Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver

GunCritic Score

50

GunCritic Score

Positive: 0
Mixed: 1
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User Score

93

User Score

Positive: 470
Mixed: 107
Negative: 24

GunCritic Score

50

GunCritic Score

Positive: 0
Mixed: 1
Negative: 0

User Score

93

User Score

Positive: 470
Mixed: 107
Negative: 24
Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver
Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver

Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver Specifications

Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver Description

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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Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver User Reviews (601)

Positive: 470 Mixed: 107 Negative: 24
  • 80

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

    April 1, 2018
    tcarm
  • 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
    Woodbutcher351
  • 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
    Skrappi
  • 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
    VC24
  • 80

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

    November 28, 2017
    OldmanFarley
  • 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
    DMon1911
  • 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
    BirdDog67
  • 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
    WayneJxRx
  • 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
    MACVSOG
  • 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
    GunNutScott
  • 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
    Panther2N
  • 100

    VALUE ACTION PACKED
    ITALIAN 44 IS NICE PEICE TO OWN ....CLEANS AND DRESSES BACK UP EASY. WOULD LOVE TO OWN THE POLISHED NICKEL 44 VERSION

    May 16, 2017
    LASTWILSON
  • 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
    Sirsteven
  • 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
    otjro
  • 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
    TommyStarr
  • 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
    HBODoc
  • 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
    Sumpter
  • 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
    silverseeker
  • 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
    Jayman87
  • 100

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

    November 23, 2016
    mjgrix
  • 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
    44ACP460
  • 80

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

    November 3, 2016
    CaptTeague
  • 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
    Carolus
  • 100

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

    October 5, 2016
    Jerry531
  • 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
    texdv8
  • 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
    NorCalSushi
  • 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
    OlKentuckyBoy
  • 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
    FloridaOtter
  • 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
    TDSHomework
  • 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
    cyberfish2
  • 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
    jtc123
  • 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
    bref
  • 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
    TarpleyTXWTHunter
  • 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
    TerryRoger
  • 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
    dwh4784
  • 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
    Timmer68
  • 100

    Great Shooter
    A fun and decorative purchase.

    January 3, 2016
    turkeybowler
  • 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
    MAGI1
  • 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
    Moonchaser
  • 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
    QwertH
  • 100

    Positive
    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
    Eric1761
  • 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
    coloradomtns
  • 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
    Twofingers
  • 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
    MisfitActual205
  • 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
    dlgibb
  • 100

    great gun
    Amazing firearm

    February 16, 2015
    bigguard
  • 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
    SColt
  • 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
    Spiritfeather
  • 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
    Rich96
  • 100

    1851pietta
    great product. Anyone who doesn't like it is just a hater. this thing is a beauty. crisp trigger, clean lines.

    January 6, 2015
    HuntingandFishingCa
  • 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
    plunk111
  • 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
    44kindaguy
  • 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
    rebnewbie
  • 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
    USCPHD1
  • 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
    OpieUSMC
  • 40

    nice gun
    nice looking gun but dont shoot it often

    October 1, 2014
    4x4ford
  • 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
    redquill7802
  • 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
    Jeezee
  • 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
    Redoakk
  • 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
    dirte86
  • 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
    real2all
  • 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
    cuz1949
  • 100

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

    October 13, 2013
    Bigtrukz
  • 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
    Bluesfuze
  • 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
    tallround
  • 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
    Eric62
  • 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
    1idahoan
  • 100

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

    September 26, 2013
    CoahomaBob
  • 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
    Hank83
  • 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
    badassbones
  • 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
    CreoleLee
  • 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
    MajorUribe
  • 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
    RatherBclimbing
  • 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
    RebPistolShooter
  • 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
    MWM65
  • 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
    Reneker
  • 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
    Mercurterry
  • 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
    MustyRusty
  • 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
    Mesa1
  • 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
    crosshare
  • 100

    Replacement
    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
    powderguy
  • 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
    kshooter
  • 100

    Great
    Completlely satisfied with this gun.

