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Pietta NMA 1858 Stainless

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by English Phil, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. English Phil

    English Phil New Member

    Hi All,

    I have examined a second hand Pietta NMA 1858 Stainless which appears to be a great condition, the store owner, (in the U.K.) is selling it for a good price. On checking it over, (I am not that technically minded) the nipples do not seem to line up dead centre with where the hammer strikes, they seem to be slightly offset. I can't check my own one out as it's in AZ, anyone give me a heads up on this.
  2. mykeal

    mykeal New Member

    May not matter. I'd ask permission to fire some caps; in lieu of that, which is pretty cheeky so you may not want to do it, put a small piece of waxed paper on one nipple and lower the hammer slowly, then press it down hard onto the nipple. Then lift the hammer and check the piece of paper for a full circle impression. Do each nipple in turn. That should tell you if the hammer is hitting the nipples squarely.
  3. sundance44s

    sundance44s New Member

    You should check the chambers to see if they line up with the bore ...if the nipples are off set in the hammer cut out ...beware , the chambers may be off set to the bore also ..

    WARDER New Member

    hi phil ,check the cylinder lock up is correct if it is all in all the nipples have to be in the centre of the hammer grove, unless the cylinder pin is bent ,which is easily checked.
  5. Smokin_Gun

    Smokin_Gun New Member

    All Remington Cylinders have Cones or Nipples on and up ward or out ward angle...when locked up at high noon the hammer will strike squarely on the cone...it's the way the Rems were designed. Look close you'll see a slight degree of angle.

  6. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN New Member

    Smokin Gun got it right in one.That's the design.That stainless Remmie is tough,too.I inadvertedly cut down a small dead tree with one.My brother and I were out on a overgrown logging road ,and had put up a playing card as a mark,on about a 6 to 8 inch frost killed sapling,which had grown up in the middle of the old skid trail.after an afternoon of shooting at the playing card,it was fairly tattered,half gone with the remainder full of holes.as we were loading up the third or fourth cylinder we heard an ominous ''creak'',and the a loud ''CRACK'',and the tree fell off to the side,cut through by eighteen or twenty some soft lead .454 balls.I'd guess the weight of the dead branches probably contributed ,too,but I couldn't help but think about the civil war,and tales of trees being felled by intense musket fire.I'd always kinda doubted those stories...well,not anymore.

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