I bought a 1st gen Colt Bisley in .44-40; only thing is the cylinder I received was .38-40. No matter, I sourced a .44-40 cylinder and got ready to build some loads. Only first I decided to check some measurements. Turns out the barrel diameter(lands) at the muzzle is .420". The cylinder is...
I just acquired an 1889 Colt SAA "Colt Frontier Six Shooter" acid etched left side barrel. SN128XXX. All specs look correct Colt cert letter states:
4 3/4 barrel
Simmons Hardware 8/7/1889
The Nickel plate has some oval machine marks/scratches... ? looks original finish all...
I used bullets cast from the Lyman #427666 mold, 33gr Pyrodex P, Winchester brass, and CCI large pistol primers. It's alot of work for a single stage press. Notice the drop tube on the right, it goes to the Lyman 55 black powder measure. <br><br>I placed a Colt Sheriff's Model .44-40 revolver in...
I review the Colt Sheriff's Model .44-40 revolver and I compare it to the Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Special revolver.
BTW, I garbled the words "Between 1873, when it was introduced, and world war one" where I am discussing the .44-40 cartridge.