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  • Writer's pictureT. Logan Metesh

Range Time: Crude Single-Shot Colt 1862 Police Revolver on the Range

Updated: Jan 18, 2023

You may remember the Colt Model 1862 Police revolver that was converted from a six-shot to a single-shot from a previous blog post. If that sounds weird, that's because it is. Make sure to check out that blog post first to see exactly what we're dealing with, including a full teardown of the gun that was only possible thanks to the wide assortment of Brownells Magna-Tip screwdrivers. It would have never come apart and gone back together without that variety of blade tips!

Well, after getting it apart, removing a ton of built-up gunk with cleaning supplies from Brownells and getting it in tip-top shape, I ordered some Hornady round balls from Brownells and I took it out to the range.

What transpired was a range trip the likes of which I've never before experienced. There's a very good chance that whatever you think happened, you're wrong. Anyway, on with the shooting!

Watch the video to see how it went:

Well, now that you've watched the video, what did you think? Were you right? Were you surprised? I know that my initial assumptions of how things would go was wrong and I was surprised.

Other gear in the video that was also from Brownells: electronic ear pro, target stand, and targets.

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