Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy

Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy



Reviews: 188
Total reviews: 188
Positive: 147
Mixed: 33
Negative: 8
Retail Price: $199.00
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Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy Info

Although designated as a Navy revolver, the Model 1851 saw heavy use among Army officers who favored .44-caliber firepower. It was constructed of brass because of the South’s limited supply of steel. Patterned after the original, the Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver features a brass trigger guard and frame, blued octagonal barrel, blued cylinder and walnut grips. Spare cylinder (sold separately) provides quick reloads.

Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy Specifications

BrandPietta Model
ActionDouble Action
Caliber.44 Magnum
Finishblued, Brass
Gun TypeRevolver
SightsFixed Sights

Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy Variations

VariationPart #/UPCCapacityFrame FinishWeightMSRP
Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy with Starter Kit Part # / UPC: 809579596736 Capacity: 6 Frame Finish: Blue/Brass Weight: MSRP: $199.00

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Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy Reviews

Positive: 182 Mixed: 0 Negative: 6
  • 100

    1851 Navy
    Great gun for the money. Second of my collection. Convenient to buy spare cylinder at same time from same dealer. Sale covered price of cylinder.

    April 6, 2018
  • 80

    This is a good looking pistol; should be 36 cal. instead of 44 cal

    April 1, 2018
  • 100

    Great shooter!
    Came plastic wrapped in manufacture oil. Good to know so it was protected. Cleanup was easy enough. Brass was clean and bluing nice and even. Action is smooth. Did not feel any hesitation or grinding from poorly machined... parts. Trigger is light but that's fine. Probably a 3 lb pull at best. All metal edges were smooth and no rough cuts. I've heard the nipples on these should be replaced with aftermarket due to blow back but that may have been an older review. The flash hole on mine were not large and I experienced nothing of the sort. I do recommend using 10 sized primers. I used 11's. They do the job but make a mess and fall off down into the hammer making it a pain to dig out between shots. I found it very accurate out of the box. 3" groupings at 25'. Dead nuts accurate. I was pleasantly surprised. Makes a lot of noise and smoke and pretty darned accurate. Very fun to shoot and am very glad I made the purchase. more

    March 15, 2018
  • 80

    Good and dirty.
    Nice revolver, cocks crisp and cleanly, arrived with powder fouling in the barrel and cylinders from proof testing, whatever, no big deal. dawn and boiling water with plenty of ballistol has her shiny and new looking aga...in. more

    March 12, 2018
  • 80

    Basic Beauty.
    Purchased this on a cyber week sale for a great price.

    November 28, 2017
  • 100

    Excellent Pistol
    Loads of fun to shoot, easy clean up. The looks of this pistol are wonderful. The fit and finish is perfect. Highly recommend this for black powder lovers.

    November 26, 2017
  • 100

    Starter to keep
    I got one of these just shy of a year ago as a starter pistol. I hadn't done much with black powder, but I had done some bp target shooting here and there. After reading reviews and such I figured on getting a fairly ine...xpensive one to start with and then getting a better one if I liked it. I have since shot it countless times and have even taken it coyote hunting with me. After dropping it a few times, (even once in a creek on accident) and putting it through it's paces, I am still no less than completely impressed. My only complaint is that it shoots pretty high at closer distances, but on the flip side it's dead on at about 50 yards. It went from being a starter revolver to a keeper pretty darn quick. more

    October 4, 2017
  • 80

    Fun to shoot!!
    This gun is a lot of fun to shoot! A great price point for breaking into black powder. I use 20 grains of powder with .454 balls and it holds up rather well. Easy to clean (once you've got the wedge out). I gave 4 out of... 5 stars because it does feel a little on the cheep side (grips not lining up to well with the frame & other), but the price point vs performance more than make up for any complaints about aesthetics. Ive had alot of fun dialing in Kentucky windage and it gives the gun alot interesting characteristics. Once you've taken it to the range, you'll wonder what took so long to add one to the collection! more

    July 17, 2017
  • 100

    A Great Value in BP category!
    Have many years experience buying Pietta family products (real family operation with all parts made in their Italian home town) purchased this one last month to have more available for friends at the range, and this is a...nother beautiful example of their good work for good prices. Just keep in mind that this category of firearms differs from other modern categories & designs so reliability, longevity, consistency will all be less than modern categories & designs. Also know that both Pietta and Cabelas will provide great support when needed. more

    June 22, 2017
  • 100

    Awesome Surprise!
    I ordered the Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy Revolver .44 caliber and the Pietta Model 1860 Army Revolver .44 caliber. When they arrived (5 days early) I couldn't wait to get them cleaned up for my Living Room displa...y.Both were awe inspiring on their craftsmanship, their subtle details in each of their designs. I absolutely love them. My middle and youngest sons like me were wild about the Confederate Navy Revolver. My Wife oldest son and daughter were more in tune with the 1860 Army Revolver.Either wayI am looking forward to getting back into shooting some old smoke wagons again! more

    June 7, 2017
  • 100

    Pietta revolver
    I purchased this revolver several months ago; Did a lot of research on all models, read ALL reviews and took them at face value.Arrived quick, and complete. Disassembled, wiped down thoroughly, lubricated it, and fired i...t. No issues with #11 caps.As a "mass production" product, I imagine some will get defective parts and craftsmanship. NOT ME!!!!Love this pistol! Unless you are fighting Antietam, Shiloh, or Yellow Tavern EVERYDAY, you should have no issues. The only set back was that my shot group was 6 inches high, so I took a dremmel, lowered the notch in the hammer, re blued what I had done, and BOOM! Problem solved, problem stays solved! more

    May 29, 2017
  • 100


    May 16, 2017
  • 100

    Professional delivery
    Very nice, very beautiful, revolver...my first. Shoots excellent, just have to get used to the sights. I was surprised at how very professionally it was packaged and cared for when it arrived. So awesome, thank you Cabel...as. Hope to purchase another older modeled black powder pistol...perhaps maybe a rifle next time. Thank you. more

    April 16, 2017
  • 100

    great weapon
    This is one great quality weapon. I took it apart alongside of my 45 vaquero to compare them as there are alot of similarities, and found the quality comparible. I enjoy this weapon the most. This thing is deadly accurat...e, muct more so then my vaquero. Those who have written negitive reviews may not really understand their weapon. by the way i own several. more

    February 22, 2017
  • 100

    Great experiance
    I purchased this Pistol at the Cabellas in Woodbury Mn and I could not be happier with the quality of the 1851 Navy. And the salesman was extremely helpful. I am a just getting into the hobby and although they did not ha...ve the package deal there the salesman did take care of me and set me up with everything i needed. I definitely recommend this pistol as far as fit and appearance and also the assistance I received at that store. Thank you more

    February 20, 2017
  • 100

    Great Relica
    Great replica of the 1851 navy pistol. I went with the .44 caliber cause I like big guns, but most of the originals were .36 caliber.

    January 24, 2017
  • 100

    Pietta Navy Reproduction
    Purchased for a display case presentation to an associate, workmanship and quality, including wood grips is excellent.Trigger pull is amazingly smooth, and quite light. Finish is uniform and blemish free, it will look gr...eat in a wood case.I recommend this item, though I do not plan to fire it. more

    January 24, 2017
  • 100

    1851 Confederate navy
    A real solid firearm. Well built quality firearm that I was finally able to buy. Cant wait to shoot it. Thanks Cabela

    December 23, 2016
  • 100

    Nice display item
    It's a nice piece for display at really good price, I recommend this pistol

    December 15, 2016
  • 100

    Pietta 1851
    Good starter black powder revolver for the price. It teaches the basics of shooting a black powder revolver and will teach you how to measure black powder ( volumetric measurements). It also gives that nostalgic feeling.... Highly recommend this as your first black powder gun, but shell out the extra amount for the entire starter kit also. more

    November 27, 2016
  • 100

    pietta model 1851
    very please with the product and the time it took to recieve it thank you

    November 23, 2016
  • 80

    craftsmanship old world
    Beautiful gun bluing perfect wood grips excellentShoots like a dream

    November 3, 2016
  • 100

    Pietta 44
    A very comfortable pistol to handle. Easy to load and clean up. remarkably accurate for a black powder pistol. This manufacturer is highly desirable across the board.

