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Old March 26, 2015, 05:32 PM   #1
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Any opinions on Pietta 1873 percussion fantasy revolver

I understand this is not approved for CAS, but could be an interesting basis for a percussion "Buntline" with an 18" barrel and custom wire stock.
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Old March 27, 2015, 09:25 AM   #2
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I think they look very cool and if interested in that barrel length or if they came with a 7.5" bbl I would want one myself, no question.
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Old March 28, 2015, 01:38 PM   #3
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The way I understand it these percussion 1873's are the answer for folks in the UK where cartridge handguns are prohibited. It's a work around.

I also seem to recall reading that something is done so that these guns cannot have a cylinder swap with a regular cartridge gun and still work. Something about offset cap nipples or the like.
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Old March 28, 2015, 01:58 PM   #4
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Or you could put a shoulder stock on a 1860 Army and have a true old west replica firearm.

Or if you what to go custom a 1858 Remington with 8" barrel would look cool and fit in well with one of Clint Eastwood's early westerns. This would be a choice Lee Van Cleef would make.
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Old March 28, 2015, 03:14 PM   #5
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I wish somebody would make a fantasy percussion top-break Webley revolver......
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Old March 28, 2015, 05:05 PM   #6
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Or you could put a shoulder stock on a 1860 Army and have a true old west replica firearm.
^^^^+1

Or you could put a shoulder stock on an 1851 Navy .36 like I plan to do when a rich uncle dies...

Fuhgedaboutit ... all of my uncles are dead. Oh, well...
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Old March 28, 2015, 06:03 PM   #7
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sounds like a SAA with ladder sights in the top strap and a skeletonized stock and long barrel like a certain dime novel author gave out to some western well knowns.....but without federal nosiness.

Sounds like fun.
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Old March 28, 2015, 06:26 PM   #8
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My thoughts exactly. I'm soon to SBR my 15" buntline...if I can find funds for NFA expenses AND build/buy a shoulder stock, plus modify my gun to accept it...this percussion gun might very well be the cheap way for me to get basically the same gun plus it's a percussion gun...something I have never gotten into.
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Old March 28, 2015, 11:41 PM   #9
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Any opinions on Pietta 1873 percussion fantasy revolver
Yes; but none favorable
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Old March 28, 2015, 11:50 PM   #10
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In my humble and useless opinion, if we are comparing top strapped revolvers of that era I think the '58 Remington is better looking then all of them including the Rogers & Spencer, the Schofield and the '73 SAA.

But, in my opinion, there is no revolver that even comes close to the looks of a Colt open top.

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Old March 29, 2015, 07:09 AM   #11
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The main idea behind the 1873 was that it shot centerfire cartridges,the percussion version was made for the unfortunate folks in the U.K. that can not have such a thing.
So here is what they needed, a 1873 percussion:

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Old March 29, 2015, 05:05 PM   #12
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What kind of opinion do you want?

"Converting" a cartridge gun to percussion reminds me of this:

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Old March 29, 2015, 05:41 PM   #13
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Now That's Funny!

...but maybe one day it may be reality in California...
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Old March 29, 2015, 08:11 PM   #14
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Haw, haw...maybe I could work up a 2 hp rig like that to take to the next Lone Star Round Up hot rod meet here in Austin. The rules state that that is must be a pre-1964 vehicle.
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