Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Gun Porn


The clumsy looking 1858. Is it an Italian repro? Or a refurb? The finish on that sweetheart is to die for...



Octagonal barrels invoke romance and nostalgia

As a borderline black powder geek I've never been a fan of the Remington 1858. To me it's needlessly larger than my preferred Colt 1860 Army or the 1851 Navy revolvers. (Mine are Italian repros; guys like me can't afford originals nor would we shoot them if we could!)

Years ago I read Stephen King's Dark Tower books and envisioned The Gunslinger as carrying a pair of these and they would have looked good on him. If you are looking for a fun read those books are highly recommended. If you're looking for fun guns - nothing...and I mean NOTHING - beats the percussion cap n' ball guns.

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