    November 2, 2016
  • 100

    Brass wheelgun fun
    I purchased my 1851 about 2 years ago. I love this gun. It is fun to shoot and is a gorgeous piece of work. I do not shoot it often as it is a little more work to load and clean than a regular cartridge revolver. I have ...put over 100 shots through it now and it has not had any issues. Of course you need to watch that the primers do not get caught up in the mechanism after they are spent, but this is just the way the gun was traditionally designed. Mine shoots a little high out to about 20 yards...you just compensate for that. I am VERY happy with it. more

    October 9, 2016
  • 100

    Good quality.
    Terrific black powder revolver. Light trigger pull. Easy disassembly.

    October 5, 2016
  • 80

    What I didn't know
    This is my 1st black powder weapon. I had some legal issues several years ago and the government took my inalienable second amendment right away. I wanted something that I could own legally to defend my home and take wit...h me on hunting trips. This gun was on sale and looked like it fit the bill. It's also legal for me to own where I live.Out of the box this is a beautiful gun. The mechanism is tight and smooth and has more weight than I expected. To fire this thing is a little tricky. I read a lot of reviews and answered questions and this is what I did. At the gun store you buy: .454 lead balls, Pyrodex P powder (the green one), a powder measure, and #10 percussion caps, A small funnel is also helpful. I don't use the bore butter the ball leaves a ring of lead on the top side of the cylinder which i feel is a decent enough seal to prevent chain firing. It's also more goop to clean off the gun. I pour 20 grains into the cylinder then pack the ball with the loading lever and spin the cylinder to remove the lead ring leftover. This is all done with the hammer half cocked. Once I load all the cylinders i come back and add the percussion caps and the gun is ready to fire. This is what I did not know. Black powder residue gets EVERYWHERE! After firing 20 to 30 rounds through this thing the hammer started to stick and firing was difficult. I had to take the whole gun apart. Not just a field strip cleaning. The whole mechanism was covered in residue. I washed it with soap and water and cleaned with a toothbrush and it's good as new. This was very strange for as I have owned cartridge weapons in the past and you never get water near them. Only oil. Not the case here. Definitely wash with warm soapy water, let dry, then lightly oil.I read another reviewer suggest to to thread lock the screws. Don't do this! The screws are going to have to come out often to clean the gun. All this being said I like the gun overall. I deducted 1 star because it shoots high to the right. I can adjust for it but can see no way to right the sights. Anyway, hope this helps. more

    June 30, 2016
  • 20

    Poor Quality Revolver
    I purchased this gun originally and ran maybe around less than 100 .44 Hornady .454's through it at 15-20 grains of FFFg powder. One day during cleaning, a portion of the trigger sear fell through the bottom of the trigg...er guard, so I promptly returned it to Cabelas for a replacement thinking it was a manufacturer defect. With my second pistol, I was only able to run about 20 shots through the gun before the trigger seat broke again. Seeing as it is an "on sale" piece of equipment I can't say it wasn't expected, up friends of mine have purchased other Pietta models and have found great success so I guess it just must be the 1851. Try the 1858 Remington model if you want a more solid product. more

    May 10, 2016
  • 100

    Blueing vs Color Case Hardened
    There are a few reviews that state the loading lever is poorly blued. It's not blued at all. The cylinder and barrel are blued, the loading lever and hammer are color case hardened.

    April 19, 2016
  • 20

    I got a dud...still hopeful
    The bolt broke on mine before ever firing it. Seems a fairly common issue is the bolt spring breaking with keeps the cylinder from locking up. Mine was just the opposite...the two tabs on the end of the bolt that the ham...mer cam pushes to dissing...one of them broke, so gun stays locked rearguards of hammer position. Sent back for exchange...just posted one star to catch others eye who may have this issue...plus it is pretty bad that the piece broke...never had that happen in a firearm before. more

    April 13, 2016
  • 100

    smoke and smell
    I really like this hand gun lots of fun to shoot, also added a 1860 army barrel which is a perfect fit. Fit and finish are very descent for the cost. 10 minutes loading 5 minute shooting and20 minutes cleaning all fun bu...t the cleaning. Actually more fun than my other hand guns because of the boom and smoke. If your thinking about it do it. more

    April 8, 2016
  • 80

    Excellent BP starter pistol.
    This Pietta Colt copy is a good place to get started shooting BP pistols. Stay well within the mfg recommended black powder loads for best accuracy. 12 grains of FFFG Pyrodex works great for general target practice, and ...is an easy clean up with hot, soapy water on the barrel and cylinder; just dry it all thoroughly. Four stars - because the spent caps, or parts of them, can occasionally get down inside the trigger/hammer area and jam the works. Usually, you can see the chunks with a flashlight, and fish them out with a pick, but sometimes disassembly is required. It is simple to take apart. more

    February 18, 2016
  • 100

    44 cal black powder
    Solid well built pistol that once you learn how to load it correctly is accurate and fun to shoot.Use the correct kind of powder and measure it accurately. It cleaned up well and I've enjoyed shooting it with my son and ...grandson. more

    February 17, 2016
  • 100

    Great for first-time blackpowder
    I have owned this for several years now and am happy with the workmanship and functionality. I use Pyrodex and clean the revolver after every shooting session.

    February 14, 2016
  • 20

    Poor Quality
    I purchased one of the confederate Navy 1851 and one laser engraved 1851 Navy. Appearance wise they are beautiful.

    February 12, 2016
  • 100

    1851 Confederate brasser
    I bought this for a friend as a Christmas gift. He was and is very pleased with it.

    January 10, 2016
  • 100

    My favorite gun
    I've had this gun for a few years now, at least 300 rounds through it and it still brings a smile to my face every time I shoot it. It's accurate, but especially at long range. I ranged it out to 75 yards and out of 6 sh...ots spun a .22 target around once and the other 5 were all very close (shooting into snow). I can't imagine doing that with another hand gun. These things are so fun and so cheap anyone who loves shooting owes it to themselves to pick one up. Make sure to source Remington #10 caps though, CCI #10's do not fit. CCI #11's will work but very loose. No reason not to use the ones that fit . more

    January 3, 2016
  • 100

    Great Shooter
    A fun and decorative purchase.

    January 3, 2016
  • 100

    A great example of craftsmanship
    This is my first exposure to black powder pistols. It was on sale at Cabela's and I couldn't resist. I couldn't be happier with my Pietta 1851 Colt. The machining and fitting of the parts is excellent. It has been so muc...h fun to shoot, I've ordered a Pietta 1858 Remington. I would recommend the Pietta brand to anyone interested in black powder pistols. A tremendous value for the money spent. more

    December 31, 2015
  • 100

    So Much Fun!!
    This is the first black powder firearm I have ever had. I have thought they looked interesting for some time though. I had the opportunity to fire it for the first time on Christmas day 2015. Even loading it was a fun ex...perience. After the first shot I was hooked.Looking forward to much more fun on the range. more

    December 24, 2015
  • 100

    Great purchase
    Fit and finish is perfect. The weight and balance is really good . Blueing on loading lever could be better.

    December 4, 2015
  • 100

    Great Gun
    Purchased this gun a few weeks ago, and I am very happy with my purchase. The quality of this product is outstanding.

