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    Quote Originally Posted by 9.3X62AL View Post
    Ah ha.......1873 REVOLVER.
    Actually the Colt Single Action Revolver began production in 1871. It was in 1873 the military placed it's 1st order for 8,000 revolvers.....hence the M1873 designation.
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    It's this one.....
    https://www.cimarron-firearms.com/pr...-5-1-2-in.html
    but I didn't get it directly from Cimarron. I don't think they do layaway.
    Last edited by Beagle333; 10-11-2017 at 01:11 PM.
    Colt 1860, it just feels right.

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    Good for you.
    Fun times ahead.
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    A great companion would be Elmer Keith's "Sixguns"...............you will never regret your purchase.
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    I did buy that book. It's on my "must read soon" list.
    Colt 1860, it just feels right.

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    Good luck with your new gun Beagle. Not sure how the new reproudctions are, but a decent CAS gunsmith can slick them up so they are sweet if they are a bit rough out of the box.

    I had my Colts and Great Western II's done and it makes a significant difference. If you are handy, you can likely do it yourself.

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    My El Patron Competition models are smooth as can be, right out of the box. My Runnin' Iron needs a little lovin', but I didn't pay for the deluxe version of that one. I think I can do it. But I know a couple of CAS smiths if it becomes frustrating for me. I'm hoping the Frontier is already in pretty good shape. Cimarron supposedly picks the better ones.
    Colt 1860, it just feels right.

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    Sure.
    Slug the barrel to see if it will be accurate with .430 lead slugs.

    The .44-40 uses .427" slugs.

    This is a good time to consider getting into swaging your own....

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check