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Spiller & Burr

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by bigbadgun, Aug 22, 2008.

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  1. bigbadgun

    bigbadgun Member

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    This little number made by Pietta has cought my eye this is a really good looking revolver. But I have questions.
    1. I found nothing of caliber so what is it?
    2. Are they as easy to disassemble as a remington?
    3. All I can find is a brass frame do they make a steel frame? Amd if so Where can I buy one?
    (listed on DGW)
    Thanks guys in advance.
    BBG
     
  2. sundance44s

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    The Spiller and Burr is a copy of the Whitney revolver ..The South Copyed the Whitney revolver only used a brass frame because of the iron shortage . The Whitney and Spiller and Burr were both 36 cal revolvers . I own a Spiller made by Pietta , it`s a good revolver , only problem I have with it ..is it shoots high ..about 6 inches high at 15 yards ..a taller front sight could correct it ..but I layed mine to rest in a display case . It is as easy as a Remington to tear down ..real close in design . If you want one ya might check Gunbroker.com ...I bought mine there last year for 125.00 new in the box.
     
  3. bigbadgun

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    ok thanks sundance
     
  4. pohill

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    Here's a pic of my older Spiller & Burr repro and an original Whitney. There's no real difference between these and a Remington.
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  5. Niner

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    No Difference from a Remington?

    I beg to differ.

    The Remington cylinder pin is of a different and, in my opinion, better design.

    The pin that turns to release the cylinder pin on the Spiller is just too easy to turn around in use and release the pin. The Remington pin is dependent upon the loading lever being moved first before moving the cylinder pin as does also the Spiller and Burr but seems simpler and sturdy at the same time.


    The Remington loading lever stays with the gun and can't leave the frame when loading.
     

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  6. pohill

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    Wow, I never said they were exactly the same, just no big difference. And I stick to that claim - I also have a Remington in .44 and .36 caliber. The turning knobs on my Spiller & Burr and the Whitney have never turned around during use. In fact, they both are not easy to turn.
    The Spiller & Burr and the Whitney are older designs. The Remington is an improved, or at least more modern, version.
     
  7. bigbadgun

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    WOW guys nice pics just makes me want one that much more.
     
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