Which 1860 Army Repro?


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Eat Beef
September 21, 2008, 11:29 PM
So I have a jones for an 1860 Army. It's my first BP anything, and it will be a shooter, so I'm looking for a nice, cheap, repro of some kind.

The problem is that I know exactly jack didley about them. I'm looking at Pietta, Uberti, and CSA.

Can anyone tell me what (if anything) I should steer clear of, or what other brand(s) I should be seeking?

Thanks in advance!:)

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Voodoochile
September 21, 2008, 11:38 PM
Pietta & Uberti are among todays best Italian manufacturers in Reproduction C&B Revolvers but others to concidder is Euro Arms & ASM.

The only Aadvice I would give in to avoid is a brass framed revolver unless you intend to keep the powder charges fairly light "say 22gr. or less" because constant heavy loads can cause the recoil shields to become battered & the frame to stretch to the point of it possibly not being useful.

Schmidlin
September 21, 2008, 11:43 PM
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=444672


thats what im getting. And its funny this get brought up right now..im on another forum getting the same advice about the same types of guns. I have been looking at that model for the last 30minutes. Can anyone make a list of what all is needed for this thing to shoot?

Eat Beef
September 21, 2008, 11:49 PM
How about the CSAs? I have a line on a used one.

jojosdad
September 22, 2008, 12:10 AM
I've been really happy with the one I got from Blockade Runners http://www.blockaderunner.com/Catalog/catpg4.htm - $230 delivered to my door. It's a Pietta, and the fit and finish are some of the nicest I've ever seen.

scrat
September 22, 2008, 12:13 AM
i have a ADM 1860. man they are fun to shoot. i would still advise on getting the pietta or uberti. parts are kinda hard to find for the ASM

BDFT
September 22, 2008, 12:18 AM
I own a Uberti, a Pietta and a Armi San Marco, which is comparable to the CVA. The Uberti is far and away the best quality with Pietta a close second. The ASM has issues with soft components. Its good enough but nowhere near the quality of the other two.

Calibre44
September 22, 2008, 08:25 AM
I bought a second-hand Uberti 1860 Army recently and am very happy with it. The fit and finish is excellent, timing crisp and flawless and it shoots wonderfully well Ė which is almost a bonus!

Canít compare it with other repros Iím afraid as I havenít owned any C&B revolvers other than Ubertisí - I absolutely love my Army and would not
hesitate in buying another Uberti.

Calibre44
September 22, 2008, 08:29 AM
Duplicate post

B00SS
September 22, 2008, 03:36 PM
Eat Beef, if you have a Cabela's near you, go down and check one out. That way you can handle it before you buy. I got my Pietta there and have been quite happy.

Trigger Hippy
September 22, 2008, 10:55 PM
Bought an Uberti 1860 about four years ago. I take good care of it, screw around quickdrawing w/ the nipples out, and have put about 1300 balls down range. I have replaced a broken handspring and reattached the barrel stud (the bit that holds the loading lever in place). It's reliable, has lots of character, and never fails to put a big grin on my face.

--T

Sagetown
September 24, 2008, 02:07 AM
:) Hey Eat Beef:
These guns are fun to shoot, and the guys posting have some great advise.

These guns use percussion caps. Most easily found are #11's. They're too loose on my Pietta. Have to crimp them a little to stay on the nipples. But from what I hear is that they fit well on the Uberti revolver. The guys that own them can clear that up. That's the only reason I'd go with the Uberti over the Pietta. I solved my problem by finding some (New) Remington #10's. They fit perfectly.

idaram
September 24, 2008, 02:17 AM
Go to EMF Co. You may pay $10.00 more, but it's waaaaay worth it.

Regards............IR

Smokin_Gun
September 24, 2008, 04:09 AM
So I have a jones for an 1860 Army. It's my first BP anything, and it will be a shooter, so I'm looking for a nice, cheap, repro of some kind.


$200 shipped to your door, Pietta 1860 Army brass frame .44 New in Box. I got two the one in the pic is mine.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c277/Smokin_Gun/09-05-08_1318.jpg
When I get up nerve to I may shoot it:cool:

If you want an older brasser 1861 Navy grip Army .44 frame bbl cyl. Browned looks old brass shines...good action ect. $125 shipped.(TOP)
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c277/Smokin_Gun/09-03-08_1859.jpg

PM me,

SG

Calibre44
September 24, 2008, 04:57 PM
Heay SG

Wow!! ... that 1860 is absolutely beautiful!!Ė looks cool with the skull and snake too!

Smokin_Gun
September 26, 2008, 04:16 AM
Thanks Calibre44, one a my original Pic trademarks, Skull, Target Board, or Grill...HeeHee!
I figger on findin' an old wooden case for sale an puttin' this one on velvet. Both Revs are unturned NIB.

SG

Calibre44
September 26, 2008, 08:34 AM
Sounds great!! - post a pic when you do.

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