also had a Dragoon, 1860, 1860 Sheriff and snub nose, 1851 and Remington New Army target. All were sold to pay bills... sadly.
     
  10. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Moderator Staff Member Moderator TGT Supporter

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    I've got a repro New Army. I like it a lot. I've got a couple of other BP revolvers, but that's my favorite to shoot. The 1851 navy I've got has such a weird feel in my hand, it pretty much resides in the safe.
     


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