    November 22, 2015
  • 100

    This is my first black powder revolver. I will admit, I have not fired this yet.However, after examining the gun, it is very well balanced and the action is perfect with great sound and feel.The finish is also excellent....I read a couple reviews that say it is faster to reload than to swap cylinders. I'm not sure what they mean, I disassembled my gun with two slight taps to the retaining pin, barrel pulled right off with no tools. Re-assembly was just as quick.Great firearm, great price, I will definitely be getting another.Also, Cabela's shipping is superb, I called and ordered the gun over the phone, I had it delivered to my home in less than 3 days more

    November 13, 2015
  • 100

    Great buy!
    Love this pistol! I was suprised like many on how nice this gun is. This gun would be worth the money just as a wall hanger. It is beautiful, but far from just a wall hanger, the accuracy and action is great. I took it d...own and smoothed the action even more and adjusted the sights. I've shot hundreds of 18 grain loads through it with no stretching or damage to the brass. In fact I like it so much I often take it hiking or camping with me. I also believe it would be decent for self defense as it will not over penetrate. more

    April 16, 2015
  • 20

    used gun
    Not a New gun blueing was off the Hammer and loading lever.looks like a new cylinder but used on sale should have been a red flag.Will not buy another gun on line.

    April 3, 2015
  • 100

    1851 SA
    This is my first ever cap and ball pistol. When I got it in the mail, I wasn't expecting such high quality brass for the frame. Very attractive firearm. I took it out the other day to shoot it. At about 15 yards I have t...o aim 1.5 to 2 inches low to hit my target. I'm not complaining considering its my first, and 2nd: all I gotta do is lower the rear sight to shoot flatter if I wanted. I recommend this to all those who want to reenact and/or shoot black powder more

    March 21, 2015
  • 100

    very nice to hold and shoot. as far as handling this gun blows all the semi automatic pistols out of the water. this was my very first black powder pistol I ever owned and shot. I loved it so much I bought a second one j...ust like it. giving this gun a five star rating is actually degrading it. well built deadly accurate I shot the eyes out of a target and then shot two more eyes in it at 25 yards. awesome gun. more

    February 26, 2015
  • 100

    Cabela's Customer Service
    Great/beautiful gun. Received a flawed gun, the cylinder would not come off the gun. Took it back to Cabela's in Tualatin, Oregon and they more than went out of their way to be sure that I was taken care of. Thank You Ca...bela's. more

    February 17, 2015
  • 100

    great gun
    Amazing firearm

    February 16, 2015
  • 100

    Quality Replica
    Bought this on sale as a Christmas present to myself so I'd have a Colt pattern cap and ball gun to go along with my new Pietta 1858. Fit and finish is outstanding. Pietta really stepped up their game. It would make Sam ...Colt proud. The brass frame is very nicely polished. I went with the brasser for the looks and because it's a .44 and Cabela's best seller. I'll probably shoot it when I have more time, like when I'm retired. It was back ordered, so I just shipped it to my store for free and picked it up a few weeks later. more

    February 7, 2015
  • 100

    Great gun!
    Bought this a year ago, my first BP revolver. Out of the box, this gun was as perfect as it gets. Fit and finish, timing, smoothness of action are really nice. About a hundred rounds through it now, 20gr. Pyrodex and .45...4 balls and no wear on anything. I did have spent caps jamming the works until I ordered stainless nipples in no#11 size, and that pretty much cured that problem. There's a lot of horror stories out there about brass frame guns failing quickly, but so far, mine shows no wear at all. Buy one, have fun! more

    January 17, 2015
  • 100

    Best Purchase Ever
    This purchase was for a company employe retirement ,fit and finish was great Cabelas price could not be matched any where .and shipping only took three days !

    January 16, 2015
  • 100

    great product. Anyone who doesn't like it is just a hater. this thing is a beauty. crisp trigger, clean lines.

    January 6, 2015
  • 100

    Great pistol!
    Bought the 1851 brass frame a few days ago and took it to the range yesterday. I hadn't owned a BP revolver for a lot of years and was expecting minimal accuracy and reliability. Well, I was wrong! I put 36 rounds throug...h it with nary a problem and the accuracy was WAY better than I thought it would be. Yes, it shoots about 8" high from point-of-aim at 50 ft, but with a bottom-of-target hold, and rested, it put 4 shots in one ragged hole with one flyer about an inch outside of that (the first shot was high, as mentioned above). All in all, I highly recommend this pistol! more

    December 18, 2014
  • 100

    My new hobby
    I have had an interest in black powder revolvers for many years and a trip to Cabela's where I could actually hold one was all it took to own one. My questions were answered, the supplies I needed were readily available,... and getting started was affordable. The Confederate 1851 Pietta is a beautiful reproduction and I have taken it to a local range several times. My new hobby is a learning process, which is a joy at my age. Thank you Cabela's more

    December 7, 2014
  • 100

    Most bang for your buck
    Pretty bluing, nice wood. I was impressed. Everyone that I've shown it to said "Beautiful!"

    December 6, 2014
  • 100

    I love this gun
    This was my first BP gun. Since then my 15 year old son has gotten into BP shooting as well with a .36. She's a very pretty piece and lots of fun to shoot. I'm using Pyrodex and felt wads and have not experienced much fo...uling. The only negative thing I can say is make sure to check your screws tightness. The loading lever screw fell out and another screw was really loose. Apply Locktite and the problem's solved. I'm buying a Walker next!!!! more

    November 27, 2014
  • 100

    Lots of Fun!!!
    You just can't beat the price on the Pietta 1851. The black powder guns are just a ton of fun to shoot....messy...but fun. I've read some reviews where people have not been thrilled with the build quality of the revolver.... The revolver has scratches, or things were loose. Mine was in perfect condition right out of the box. I have nothing negative to say about this revolver at all. It is a great replica that I would recommend to anyone. Plus, Cabela's has fantastic customer service and will honor the products they sell. If you have an issue, take it back and they will make it right. more

    November 4, 2014
  • 40

    nice gun
    nice looking gun but dont shoot it often

    October 1, 2014
  • 100

    Excellent pistol
    I received this today and surprisingly quickly. The revolver is solid and well manufactured. I showed it to a friend and now he wants one. Even my fiancee was impressed with the revolver. While this is my first black pow...der revolver, I will definitely buy from here again for other models. more

    August 1, 2014
  • 100

    Great Pistol
    I purchased this pistol after buying a Pietta 1858 New Army pistol. It took quite an effort to remove the barrel from the frame the first time, but as I shoot it more and more it loosens up. The one thing I will mention ...is if you have weak hands do not buy this pistol the loading lever is very short and requires a lot of effort to seat the ball. I ordered an extra cylinder with the pistol due to the long reloading time. My pistol came with the bonus starter kit. It contains everything you need to start shooting except for the primers and powder. All I have to do now is order a holster. more

    June 22, 2014
  • 80

    nice gun
    Real nice gun carry fishing or just out messing around fun to shoot very accurate to certain distance. Plus u don't have to have a hand gun permit to carry black powder pistol .