    April 6, 2013
    Dextor
  • 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
    Wizyrdofoz
  • 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
    WhiplashBuds186
  • 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
    cachevalleyboy
  • 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
    Motoman172
  • 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
    bigug
  • 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
    how66
  • 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
    3654TK
  • 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
    archery505
  • 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
    joie777
  • 80

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

    December 25, 2012
    noon
  • 100

    GREAT BUY
    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
    SHOCKTROOP
  • 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
    aimstraight
  • 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
    Signalboss
  • 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
    PJ45
  • 100

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

    December 9, 2012
    bobf0648
  • 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
    Takelberry
  • 100

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

    December 6, 2012
    tommy72
  • 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
    rumplestilskin
  • 100

    Great gun
    Wonderful gun for reenacting

    November 27, 2012
    Artillery4
  • 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
    Anonymous
  • 100

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

    November 28, 2012
    shooter32
  • 100

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

    November 20, 2012
    AlexC
  • 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
    Kjmc
  • 80

    amazing
    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
    pistolover
  • 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
    RicknGina
  • 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
    NorthTexasShooter
  • 100

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

    October 16, 2012
    thumper1163
  • 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
    Arivacain
  • 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
    Cosburnino
  • 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
    101deer
  • 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
    civilwarbuff
  • 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
    MBPletz
  • 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
    slipinkramer
  • 100

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

    June 29, 2012
    Quikiriki
  • 100

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

    May 28, 2012
    rhrohd1
  • 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
    lagonzal
  • 100

    incredible!!!!!
    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
    superfrench
  • 100

    1851's confederate
    I RECENTLY BOUGHT 2 OF THE 1851 GUN AS DISPLAY MODELS FOR A GUN SHOW AT THE NEW YOUR STATE FAIR ... THEY HELP SELL MY DISPLAYS STANDS .. THE GUNS ARE ONE OF THE BEST LOOKING AND WORKING THAT I HAVE USED ON MY DISPLAYS.MO...ST OF THE TIME THEY BUY MY DISPLAYS WITH THE GUNS NEVER HAD ANY BAD FEED BACK ON ANY GUN.. CABELAS PRICE ON THEM ARE BELOW AVERAGE MARKET PRICES..AND I RERECEIVED THEM ON TIME .. more

    May 10, 2012
    SPALC
  • 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
    crotophytus
  • 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
    fastride09
  • 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
    CPMcLain
  • 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
    StevenE
  • 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
    powderboy
  • 100

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

    April 14, 2012
    EasyRyder29
  • 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
    DonB1405
  • 100

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

    March 27, 2012
    tomtomdad
  • 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
    Soldier369
  • 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
    Timbo70
  • 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
    Anonymous
  • 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
    chillnhill
  • 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
    Chuckie4u
  • 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
    nbgreene
  • 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
    1Wildlife
  • 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
    MasterchiefRET
  • 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
    Bts4589
  • 100

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

    February 6, 2012
    SissieL
  • 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
    Anonymous
  • 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
    150GR
  • 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
    confederategunner85
  • 100

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

    January 23, 2012
    snork
  • 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
    kugs91
  • 100

    OPEN TOP BRASS
    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
    Homerharleyguy
  • 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
    mhmltn
  • 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
    vicjr
  • 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
    Toxic13
  • 100

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

    January 8, 2012
    NaBeanDonChattGnnLahmain
  • 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
    Aaron0
  • 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
    Lvinjr
  • 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
    Clubber2010
  • 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
    Notdamomma
  • 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
    Michiganshooting
  • 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
    2AMATTI
  • 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
    6thVACAVALRY
  • 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
    evener
  • 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
    hookjockey
  • 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
    savyshopper
  • 100

    Pistol Review
    This is a great pistol.

    January 2, 2012
    zerolight
  • 100

    Awesome!
    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
    Scratt
  • 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
    bpman
  • 80

    Nice
    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
    thedrill
  • 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
    mike51392
  • 100

    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
    cajun423
  • 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
    Traviscountyslim
  • 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
    cyberfish2
  • 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
    Nascar39
  • 80

    GOOD GUN FOR THE PRICE
    WORKED WELL AND NO PROBLEMS REMOVING NIPPLES ALSO, THE PIN THAT RELEASES THE CYLINDER COMES RIGHT OUT IF YOU TAP IT WITH A WOODEN OR PLASTIC MALLET.

    October 13, 2011
    dudester
  • 100

    1851 NAVY REVOLVER
    GREAT DEAL ON A COOL GUN. FAST AND EASY TO DEAL WITH. BOUGHT IT OVER THE NET AND IT WAS SHIPPED TO MY DOOR IN A FEW DAYS. THANKS

    October 11, 2011
    allison771
  • 100

    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
    iwojima
  • 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
    jimgoss77
  • 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
    Mikaco
  • 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
    mitchb213
  • 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
    grhbkh
  • 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
    oats2
  • 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
    BobFred
  • 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
    bigk408
  • 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
    akwxmn
  • 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
    Sundance06260
  • 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
    ruedog2u
  • 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
    imin2fun
  • 60

    Brass frames tend to stretch!!!
    I've had 2 of these brass-framed Colt "clones" over theyears,and though they may look good,if I had it to doover again,I'd really would consider one with a steelframe,for sure!!!...

