Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by red rick, Jun 15, 2022.
Ubertis steel feels vastly superior
They are finished nicer
Feel more solid
I still prefer my cheaper piettas because he'll they just work. They just plain work and are readily available.
Also they are nice pistols.
The uberti looks better and feels better
But I'm a sucker for something that is cheaper and does the same job
Maybe. I think that’s right.
But that’s not the whole enchilada. The billboard, certain dimensions, form, fit and finish as well. Pietta makes an 1851 that looks pretty close to original as far as I can tell. I’ve never been excited about that model from any manufacturer except Colt so I really can’t say. People used to gripe about the grip “tail” on those Piettas… but look at a few originals and something similar appears. I think most people probably want the Peacemaker grip frame on the Navy gun. Either way is probably correct.
The 1860 as made by Pietta is different from the original in quite a few different ways besides the billboard. Fit and finish used to be a bigger problem than it appears to be these days but it’s still generally “less than” Uberti standard and certainly less than Colt. They’re fine. Pietta outsells Uberti by a good margin I’ll bet. 2 to 1 probably.
Each to his own, Uberti, Colts and a lone Pietta are all I have anymore.
It wasn't the tail that was so bad. As you said plenty of original 51's had a tail. It was the flare on the front grip strap that made it look so bad. The peacemaker grip is exactly the same as the later navy grip.
The cylinder gap doesn’t look bad . I measured it not cocked and it measured .005 and less than .002 cocked .The timing looks good and it is a beautiful revolver . It fits in my 1858 holster good .
What makes you think that? Does it dome with screwdrivers?
My shotguns come with a choke wrench .
What was your mistake ?
Drive that wedge in a little deeper and it wont have any cylinder gap. In fact the cylinder wont even turn. This must be your first bp revolver if you were expecting a nipple wrench.
SHOULD come with a nipple wrench! Not a bad idea. But they don't. Most likely never will. If I made revolvers, they would. That's a nice looking pistola. And I mean really nice.
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