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PostSubject: Re: uberti colt 3rd model dragoon   February 15th 2018, 4:06 pm

I too have a 3rd Mod Dragoon, unknown make, picked up from a nice ex marine at a gunshow in Rock Springs Wyoming 20 years ago. A mate put a new front sight on it so poi at 20 yards. I use about 30 grains of FFfg a greased 1/4 inch hard felt wad. Shoots a treat. I find the 50 grain charges tend to shake the loading lever loose so have to use a period style rubber band to fix it in place ! Even with that big charge she is pretty comfortable to use. Be interested in a picture of yours when you have set it up !

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PostSubject: Re: uberti colt 3rd model dragoon   February 15th 2018, 7:17 pm

Hope the Uberti hand guns are made better then the screws in there 1876 winchester models are . I have a 76 in 357 mag that has had 3 screws break into with a grand total of 4 rounds thru it . When 1 breaks I tap it out to 6x48 and convert to regular gun screws . I like the look and feel of the gun but so far its my last Uberti .
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PostSubject: Re: uberti colt 3rd model dragoon   April 1st 2018, 4:08 am

Had a few shots at the range today with my unmarked 3rd model dragoon at 25 yards. Forgot the roundball and use some of a mates stash of Eras Gone conicals. I had a new 35 grain spout from TOW, loaded the pistol with FFFg, lubed felt wad over powder then the conical. First 6 shots I put 3 in the black after that, all over the place.
She does shoot fine with round ball. These conicals do have a pretty good bearing surface, they were also starting to keyhole, I cannot put more powder in and this bullet.
I will be interested to see how she shoots with the 35 grains and the roundball and waxed felt wad next time. Recoil is no more than my Navy London colt .36.

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PostSubject: Re: uberti colt 3rd model dragoon   April 4th 2018, 8:31 am

@heelerau wrote:
Had a few shots at the range today with my unmarked 3rd model dragoon at 25 yards. Forgot the roundball and use some of a mates stash of Eras Gone conicals. I had a new 35 grain spout from TOW, loaded the pistol with FFFg, lubed felt wad over powder then the conical. First 6 shots I put 3 in the black after that, all over the place.
She does shoot fine with round ball. These conicals do have a pretty good bearing surface, they were also starting to keyhole, I cannot put more powder in and this bullet.
I will be interested to see how she shoots with the 35 grains and the roundball and waxed felt wad next time. Recoil is no more than my Navy London colt .36.

Cheers

Gordon

Something that Gordon failed to mention is when he started firing that damn cannon, everyone on the range and i mean EVERYONE stopped and looked over to see who was making the damn roof shake..... lol!

I was in the next lane and even with my ears on it was almost painful! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: uberti colt 3rd model dragoon   April 4th 2018, 2:10 pm

Hey Mate from Oz how the heck are you doing... :rtup

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PostSubject: Re: uberti colt 3rd model dragoon   April 4th 2018, 11:24 pm

@Buck Conner wrote:
Hey Mate from Oz how the heck are you doing... :rtup

Gday mate, Im not too bad!

Ticking over quietly as always.

Yourself?
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PostSubject: Re: uberti colt 3rd model dragoon   April 5th 2018, 7:43 am

The same Mike, good to see you when you drop in Mate.

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PostSubject: Re: uberti colt 3rd model dragoon   April 5th 2018, 7:52 am

I used two Uberti Colt 1860's for CAS shooting. Good guns but I agree the screws were too soft. You need screwdrivers that have a perfect fit or you'll burr the screw slots.

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PostSubject: Re: uberti colt 3rd model dragoon   April 5th 2018, 10:05 am

Youre not kidding about the soft screws on Uberti colt 1860s....

Is anybody aware of hardened replacements being available anywhere!
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PostSubject: Re: uberti colt 3rd model dragoon   April 5th 2018, 4:27 pm

@Mike in Oz wrote:
Youre not kidding about the soft screws on Uberti colt 1860s....

Is anybody aware of hardened replacements being available anywhere!

I'll have to look for you mate, use to have a source, will need to find that again. Be back ...

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