    June 30, 2011
    IronworkerLee
  • 100

    Excellent
    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. I agr...ee that it does shoot high, but that is a very minor problem. Aim for the chest and you'll hit their head haha. more

    May 17, 2011
    Tarkov
  • 100

    A Great Buy!
    I don't know what all the complaining is about.Got mine today and,Fit of grip is excellentGap of barrel and cylinder is excellentFinish is excellentAll nipples work with wrench, fit great, seat wellPackaging, shipment......excellent more

    April 12, 2011
    RBK2
  • 100

    just as nice as advertised
    I ordered this gun a week and a half ago, I think UPS was a little slo,but its here,and what a joy.It is a beautiful peice of shootin iron and very well made.I took it all apart and cleaned all of the oil out of it ,and ...fired 2 cyl. of caps to be sure it was working. Before I put it back togeather I worked some luberplate into the ROLLER that is riding on the mainspring. I was glad to see the roller because that means smooth action and less wear.The barrel wedge came right out , no pounding or hard pulling, it is just a real good fit.Now if it quits raining I will take it out and fire it ,cant wait..I would say ,BUY IT, while it is on sale.. I know the 1851 civilian in .44 is next on my list..OBTW very well packed and handeled ... more

    March 28, 2011
    eouty
  • 80

    Great Buy
    Good gun for a great price. Although cleaning it is a major hassle, loading and shooting the gun is a ton of fun.

    April 2, 2011
    BPlante
  • 100

    Buy it
    Very impressed with fit and finish. Very well matched componants. Fires very well.

    March 28, 2011
    JPNorcal
  • 100

    Wow what a deal!!
    This is my second cap and ball revolver from Cabelas, having purchased the 1860 Army a few months ago. What a beauty this 1851 Confederate is. The fit and finish is superb and the pistol shoots straight and true every ti...me so far. For the price you can't beat this deal. more

    March 22, 2011
    jpbeddow
  • 20

    avoid navy .44
    Came in bad shape. The gun itself was very flimsy. The disassembly pin would not come out of gun so disassembly was impossible. The ram-rod in the front of gun was not secure and rattled quite a bit.

    March 14, 2011
    1fighterpilot
  • 100

    Excellent Value
    When I first considered this revolver I had concerns about the ability of the brass frame to hold up using the Pyrodex P 30 grain pellets on a continuous bases. The recommended load for this revolver is 25 grains max.

    March 12, 2011
    burn48
  • 80

    nice black powder
    A real nice gun,a little hard to load at first,but after a while you get the hang of it.I am use to the .50cal rifle,so a .44cal pistol took some getting use to.It`s a good pistol to buy at a great price.

    February 26, 2011
    rlgmm
  • 100

    Great gun!
    Alright, here goes. I chose to buy this particular gun because of the price. That said, I'm glad I did. It is well constructed and solid. There were no flaws that I could see. I am new to black powder, as most of you rea...ding this will be. I did a ton of research and decided not to purchase the starter kit, but assembled everything I needed on my own. more

    February 22, 2011
    different19
  • 20

    Three Strikes!
    "...and they're out"! Three times I ordered and received the 1851 Navy Confederate Revolver (made by Pietta). Each and every one of the revolvers sent to me proved to have scratches and mars on the brass frame,... poorly fitted grips and worst of all, a trigger which was misaligned within the trigger guard! To their credit, Cabelas did try to satisfy my original order, to no avail. While the price was good, the merchandise was clearly defective. These defects evidenced a problem at the manufacturer's end--poor quality control. more

    February 15, 2011
    targeteer
  • 100

    Very satisfied.
    I am not well experienced with guns - but the first shot I took with this gun hit the target I aimed at (50 feet away).

    February 2, 2011
    Whitehat3
  • 80

    black powder
    great quality and functions well,well worth every dime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2011
    hillbillynhere
  • 80

    Good Gun
    It's great but two of the nipples were oversized.

