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PostSubject: Finished the 1851 Navy   December 21st 2013, 10:34 pm

Here she is in all her glory. It is a brass frame .36cal but I used the brass blacks stuff to cover all that shiny ugliness. Now it looks like a worn bluing. No staining on the walnut grips, just 400 grit wet sand, 0000 steel wool and 4 coats of hand rubbed truoil that had been buffed between coats.
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PostSubject: Re: Finished the 1851 Navy   December 21st 2013, 11:16 pm

Looking good , have you fired her yet ?
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PostSubject: Re: Finished the 1851 Navy   December 21st 2013, 11:27 pm

Nope, Have to buy the upgraded #11 nipples as the originals are boogered up from dry firing.
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PostSubject: Re: Finished the 1851 Navy   December 21st 2013, 11:35 pm

I found with mine that 24 gr of 3F and a ball is very accurate.
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PostSubject: Re: Finished the 1851 Navy   December 22nd 2013, 6:31 am

I always used #10 caps in mine.

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PostSubject: Re: Finished the 1851 Navy   December 22nd 2013, 7:31 am

Wow, nice work on everything!  I like the aged look and the walnut stock came out super.

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PostSubject: Re: Finished the 1851 Navy   December 22nd 2013, 7:55 am

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I always used #10 caps in mine.

I learned something new again. I didn't even know there were #10 caps. My guess is they are less powerful by design to light off the charge without blowing it half way down the barrel first? Or maybe smaller is due to the size constraints of a revolver cylinder?

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PostSubject: Re: Finished the 1851 Navy   December 22nd 2013, 8:07 am

Yep , they are slightly smaller than no 11's
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PostSubject: Re: Finished the 1851 Navy   December 22nd 2013, 8:10 am

No, just the size is different. They have the same power. I always used Tresco nipples, and #10 Remington caps. The combo is a perfect fit. Which is important in a revolver, so the caps don't fall in the action and bind it up.

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PostSubject: Re: Finished the 1851 Navy   December 22nd 2013, 1:22 pm

Back in the 80s it seemed that #11 caps fit most everything. Now # 10s seem to be the best-fitting caps for the current run of nipples. I only have one gun that 11s fit better than 10s. Even the Navy Arms Pietta shotgun uses #10s.

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PostSubject: Re: Finished the 1851 Navy   December 23rd 2013, 3:26 am

Pato sometimes I think the people that makes the stuff get the dimensions mixed up.
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PostSubject: Re: Finished the 1851 Navy   December 23rd 2013, 7:05 am

Great looking pistol, looks better than the brass.

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