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1862 Sheriff in 44 cal, 5 1/2" ??

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by tomykay12, Feb 3, 2013.

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  1. tomykay12

    tomykay12 Member

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    Hi. Can anyone enlighten me on this Pietta model? Out of production I assume. What is the difference between the 1860 and 1862, not counting the pocket models? Pietta historical fabrication? Thanks everyone so much, tk
     
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    Sounds like a cut down 1860 Army.
     
  3. Fingers McGee

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    What he said
     
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    Kinda what I thought. As far as i can tell, the 1861's are 36 cal only? Thanks again for helping me square away this basic info. Really looking forward to BP shooting, tk
     
  5. AJumbo

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    They're actually a .44 caliber 1851, cut down to 5 1/2". Never existed "back in the day," but more fun than a box of puppies. I want two!
     
  6. tomykay12

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    The one I am looking at looks like an 1860.....not 1851. Hmmmm
     
  7. woodnbow

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    Pietta did make a sheriffs model version of the 1860. nice looking piece. I think Cabelas used to stock them.
     
  8. Prairie Dawg

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    Taylors was having a Christmas special on them.
    Basically an 1860 cut to 5.5".
    They offered it with two cylinders.
    One was half-fluted.
    One was roll engraved.
    $200
    A helluva deal.
    I bought two of them.
    --DAwg
     
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