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Old Yesterday, 12:11 PM   #1
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Recent Pietta Quality?

A bit off for a BP board, but there is speculation about the forth coming 1955R Pietta .357 clone of the Colt Python.

Much is being said as to Pietta not having the ability to meat the around $800 MSRP with anything approaching worthwhile quality.

What say yea used of recent Pietta BP revolvers, both front stuffing and cartridge?

Can the "Pythietta" (Hey, I thought combining Python and Pietta would be neat) be a good thing at a reasonable price or will I have to wait until fall to read what folks with hands on have to say?

....and we all know .357 can be loaded with BP.....

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Old Yesterday, 12:46 PM   #2
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One factor to keep in mind is the current currency exchange rate. That gives pietta an advantage that might not otherwise be obvious.
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Old Yesterday, 05:47 PM   #3
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I bought a Pietta BP 44 Remington a few weeks ago from Cabelas. The first one I got in the mail, opened it, cocked and decocked it a few times (no dry fire) and the trigger felt good. Then the mainspring broke.

They replaced the revolver and the quality is pretty good for what I paid for it. The hammer makes contact along one side when fired, but the trigger and firing mechanism have smoothed out to a nice trigger pull. The cylinder gap is very tight, which I am impressed with. I think, for the price point, it is well manufactured.
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Old Yesterday, 05:59 PM   #4
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Used Pietta copy of an Old Model Colt Navy .36 cal.

I offer these pictures so that you may make your own decision.
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Old Yesterday, 07:05 PM   #5
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And Pietta is bring back the Colt Python? Role eyes.
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Old Yesterday, 09:56 PM   #6
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dbmjr1, I regret to inform you that, that's not a Pietta, and it's not recent. At least not this millennium. Most likely form the '70s. However it doesn't look too bad for what it is.
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