Full instruction manual for wester blank firer revolvers by Pietta and Uberti. Including a full guide on cleaning.
For this comparison, I’ll compare the costs of 45/70 ammunition with a hand loaded counterpart. 45/70 is a fairly expensive calibre to shoot, simply due to the volume of material that is required to load it. It is a large calibre, shooting a heavy bullet, using a large case and comparatively hefty powder charge.
Loading your own ammunition, versus buying it, is a debate as old as the hills. There are countless sources arguing one side or the other, but most focus around ifs and buts, so here is a direct comparison for cost and convenience based on how much money you could save.
Many years ago, I bought a lever action rifle that came with a used Lee progressive press and other bits and bobs that I had no idea what they did. That started the whole reloading journey for me that continues today but why do other people get into it, for me it was an off shoot of that purchase, but I had never set out to reload.
You’ve finally taken the plunge and bought your first reloading kit (Lee in this instance) unpacked all the boxes and laid it out in your reloading space, on first look it all does look a little daunting. The following is based on reloading an already fired .308 case.
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An inert gun is a gun that has never been proofed or designed for use as a proper firearm. They cannot be loaded, and are incapable of discharging a shot or being modified to do so.
The only type of handgun you can legally shoot in the UK is a muzzle loader. Wild Bill Harriman saddles up and explains how to get started.
Occasionally, your Remington 1858 may develop a fault, and may require a new part. Some disassembly of the gun is likely to be required, but fortunately Remington 1858s are simple and easy guns to work on and feature few internal parts.
Ensure accuracy when shooting your Black Powder Revolver by following these 17 simple rules (kindly supplied by Pedersoli).
How do I replace the internal parts in my Uberti or Pietta western blank firer? No matter what model of blank firing revolver you’ve got, occasionally it may require some maintenance. Parts occasionally break, but fortunately they are readily available from us and easy to replace.
Colt model black powder revolvers were amongst the first commercially successful black powder revolvers, largely due to their simplicity. It is easy to work on Colt revolvers, as there are few internal parts, all of which are simple to replace.
Depending on the kind of shooting you’re doing, you’ll need the right sight to complement the right gun. When target shooting at any distance, precision and consistency is key to getting the highest scores. To that end, proper sighting is essential for good shooting. The Pedersoli range of front and rear sights are at the top of their game when it comes to aperture and silhouette sights, with the Creedmore range made specially with long range single shot rifle shooting in mind.
Our range of Ardesa miniature cannon are ever popular and a great way to have a different shooting experience at the range. Miniaturised reproductions of full-size field guns of the era, these cannon are small enough to be loaded and operated by one person, and convenient enough to be a frequent range visitor.
Legend has it that dime novelist, Ned Buntline, presented special order Colt revolvers with long barrels and detachable stocks to Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and other noted ‘Old West’ celebrities. Based on this story, the long-barreled ‘Peacemakers’ with their special target sights came to be called ‘Buntline Specials’. Revolving rifles and carbines were among the first effective repeating rifles. Models produced by Colt were carried in the Mexican War and the Apache Wars of the Old Southwest.
Uberti have been producing reproductions of famous Western rifles for decades and are rightly one of the leading names in top quality historic firearms. Uberti’s range of centrefire rifles is probably the most comprehensive available, and covers a wide breadth of lever gun development, from the very first 1860 ‘Henry’ rifle, to the later single shot 1885 ‘High Wall’ target rifles.
The Winchester 1873 lever action rifle is the definitive ‘gun that won the west’. Ubiquitous in any Western book, film or historical source, the 1873 is a gun that is instantly recognisable the world over. Uberti’s reproduction of the Winchester 1873 is a gun that is faithful to the original in every respect. Available in a variety of calibres, our favourite is the option offered in .357 magnum.
Pedersoli centrefire guns are renown the world over for their quality of manufacture and shooting. From the casual target shooter, to the serious long-range shooter, there is a Pedersoli gun available for every purpose. Pedersoli’s range of centrefire rifles, built in the spirit of the original guns, are second to none for historical accuracy and quality.