    April 27, 2014
  • 80

    Very Happy
    This is my first time with any BP gun.It is probably 5 star but I dont know enough about them so i gave it a 4.The finish and fit of the parts is good.When I took it out of the box and pointed it at a mark for the first ...time it lay in my hand and came on target better than my Ruger single 6 or Black hawk 357. It felt like part of my hand! The short barrel gives it good balance. I shot 24 rounds with pyrodex. Good thing I like cleaning my guns This is not a lazy mans toy. The Remington #10 caps fit fine stayed on did not jam. With the starter kit this was easy to get started.It also looks cool. Mild recoil with 20gn of powder.The brass frame guns can not take max loads the steel frames can.It shot high at 25' but hit " close" to the mark on the berm at 125'. Big boom,Lots of smoke to get you noticed! I also like the smell. more

    April 1, 2014
  • 100

    Completely satisfied
    I puchased this revolver last month. It is my first experience with black powder, and also my first purchase from Cabela's. This is a great looking gun, and it functions perfectly. I've only put around 50 rounds through ...it so far (20 grain loads) but I haven't had a single issue yet. Remington #10 caps work like a champ on it. I'm having a blast with this gun, and I'm already planning on spending a little more cash on a steel frame in the future.Also, customer service was the best I've ever experienced. I had a problem with an incorrect delivery address (my fault), and their shipping dept. went above and beyond in rerouting my order. Very courteous and helpful. more

    March 15, 2014
  • 100

    Good beginner Black Powder Revolver..
    Shotguns, center fires, rim fires... This was my first BP revolver.. Its a blast... I wish I would have went BP years ago.. Good quality starter Revolver... If you don't like it, not much invested.. Great deals at Cabela...'s!! more

    February 28, 2014
  • 80

    cheap shooter
    great revolver. just started shooting black powder since its cheaper than cartridge ammo. the only issue i had was i cant get the wedge out without a hammer. i tried adjusting the screw above but it didnt work. how am i ...supposed to do a rapid cylinder change when it takes longer to pull the wedge out than load all the chambers? more

    January 31, 2014
  • 100

    Pietta .44 cal confederate navy revolver
    Beautiful black powder cap and ball revolver. I already have the sheriff edition, now I have the 8 1/2 inch barrel edition as well. Timing of the weapon is spot on and the feel matches the look, awesome. I would recommen...d this pistol to any of my friends and family. This is not only a weapon but a work of art. I love this revolver, and this pistol will make number 4 to my black powder cap and ball collection. more

    January 25, 2014
  • 100

    excellent buy.I use it for backup.
    great buy .only problem is the #11caps staying on ..maybe need to use #10.maybe they can figure out way to use 209 caps like you use on 50 cal rifle.great gun you won't be disappointed .

    October 27, 2013
  • 80

    Havnt shot it yet
    It looks great but have not shot it yet so cant comment or give it 5 stars yet but it is definitely 4 star worthy just on its looks

    October 20, 2013
  • 100

    Replica Colt Navy
    This is great gun fun to load and shoot very accurate

    October 13, 2013
  • 100

    Great Firearm
    I just bought the 1851 confederate. The gun has an excellent feel in your hand. The quality in craftsmanship is excellent I haven't fired it yet. But I would recommend this firearm to anybody. Ive always had a love for b...lack powder firearms. My plan is to buy all the pistols for my collection. more

    September 28, 2013
  • 100

    Great Value!
    Contrary to some reviews, the fit and finish is very good.

    September 26, 2013
  • 100

    Loads of fun
    If you want to have loads of fun, get one of these inexpensive 1851's. It's extremely accurate out to 25 yards. The one thing I would like to reiterate is the powder charge. There is NO reason to use more than 20 grains ...in these brass frame revolvers.. I have ran thousands of rounds thru my brass 1851's and tried just about every charge combo, bullet type, bullet diameter, conical bullets and I will tell you that with a 451 ball, a lubed wad and 18 grains of Black Powder this gun is at its best.. 454 ball works well also but why add additional pressure to the gun when the 451 is just as accurate..If you want to hunt, shoot longer ranges, shoot bigger loads and heavier balls, get a steel frame1858 in .44 cal and blast away ( I have 3 and they are just as fun as the 1851 to shoot).. if you just want to have a nice gong and plinking gun, this is the way to go....Another thing to consider is getting the stainless nipples..makes a world of difference.. the factory ones are ok for awhile but they start mushrooming after a couple boxes of balls and that causes unwanted headaches at the firing line.. Cabelas sells the stainless nipples in the accessories section.. well worth the money if you shoot these revolvers a lot. more

    September 26, 2013
  • 80

    neat little six shooter
    I am overall really pleased with this purchase. Pietta is making some really nice guns. The bluing is good,, the brass polished, and the fit on metal and wood good. The grips have a nice oiled look. The only complaint I ...have is that the timing was off and the bolt head a bit to wide ofor the cylinder slots. This is an easy fix with a hand file and had to do the same on my 1860 army. The action is smoothe and the trigger crisp. Overall love my 1851 brass navy. more

    September 23, 2013
  • 80

    Black Powder 1851 44 caliber
    This is my first venture into black powder. Shooting this pistol has been a blast. More fun than anticipated. Cabela's was right on target with the shipping and handling. Thanks guys!

    September 15, 2013
  • 80

    back to. basic shooting
    Like the gun except it locks up on occasions.hammer and cylinder will not function without disassembling.is a fun gun to shoot otherwise

    September 12, 2013
  • 100

    Purchase Satisfactor: 5 STARS
    The best purchase, to date, I've have ever made without having first seen it and touched first!

    September 7, 2013
  • 100

    Great beginner BP revolver
    Picked one of these up for a buck eighty including a starter kit. The revolver itself if great, very well built and the action is timed perfectly.Easy to load and operate, it has a 2 pound trigger which is nice. Since th...is is a brass framed revolver it is normally loaded light with pyrodex only!! triple 7 is too hot for this gun generally.Personally im loading mine with 25 grains of Pyrodex P and .454 cal ball and it feels great. These are loaded Powder>Ball>Grease. You will need a wonderwad under the ball for charges smaller than 22 grains i found. Ive shot over 100 rounds thru mine with no problems other than a little fowling on the cylinder preventing a rotation but thats expected the soot will start to build up pretty good after 6 cylinders or so needing a quick breakdown for a wipedown at the range. Makes a cool sound too its not like a modern firearm whereas it produces a high pitch clap sound when fired this makes more of a low pitch BOOOM sound followed by fireball and smoke pretty epic. Get yours now! more

    September 3, 2013
  • 100

    excellent first blackpowder pistol
    First but definitely not my last. Great craftsmanship! Fair price fast shipping and a blast to shoot. Hearing protection is definitely required. It's really loud.

    August 30, 2013
  • 80

    Good Buy
    Nice revolver, action is very smooth. Metal fit and finish was very good. Disappointed in the grip fit. Grips were cut very small behind the trigger guard exposing over an 1/16" of the unfinished brass grip frame.

    August 29, 2013
  • 100

    what a deal
    I have been shooting BP for over 35 years. This gun is one heck of a deal. The Pietta guns of late are great in quality and fit and equal to any other out there today. This Confederate revolver is a close replica of the ...famous Schneider and Glassaik navy revolver made in and for the Confederacy. I wish Calelas would have it in 36 cal like the originals, but still this pistol is great and the price is great too. I would not use more than 20 grains of 3F BP in this gun, and if you do, it will last for years of fun shooting. more

    August 25, 2013
  • 100

    Cowboy Action Frontiersman
    I bought a pair of these for use in Cowboy Action matches when I shoot the frontiersman category. I was not sure whether or not I would like cap and ball shooting so I purchased the least expensive brass models. Now I am... hooked and have since purchased another pair of the 1858 Remington models. I shoot them an average of 60 rounds per match so they have seen a lot of service. They have been utterly reliable and accurate. The hammer is easy and the trigger is light and crisp. I have shot in many modern matches such as IDPA but can't remember the last time I had as much fun as I have had with these Pietta 1851 Colt Navy revolvers. more

    August 21, 2013
  • 100

    Great gun
    Great looking, good quality, good ,accurate shooting.Fun factor with this revolver is extremely high!Cabela's service was the best, I've bought four of the Pietta's revolvers from Cabelas and have been extremely pleased ...with all of them. more

    August 13, 2013
  • 100

    Lots of fun
    This revolver is so worth the price. Did not know what to expect as I have never shot black powder before but man it was a blast. I have been shooting the heck out of it and now I am considering getting the shorter barre...l too! Highly recommended, more

    August 8, 2013
  • 100

    1851 Navy brass frame 44 cal
    Wow, this 1851 is a real steal at the price, workmanship is outstanding! Fine attention to detail at every level. Shooting it, loading it was a breeze with a few extra cylinders. One thing I did notice was it functions b...est using the full recommended load of fffG to fill the cylinder enough to put slight pressure on the ball as it touches the wad. Less than a full volume charge leaves a space, unless you use a filler. Overall this replica is a fine piece of firearm art, shoots to point of aim at 20 yards. I would recommend anyone interested in their first Black Powder firearm to visit Cabela's and check it out! more

    July 28, 2013
  • 100

    One of the best Items' I have Ordered!
    I only need # 10 Percussion Caps' to be able to use thePietta 44 Cal Reproduction!

