Appelcaster: Pardon my lack of black powder knowledge, but what is the corn meal for? Is
that a substitute for powder or more a wad/insulator? I've watched lots of
black powder videos an you're the only one I've seen do that. Please
explain, if you'd be so kind to. Thanks
Steve Huff: Hey Joe! How the hell are you? As soon as you started talking I knew that
was you! good to see you are still alive and kicking! I just got into black
FotoandT: Do a search for Dixie Gun Works, they've got parts for just about anything
and the Pietta is a common gun.
Jack Hoff: i know its a pietta 1851 confederate navy....44 caliber. the spring that
locks the cylinder in place is what's broken.
FotoandT: @OfficerNastyx Actually, I HAVE bought Goex at Gander Mountain in College
Station Texas before. Bass Pro also carries it in some areas. Keep in mind
that Black Powder can't be stored on a store shelf, they will have to go
get it from an approved storage locker, ATF considers it an explosive and
that's why most places won't carry it, too much paperwork. If you don't
mind ordering it in 5lb quantities you can get it at PowderInc as well.
FotoandT: This cracks me up!! I ought to start selling autographs. Did you notice the
ponytail not a shaved head? How about it's a Derby not a Beret? I'll still
sign an autograph though:)
Gage Webster: @FotoandT. Ok thank you. i live in Michigan. southeast michigan. could i
find it a gander mountain, or bass proshop?
FotoandT: @phill1488 Look closely please!!! Jamie wears a "Beret", I wear a Western
Derby. Jamie is as bald as a cue ball and I have a pony tail!! Besides, my
moustache is better than his.
Colin V: Teddy Roosevelt doing a review on a gun i was planning on purchasing? DREAM
COME TRUE!!! By the way, how much powder do you reccomend using? I heard
you saying 16 grains, but could you use 20 grains?
FotoandT: A lot of folks don't like brass frame BP guns. As long as you load them
properly they'll last pretty much forever. This particular one has several
thousand rounds through it.
BrettsWorldpiano: I am 13 and the proud owner of one of these. I worked hard for that 200
dollars and love to actually be able to go and shoot my own gun. especially
ethannelson1911: Are the sights fixed or adjustable
Gage Webster: PLEASE REPLY, i was wondering, where did you get that flask, and how did
you get the 16 grain spout?
Dillon Lamotte: Was this gun manufactured in america or another country
FotoandT: Basically, I'm CHEAP!! I do use lubricated felt wads though but they go on
top of the cornmeal. I do this when it's just too hot to use Crisco as a
lubricant, kinda like is now in South Texas. The cornmeal simply is a way
to get enough volume in the chamber to allow the ball to rest closer to the
forcing cone of the barrel. On a gun like an 1860 Army I don't use any
cornmeal at all, just a lubricated wad because the 22-30gr of powder is
enough volume without filler.
FotoandT: Since a brass frame gun shouldn't be loaded with powder to its full
capacity so as not to stretch the frame, the cornmeal is used as a filler
to enable the ball to be closer to the forcing cone of the barrel. Also,
more powder doesn't necessarily mean better accuracy. As to the flask, it's
a replica probably purchased in east Texas somewhere.
ironman052992: is there any problem that could result from using the wad and gun lube?
(the "starter kit" that mine came with has both). also, do you have any
idea on what size the balls in the cabela's starter kit are? (this is the
kit that came with my order).
John Marsee: holy hell...i didnt know Jamie Hyneman from "mythbusters" was tatted up
evilcowboy: I love these guns. I got the steel frame one and it is a sweet gun. I color
filled the engraving on the sylinder if ya wanna check it out you can see
it on my channel.
Joe Hunnicutt: There is no such thing as a Colt or Remington pattern gun made in the USA.
Even Colts 2nd & 3rd Generation BP guns were only assembled in the USA with
Italian parts. The ONLY BP revolver made in the USA is the Ruger Old Army
which has been out of production for many years and now demands a premium
price but it is not a historically accurate gun. This one is a Pietta but
Uberti (Berreta) also makes them, both are very good quality but may take
some "tuning" to smooth out.
ron hensley: why did u start useing corn meal instead of felt wads
anthony bargas: what size cap and balls do you think work best with this gun? also what
powder works best?
mark3smle: First handgun I ever owned and just ordered another. I also appreciate you
clarifying the myth that they did not reload this gun in combat.
7410ray: What is the corn meal for?? Where did you get the flask??
FotoandT: 20gr of either will be fine, I wouldn't go any more than that though.
Pyrodex is a direct substitute for BP but you can't weigh it as it it's
lighter than BP. All measurements in Pyrodex MUST be by volume not weight.
Have at it and enjoy!!
Billy Krash: Awesome tattoos!
FotoandT: @OfficerNastyx I tend to find stuff like that in strange places. The flask
came from a collector in Tomball Texas but it's only a reproduction. You
can find both the spouts and flasks at good prices through TrackOfTheWolf's
web site. The spouts don't necessarily throw what they're marked for in
weight depending upon humidity and the type of powder but they're close
enough for what we do.
30calhunter: that crisco makes the gun look alot less scary when you're staring down the
burntham113: Jamie! Whats going on man!
burntham113: You really could pass for him though. Or rather, he could pass for you lol.
