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Old April 9, 2013, 02:10 PM   #1051
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Well, pardon the poor picture quality but my camera's battery is dead, I can't find the charger, and I have been waiting long enough to join the club. So, without further to-do, my Remington 1858 marked for Dixie Gunworks. I had planned to get a 5.5" Pietta but the guy backed out and this one became available. Honestly, I think I'll like this one better as I also have a Pietta open top Colt (also shown below) and I like the fit and finish of this one better than that one. And the 8" barrel balances remarkably well.
Here she is, certainly not the prettiest girl on here but she's beautiful to me. I have a set of unfinished maple grips that I bought for the Pietta I was going to be getting that I am planning to shape down to her size and properly oil stain so they look more original. I'll let y'all know how that goes.
Here are my two revolvers together, along with the rest of my kit. I decided to use my sporran that I wear with my kilt as my bag for powder horn, measure, grease, etc. The holsters are set up both right hand draw, one cross draw and one strong side holster. Not really planning on taking up CAS yet, though I have been invited to come try it out. I just don't know if I have the money for it just yet. We college students are not well known for having lots of money lying around.
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Old April 9, 2013, 05:29 PM   #1052
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I have two uberti 1858 carbines.Will they work?If so pics will have to wait until I get back home off vacation next month
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Old April 9, 2013, 05:39 PM   #1053
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Assuming you mean the 1858 revolving carbine (what else is there?), I would think they'd qualify. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
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Old April 10, 2013, 12:27 AM   #1054
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Selfish.....

Well, being a member of this club for some time now, I just realized I've rather selfishly posted maybe one pic or so of one Remmy? I'd like to share a few more past & present, if I may....

A few of the boys drinkin' at the bar:


(L-R) Uberti Navy Remmy, Pietta sheriff, ASP SS Remmy


Uberti Navy


Lyman ASP


Pietta NMA


Remmy brasser


Custom Target Pietta


CVA Brasser (sold)


Another Pietta w/extra cylinder


The one that started it all!
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Old April 10, 2013, 12:50 PM   #1055
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Hey Capt. Kirk,
I bet you have an appreciation of the different handling/feel of the different makes of Remington. No two makers are alike. The Euroarms ara about as different from the Piettas as are the Colt Navies from the Armies. The Ubertis are in between. Piettas are heavy, over built strong beasts. The Euros are light weight easily pointed but no good for beefy hands. At least that's my impression from owning all 3 types.
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Old April 10, 2013, 11:26 PM   #1056
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You, sir, are correct!
I have smallish hands so fully appreciate the slim grip, lighter weight and smooth contour of the San Paolo's. But I have also come to appreciate the brute strength and heft of the Pietta's. And on a more curious note; I began buying brassers because they were cheap, shined up easily and I could turn them quickly, but began to really enjoy them. Brass is a ridiculously easy metal to work with; casting flash is whisked away with a couple needle files, 180 grit handles the rest. You don't have to worry about re-bluing. A dab of Flitz has the frame sparkling like freshly mined gold in a few minutes over your fresh sanding and blending work. In short, they are gems to work with and many can be had for around a hundred bucks off the auction sites. I had three Remmy brassers at one time and have sold two...but wish I didn't at times. The CVA was a jewel!
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Old April 11, 2013, 09:03 AM   #1057
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Remington Brassers

Wouldn't it be neat is they made available silicon-bronze framed Remington's? I've always loved the look and patina of bronze.
This thought brought about while dreaming smoking my virtual pipe.
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Old April 11, 2013, 01:21 PM   #1058
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You guys are killin me with the pics. I need a remington very much bad!I could do very well if all i had was a good remington revolver and a percussion dbl shotgun.Well,one of those little pocket rem. .31's to go with it would be cool too.
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Old April 21, 2013, 10:32 AM   #1059
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New (to me) Remingtons

For some reason there has been a run on 1858 pattern Remingtons at the local gun auction lately. For a long time the only Remington revolver I owned was a 1981 Pietta .36 New Navy, purchased new in '81:


A few years ago the husband of a high school classmate passed away, leaving a large and diverse gun collection. She had no idea what to do with the inheritance, so I cataloged and valued it for her; she then gave me, from the collection, a 1972 Armi San Paolo .44 cal Remington-Beals Army Revolver in excellent (but neglected) condition:


