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Old May 14, 2011, 10:20 PM   #426
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I absolutely love mine!
Think of it this way, Dellbert: not only are you paying over 10X what a replica can be bought for, every shot drops the value just a little. If it is stolen, it will be hard to replace. The reps give the look, feel and performance of the original at 1/10th the price, and if it breaks or is lost/stolen...go buy another. And your wife won't shoot you for dropping a couple Franklins.
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Old May 15, 2011, 07:00 PM   #427
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Finally joining...

Been lurking for over a year, shooting BP for just 2 years; finally decided to join THR, mostly to "register" myself on this thread.

First, to meet the requirements of this thread, my "Creds":




Both are Pietta's, both from Cabela's; the "full-size" is my first (BP) pistol; bought in June '09. "CD" proof mark dates it as an '09. Shoots POA (with no sight mods) at 20 yards with 30 grains of Pyrodex P behind a WonderWad and .451 or .454 round ball.
The 5.5" 'shortie' was an early Christmas present from ME to ME, ordered on "Black Friday" last November. "CF" proofed, so it's a 2010. Haven't shot it enough to really get a good load built-up -and I also need to get my bifocals replaced- so I can't give a good report on it yet. But, just guessing from how low it's printing, the front sight will be spending some 'quality time' getting to know my files.

I have to agree with the reviews that I had read before buying; the shortie balances much better in my hand than the long gun.

That's my story and I'm st-st-ssssstickin' to it.

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Old May 15, 2011, 07:04 PM   #428
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Welcome aboard, YumaKid.

I finally got around to taking pictures of my 5.5" Pietta:



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Old May 16, 2011, 01:33 AM   #429
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Nice grain on the grips, Dave. There's a little bit of darker color in the right grip on my little Remmie, but my attempts to produce some artsy-fartsy pics near sunset made it look like some major heartwood; which it really isn't.
Grips on the long pistol look like they could be maple, no real grain to them at all. But then again, I generally think that the true beauty of a firearm is measured in how it prints a target downrange; so the grips don't mean that much as long as they can (and do) help you hold your aimpoint.
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Old May 16, 2011, 02:22 PM   #430
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Welcome Yumakid,
I have a 5.5" litter-mate too. It was a "congrats on kicking the nicotine habit/bday present" to myself. I have had so much fun with it.....that I haven't fired any of my centerfire handguns since the last days of Feb!

Mykeal was good enough to set up a postal match for us all.....let's post some targets!
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Old May 16, 2011, 05:57 PM   #431
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Speaking of which, here are the results from the April match:

Only two entries received; there was supposed to be one from the UK but it never arrived, or, at least, it hasn't yet.

Part 1 (10 yards offhand, one hand): kbbailey: 3.281, Sleazy Rider: 3.437"
Part 2 (25 yards offhand, one or two hands): Sleazy Rider: 12.219", kbbailey: 13.875"
Part 3 (combined Part 1 & Part 2 scores): Sleazy Rider: 15.656", kbbailey: 17.156"

The May match is underway, for all you folks that couldn't get to the range in April (a likely story). Deadline is postmarked the first business day after Memorial Day. Rules are in Posts 216 and 219 on page 9 of this thread. Good Luck.
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Old May 17, 2011, 12:38 AM   #432
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congrats Sleazy Rider....lol

I hope there is better participation for the May shoot'n match.
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Old May 17, 2011, 09:38 AM   #433
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It was a tough battle against a very worthy opponent.

April's match may be out of my reach for two reasons: My range is underwater, and according to this morning's forecast here in New York, will remain so throughout the remainder of the month. And, I've got no balls. (I hope to resolve the latter of these problems with an order to the Possibles Shop or Cabelas later today.)
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Old May 18, 2011, 12:57 AM   #434
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No balls?
Not sure if either place can help ya there!
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Old May 18, 2011, 10:08 PM   #435
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I thought that was a left coast condition. Guess I need to get to town more often. On second thought, no.
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Old May 19, 2011, 03:00 AM   #436
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Best Cartrige Converter Cartrige?

Borrowed a cylinder and I tried some .45 Schofields out of my 5 1/2 Remmie.
WOW what an accurate load! At 7 yards, 5 rounds grouped into 3 neat holes in the 10 ring! I was shocked how easy the recoil was and that I shot so consistanly!
I think I am going to shoot 100% C&B but if I was going to shoot with a conversion cylinder, this would be my go-to load!
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Old May 19, 2011, 08:06 AM   #437
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I am hoping to get some targets posted for May match.....but we are in the middle of planting season here. I have about 1500 acres waiting on me. ....but if it rains, I already have some cigarette paper loads made up that I want to try out.
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Old May 25, 2011, 08:03 PM   #438
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Old May 25, 2011, 09:47 PM   #439
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Thanks - great chance to get a close look at the Pale Rider conversion.

It's a little disappointing to see how crudely the recoil shield has been cut to load 5-in-1 movie blanks, but still cool.
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Old June 8, 2011, 01:19 AM   #440
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Finally......

So, the good news is, I FINALLY got out to the range to shoot my Remmy last weekend....even though I missed the May 31st deadline for the shooting contest. Just as well....I doubt it would have even qualified! Only two on the paper out of five
Sure was ringing the gong afterwards, though!
I guess it's been a bit too long between shooting sessions!
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Old June 10, 2011, 04:06 PM   #441
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Took a motorcycle tour of Gettysburg yesterday, and found this 1861 Remmy in the museum. My photograph, taken through glass, doesn't do it justice. The Pietta revolver is almost indistinguishable, at least to my untrained eye.

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Old June 10, 2011, 09:35 PM   #442
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You'd be surprised how different they are when you lay them side by side. The grip shape/size/angle, most notably, is quite different.
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Old June 12, 2011, 01:12 PM   #443
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Ready to join

Count me as a member. I'm the proud owner of a Uberti SS 44.
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Old June 12, 2011, 02:59 PM   #444
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Veeery nice!
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Old June 12, 2011, 11:11 PM   #445
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Guess I'm a member of the club now. 1st pic is of an old 1858 that's been rode hard and put away wet....used to be a 44 now it's a 38, round bbl, handmade triggerguard and handmade conversion cylinder, It's got class, history and charisma (to me anyhow). The next pic is of my 1863 pocket w/ a 2" bbl. Now it fit's great in my jeans pocket.

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Old June 15, 2011, 11:24 AM   #446
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Pietta 1858 Remington .44 cal



Here is mine. Manufactured in 1976. After 35 years, still an unfired, Virgin Safe Queen. I have plenty of other shooters around so I guess she will just remain that way.
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Old June 15, 2011, 11:34 AM   #447
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You can't take it with you, Slowhand, so I say fire that motha up!
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Old June 16, 2011, 11:54 PM   #448
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Yea, I'm with SleazyRider......
The real worth of these guns is in the shooting.
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Old June 20, 2011, 03:10 PM   #449
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We should ask this guy to join if he speaks english.
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Old June 20, 2011, 07:37 PM   #450
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LOve to post a pic...just as soon as it arrives from Cabelas!
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