Im looking into getting into black powder firearms. specifically a colt navy, a Remington 1858, a springfield trapdoor or Kentucky long rifle. What is the best to start with?
Thanks for the input I was lucky enough to hold an original 1858 cartridge conversion this week so I can definitely see that in my future.Just get what you like man.
People should follow there instincts more. Even if it’s the most complicated weapon system available, if it speaks to you I’m sure you’ll end up with it and enjoy it.👍
The Trapdoor is a cartridge firearm, whereas your other choices are not. I particularly like reproduction Pietta 1851 Navy .36 revolvers, especially the CNC machined versions (~2002 and later) and I have been able to create several Confederate type .36 revolvers (Leech & Rigdon, Rigdon & Ansley, Augusta Machine Works, Griswold & Gunnison, Schneider & Glassick, et al. I have small hands with long fingers so the Navy "type" revolvers fit my hand very well. You also might consider the 1860 Army .44 if you have slightly larger hands. If you are a big guy with large hands you might consider a Uberti 3rd Model Dragoon .44. It has the improved load-lever catch found on the 1851/1860/1861 model and won't drop upon firing the revolver, unlike the earlier models with the S-type catch.I'm looking into getting into black powder firearms, specifically a Colt Navy, a Remington 1858, a Springfield trapdoor or Kentucky long rifle. What is the best to start with?
I would love to see a Winchester 1873 in .45-70. Winchester marketed them on the 1886 Model.While I have never shot any, I understand the 1873 (i.e. 45/70) and later are good with cowboy loads.
Again, a cartridge firearm, unless one has a paper-cutter Sharps.The Shiloh Sharps are top of the line for my money, it is not a beginner budget option, but; keep that in the back of your mind.
Huh?Forget the conversions. IMHO, I have one and a royal PIA unless you are under 21, a waste of money.
I may have got mixed up with the Winchester lever action.Forebore, are you saying the 1873 Trapdoor wasn’t chambered in 45-70?