Then just recently a funny thing happened. A very nice stainless steel version of that ASP Beals showed up at a local gun auction I frequently attend. This one was made in 1977 and was in excellent condition. Although I was at the back of the balcony it somehow managed to call my name, compelling me to bid extravagantly ($250!) and the next thing I knew it was in my hands on the way out to the car:


All by itself that wouldn't have been all that remarkable, but the very next time I went to the auction, another stainless steel Euroarms .44 Beals showed up, this one made in 1979 with target sights. Clearly a close relative, it wouldn't do to keep the two separate, so from my loft in the back I managed to steal this one for half price ($125); no doubt the crowd was influenced to hold back on the bidding by my heart-rending story of the two long-lost relatives seeking to be reunited:


Now the coup de grace. Right next to the stainless .44, in a Dixie Gun Works presentation box, was a 1970 Uberti .36 cal Remington New Navy, the perfect companion to my original Remington. This joined the stable at a bargain price ($150) also, so now my first Remington has a family member living with it as well. Makes one feel good to bring long lost relatives back together, don't you think?


So, three new (to me) Remington revolvers in a couple months time and I now have 5. Planning a Remington Rave day at the range soon. We open to the public the first of May, and those first couple of weekends of the summer are pretty quiet so I'll have time to wring out the collection and find out just what makes Remingtons tick.

I may even drag long the ROA's and Rogers & Spencers for a 'top strap extravaganza'.
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Old June 24, 2013, 05:06 PM   #1060
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Ok, I guess I'm in !

Does this one count ?

Never hurts to have an excuse to buy a new mould.
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Old June 24, 2013, 09:54 PM   #1061
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Yep. It's good enough for me.

New roster:
#1 Shoot The Moon, #2 TomADC, #3 fogg64, #4 mykeal, #5 romel, #6 kwhi43, #7rdstrain49, #8 junkman_01, #9 AaronE, #10 jtscuba02, #11 Prairie Dawg, #12 Nalioth, #13 Mizar, #14 BHP FAN, #15 napp, #16 jaymo, #17 theotherwaldo, #18 berkley, #19 Oyeboten, #20 messerist, #21 missuramoss, #22 ojh, #23 txgunsuscg, #24 WALKERs210, #25 BConklin, #26 ClemBert, #27 Hellgate, #28 dtvburns, #29 Loosenock, #30 Ultravox, #31 Otony, #32 45-70 Ranger, #33 Tinpan, 58 #34 1858 Remington, #35 Smokepole14, #36 Howdy Doody, #37Craiso, #38 Phantom Captain, #39 The Black Spot, #40 Martysport, #41 Captain Redbeard, #42 Shanghai McCoy, #43 GlennC22ndMVI (pending photo!), #44 BlackPowderSmoke, #45 Pressure Cleaner, #46 Dudemeister, #47 RhinoDave, #48 Straight-Shooter, #49 Rem1858, #50 grimjaw, #51 TheBigAR2003, #52 Hoof Hearted, #53 kbbailey, #54 Bill Aikins, #55 voodoochile, #56 oam, #57 kameron1858, #58 GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL, #59 72coupe, #60 Gambit88, #61 Olmontanaboy, #62 Cearbhall, #63 bwsmith2850, #64 chute2thrill, #65 Geneseo1911, #66 black_powder_Rob, #67 SleazyRider, #68 Captain*kirk, #69 Dave Markowitz, #70 waynes world, #71 Norton Commando, #72 M2HB M240, #73 BCRider, #74 Bill97222, #75 alienbogey, #76 Hobie, #77 cheatin charlie, #78 shinbone, #79 ExiledBrownCoat, #80 Dellbert, #81 drftman, #82 bax504, #83 One-Time, #84 Danriffle, #85 Indian Outlaw, #86 tpelle, #87 dlon21, #88 zvp, #89 avan47, #90 hongrn, #91 Fingers McGee, #92 MJN, #93 YumaKid, #94 NineMilePete ,#95 sltm1, #96 SC Slowhand, #97 JRogers, #98 Dhunter, #99 Smokin Gun, #100 HUnter58, #101 ChasMack, #102 madmike, #103 Legionnaire, #104 mb3, #105 Red October, #106 Busyhands94, #107 brushhippie, #108 gclefton, #109 Mcgunner, #110 zombiphobia, #111 Cult of 1858, #112 BP Nut, #113 darkerx, #114 longrifle346, #115 Rogue Coder, #116 azyogi, #117 crazysccrmd, #118 kwhi43@kc.rr.com, #119 Montenegrin, #120 gilgsn, #121 Greg528iT, #122 Majes, #123 BigDaddyDave, #124 Nikdfish, #125 mic214, #126 exbrit49, #127 BlackEagle, #128 Beauhooligan, #129 Jaymo, #130 PbBall, #131 towboat er, #132 hang fire, #133 iLikeOldGunsILikeNewGuns, #134 splattergun, #135 ApacheCoTodd, #136 38-55, #137 suzukibruce, #138 Ryden, #139 Black Duck Charlie, #140 Ursus Magnus, #141 dober83, #142 CarbineWilliams, #143 Indy4570, #144 Loosenock, #145 enanmc, #146 skinny1950, #147 7mmstalker, #148 spaniel, #149 SixxshootinSam, #150 Ratdog68, #151 pohill, #152 kBob, #153 usmcchet9296, #154 FreddyKruger, #155 Dan Carey, #156 toolslinger, #157 scrat, #158 Pantheragem, #159 thatfreaknguy, #160 Bob Roberts, #161 savit260, #162 Needles, #163 treadhead1952, #164 mavracer, #165 The Don, #166 1KPerDay, #167 nobody1369, #168 farmer7, #169 Jim, West PA, #170 tim josey, #171 JeanF, #172 eddiegun, #173 PRM, #174 Rojelio, #175 44 Dave, #176 arcticap, #177 Logan5579, #178 raa-7, #179 Dan D, #180 Smiling Bob, #181 Dakoma, #182 mike., #183 Hagen442, #184 Fiv3r, #185 shenck, #186 Rattus58, #187 Old Dragoon, #188 Xiphoticness, #189 blarby
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Old June 24, 2013, 11:14 PM   #1062
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Father's Day

