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1862 snubnose

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Third_Rail, Jul 11, 2006.

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  1. Third_Rail

    Third_Rail Member

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    Mods - sorry about posting this here, but it wouldn't really belong in the handguns for sale section.

    I won't bore everyone with a long explanation, so let me sum up - unless I suddenly get hired by one of the many places I've applied to, I won't be able to keep the lights on or the water going. I don't even have enough food for the rest of the month, so bills aren't really the biggest concern. This being the case, I've decided to sell off my guns - only one is blackpowder, though.

    An "1862" snubnose, actually an 1861 frame, Pietta. I've drawfiled the "blackpowder only" and ".36 caliber PIETTA" off the barrel, polished it nicely, and re-blued the whole thing. Included is a holster (with moderate wear from the revolver), loading tool, nipple wrench, powder measure, capper, and a few boxes of Hornady round balls (about 150 balls altogether). I've fired it less than 60 times that I can remember - only brought it to the range twice. I still have the original box for it, too.

    All together, this stuff cost me about $220. I'm asking $150 or best offer. If you're interested, PM me and post that you've PMed me. If you feel like offering over what I'm asking, that's good too. :D

    Do note that this model is no longer in production, nor does Cabelas still sell it.

    Sometimes, you just have to say to yourself "well, I can't eat a piece of steel." :(


    If you can't buy this but still want to help a guy out with a few dollars, or a nice letter/e-mail/pm, go right ahead. Every little bit, even encouragement, helps in a situation like this.
     
  2. Tinker2

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    Third_Rail

    Tell me more about how you reblued it. Cold blue?

    How about a picture of your “drawfiled the "blackpowder only"
    and ".36 caliber PIETTA" off the barrel, polished it nicely”

    How did it shoot?

    Hope you have a job soon. Best of luck to you.

    While waiting for my wife at Wal-mart I saw a guy standing at
    the entrance to the parking lot with a cardboard box with the
    word “Homeless” scrawled on it. I watched him for about a hour
    and if the people who were giving him bills were all one dollar
    bills then he was making around $100. Per hour.


    Tinker2
     
  3. Third_Rail

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    Wow - I may have to go to Walmart.... I did use cold blue, it ended up looking a bit mottled but looks very good in any case. I don't think I sold the camera yet, I'll snap some pictures of it and post later. :)

    As for how it shot, better than I could; I'm terrible with pistols.

    Thanks for your interest.
     
  4. Duncaninfrance

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    Go ito the banking business!

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    Sometimes, you just have to say to yourself "well, I can't eat a piece of steel." 
    Well if you can't sell it why not try closing a few bank accounts with it? :evil: :evil:
    Seriously though, wish I could help but from this distance it's a bit difficult.
    Good luck though.
    Duncan
     
  5. Manyirons

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    Ya gets more with a kind word ana pistol than ya gets witha kind word alone! was that dilinger?

    :)
     
  6. arcticap

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    Keep it!

    You may need that snubnose someday to protect the CT border if we get invaded by Mass., or in the event of a national emergency! ;)
     
  7. Third_Rail

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    I borrowed a friend's camera and took these pictures - couldn't get the closeup function working properly for the barrel area, but to anyone who is interested in buying it; the area I filed, polished, and reblued is smoother than what Pietta had for a finish. :D

    The downside of cold bluing, as you can see, is that it does come out mottled. This is after three coats, so it's the best it'll be with what I had.

    Everything pictured in the box (150 balls or so, nipple wrench, capper, powder measure, loading tool) is included with the revolver.
     

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  8. Tinker2

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    The cold blue is not a concern to me but the shape of the
    barrel is. I don’t want a swamped barrel, sharp corners
    rounded off, holes washed out. That type of thing I don’t
    want. If you can’t get a good picture of the barrel your word
    is good enough for me.

    In the pictures it looks like the grip doesn’t fit? Has it been
    sanded down? Replaced?

    I hope that you find your job but if not, maybe look outside
    the box. You have talent in more then one area. When I was
    in school I worked for my self. Think outside the box.


    Best to you.

    Tinker2
     
  9. Third_Rail

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    The holes are fine, the barrel is not unintentionally tapered, etc. Everything still fits correctly (or at least as correctly as it can, given a Pietta!)

    The grip isn't fitted correctly - it's too small entirely. I never got around to making a new one, unfortunately. Still feels fine in the hand to me, though.



    I'll try to get better pictures later today.
     
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