I know this subject has been beaten to death but production quality always seems to fluctuate as time goes by depending on who's making what. I have owned a Pietta 1851 .44 back in 2003 & the quality was questionable, the barrel seemed slightly bent to the left & was confirmed after I grouped it. The screws also came loose after firing. I bought a stainless 1858 last summer from Cabelas when it was on sale. That barrel was also slightly bent, the screws didn't come loose but the barrel catch seems to be giving way. The loading lever also rubs against the cylinder. I also have a 5.5" Pietta 1858 with a blued finish, the barrel & screws are fine but the hammer isn't centered correctly & rubs on the left. The barrel catch gave way over a year ago & now there's a magnet holding the lever up. In short, I'm tired of Pietta & IMO their quality sucks. Any Uberti owners have problems with their c&b's? Sorry Pietta owners but I'm one as well. I will post pics soon.