My lovely Daughter got me one of these


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Old June 25, 2013, 06:59 AM   #1063
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Yep. It's good enough for me.

New roster:
#1 Shoot The Moon, #2 TomADC, #3 fogg64, #4 mykeal, #5 romel, #6 kwhi43, #7rdstrain49, #8 junkman_01, #9 AaronE, #10 jtscuba02, #11 Prairie Dawg, #12 Nalioth, #13 Mizar, #14 BHP FAN, #15 napp, #16 jaymo, #17 theotherwaldo, #18 berkley, #19 Oyeboten, #20 messerist, #21 missuramoss, #22 ojh, #23 txgunsuscg, #24 WALKERs210, #25 BConklin, #26 ClemBert, #27 Hellgate, #28 dtvburns, #29 Loosenock, #30 Ultravox, #31 Otony, #32 45-70 Ranger, #33 Tinpan, 58 #34 1858 Remington, #35 Smokepole14, #36 Howdy Doody, #37Craiso, #38 Phantom Captain, #39 The Black Spot, #40 Martysport, #41 Captain Redbeard, #42 Shanghai McCoy, #43 GlennC22ndMVI (pending photo!), #44 BlackPowderSmoke, #45 Pressure Cleaner, #46 Dudemeister, #47 RhinoDave, #48 Straight-Shooter, #49 Rem1858, #50 grimjaw, #51 TheBigAR2003, #52 Hoof Hearted, #53 kbbailey, #54 Bill Aikins, #55 voodoochile, #56 oam, #57 kameron1858, #58 GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL, #59 72coupe, #60 Gambit88, #61 Olmontanaboy, #62 Cearbhall, #63 bwsmith2850, #64 chute2thrill, #65 Geneseo1911, #66 black_powder_Rob, #67 SleazyRider, #68 Captain*kirk, #69 Dave Markowitz, #70 waynes world, #71 Norton Commando, #72 M2HB M240, #73 BCRider, #74 Bill97222, #75 alienbogey, #76 Hobie, #77 cheatin charlie, #78 shinbone, #79 ExiledBrownCoat, #80 Dellbert, #81 drftman, #82 bax504, #83 One-Time, #84 Danriffle, #85 Indian Outlaw, #86 tpelle, #87 dlon21, #88 zvp, #89 avan47, #90 hongrn, #91 Fingers McGee, #92 MJN, #93 YumaKid, #94 NineMilePete ,#95 sltm1, #96 SC Slowhand, #97 JRogers, #98 Dhunter, #99 Smokin Gun, #100 HUnter58, #101 ChasMack, #102 madmike, #103 Legionnaire, #104 mb3, #105 Red October, #106 Busyhands94, #107 brushhippie, #108 gclefton, #109 Mcgunner, #110 zombiphobia, #111 Cult of 1858, #112 BP Nut, #113 darkerx, #114 longrifle346, #115 Rogue Coder, #116 azyogi, #117 crazysccrmd, #118 kwhi43@kc.rr.com, #119 Montenegrin, #120 gilgsn, #121 Greg528iT, #122 Majes, #123 BigDaddyDave, #124 Nikdfish, #125 mic214, #126 exbrit49, #127 BlackEagle, #128 Beauhooligan, #129 Jaymo, #130 PbBall, #131 towboat er, #132 hang fire, #133 iLikeOldGunsILikeNewGuns, #134 splattergun, #135 ApacheCoTodd, #136 38-55, #137 suzukibruce, #138 Ryden, #139 Black Duck Charlie, #140 Ursus Magnus, #141 dober83, #142 CarbineWilliams, #143 Indy4570, #144 Loosenock, #145 enanmc, #146 skinny1950, #147 7mmstalker, #148 spaniel, #149 SixxshootinSam, #150 Ratdog68, #151 pohill, #152 kBob, #153 usmcchet9296, #154 FreddyKruger, #155 Dan Carey, #156 toolslinger, #157 scrat, #158 Pantheragem, #159 thatfreaknguy, #160 Bob Roberts, #161 savit260, #162 Needles, #163 treadhead1952, #164 mavracer, #165 The Don, #166 1KPerDay, #167 nobody1369, #168 farmer7, #169 Jim, West PA, #170 tim josey, #171 JeanF, #172 eddiegun, #173 PRM, #174 Rojelio, #175 44 Dave, #176 arcticap, #177 Logan5579, #178 raa-7, #179 Dan D, #180 Smiling Bob, #181 Dakoma, #182 mike., #183 Hagen442, #184 Fiv3r, #185 shenck, #186 Rattus58, #187 Old Dragoon, #188 Xiphoticness, #189 blarby, #190 wyofool
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Old June 25, 2013, 09:59 AM   #1064
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How about a picture of some leather to pack your Remington and a pouch for your caps, wads and bullets?