    January 29, 2011
    BDNewcomb
  • 100

    Pietta 1851 Colt Navy... NO ONE does it better!!!
    To begin, I value the Cabelas customer reviews and they heavily influence my purchase decisions. I can only echo the many 5 Star reviews on these Pietta Colts. The workmanship is excellent, machining precise and clean, b...lueing perfect. Polish and overall beauty, superb. Walnut handle beautifully grained and fitted. IMHO, Pietta has closed the oft-stated "quality gap" with Uberti. I am stunned that a firearm of this quality can be purchased so inexpensively at Cabelas! more

    January 28, 2011
    Arkansas11
  • 100

    Great gun for the price. New safety feature!
    This will be my second one. The last one was a CVA but all the parts were peitta. It has pins between the nipples and a grove in the hammer. You can rest the hammer between the nipples on the cylinder and it locks in pla...ce. more

    January 18, 2011
    BLUPER
  • 100

    Great Pistol
    Fun shooter and a great price. Good revolver for the beginner black powder pistol shooter like me.

    January 9, 2011
    JGM3
  • 20

    very disappointed
    at first glance seemed like typical pietta. decent fit and finish etc. went to range, 1 nipple different size (bigger) than others....no big deal easy fix. After 3 cylinders lockup came out of time and cylinder indexed s...o far past lock up i was able to hand turn it to the next notch. have had decent luck with pietta in the past, this one was a huge letdown. more

    January 10, 2011
    jdp2780
  • 100

    my21851coltnavys
    I have two 1851 colt navy revolvers .44 (CS and US) and my favorite thing is getting the looks at the range when I pull them out. People alwas have questions about my guns like were I got them from, how to load them, and... about the ammo (.44cal-.454di) roun ball , and its the coolest thing to me on the range because it a live piece history in my hands and it also looks good to. more

    January 6, 2011
    1851coltnavy
  • 100

    Exceeds expectations
    Of all the reviews all over the web on this gun I was apprehensive about purchasing one. While there are many great reviews, the bad ones were offsetting at best and I even went as far as asking Cabelas about their retur...n policies before I purchased one. I was wrong to have misgivings about this purchase as it is a perfect gun. The guns finish is the finest blue Ive seen on any weapon, timing is perfect, grips are smooth and good looking, no machine marks, no rough spots, no jagged edges, and it fires like a champ. Even the "it shoots high" remarks I saw over and over again (commonly as high as 12-15" at 15 yards) seem to be unfounded. At 10-15 yards it goes where you point it. This gun would make any black powder enthusiast or history buff a happy camper. more

    January 3, 2011
    OlBloo
  • 100

    Pietta 44 Cal. 1851 navy revolver
    best black powder gun that i have ever used very easy to load and very easy to clean!!it shoots alitle high but you can aim lower,very acurate!!i'm thinking on buying one more

    January 3, 2011
    rmount
  • 100

    black powder bang for your bucks
    this is an exalent black powder pistol for the money

    December 30, 2010
    pbrclown99
  • 100

    Great Revolver
    I love shooting BP but had only used long arms up until now. This gun is a great first handgun for both newcomers and experienced users alike. It handles well and shoots very accurately. The only downside is the brass fr...ame can weaker if the charge is too big. I've put about a hundred rounds through it and never had a problem. more

    December 30, 2010
    RWH1983
  • 100

    Awesome
    I am getting started in black powder pistols and just received mine. It's great looking, very well packaged, and even though it was back ordered, it was worth waiting for. Will be purchasing another one later this year. ...Thank you so very much for helping me get started in this new hobby. more

    December 29, 2010
    RightwingPatriot
  • 100

    Awesome
    You won't regret this purchase. The gun does shoot about 10 inches high at 25 yards. You either aim low or file down the rear sight. Don't buy the kits, spend the money for better equipment. Also, the nipples are difficu...lt to get off after storage. I'm going to try a ratcheting nipple wrench. more

    January 1, 2011
    adak
  • 100

    Shoot ! it's a work of art
    I bought this pistol for my "home alone" christmas , and i gotta tell you... it is a work of art.workmanship is unreal , especially for the price. Everything about it is 110 per cent .

