Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by red rick, Jun 8, 2022.
It doesn't say "steel blue frame"
it says "Pietta 1851 Navy Black Powder Revolver 36 Caliber 7.5" Barrel Steel Frame Blue"
Not super clear, but I'd assume the following are individual descriptors in general -
Pietta 1851 Navy
Black Powder Revolver
But they are hard, and have pretty colors.
That is the look that I am looking for . The one I mentioned didn’t have that look . Other Pietta!s list color case hardened frame , this one does not .
Midway part number 454943 definitely has the faux color case hardened frame finish.
Here’s mine for reference:
I couldn’t find a number for Pietta only email . I figured Midway’s customer service phone help couldn’t tell me anymore than I could read from their description . I also searched the manufacturer’s number Midway list in a search on Pietta’s website with no matches . That’s when I asked here .
But the frame is still "color case hardened."
They aren't all the same color. Many variations in coloration, pattern, etc. on the "case hardened" frames. But both images definitely have Pietta's case hardened frames, as do all of Pietta's Colt cap and ball steel-framed models to my knowledge that have blued barrels and cylinders. they have "old silver" finish, which looks like stainless, and "Old West" finishes which is a standard finish that has been artificially aged/weathered. But as far as I know Pietta doesn't offer any cap and ball colts with blued steel frames (other than the Paterson, which has been out of production for quite a while).
If you want a Pietta cap and ball revolver with a blued steel frame, try a Remington New Model Army.
Or a Rogers & Spencer.
Or this one
That one has a case hardened frame…
Sales, tell them you are interested in buying one, you are confused by the online description and ask them to open one up and look!
I have a Uberti Remington New Army and I thought all of the Pietta’s were color case hardened . The one In that picture sure doesn’t look very good from others that I have seen .
That is what I am looking for , a color case harden frame , I am not looking for the London model . I would be disappointed if it looked like that picture I referenced .
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