    July 7, 2013
  • 100

    I had the 1851 Navy Colt years ago and gave it to my son since he loved it so much. Bought this one for myself. the action in my first pistol was excellent, it was accurate and gave me many meals while hunting/camping in... the Arizona desert. Great gun. more

    June 24, 2013
  • 100

    had problems
    The GuN Is An Awsome Gun My 1St Pistol But I Had A Prooblem With The Cylinder Not Staying Still It Would Rotate By Its Self Win I Had Hammer Back But I Sint It Back And Got It Fix Now It Shoots Better Thin Ever Im Thanki...ng About Geting A Nother One Awsome Gun I Love Black powder more

    April 21, 2013
  • 100

    Completlely satisfied with this gun.

    April 6, 2013
  • 100

    Great starter pistol with a great history!
    Bought this pistol as a go between from modern rifles and pistols to crossbows in case of an Economical collapse. From my experience it shall serve me well. I modified the grips and brass to better suit my hand and chamf...ered the cylinder to compress instead of shave the bullet (much tighter seal). I also installed a different set of nipples, modified the Hammer (removed the "v" notch) and bought a second cylinder which I modified the same way and a reloading stand. Be sure and disassemble the gun completely and clean completely as some of the screws are left loose from the factory for this purpose and the gun has a lot of grease and dirt from the manufacturing process. I sprayed the outer surface with a metal sealant to protect for long term storage. Overall I am pleased with this purchase and am going to order a second to be like Wild Bill Hickock. Where's my Ivory Grips and Colt conversion kit? more

    March 19, 2013
  • 100

    Great Weapon
    I'm new to black powder, and this weapon was recommended by some of the local cowboy action shooters.. It has performed very well. I liked it so much that I purchase another along with the shorter model from Cabela's..Yo...u wont be sorry if you get one of these cool little items.... more

    February 26, 2013
  • 100

    great bun for the money
    after buying this gun i took it to work and let the co-workers shoot it and they all were very impressed with it and a few of them decided to buy their own. overall it is a good gun and great fun for the money

    February 24, 2013
  • 100

    Fun to Shoot
    I purchased this revolver just for the experience of black powder shooting and to get some historical reflection on my civil war passion. Although a true .44 cal was never made it was more about the feel of the weapon, l...oading and firing. more

    February 7, 2013
  • 100

    1851 Navy Revolver is a good buy
    This is a very fun pistol. It shot very well, and had no problems cleaning it.It got a lot of looks at the gun range, I guess a few of the guys there went on line when they got home to get one for themselves.At 8 yards i...t was grouping a little high, but, a 5 inch group.Could have been me, I had never shot this type gun before.I do recommend this pistol.Great value, fun times, and a little work reloading, but it was fantastic to shoot. more

    February 5, 2013
  • 80

    good service, ok product
    I bought the pistol at the St Louis store. It didn't work. The cylinder jammed after each discharge.After writing a bad review, I was contacted by the company's customer service. I sent the pistol to the company and rece...ived a new one. The replacement works as well as brass framed weapon is expected to. I give Cabela's 4 stars for taking care of the problem. more

    January 28, 2013
  • 100

    Great look and feel for a confederate black powder
    i love the look and feel of it.i am not planning to fire it just to have in my collection.

    January 14, 2013
  • 100

    just how it is
    ok heard all the stories about misfires and every thing else about loose black powder and percussion caps .well non of the bad stuff is true got the gun loaded it and started shooting like a pro very accurate at 15 yards... 4" high windage right on 30gr. powder and at 30yards right on didnt start to drop until 45 yards and yes it will kill hogs no problem 30gr.powder charge .454 ball 141gr. at 40yards dead hog more

    January 3, 2013
  • 80

    black powder fun
    Its a fun gun to shoot and play with the loads I make my own lead bullets so it nice to see how well they shoot this is my 2nd black powder pistol and there great so go get one and have fun and see how they shoot!

    January 1, 2013
  • 80

    black powder rocks
    the action is great and they are all around just fun to shoot

    December 25, 2012
  • 20

    Pretty to look at but that's it
    The wood grips were well fitted to the frame and the finish was nicely done. I had to tighten ever screw on it before shooting it. I'm glad I checked them , it could have been a disaster if I haden't. The laoding lever u...nder the barrel had sharp edges that cut my thumb and finger trying to pull it back and down. It took quite a bit of filing to get it smooth. The accuracy of it was a joke. I had to aim at the bottom right of the target butt to even hit the target. It worked out to aiming about 3 ft. off in both directions at 12 yards. more

    December 24, 2012
  • 100

    Can't beat this deal. I have recomended this cap and ball revolver to all my shooting friends. I'll be looking for the next sweet deal on black powder goodies from Cabela's. . . SEMPER FI.

    December 21, 2012
  • 100

    Pietta Model 1851 Black Powder Revolver
    Warning! First do your homework before use if you are new to Black Powder Revolvers. The Pietta supplied Owners Manual isn't the best reference source. This Model is the Brass Frame model and max powder load should not b...e more than 25 gr. I found that the "Cabela's Experts" are the best source for loading along with a couple UTUBE video's by the writer of I believe "Black Powder Magazine". The gentleman explains loading, firing and how to modify the sights., and yes they shoot high and to the left. Great Revolver, won't go wrong. more

    December 20, 2012
  • 100

    Great Price, Great Product
    This is my second Pietta 1851 Navy .44 black powder pistol. I bought both from Cabela's and both pistols look great and work great. They are a lot of fun to shoot. Everyone needs a black powder pistol. If you do not have... a black powder pistol then this is the pistol for you. Buy one and let the fun times begin! more

    December 20, 2012
  • 100

    Gresat deal
    Great deal for a nicely finished cap and ball revolver.

    December 9, 2012
  • 100

    I am impressed . # 1 quality of this pistol. # 2 The fit and finish are excellent # 3 fun.. 5 out of 5

    December 6, 2012
  • 80

    1851 Confederate Black Powder
    Good gun, Great value.Shoots straight at 60 yards no problem.I am looking at getting the replacement nipples as the primers seem to "flower' out a bit and can jam the action. I haven't had the problems I saw online ...but I could see it being an issue.Apparently the nipples are an easy fix for this. more

    December 3, 2012
  • 100

    Really fun shooter. Good quality
    I shot the pistol the day after it arrived via UPS. My first loads were 13 gr FFFg black powder.Good performance out to 40 yards. Shot a little high, but I adjusted, and hit the target.I don't plan to increase the load. ...It is plenty fast and accurate, and is easy on the brass frame. Minor recoil. Love to shoot. I have a Dirty Harry Smith and Wesson .44 mag w/ 8 3/8" bbl for hot shooting.The Pietta is more fun to shoot. more

    November 30, 2012
  • 80

    Great gun mediocre brass finish
    My one and only complaint is the oil on the brass caused a permanent stain on some pats of the brass making it look in small areas like case hardening.

