Yes I made some rounds and loaded with 3.3 grains bp and it shoots really good and I am really surprised at the acuresey this gun has.We’ve got guys here that will be along soon I’m sure that can tell you the date. I can tell you that you have a first model and would guess late 1800’s. It’s made for black powder only so no modern ammo.
Yes I already know that. But thanks for the information. I'm always open to information. Never know what you might learn.Make sure you completely disassemble and clean the revolver as you would any other black powder muzzle loader or firearm.
Smokeless cleaning agents will not work and your guns condition will deteriorate.
Thanks that's good to know. All the more reason to use lighter loadsFYI, the 1st Model barrel catch/latch spring is thin and easily broken. It's a long thin flat spring with a bend at one end.
To replace the spring you remove the screw on the right side of the barrel assembly and wiggle the bracket out. Sometimes the bracket that holds the spring in place is fused in place from years of corrosion and cannot be removed. I don't know of anyone that sells replacement brackets.
The barrel catch was improved on the 2nd Model and is stronger.
Yea I have already taken it totally apart including the spring and it did have black powder residue in side the handle area. And took awhile to figure out how to get it back togeather. So I did it several times just to get the hang of it.now I could do it in my sleep.he he .But really it ain't to bad now.I would be more worried about cleaning it properly. The black powder smoke will get into the bracket area and on the spring. If its not clean properly, it's only a matter of time before it breaks.
You may want to try and remove and clean the spring and area since you have fired it. Just be careful when removing the screw and the bracket and gently try to pry it out. If it is frozen you may not be able to get it out, but you can try soaking in penetrating oil or Kroil for a few days and try it later.
Also want you guys to know I really like all the advice that you give me. It means alotYea I have already taken it totally apart including the spring and it did have black powder residue in side the handle area. And took awhile to figure out how to get it back togeather. So I did it several times just to get the hang of it.now I could do it in my sleep.he he .But really it ain't to bad now.