February 27, 2010, 06:17 PM
I have a Pietta 1862 Army/Police. This was my first BP gun. I have put a lot of time into removing all of the bluing, defarbing and sanding the grips and I love the antique look of it. I recently swapped my 1851 cylinder onto it and it works fine. I ordered another 1851 cylinder and I am going to remove the bluing to match the gun. Now, with the 1851 cylinder, is it a shortened 1861 or is there something else different from the 1861. I am just curious, I really like this gun and like it better without the fluted cylinder. I also had the fluted cylinder in the 1851 but it does not match the square lines and seems out of place. I have a problem with prefering the shorter barrelled guns and I don't know why.