    November 28, 2012
  • 100

    great gun! I bought this for my father for a birthday present. Extremely fast shipping and good quality

    November 28, 2012
  • 100

    Great gun
    Wonderful gun for reenacting

    November 27, 2012
  • 100

    Excellent Value
    first time buying black powder - this is a great way to get introduced to a new hobby

    November 20, 2012
  • 100

    Nice revolver
    This is a nice revolver well crafted fun to shoot weapon. I would recommend this for any black powder shooter

    November 19, 2012
  • 100

    Amazing Product
    This gun was better than I expected. I could not believe the quality of the manufacturing. All parts are tight and click along great. Haven't had a chance to go to range, but itching at the chance. Shipping was super fas...t. more

    November 7, 2012
  • 100

    No disappointment here !!
    Excellent fit and finish. A tad small in my hand, however fits my wife perfectly!! Looks we both win here. We'll be buying another ASAP so we can make smoke together!! BUY THIS GUN !! It's great!!

    November 6, 2012
  • 80

    the gun is amazing not to mention i ordered it sunday and they got it to me on wed fast shipping amazing products im happy

    November 6, 2012
  • 100

    Great pistol!
    Excellent fit and finish. Shoots well, great price.

    October 16, 2012
  • 80

    nice little kit
    nice weapon, i use this as a target shooter and it plays the role of my "camp gun"...at the police range the gun was very accurate to 50 ft, after that the ball did its own thing...one complaint tho, the #10 ca...ps fit but are to tall and tend to keep the wheel from moving, and the #11s work but tend to blow off when u fire...ive decided to replace the nipples..good weapon. more

    October 11, 2012
  • 100

    Very pleased!
    This Pietta Confederate 1861 Navy is by far the best black powder revolver out of 3 that I have owned over the years.The action is smooth and the trigger pull is crisp with no creep

    October 7, 2012
  • 80

    Satisfactory revolver
    I have had one of these revolvers for probably over a year now and fired several hundred rounds through it without incident. The finish is just as great as people say. The brass will tarnish after prolonged handling and ...shooting, but this is natural and it can be cleaned without excessive grief. more

    September 25, 2012
  • 100

    good purchase
    fast,shipping,and tracking info,havent shot yet but arrived just as cabela described it,will purchase another soon.

    September 23, 2012
  • 100

    Excellent pistol
    I ran into this little revolver at my local Cabelas bargin cave for a great price and decided to try it out. I was amazed when I took it out to my local range. Since it is a brass frame I opted to load it with 22 grains ...of FF black powder and .454 balls (giving more of a flat surface for the riflings). At 25 yards it kept to a 3" group. It did shoot a little low but dead on for windage. The only thing I didn't like was that the loading rod was a little loose. I used 2 .004 shims to fix that little problem. more

    September 20, 2012
  • 100

    Great Starter Revolver
    I received this revolver as a birthday present and was blown away from the design. I took it out to the farm to fire it for the first time and shot 24 shots with not one miss fire! When i got back it takes some effort to... clean it but it is definitely worth it. I went in to buy some supplies for it such as balls, powder, wads, etc. and they gave me great advice as a beginner in black powder. This is an outstanding buy and this gun is worth every cent! more

    August 9, 2012
  • 100

    I came back for the standadard barrel length!
    Six months ago I started out with the shorter Sheriff length barrel and LOVED it. Upon seeing Cabela's sale price on this standard length 1851, I couldn't resist! Be careful, black powder shooting is addictive...

    July 8, 2012
  • 100

    1851 navy revolver
    Nice looking hand gun. Fast delivery. Enjoyable shooting.

    June 29, 2012
  • 100

    No title
    This is my second purchase of this pistol. Would rcoment it to anyone.

    May 28, 2012
  • 100

    great purchase
    Well I finally got to shoot my gun and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The gun is beautiful out of the box, really fine craftmanship. The price was low compared to a modern firearm. No backgound check or paperwork to fill out i...s a plus. I shot 36 rounds with only one misfire. I replaced the cap and it fired. I test fired it throught my F1 chrony and with 35 grains of powder i got up to 853fps. Comparable to a modern .45ACP FMJ. Overall a fun gun to load and shoot and I look forward to shooting it again. more

    May 22, 2012
  • 100

    got this gun a few days ago was nervous as heck never shot a bp gun in my life hear of the dreaded flash fire and the danger of putting too much powder so i loaded it with 20 grains to be easy on the brass frameused the ...lubed wads and the wonder lube Remington caps #111st loaded just the caps to clean out the nipples then loaded only 3 chambers as i read trough all review it shoots high 20 yards away had to shoot almost a foot lower but here it is the delight its a gentle push almost not a kick and a pleasure to shoot figured lets put it trough its paces loaded all chambers and did a couple at 20 yards and once again delight accurate when you know how to re aim it i figure lets go a bit more nuts got some targets at 60 yards figured lets see how off ill be guess what its sight are set for 60 yards like a dream never heard of anyone hitting at 60 yards yetmaybe im doing something wrong but couldn't hit with a little 22 revolver ever anyhow behound happy once again i'm your devoted customer for lifethank you once again more

    May 19, 2012
  • 100

    A really great bargain and a great firearm
    I found this pistol to be of excellent workmanship and machining. This is a really fun piece to load and fire. I don't have any complaints either about the product or the price.

    May 12, 2012
  • 100

    1851's confederate

    May 10, 2012
  • 100

    Excellent black powder revolver
    I bought this gun from hamburg cabelas a few months ago. Have put over 100 shots through it so far. Its a great gun. Fun to shoot, easy to load it if you have the right stuff. shoots pretty accurate at long ranges. Comes... apart easy to clean it. Definitely a keeper. Everybody at the gun club always really checks it out when I shoot it there. recommended. more

    May 9, 2012
  • 100

    Very satisfied
    I am impressed with the quality of this pistol. The fit and finish are excellent. It is a lot of fun to shoot. The only issue I encountered is that it tends to shoot a bit high, but that is easily remedied. I took it to ...the range yesterday and had a ball...no pun intended. This pistol is worth every cent I paid for it. I am considering buying another, and would recommend it to anyone considering buying a cap and ball revolver. more

    May 7, 2012
  • 100

    Pietta 1851 Navy
    This was my first black powder revolver and I truly enjoy it. After trying different loads I have come up with one that delivers acceptable accuracy at twenty yards. I am planning on purchasing a couple of the other mode...ls now and I hope they are of the same good quality as this one is. more

    May 4, 2012
  • 100

    Fun gun
    This was my first black powder gun, and I love it. Been looking to get this model for sometime and finally did, great decision. Shoting bp pistol is far more fun than a semi-auto pistol. Just the loading is enjoyable for... me. The gun is smooth, accurate, and beautiful. First one I received had problems with the timing, which caused balls to get stuck in the barrel, not fun. But Cabela quickly and easy exchanged it for a new one, truly great online, and on the phone service. With the new one I had trouble with fouling which would cause the barrel to seize after a few loads, but recently used bore butter to lube the cylinder and lasted much longer then just the light lube I used initially. Can't wait to get more bp guns from Cabela's. Thanks Cabela's. more

    April 23, 2012
  • 100

    Fun To Shoot
    Bought this for my son's Birthday and it has been a blast (no pun) to shoot.

    April 14, 2012
  • 100

    Outstanding Revolver
    Like all my purchesses from Cabelas, it is Great. It also packs a punch with good ackurasee . Frends will be ordering soon, they love it. I'll be getting another one soon. Thanks for GREAT products. Don B.

    April 12, 2012
  • 100

    Beatiful Pistol
    The Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 is a superb pistol. The fit and finish are magnificent and it feels excellent in the hand. This is my first black powder pistol, and based on this as an example I intend to purc...hase more of them. more

    March 30, 2012
  • 100

    Great weapon
    Beautiful , smooth action, easy trigger. Do I need to say more?

    March 27, 2012
  • 100

    My First Blackpowder Pistol
    I purchased this pistol as my first experience with black powder. Absolute joy to load and fire. I was able to hit 5 of 6 in the black at 25 yards. It took some time to research everything I needed so let me make it easy... for those new to this niche. more

    February 29, 2012
  • 60

    Not completely happy
    I bought 2 of these guns at the same time. I requested these guns have consecutive numbers. They do not. Both guns fire high and to the right.

