Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy
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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.
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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
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 inexpensive 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
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
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 another 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