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laneends wrote:
Yes it says to use cowboy loads... The cylinder is fairly short, but I imagine anything that has a short enough O.A.L. is probably safe enough... Cylinder is hell bent for stout (no flutes/and 5 shots instead of six).


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Cowboy loads on the Colt, yes.
The weakness of the design is not having a top strap with the barrel being held on (and gap adjusted by) the wedge.

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^ What he said.

The length of the cartridge is not related to its pressure. And the weak point is probably the frame of the gun, not the cylinder.

Stick to cowboy loads....

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There is nothing weak about a revolver that does not have a solid back strap. I have used my Uberti Walker for bear season. 60 grains of pyrodex will get it done. You have a start of black powder.


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hartcreek wrote:
There is nothing weak about a revolver that does not have a solid back strap. I have used my Uberti Walker for bear season. 60 grains of pyrodex will get it done. You have a start of black powder.


I said "top strap", not "back strap".
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Once the solid frame Remington came along, the Army didn't accept any more revolvers with open tops.
Colt tried a factory cartridge conversion in the 1871-1872 but it was rejected as being too weak of a design even in the anemic .44 Henry Rimfire.
So they came out with the 1873 Single Action Army, with a top strap.

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