    December 13, 2010
    Icahbod
  • 80

    A Great Revolver
    I bought this revolver yesterday at the Maine store. Had a blast shooting it today. It does shoot about 6 inches high at 20 yards, but that's an easy fix with a file or aiming lower. One of the nipples is too large to fi...t a cap, which is why I gave it 4 stars. I only load 5 chambers anyway when shooting a revolver and leave the 6th empty to rest the hammer on. more

    December 10, 2010
    Poncho6
  • 100

    fun too shoot
    some have trouble with screws falling out of loading lever just put a little clear nail polish on them and it shoots 10 inches high a 25 yards this is comon just file the hamer down a little at a time till it suits you g...reat gun this one is my first and will not be my last drop a 150 pound hog right in its tracks at 30 yards with a .451 ball and 20 grains of powder i would like to see a .357 do that more

    November 29, 2010
    fulofit
  • 100

    Great Blackpowder Pistol
    This is the second black powder pistol I have owned and I highly recommend it. The finish and feel of the pistol it good, and it shoots straight and accurate...I highly recommend buying one if you are into black powder w...eapons. The only negative is the caps tend to fall off the cylinder if not crimped to keep them on. more

    November 18, 2010
    TexasTwoStepper
  • 80

    1851 Confederate Navy .44
    This is my second black powder pistol, and a good one at that. I have no problems with this pistols fit or finish. This is the first brass frame I've ever had, I thought it was just a good looking pistol You really need ...to have it in your hand to see what I'm talking about cause you can't see or feel the picture. Reason for the 4 stars is the grips which is no big deal and can be fixed to fit a little better. I did buy a TDC Ratcheting nippple wrench cause I broke two of my older ones when I first got the pistol, now I don't have that problem anymore with new pistol nipples. I found the best powder charge for this gun is 20 to 25 gr's of pistol P powder. It took about thirty rounds to brake it in a little after that its started shooting 6" high at 30 feet, it put them in a 1/ 1 half inch hole that's not bad in my book. looks like all you folks have had the same with the colt copies you've been shooting. I'm not at all sorry that I got this pistol, its a good shooter, let my son shoot it he likes it, his birthdays coming up, believe I'll get him one. This is one cool little pistol, that's not so little. Come on call cabelas and order yours you will not be sorry. I don't believe you can beat cabelas. more

    October 2, 2010
    Dell4570
  • 100

    Pietta 1851 Navy
    I am not a big time black powder guy. I am now.. I'm used to shooting my modern firearms. My buddy Big Mike introduced me to black powder and i'm hooked. It is somthing i would recommend to anyone. This 1851 Navy is my f...irst, and will not be my last. It was fun to fire and just as accurate. I hit 12"x 12" targets at 50 Yards without a problem. The recoil or kick was not to bad. The puff that the black powder left behind was cool to see. If you are looking for a black powder handgun do not pass up on the 1851 Navy. The price was right. Thanks Big Mike.... And thank you Cabela's for making this great product avalible............ more

    September 10, 2010
    downeydan
  • 100

    What a bargain
    Already good deal at regular catalog price, amazing on-line special I would not pass up. Shoots real nice, and it looks great along side my Cabelas Hawken.

    September 5, 2010
    BlueCollarChristian
  • 100

    Pietta 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver
    BEAUTIFUL REPLICA OF A CIVIL WAR (WAR OF NORTHERN AGGRESSION) REVOLVER. REALLY LIKE THE HEAVY .44 cal. THESE GUNS SHOOT EXTREMELY WELL AND ARE PRETTY ACCURATE. MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, SHOOTING BLACKPOWDER WEAPONS ARE JU...ST F-U-N.PRICE WAS EXCELLANT AND DELIVERY WAS ALMOST INSTANT, VERY FAST. more

    September 3, 2010
    SMUGPOT
  • 80

    Pietta 1851 Navy Revolver - Brass Frame
    Just bought this gun because I like the looks of it. Got very quick delivery. The gun looks terrific, with only a couple minor flaws. There was a tiny nick in the frame and the grips did not fit perfectly. I took the gun... completely apart and cleaned and polished all the moving parts. Refit and refinished the grips. The action is now very smooth. I have shot about 30 rounds through it now and it shoots good although a little high. I used about 13 grains of Triple F and this seemed like just the right amount. For the price, the gun is everything it should be. I recommend it. more

    September 3, 2010
    GunsNroses
  • 80

    Good Revolver.
    The quality of the revolver is good, it needed a little breaking in with the action. It is a fun little gun to shoot.

    September 2, 2010
    Gunner26
  • 100

    Nice!
    Nice gun, have yet to fire it...

