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Old 11-20-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default Ordered a new Pieta 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Revolver

I am going to be in real deep kimchi when the wife finds out on this new toy. Wife does not like Black powder; however, will inform that this is a revolver. I might have to order another revolver for myself.

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F.LLI Pieta 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Revolver (Full Size). Once I get the package in and the winds are calm (morning time); reason is the range is out in the open and no matter the wind has a nasty effect.

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I have two of the of the 1851s and love them. They are a bit difficult to disassemble at first but with use it becomes easier. Accurate out to twenty-five yards and a real blast to shoot. Try wonder seals to eliminate chain fires rather than Crisco or lard. Less messy and helps keep the gun cleaner. I know that you will enjoy your new toy but warn you one cap and ball revolver is never enough. Got my first one as a gift and now own seven. Good luck and have fun with your new investment.

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That revolver has a brass frame so keep powder charges under 20 grains. Heavy loads will stretch the frame. When you disassemble it take note of how far the barrel wedge protrudes on right side and reinstall it to that depth. It will most likely be flush or close to it. Push it in too deep and it will close the barrel cylinder gap too much even to the point of rubbing.

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Thanks for the posts, pistol 1 came in along with the (smokeless powder) - just kidding, picked up 1 lb of Pyrodex P FFFg and 1000 #11 caps. The rest of the goods are coming end of the month.

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Congratulations. Shooting the Sacred Black is an awesome experience.

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Post us some pics when you get to try it out. I love my lil single shot sidelock pistol, but haven't yet found a BP revolver to get. I think i want a Remington-type reproduction.

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I also have a Pietta, but the 1858 Army model. Man, what fun! I have excellent luck using Bore Butter as a lubricant and the Pyrodex pellets (cuts out the measuring powder step and so far, has worked very well for me). My dad has two of the 1851s; ditto what was said above about being careful when reinstalling the barrel lug. I over-seated it once and had a hell of a time getting it back out!

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You're gonna want a steel frame in the original navy caliber of .36 and a Remington Army



and a Remington 36 Navy.





And a 60 Colt Army




And well you get the idea

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Post us some pics when you get to try it out. I love my lil single shot sidelock pistol, but haven't yet found a BP revolver to get. I think i want a Remington-type reproduction.
Will do, once the remaining good arrive in the mail. I am glad it has not arrived already, the weather (wind) is just plain nasty at the range.
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I used to have one. Make sure your screws don't loosen themselves as the pistol is fired. I'm not sure if that's an issue anymore with recent production but it's something to check for.

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