Holster is a historically correct pattern from the book "Packing Iron".

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Old June 25, 2013, 10:42 AM   #1065
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Nice work, clean lines, smooth edges!
Good to see some quality leather here

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Old June 25, 2013, 12:36 PM   #1066
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Old June 25, 2013, 06:44 PM   #1068
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#1 Shoot The Moon, #2 TomADC, #3 fogg64, #4 mykeal, #5 romel, #6 kwhi43, #7rdstrain49, #8 junkman_01, #9 AaronE, #10 jtscuba02, #11 Prairie Dawg, #12 Nalioth, #13 Mizar, #14 BHP FAN, #15 napp, #16 jaymo, #17 theotherwaldo, #18 berkley, #19 Oyeboten, #20 messerist, #21 missuramoss, #22 ojh, #23 txgunsuscg, #24 WALKERs210, #25 BConklin, #26 ClemBert, #27 Hellgate, #28 dtvburns, #29 Loosenock, #30 Ultravox, #31 Otony, #32 45-70 Ranger, #33 Tinpan, 58 #34 1858 Remington, #35 Smokepole14, #36 Howdy Doody, #37Craiso, #38 Phantom Captain, #39 The Black Spot, #40 Martysport, #41 Captain Redbeard, #42 Shanghai McCoy, #43 GlennC22ndMVI (pending photo!), #44 BlackPowderSmoke, #45 Pressure Cleaner, #46 Dudemeister, #47 RhinoDave, #48 Straight-Shooter, #49 Rem1858, #50 grimjaw, #51 TheBigAR2003, #52 Hoof Hearted, #53 kbbailey, #54 Bill Aikins, #55 voodoochile, #56 oam, #57 kameron1858, #58 GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL, #59 72coupe, #60 Gambit88, #61 Olmontanaboy, #62 Cearbhall, #63 bwsmith2850, #64 chute2thrill, #65 Geneseo1911, #66 black_powder_Rob, #67 SleazyRider, #68 Captain*kirk, #69 Dave Markowitz, #70 waynes world, #71 Norton Commando, #72 M2HB M240, #73 BCRider, #74 Bill97222, #75 alienbogey, #76 Hobie, #77 cheatin charlie, #78 shinbone, #79 ExiledBrownCoat, #80 Dellbert, #81 drftman, #82 bax504, #83 One-Time, #84 Danriffle, #85 Indian Outlaw, #86 tpelle, #87 dlon21, #88 zvp, #89 avan47, #90 hongrn, #91 Fingers McGee, #92 MJN, #93 YumaKid, #94 NineMilePete ,#95 sltm1, #96 SC Slowhand, #97 JRogers, #98 Dhunter, #99 Smokin Gun, #100 HUnter58, #101 ChasMack, #102 madmike, #103 Legionnaire, #104 mb3, #105 Red October, #106 Busyhands94, #107 brushhippie, #108 gclefton, #109 Mcgunner, #110 zombiphobia, #111 Cult of 1858, #112 BP Nut, #113 darkerx, #114 longrifle346, #115 Rogue Coder, #116 azyogi, #117 crazysccrmd, #118 kwhi43@kc.rr.com, #119 Montenegrin, #120 gilgsn, #121 Greg528iT, #122 Majes, #123 BigDaddyDave, #124 Nikdfish, #125 mic214, #126 exbrit49, #127 BlackEagle, #128 Beauhooligan, #129 Jaymo, #130 PbBall, #131 towboat er, #132 hang fire, #133 iLikeOldGunsILikeNewGuns, #134 splattergun, #135 ApacheCoTodd, #136 38-55, #137 suzukibruce, #138 Ryden, #139 Black Duck Charlie, #140 Ursus Magnus, #141 dober83, #142 CarbineWilliams, #143 Indy4570, #144 Loosenock, #145 enanmc, #146 skinny1950, #147 7mmstalker, #148 spaniel, #149 SixxshootinSam, #150 Ratdog68, #151 pohill, #152 kBob, #153 usmcchet9296, #154 FreddyKruger, #155 Dan Carey, #156 toolslinger, #157 scrat, #158 