Originally Posted by dgaf333
just got a pietta model 1858 new army buffalo pistol . have not shot it yet i cant wait any one got any info or tips on this gun it has a brass frame if that helps ? thank you .
Welcome , and I would stear clear of Tripple 777 in the brassers unless light loads are being used , Pyrodreck is fine , 3fff Holy Black Powder is better , and you can also use 2ff Holy Black for even less worry in a brass frame .
Keep your loads in the 20's not 30's ! Grains that is .
It will take .454 round Ball . It will take number 10 caps , or pinch your 11's to keep um snug on the nipples .
I use grease over my balls not wads . You can use wads if you want .
Be safe , have fun , and pictures are mandatory , or it didn't happen !