A little fake ink, a wig, some shades and a hat and you two could be twins.
You even have similar mannerisms, but I digress. Awesome vid and awesome
FotoandT: @OfficerNastyx If I recall I usually am in the $100 range. You will need to
pre-register with their web site BEFORE ordering, you only have to do that
once. If you know somebody else who shoots BP you can split an order. Also
look into your local gun club, they may order for their members and split
the cost. Did you call Gander or Bass Pro to find out if they carry it in
Joe Hunnicutt: Every repro Italian Colt's pattern revolver I've ever shot has used .454
round balls. The caps are another matter. This one has aftermarket
stainless nipples which like CCI #11 caps. A lot of folks swear by
Remington caps but I can't find 'em. Cap to nipple fit is something that
your gonna have to play with I'm afraid. Too small = no bang, they won't
seat deep enough to go off. Too big can = chainfire. Try to avoid pinching
oversize caps, a lot of folks do it but that doesn't mean won't bite you
ironman052992: i actually ordered this the other day as my first black powder gun. is the
crisco really necessary? i'm just wondering because i've seen other videos
of this same gun loaded and fired, almost always without anything other
than the powder, lubed wad, and the ball. also, i'm being told that the
maximum amount of powder this gun can handle is 25 grains. how well would
this gun perform with 20 grains and a .451 ball, and is this combination
Jake Clouser: Your like the southern version of jamie from mythbusters....just
phill1488: @FotoandT just saying from a glance u look like the guy , good vid btw
New2Kendo: I also just picked one of these up, got it NIB for $190 shipped to my door
from fingerhut of all places, usually $259 but I had a cupon for 30% off so
I couldn't pass it up. This is my first BP revolver, and I am glad to hear
a Brass framed revolver can last after all the negative comments I have
read. Can someone suggest a good place in Renton WA to get BP and tools for
this Revolver? Can't wait to get out and shoot it.
FotoandT: @reysaint1 Cap size is dependent upon the individual gun. You're just gonna
have to go by trial and error. What you DON'T want is for a cap to fall off
EVER! That can cause a chain fire. Buy a tin of both and start with the 10,
if it fits the nipple and goes bang every time you drop the hammer then 10
it is. Make sure they are on all the way, use a popsicle stick or dowel to
seat them. All this can be done in the garage with just caps and no load in
FotoandT: @Jake64676 Let's see...Jamie wears a beret, I wear a derby. Jamie is bald
as a cueball and I have a ponytail. Jamie has clean arms and I've got ink.
Hmmmm, must be the mustache. I have offered to sign autographs in Texas
though, just for grins. Seriously though, I wish I had his money.
FotoandT: Parts are pretty to easy to come by, try Dixie Gun Works and there are some
others as well. What exactly is broken/missing? And do I understand
correctly that you're not too sure of what the gun even is? Once I know
what you need I can maybe point you in the right direction.
FotoandT: More than likely not but check with local law enforcement BEFORE you buy
one if it concerns you. The majority of states regard Black Powder guns as
non-guns. But given that you live on the east coast where politicians fear
that law-abiding citizens just might use any means necessary to remove one
of the thieves from the public trough I double check just to make sure. A
firearms violation can ruin your life, litterally.
Joe Hunnicutt: Real Black Powder is best IMO, but it can be hard to find because it's
classed as an explosive. Pyrodex P is easier to find and will work but it
doesn't ignite as easily and can cause hangfires or misfires until you
learn how to use it. There's a lot of information for beginners on The High
Road dot org in their Black Powder section. The folks there can and will
help you out and I suggest anybody needing info on BP shooting check that
FotoandT: @smartacus88 The "Confederate" Navy has a brass frame. Although the
chambers will hold over 30gr of 3f powder, doing so will quickly stretch
that brass frame. In order to prevent this, small 16gr loads are used. To
insure that the powder is properly compressed a filler is used to make sure
that there is no air space between the powder and ball. It also brings the
ball close to the chamber mouth providing for less distance traveled
between chamber and forcing cone.
Gage Webster: @FotoandT about how much is it for 5lb at powderinc?
FotoandT: 16-20gr MAX on a brass framed gun, no sense damaging a perfectly good gun.
More powder DOES NOT mean better accuracy either. My pet load is 16gr for
this gun, your mileage may vary.
FotoandT: For the cost of a bag of "Cheap" lubed wads I can buy at least two cans of
Crisco, it's personal preference. Some folks even shoot with no lube
whatsoever. 25gr is more than I would want to put in a brass gun. 15-20gr
is fine, maxing out a load doesn't usually provide better accuracy in BP
guns anyway. As far as the .451 ball is concerned, it depends upon the
maker of the gun Pietta and Uberti both like .454's. .451's might load
easier, but you also might get a chainfire 'cause of bad fit
Gage Webster: PLEASE REPLY. Are you using Real black powder or pyrodex?
smartacus88: @FotoandT good video!.....but i have to ask..whats the idea with the
i had to choose a name: do you need a permit or something to own this gun in VA? please respond!!
Jack Hoff: Hey, I recently picked one of the up and a piece was broken. I've never
been able to shoot it but I'd love to. Hit me up with a message if you got
some spare parts and I may be able to identify it on the web. Thanks in