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Pietta Pistol Identification

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by sta500rdr, Mar 8, 2013.

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  1. sta500rdr

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    I picked up a pile of various guns from my aunt and uncles shop today. I have identified most of them but there are two that I have yet to figure out. One is a Pietta Colt Replica of some sort I am guessing. It has a navy scent on the cylinder, so I am guessing some sort of navy revolver. I have one that is an 1851 Navy replica, but it has an octagonal barrel. This one has a round barrel but looks relatively the same. Could it also be an 1851 Navy Replica? Sorry the pictures arent all that great.
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    The second one is unidentified completely. I am guessing it is also a Pietta of some sort, I cannot get the ramrod down to see the ID markings. It is much smaller than the other pistols. Any help would be great. Thanks!
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    First one 1860 Army .44 (yes, it has a Navy scene), second one 1862 Police .36. Probably Uberti
     
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    Sweet. Thanks that helps a ton. Is there any information on these on how to tear them down, clean them up? They look like they have been in a box for the last 5 years. Or are they just like a colt as far as mechanics?
     
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    There's plenty of stuff on YouTube on these. You can also drop down to the Black Powder forum here on THR; plenty of people there with lots of info on these revolvers.
     
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    Far as I know they're identical to Colts in disassembly/parts (not necessarily interchangeable parts, but same design).
     
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    Basic dissembly routine is:

    Use a non marking hammer handle (ie wood) and whack the wedge to get it started. Remove wedge and use rammer to pop barrel from frame. After that, it involves screwdrivers and a bit more finesse.

    That Pocket Police is a nice revolver. There should be a couple of letters (maybe in a box) that identify what year it was proofed. The letters are found on the frame.

    The 44 is a copy of a revolver that never existed.
     
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