    February 26, 2012
  • 100

    Very Good Gun
    We picked this up after being very pleased with the New Army 1858 pistol and wanted to expand our collection with this model. I was pleasantly surprised with the fit and finish for such a low cost firearm, not perfect bu...t very good. From a functional standpoint, this easy to use and is so much fun to shoot. The accuracy is also very good, which wasn't entirely expected. more

    February 18, 2012
  • 100

    Very Happy
    I purchased this revolver due to the low price as a starter gun into black powder shooting. I was surprised as to the excellent fit and finish on the gun I received. I loaded with a low charge (18 grn) of Pyrodex I used ...the balls and wads that came with the starter kit. Like everyone else has said it shot high at 25 yds (about 5 inches) but the grouping was great after I compensated for the point of impact being high. With the low charges the recoil was very mild. I expect that the weight of the pistole had something to do with that also. I would recommend this gun to someone looking for an economical way to get into black powder shooting. more

    February 16, 2012
  • 100

    Great starter revolver
    Great starter pistol. I bought this gun to start to get in to black powder shooting . When I received the gun it was in tip top shape . I have fired it numerous times with no problems.

    February 10, 2012
  • 100

    Good value
    Bought the 1851 Navy Colt .44 a few weeks ago. Very pleased with the workmanship, bluing, fit, general quality. It looks good and is fun to shoot. Shoots a bit high but groups very well. The wedge was difficult to remove... without a punch but once out it was easy to clean. Black-powder weapons can be a pain but they sort of have a look and personality to them that make it worth the effort. I will be buying the Pietta 1858 Rem Army 44 for my son. From the reviews I expect it to also be of high quality. more

    February 10, 2012
  • 80

    Great Price, Some Defects
    I purchased the Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver several weeks ago. It being my first black powder fire arm. I have been so cautious that I have not yet fired it. I have been busy doing research on...-line , at the library and asking everyone I come across. Cabela’s, Sportsman’s, U-Tube & friends w/ BP arms.A brand new out-of-the-box gun must be thoroughly cleaned of preservation oils BEFORE firing.4 nipples were removed quite smoothly. One nipple required a lot more effort than it should have. The last nipple is still FROZEN in the cylinder along with one ruined nipple wrench. I, who has always been extremely proficient with my hands and sensitive with varying amounts of physical torque, I am disappointed with their QA Dept. (Quality Assurance)Secondly, the ‘antique’ finish was not thoroughly applied to the ALL of the steel parts. Several areas are bare machined steel which makes it look as if I made at home myself. Of course that does not affect the safe functioning of the pistol.I would and did recommend the purchase to a friend. He bought one. We fired multiple rounds with his new gun and were completely satisfied with its performance.Now, my question; What should I do next about the seized nipple ?Return the gun to Cabela’s .Return the cylinder aloneAttempt removing the last nipple after a thorough soaking with penetrating solvent and risk the cost of an additional nipple wrench.Otherwise, if I had purchased the one my friend bought I would have submitted a 5 Star rating. more

    February 9, 2012
  • 100

    Great Fun
    This is a fun revolver to shoot...Enjoy it very much...I use Black power pellets and lubricated patches to make it much easier...Must clean you gun well after each use...

    February 6, 2012
  • 100

    Nice Reproduction
    This is exactly what we were looking for, for the Civil War Re-enactment.

    February 6, 2012
  • 100

    great buy
    I would recommend this to any one wanting a black powder pistol. It a lot of fun to shoot.

    February 5, 2012
  • 100

    This is not a toy
    this black powder six gun is not a toy and will do some heavy damage to anyone that plays with it like a toy.I have taken seven deer with it this year and the round balls went in one side and out the other.Using 25 gr an...d round ball is the best combo.The deer that were taken were between 20 and 42 yards max.So all in all it gets a five star+.Remember safety first more

    February 4, 2012
  • 100

    Excellent gun
    Flawless shooting beautiful look and very accurate I highly recommend. Left handed shooters beware trigger is offset for right hand.

    January 30, 2012
  • 100

    Fun Gun
    This is a really fun gun to shoot and it is made very well. The pin you need to take out to clean it is a bit difficult to get out though

    January 26, 2012
  • 100

    Great Deal. Good BP starting point.
    Figured I should get back close to the beginning for a first wheel gun.

    January 23, 2012
  • 100

    I first bought the brass frame 1858 New Army and was then wanting this pistol simply because I love the looks of all the Colt Open Top models and purchased this one to match my other brass revolver. It proved to be almos...t as accurate and just as much fun. I have yet to have one malfunction with it. I use #10 caps. I like the .44 caliber for the knock down power. I have found that Metal Glo Polishing Paste cleans up the brass like new and it's easy to use. The pistol locks up tight and a delight to shoot! But, if you're planning on buying a caliber conversion kit buy the steel frame models. Pietta gave this gun real quality and class! Happy trails! more

    January 22, 2012
  • 100

    1851 confederate navy .44 cal revolver
    I bought the pietta revolver years ago and it was one of the most fun guns to shoot I ever had .Recently I purchased another one because I just thought it would look nice in my collection . So far I haven't put it down o...ther than clean it . What a great fun gun .I recommend it to anyone that wants to try black powder revolvers. more

    January 19, 2012
  • 100

    first blak powder pistole
    I received this pistole as a chistmas gift. I have never fired a black powder gun of any kind. What an experience this was for me! Ienjoyed this so much that I ordred and have receivd another pistole.now I can't wait unt...ill I csn get back out and shoot the new gun ! more

    January 12, 2012
  • 80

    Pietta 1851 Navy 44 cal.
    The Cabela's Pietta model 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber is my first Black Powder Pistol ever purchased. I have owned,fired and hunted with several different types of Black Powder Rifles. Never have fired a BP Pistol.... I felt it was time to add this to my gun collection. I watched several videos on how to load and fire this gun and glad that I did. I believe everyone should review or be trained on how to be safe when owning and firing any and all guns. I found this gun to fire well and my groups were very close together.I would recommed the 1851 Navy .44 as a good Blackpowder pistol to start with . more

    January 8, 2012
  • 100

    Fun Gun
    I liked it so well I went back and bought a second one for my son.

    January 8, 2012
  • 100

    Very nice revolver.
    I purchased this revolver last summer. Everything about it is wonderful. Low cost to purchase, very nicely finished, parts fit nice and wood grips are top notch. Being it has a brass frame I only load to 15-18 grains of ...powder, but that's enough to have a great time. Very accurate right out of the box. No problems since I got it mechanically or with cosmetics. Breaks down nicely for cleaning and assembles with no complicated steps, very straight forward. Highly recommend buying this if interested in shooting black powder. more

    January 7, 2012
  • 100

    Fun toy
    My son and I have really enjoyed shooting this black powder revolver. It is easy to load, easy to clean, and has fired flawlessly every time. It is much nicer than the price would indicate.

    January 6, 2012
  • 100

    Awesome Pistol!
    Great pistol and well worth the money. Fun and easy to shoot and easy to clean. Will always have fun shooting with this pistol.

    January 6, 2012
  • 100

    Great purchase
    I can't believe I got sucha great replica gun for such a small price. Only used with blank loads so far, but am looking forward to shooting some lead soon. Great feel to this piece.

    January 6, 2012
  • 100

    1851 Navy Colt Confederat
    Nice craftsmanship and solid performance. Came oiled and everything is cut to the right specs. Have not fired the gun personally, but so far for dispay purposes it is A1, feels great to hold as well as balanced. The pric...e was right and considering all of the famous users of this gun it is a must for collectors /re-enactors /enthusiasts. A great deal as well. You will be very happy with the gun. more

    January 5, 2012
  • 100

    Love it
    Very nice fit and finish. I love it as much as the other 12 cap and ball pistols I have purchased over the past two years, most from Cabelas. They shoot really well too!

