Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by ClemBert, Mar 18, 2018.
Those were the days when CNC machining did not exist as it does now so there are very many variables.
You might have to try one just for S&G. You might even have to do a bit of fitting, but that is half the fun.
At least with my Pietta's - IIRC the trigger on the 1860 is longer than the trigger on the 1851. Meaning the 1860 trigger won't fit in the 1851 trigger guard. I bought a $150 brass sheriff fantasy confederate 44 for the parts. 1st attempt was to put the shorter grip frame on my 1860. Didn't work. Trimming some length off the trigger would probably do the trick.
Next attempt was to buy a steel Pietta 1860 frame and make this. For a fantasy gun it looks good to me but it still needs more work. The hand needs fitting or I need to try one of my stepped 1860 cylinders in the gun.
Don't know if all of their options are available you'll have to call them but there is a bunch of options.
I had looked at those but I was looking at all the designs HERE but a lot of those are for SAA not 1860.
Yes, but was looking for some images, eagles, etc. I was simply looking to rasp/file/sand to adapt them.
HERE is another retailer...a lot of SAA/1873 stuff.
River Junction about my questions. Apparently the have two grips (Mexican Eagle & American Eagle) available for the Uberti 1860 but you have to call to order them as they are not listed on their website.
I believe that to be incorrect. I would like to know where your info comes from.
In this day of CNC machining, even wood has certain tolerances, and I know that the Pietta 1851 wood does not match the frame well, at least from 2014 to present. I have 6 copies of Pietta 1851 Navy "types". If the factory matched the wood to the frame via hand ground, all of the Piettas I own would have seen wood fit perfectly to the frame, but they do not.
Hand ground? Show me a factory Pietta you have that the wood fits exactly to the frame with no overlap and no extraneous fitting..
I'm interpreting curator's statement to mean the back strap is ground to fit the receiver and that the wood is ground / sanded to match the grip frame. This process is done by hand.
Here's a quick video of Uberti. Skip to 1:40 the grip is uniquely marked and that number is stamp on the frame / back strap.
expat-alaska, I have been to the Uberti Factory in Brescia, Italy. I also toured the Iver Johnson factory in New York and later New Jersey when they were assembling 2nd Generation Colt cap & ball revolvers. That is one of the "problems" with hand labor involved in the manufacture of the Colt style single action revolver. I strongly suspect Pietta uses the same system. As I stated, I have hand fitted many Uberti and Pietta SA 1873 revolvers with new "Army" grip frames. However, you are welcome to try to mix and match grip frames to prove me wrong.
Single action army's have a navy grip, not an Army. The Army grip is longer, wont come close to fitting the navy backstraps.
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