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I've had a Pieta 1860 army 44 cal. revolver for awhile now and boy is it a ball to shoot! My holster just came today and ----! it's incredible, has to be a 1/4" thick. Cochise leather made it, don't want to take it off. So pumped, I just wanted to share...:grin2:
 

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Thank you Bigbrownie. Like Bp said it's a black powder, cap and ball revolver. Just a ton of fun to shoot, and I love messing with black powder weapons. At first they take getting used to but once you're up and running with them loading gets pretty fast.
 

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Cap and ball...Excuse my ignorance , but I don’t know anything about them. Do you load the cylinder with loose black powder, patch and lead balls? How do you compress the load? I’m guessing a percussion cap fires each load.
 

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No worries, you pour a pre measured amount of powder into one of the chambers, then insert a wad and using the loading lever you push it down onto the powder. Then place a ball onto the top of the chamber and once again using the loading lever the plunger will seat the ball and powder. You load the amount of shots you wish to fire then put the percussion caps on the nipples that coincide with the loaded chambers and you're off and running. In the picture you can see the loading lever disengaged from the barrel, also you can just see the plunger sticking out there just in front of the cylinder...
 

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That does sound like fun. Can you get decent accuracy out of a revolver shooting a roundball? Let me qualify my question by telling you I have missed coyotes with my .22 Colt, and they were in a trap 4 feet from me.😀
 

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You can but to a point. I'm carful to try and get the same load of bp every time for each chamber. The spout on the flask I use measures out 24 grains of bp each time when filled. I also weigh out all the balls to weed out the heavier and lighter ones to find the most consistent weight from the box. It seems that each individual revolver will need its own "Kentucky" windage once you have figured out just where/how your particular revolver shoots. By that I mean to say you're point of aim may be lets say 2" low and to the left a little. Mine shoots about 3" high at 10 and 20 yards. with no need of a left or right "adjustment" hopefully this makes a little sense.
 
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