A Question Of Size


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junkman_01
December 13, 2010, 07:16 PM
I'm wondering if my '58 Remmie (brass, made by Pierino Ruschetta[PR]) is smaller than normal.
There are two reasons I ask.

1. The grips always seemed too small for my average sized hand. It always bumps my middle finger on the trigger guard when firing it, and even just holding it.

2. I developed a bolt drag line around the cylinder. I suspected a too early bolt rise, so I took the gun apart and see that the camming leg of the bolt is pretty worn. Since no one has PR parts any more, I ordered a Pietta parts kit from Cabelas hoping I could use the Pietta bolt and hammer. It turns out that all the parts are dimensionally larger. I don't mean they need fitting, they are larger so they are beyond fitting.

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rdstrain49
December 13, 2010, 08:10 PM
I have a Pietta "Army", average to small hands. No trigger guard bump but the grip does seem small, odd, whatever. My advice, call Cabellas and get a Peitta "Army", they are on sale now for $199.99. Plus you already have rebuild parts. :) You might contact Dixie Gun Works, they were a great help with my last rebuild project.

BHP FAN
December 14, 2010, 12:26 AM
Order Uberti parts from www.vtigunparts.com/ Pietta's are a creature unto themselves.They are built large to be robust, and as a result, won't readily interchange with Armi San Marco, Armi San Paulo, etc., while Uberti parts will mostly drop in, or require only minor fitting. As a side note, folks will often look at the ''legs'' on the cylinder stop/bolt, and assume it's ''worn'', when in reality, it's beveled. In my experience,the trigger spring not being tightened down, or haveing lost tension is most often the cause of problems in the percussion revolver, and indeed, all single action revolvers.

Hellgate
December 14, 2010, 01:24 AM
You may have a Euroarms (Armi San Poalo) gun. They have the smallest grips and frame of all the Remingtons I have handled (Uberti, Pietta). The piettas are the biggest gripped but occasionally you will get a different run or a commemorative model that is made on the smaller grip frame. I had a Chief of Police gift gun that was small gripped & framed like a Euroarms but was a Pietta.

arcticap
December 14, 2010, 02:32 AM
If it's any help, Winchester Sutler sells Euroarms Remington parts.

http://winchestersutler.com/Part.html

junkman_01
December 14, 2010, 08:39 AM
You may have a Euroarms (Armi San Poalo) gun. They have the smallest grips and frame of all the Remingtons I have handled (Uberti, Pietta). The piettas are the biggest gripped but occasionally you will get a different run or a commemorative model that is made on the smaller grip frame. I had a Chief of Police gift gun that was small gripped & framed like a Euroarms but was a Pietta.
Definitely not Euroarms/Armi San Poalo (DGG).
See this thread.... http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=538383

junkman_01
December 14, 2010, 08:45 AM
Order Uberti parts from www.vtigunparts.com/ Pietta's are a creature unto themselves.They are built large to be robust, and as a result, won't readily interchange with Armi San Marco, Armi San Paulo, etc., while Uberti parts will mostly drop in, or require only minor fitting. As a side note, folks will often look at the ''legs'' on the cylinder stop/bolt, and assume it's ''worn'', when in reality, it's beveled. In my experience,the trigger spring not being tightened down, or haveing lost tension is most often the cause of problems in the percussion revolver, and indeed, all single action revolvers.
In this case, I am aware of the bevel, but this one is gouged and short. A loose or weak bolt/trigger spring screw would not cause the bolt to come up early(btw, it's tight and the spring looks good). Also, the cam on the hammer looks pretty good, that's why I suspect the bolt itself. Thanks for posting though.

BHP FAN
December 14, 2010, 07:18 PM
have you checked out the hand and spring? I'm not rejecting your bolt theory [it's your gun, after all] but I have seen them that looked absolutely chewed, and still functioned.

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