Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Range report 1851 navy

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by JACK STEELE, Aug 4, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. JACK STEELE

    JACK STEELE Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    49
    Location:
    florida
    Hello all; The gods were smiling on me yesterday cause i finally made it to the range with my new bp pistols. Well I think there might just be some thing to what the fellows are sayin about prefering the ubertis over the piettas.I bought a brand new Pietta 1851 navy .44 in new silver finish , sure is pretty, anyway after only two cylinders i started having timing problems that resulted in having to conclude firing this gun for the remainder of the day. the cyl. lockup slots on the cyl. became so burred up that the lock wouldnt fit into the slot any more and the hammer would not go to full cock. So other than deburring the cylinder slots does any body have any suggestions? im tempted to take it back to the smith I bought it from , but i get the jist they dont like to take back bp stuff.
     
  2. Mike 56

    Mike 56 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    403
    Sounds like you might have a piece of cap in the action. Tear it all the way down and clean and oil it. If you raise the muzzle slightly and tilt the gun to the right every time you cock the gun this can help get rid of the spent caps.

    Mike
     
  3. JACK STEELE

    JACK STEELE Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    49
    Location:
    florida
    yes I had that thopught too. but I did tear it all the way down when I cleaned it and alas that was not the problem. It seems as though when the hammer is pulled all the way to full cock ,the cyl. is still approx. ten degrees befor top dead center.
     
  4. livebythegun

    livebythegun Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2008
    Messages:
    45
    I have one of the Pietta 1851's and have shot it probably 100 times with no problems.
     
  5. Mike 56

    Mike 56 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    403
  6. DuncanSA

    DuncanSA Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    255
    Don't mess around with it. Take it back to the dealer.
     
  7. kBob

    kBob Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Messages:
    4,103
    Location:
    North Central Florida
    Is it just me or does that Cabella's replacement parts kit look like it is for a Remington 1858-63?

    Neat idea, but does not have a screw I need and cost more than the three parts I do need for "The Clunker."

    Oh and no new photos of the same.

    -Bob Hollingsworth
     
  8. Mike 56

    Mike 56 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    403
    I did not notice that they are Remington parts. But that is a good price for Pietta parts. I bought a Colt and Remington parts set. Dixie sells screw sets i think they are 19.00.

    Mike
     
  9. mykeal

    mykeal Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    5,147
    Location:
    Michigan
  10. JACK STEELE

    JACK STEELE Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    49
    Location:
    florida
    Many Thanks to all; Upon my return to the ranch this evening I shall investigate the matter further.Allthough I do have one more question ; it appears the pyrodex p has stained the finish. any thoughts?
     
  11. Pulp

    Pulp Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,019
    Location:
    Valliant, OK
    In the June issue of "The Cowboy Chronicle" a feller writes an article about tuning Pietta revolvers. He flatly states that Pietta bolts are thicker than the slots. So that could be your problem. You'll have to recut the slots, then grind the bolt down a bit.
     
  12. scrat

    scrat Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    6,882
    Location:
    Monrovia, CA
    take it back or get it looked at. i have a pietta 1851. Same exact thing. every time i take it to the range it outshoots every gun i have. Accuracy is the best ever too. So for sure id say thats not a common issue but you need to get yours repaired replaced or something
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page