Which black powder revolver?
This is a discussion on Which black powder revolver? within the Black Powder forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Give the Pietta's a chance before you let the negative bs turn you away, they have come a long way in the last 10 years,and ...
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Which black powder revolver?
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April 20th, 2015, 11:54 AM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: South Central Indiana
Give the Pietta's a chance before you let the negative bs turn you away, they have come a long way in the last 10 years,and the metal,fit ,finish and function is on par with the Uberti's. Either brand takes some extra fitting to become reliable shooters.
The Colt clones are on their own and trying to compare the open top Colt's to Remingtons is like comparing apples to grapes. They take some tuning to give you the service.
Remingtion clones are a lots easier to shoot and function straight from the box.
I would stay away from any brand with brass frames.
The gen 2 and gen 3 signature Colts are Uberti parts shipped to Colt and fitted and assembled at the Colt factory, they command an extra 150=250 bucks when found NIB.
Either way your in for a bunch of fun !
February 20th, 2017, 05:07 PM
Join Date: Feb 2017
Pietta then and now
In my opinion how much you plan to shoot and why you want a black powder revolver to begin with may decide the issue here. It seems that those in the know choose the Uberti over the Pietta. I have 2 Piettas....one that I purchased perhaps 8 years ago or so, and one that I purchased in the spring of 2016. I can say this...that the Pietta I bought last year is much better in fit, finish and feel of quality than the first one. But I have not even come close to wearing that first one out and I have not had any issues with them. Most black powder shooters probably do not put more than 100 or so shots through their revolvers over a year or two...and at that rate it is difficult to wear one out, especially if you maintain it properly and use the right powder charges. If you are out to have the highest quality then a Ruger would be best...they just make them rock solid. They are hard to find around these parts. An Uberti comes highy recommended too, but I have never owned one. If you are like me ( bless your heart ) and only put maybe 50 to 100 rounds a year through them and are just wanting to have fun a Pietta is just fine for that. I love both of mine.
February 21st, 2017, 08:43 AM
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
I bought a Pietta 1862 36 cal. Police model revolver from EMF, mail order , about 5 years ago and was not overwhelmed with the quality. It's OK but nothing to write home about. A few rough edges.
If you are "picky" and insist on perfection....don't get one.
My next purchase would be a 1858 Remington 44 cal. and I would go to dealer or gun show and examine it before purchase...photo's just don't tell the whole story.
Last edited by gwpercle; February 21st, 2017 at 08:45 AM.
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