    January 4, 2012
  • 100

    .44 Pietta Colt Navy...
    I have been around firearms most of my life and I've always told everyone that has fired black powder that they were wasting there time! Now that I'm 40 and I've been doing this for awhile I finally felt the need to add ...a bp pistol to my collection... I bought this 1851 Pietta Colt Navy from Cabelas and my goodness its so much better than I expected, for the money I recieved a very well hand crafted period firearm that performs exactly as it should(flawlessly if you know what your doing# I would recommend this pistol to anyone that loves firearms and history! Remember your second ammendment right #2A) The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed... more

    January 3, 2012
  • 80

    Fun to shoot!
    This Revolver at first looked like a great reproduction that would end up looking pretty on my fireplace mantle. After taking it to the range i found that loading it became second nature quickly. At 15 yards it reasonabl...y accurate and fun to shoot. My only misgiving is that i did not buy enough supplies to extend my shooting time at the range! It is easy to break down for cleaning and reassembles in seconds. The black powder sales team at Cabela's was great at prepping me with the knowledge i needed to have fun with this Revolver at the range. I will be looking at more black power guns like this one to add to my working collection. more

    January 3, 2012
  • 100

    Pistol Review
    This is a great pistol.

    January 2, 2012
  • 100

    good gun for the price
    Recently bought the 1851 navy .44. If you're in a hurry to get off a shot, black powder is not for you.But if you enjoy these things as I do, this gun might work for you.At +or- 30 feet it consistently shot 3" high ...and 3"right, so some kentucky windage was needed, as others have said. Once adjusted for, it stayed on target.The #10 caps worked perfectly..If you like this old-timey stuff, it's a good gun for you. more

    January 1, 2012
  • 100

    Very pleased customer!
    This is the second revolver I've purchased from Cabela's ..... one for myself many years ago and one for my grandson. The craftmenship is excellent. Reloads fast and shoots straight. I have had no problems with the revol...ver whatsoever. more

    January 1, 2012
  • 100

    I just got mine as a Christmas present and love it. It is my first Black Powder pistol could not be happier with the quality of this gun. I was very happy with ease of loading and how quiet it was compaired to what I exp...ected. Accuracy is what is to be expected. A little high and left at 25 yards. It draws a crowd every time I pull it out. Dont hesitate, add this gun to your collection! more

    December 28, 2011
  • 100

    Great gun
    I recently purchased this revolver as a Christmas gift for a family member. I was so impressed with the looks an feel of the gun I just had to have one for my self. The finish was flawless an the construction was superb.... If you are looking for a great BP gun, this one is a must have. more

    December 27, 2011
  • 80

    Very pretty, a good intro to BP revolvers. Mine shoots 9" high and 5" to the right but groups are repeatable at 3" at 30 ft. supported on a rest. 25gr. PirodexP 454 ball. Recently got a 1860 model peitta a...nd it is now my favorate but I will still enjoy shooting this one as well. more

    November 28, 2011
  • 100

    buy it !
    absolutely beautiful both fit and finish - the single action is better than any of my double action smith's or ruger's

    November 25, 2011
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    Awesome Reproduction
    Very pleased with this gun. Nicely crafted, beautiful detail, and fun to shoot. Makes a real nice addition to my collection.

    November 16, 2011
  • 100

    Great value for the money
    This review is based on only two outings with this beauty. The first time I shot it with 20 grains of 777 and .451 with lubed wads.This was at 50' duelist stance. I read other Cabela's reviews and then cut the hammer &qu...ot;V" down about 1/16" with Dremel tool. I painted the notch with flat black paint. I took it back to the range last week and this time it shot about 4" high at 30' all in the 9 and 10 ring with a 6'0-clock aim point on a 50' NRA target. Close enough for me. more

    November 11, 2011
  • 80

    My first BP gun
    Impressive looks and price. Shoots quite a bit high. Twenty grains of powder gave best groups (about ten inch) at 25 feet. Had to polish nipples to get #11 caps to fit properly, and stop misfires. Fun to shoot. Good star...ter gun for new BP shooters, just don't expect target pistol accuracy. more

    November 2, 2011
  • 100

    Historic Weapon Perfict Cabela's You Rock :)
    I love it I love looking at it Holding it you don't even need to shoot it , detail unreal craftmanship un beliveable , matrials MFG from nothing But Quality Historic Firearm and it really works should you want to!fire th...is gem, are forfathers fought with this just like it, it takes you back in time this is what (if you could afford it then and not be in the army) your life depended on it and you being able to make it work,and we have grown into a very populated world so it worked fine , they say Doc Holiday may have carried two ove them in tombstone what does that tell ya :) get one be happy read the post there or all should be 10 stars. more

    October 21, 2011
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    October 11, 2011
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    Satisfaction with Cabelas
    Recently ordered three black powder revolvers from Cabela's. All are made by Pietta. The workmanship is outstanding. They all shoot very well with no disappointments. The prices were satisfactory as well. I highly recomm...end Cabela's and Pietta products. I give them both an A+!! more

    October 5, 2011
  • 100

    new to black powder
    this is a FANTASTIC revolver. its packed greatly with Styrofoam and oiled nicely. everything on the gun is tight and smooth. it comes apart nicley and assembles great. fun to shoot for sure.

    September 29, 2011
  • 60

    1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Rev short barrel
    I've just played with it a little. The balance is a little off, the long barrel version is much better balanced. It does aim quiet well. If I had to have only one I would pick the long barrel version over the short barre...l version, due to the looks factor even with the ease of aiming and drawing with the shorter barrel, it just looks like someone cut 3 inches of the end of the barrel and that detracts from it. Over all I do like the pistol. It's well built and comes apart for cleaning quite easy. more

    September 28, 2011
  • 100

    great gun
    i think this gun is a great revolver it shoot very true and stright and is easy to use...i love this gun and i would recommend it to anyone..if you get one have fun with it......jim

    September 27, 2011
  • 80

    Good Gun
    It seems well made, have shot it 12 times, first load was 20 grains and second round was with 25 grains. It does shoot high, but straight.With as much as i will shoot it i think next time will go up to 30 Grains

    September 24, 2011
  • 100

    44 colt navy
    Amazing weapon. Very accurate, easy to operate, and extremely fun to shoot. I would recommend this pistol to anyone looking to get into black powder. Cleaning isn't as bad as some say, and it's definitely worth it.

    September 10, 2011
  • 100

    beginners luck
    this is 1 of 2 black powder guns I purchased to start shooting these products. just love it. easy to handle, load, and dis-assemble. Great purchase!

    September 10, 2011
  • 80

    like it alot
    it looks just like the picture but beter easy to load the only thing is it shoot high at 25 yards but u can figure out how to shoot it quick nice gun very heavy

    September 9, 2011
  • 80

    Fun to shoot
    I like it. Nice tight smooth action and timing.Fun to shoot. Fired 100 rounds so far and no problems. Shoots a little high.

    September 4, 2011
  • 100

    Great Gun For the Price
    I purchased this pistol for my Confederate impression and it's perfect, It's easy to take apart and just fun to use for reenactments.

    September 4, 2011
  • 80

    My Black Powder Revolver
    I like the style and firing power of this revolver but it does concern me that it rust's very quickly after firing and cleaning it. I used several black powder cleaners as suggested, and then oiled it, but this model doe...s rust fast which is a concern to me... I will watch it closely but for now I think I found a product that works. more

    September 1, 2011
  • 100

    Beautiful Pistol and a beautiful price!
    This is a terrific pistol. I don't know where the negative reviews are coming from as I found nothing like them. The gun shoots dead on so if you shoot high or low it is you not the gun! Before I went out to fire it I us...ed a laser bore sight and it is dead on. Very well made, very handsome gun, and the best price anywhere! I shoot .454 lead balls with 30grains more

    July 8, 2011