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Online Ohio Joe

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Re: everything to know about the '58 NMA ...
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2016, 06:39:05 PM »
Thanks Rob... The spare cylinders will only work in the '58 Pietta Revolver (on your right looking at the picture), they won't fit the 40 year old Navy Arms (on your left looking at the picture), so that's why I have the pouch on the belt, it has paper cartridges and caps in it for the Navy Arms Revolver.

I only load 5 shots to a cylinder, so with this set up and all cylinders loaded and the paper cartridges I can shoot up to 40 rounds. (25 through the Navy Arms, and 15 through the Pietta), though both Revolvers take the same paper cartridge.

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Re: everything to know about the '58 NMA ...
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2016, 08:43:16 PM »
I have started loading using rollingb's method of putting a 50/50 "wad" between powder and ball and I'll tell you it makes for an easy to clean revolver at the end of the day. After a month plus and hundreds of rounds through 1858s, 1860s, a Walker and my 1849 Pocket, cleaning is a breeze. As I have said before, I always throw away the factory nipples and replace them with #11s from Track of the Wolf, they fit American 11s way better than the European nipples with no jams. Here is my latest baby, just showed up today. 1851 Colt Navy .36 deluxe (Pietta designation yandlig36). I already have the replacement nipples waiting, tomorrow I will take it down and clean it and put the new nips in before taking it to the club saturday. BTW, the picture does not do it justice.
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Re: everything to know about the '58 NMA ...
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2016, 09:51:38 PM »
Quote from: "mandack"
I have started loading using rollingb's method of putting a 50/50 "wad" between powder and ball and I'll tell you it makes for an easy to clean revolver at the end of the day. After a month plus and hundreds of rounds through 1858s, 1860s, a Walker and my 1849 Pocket, cleaning is a breeze. As I have said before, I always throw away the factory nipples and replace them with #11s from Track of the Wolf, they fit American 11s way better than the European nipples with no jams. Here is my latest baby, just showed up today. 1851 Colt Navy .36 deluxe (Pietta designation yandlig36). I already have the replacement nipples waiting, tomorrow I will take it down and clean it and put the new nips in before taking it to the club saturday. BTW, the picture does not do it justice.
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