Pantheragem, #159 thatfreaknguy, #160 Bob Roberts, #161 savit260, #162 Needles, #163 treadhead1952, #164 mavracer, #165 The Don, #166 1KPerDay, #167 nobody1369, #168 farmer7, #169 Jim, West PA, #170 tim josey, #171 JeanF, #172 eddiegun, #173 PRM, #174 Rojelio, #175 44 Dave, #176 arcticap, #177 Logan5579, #178 raa-7, #179 Dan D, #180 Smiling Bob, #181 Dakoma, #182 mike., #183 Hagen442, #184 Fiv3r, #185 shenck, #186 Rattus58, #187 Old Dragoon, #188 Xiphoticness, #189 blarby, #190 wyofool, #191 BSA1
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Old June 25, 2013, 10:48 PM   #1069
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My lovely Daughter got me one of these


for Father's Day.
I guess I'm in, not a bad place to be.
My first father's day gift (while my daughter was still hanging out in my wife's belly for another month) was an 8" RNA. Love thay gun. Got me into holy black.
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Old June 26, 2013, 08:25 PM   #1070
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Old June 27, 2013, 07:51 PM   #1071
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I know some folks have been wondering about the new 2013 Pietta 1858's, and I tell you what, they are amazing. It feels like it has a slightly smaller grip frame, more like the original Remingtons, and that 1:30 twist barrel sure will shoot some groups, and locks up tighter than .... than something that isn't appropriate to describe on this forum. Only complaint is a hellacious trigger, which breaks right at 7 lbs. I fixed that though.

This was the first shot at 25 yards, after adjusting the trigger.



Put six shots into a 2" group at 25 yards.
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Old August 14, 2013, 03:09 PM   #1072
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Ordered my first cap & Ball yesterday from Cabela's. It should be here Friday. Its the Pietta 1858 New Army with the 5 1/2" barrel. I will post a picture as soon as it arrives!!!

I cant wait to take it out this weekend a shoot a few rounds through it. I have read as much as possible to gain knowledge and still looking more more!
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Old August 17, 2013, 09:10 AM   #1073
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New 1858

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Old August 23, 2013, 03:39 PM   #1074
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Only complaint is a hellacious trigger, which breaks right at 7 lbs. I fixed that though.
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What did you do to reduce the trigger pull on the new pietta? I have a 2013 one and would love to reduce the pull.
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Old August 23, 2013, 07:14 PM   #1075
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What did you do to reduce the trigger pull on the new pietta? I have a 2013 one and would love to reduce the pull.
Drop the internals, and get to polishing.
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