BandB1111111: Do you recommend .454 balls? thanks
Dylan Talmage: also im buying one of these very soon thanks for the input
Dylan Talmage: also your glasses are the crap
Dylan Talmage: dude you look just like the guy off of myth busters holy crap you go dude
Jason J. Miller: Mythbusters guy
Wizard ZoSo: Well unlike some people it is good that you let others know that not everyone should follow your example of loading from a Flask. That is a very Responsible Act. Well Done
Survivalist 2012: Where did you get that reloading stand bud? I really like it!
Treasure Pirate: Very nice video. Well spoken and fun to watch.
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 powder myself,
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: 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!!
zachthe80sguy: Hey, sorry to bother you. But I was wondering if you could use 20 grains of black powder or pyrodex? I got this for my birthday and I was wondering if 20 grains might be pushing it since it is a brass frame.
Any advice is appreciated!
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.
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.
Dillon Lamotte: Was this gun manufactured in america or another country
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 forum out.
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
anthony bargas: what size cap and balls do you think work best with this gun? also what powder works best?