    August 24, 2010
    John1967
  • 100

    black powder revolvers
    This is my second black powder pistol. They are both Navy 1851's repros from Italy. Although labor intensive, they are lots of fun to load and shoot. I also have a spare cyclinder that allows more shooting between loadin...g steps. One issue that I have concerns the barrel wedge. I would like to discover a simpler method for pounding it out. It's unfortunate that like many instructions, they just tell you to do it with something that won't damage the pistol. Not very helpful. Also does anyone reccomend or know of a way to load the spare (without the caps) outside of the frame to save time. more

    August 11, 2010
    azmike3030
  • 100

    very pleased
    I haven't shot this yet, but it has good balance, it looks good, and I can easily cock it with my weak hand. I can fan it, and it bounces back to the next chamber slot every time.

    August 7, 2010
    jrs46
  • 100

    Fine Pistol
    I received my .44 Navy Colt BP revolver today. Straight from the box the appearance is flawless. The first 6 shots fired from this gun was using 15 grain fffg, .451 round balls, and I shot a 2 1/2 inch pattern at 35 yard...s. As an experienced firearm owner and avid BP shooter, I find this gun to be an excellant quality gun for the money. From loading to firing, as well as cleaning. Disassembly was also smooth, with no problem removing the wedge. I bought this gun to shoot, and to carry as a side arm during muzzle loading season. My only regret at this point is I didn't go ahead and buy 2, but I have that to look forward to. Cabela's service and shipping were also impressive. If you're thinking about it, go ahead, you won't be disappointed. more

    July 22, 2010
    foothillshunter
  • 100

    My Pietta 1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolv
    I actually wanted to give this a 4.5 star rating, but since there is no way, I rounded it up to a 5.

    July 11, 2010
    ronec
  • 100

    Great Gun Worth The Money
    I bought my revolver in late 2009. It is a lot of fun to get out and shoot. As mentioned in other peoples reviews the wedge is a little hard to get out but I made a punch out of wood that gets it out perfect. I shoots re...ally accurate to be a black powder pistol. I found out that its best to put about 32 grains of pyrodex black powder in it. more

    June 30, 2010
    brad3063
  • 100

    '51 Pistol
    excellent quality and price; using it for h.s. history class, the kids will love it!

    July 4, 2010
    cajung
  • 100

    Great pistol at a great price!
    What a fun pistol to shoot! After purchasing three of the sheriff's models, I ordered two of the Confederate models. I now have a post Civil-War set-up that Josey Wales himself would envy! These pistols are period correc...t, accurate as any revolver I have ever owned and just plain fun to shoot! I use a charge of 25grains of GOEX cartridge with a .454 roundball and lubed felt patch. I have also made my own paper cartridges from newsprint soaked in Potassium Nitrate and topeed them with a variety of conical bullets. While this method is a little faster to reload, it is far more cool than anything else! I even made my own wooden cartridge boxes and dowloaded some period correct labels for same. There are many blogs and how-to articles on the web, as well as pictures of the cartridge boxes, that will explain all of this in great detail. I would rate the ballistic performance of my loads on-par with commercially available .38+P out of similar barrel lengths. more

    June 19, 2010
    012162
  • 80

    Nice gun
    This is a nice gun and a great price. The wedge is an issue. I'm have quite a time removing it. It is a common problem with this brand

    June 10, 2010
    gjr902
  • 100

    Cabela's Service
    I received my 1851 Colt Navy Confederate Model last Christmas. I am handicapped and haven't taken it to the range. I play with it a lot in my living room. The wedge was difficult to get out, but finally succeeded (with m...ore than a few scratches around the wedge). One day, I decided to disassemble it further and got in trouble. Couldn't put the trigger assembly back correctly, and lost one of the tiny trigger guard screws. Decided to send it back to Cabela's for repair. Customer Service Representatives were very pleasant to deal with. Yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a brand new revolver, and the wedge wasn't nearly as difficult to break. And I don't beleive I'll fool around with a complete disassembly on this one. I'll leave that up to a smith, if necessary. But I did want to make this point. Cabela's provides great customer service. I didn't expect a new pistol, but had a sneaky feeling that I would having read several other reviews about their prompt service. One of these days will shoot my Colt. Can't wait. Thank you very much Cabela's. more

    June 3, 2010
    cmarsh6744
  • 40

    Good Looks, Horrible Accuracy, Cheap parts
    The gun is great for messing around on a weekend with, but is terribly inaccurate and under powered. I followed loading suggestions with fffg and the bullet failed to pass through an empty cardboard box. The mainspring b...roke after 2 months and the screws get loose after a few shots. more

    May 30, 2010
    realtree2
  • 100

    Great Price and good quality. Made in Italy.
    I wanted this pistol mostly for show as it is very attractive and fully functional. It was a great price and they threw in a wood box to store it (took two months to get that part).

    May 25, 2010
    twistedwankel
  • 100

    Great Gun
    The order came in promptly and I am quite pleased with the gun. This is my first c&b revolver so I didnt know what to expect. It shoots accuatly and had no trouble with misfires although # 11 caps dont stay on. I wil...l get #10 caps b4 i shoot it again. Did my shooting at 5 yards but had a good group shooting off hand. I am sure with a rest i could shoot a tight group out to 20 or so yards. Using 25 gns of FFF there is no recoil and powder goes a long way. I just need to get some 451 balls and head back out. I don't plan to hunt with it since I don't know if it has enough energy to do the job or even be legal in GA. more

    May 27, 2010
    DKRfromGA
  • 100

    octagonal navy
    I just got my second colt navy, they tend to shoot high but are a joy to shoot, very light recoil, and tend to draw curious bystanders with the plumes of smoke. i recommend buying wads to reduce chance of chain fire and ...lessen powder fowling, crisco works but makes a mess.the barrel attaches to the frame via a drift, it is not convenient to swap cylinders, and takes some work to disassemble for cleaning. a spare set of nipples will come in handy after a few hundred firings. more

    May 20, 2010
    DiegoD
  • 100

    Great Fun!
    This pistol is really fun to shoot. Shot it 42 times the other day with no problems. Really surprised how accurate it is with 20 grains of powder. Can't beat the price either!

    May 14, 2010
    Funshoot
  • 100

    well worth it
    i originally bought it because a friend of mine had one and encouraged me to get one for a sport, i figured i couldn't go wrong even if i did not like shooting it then it is such a nice looking gun i could also save it i...n a display case, but turns out i have too much fun shooting it. Well worth every cent for the hobby. more

    May 10, 2010
    cody1811
  • 100

    great revolver
    This is a great revolver for the money and is also great for a beginner or experienced shooter. the craftsmanship is great for the price and is blast to shoot load and clean. i am going to by another and also a couple di...fferent revolvers as well. Y ou cant go wrong with this from cabelas. more

    April 29, 2010
    jaygus
  • 100

    44 navy
    fine shooting hand gun

    May 1, 2010
    Tz02
  • 100

    1851
    I bought this product on sale and when it arrived I wished that I had ordered 5. One additional for me and 3 to give as gifts. The quality was outstanding.

    April 26, 2010
    Rocklound
  • 100

    should have bought this LONG ago!!
    WOW!! I dragged my heels literally years before I broke down and bought this pistol. It is truly an incredible piece of weaponry for a price that cannot be beat. Hats off to Cabella's for selling this for $50 LESS than e...veryone else!! And that's when it's not on sale! When it is on sale at Cabella's they're practically giving it away. Pietta really makes a fine reproduction of this gun. I own a presentation box for an 1851 colt navy that is circa 1857(113 years old) and this revolver dropped right in its' place as if the box had been made specifically for it. If the pietta's dimensions were inaccurate by as little as a 1/4" it wouldn't have fit. A true testimony to the accuracy of these reproductions from Cabellas! It shoots great too, but that would take another page to tell you about. Buy with confidence, you WON'T be disappointed!! more

    April 24, 2010
    MacGruber
  • 100

    1851 confederate .44
    this is a very good black powder starter pistol for someone looking to go in to the hobby easy to load fire and clean i bout one for myself and another for my girlfriend who has never fired a gun before and she loves it

    March 25, 2010
    Idahogunman
  • 80

    1851 Navy
    I bought my pistol specifically for display and not for use. The quality is very good. I am well satisfied with the pistol. I did find out elsewhere that brass framed pistols should not be fired due to nature of the bras...s not being able to with stand regular use. more

    March 16, 2010
    CharliePrince
  • 100

    SWEET PISTOL
    Feels great shoots great beautiful gun..Hard to believe they still have em nobody else does,Oh and you can shoot triple 7 if you use the fff.If you didnt know fff wil shoot in any BP pistol thats what the fff is mainly f...or . more

    March 14, 2010
    Mick244
  • 100

    1851 CONFEDERATE NAVY .44
    THIS A GREAT GUN FOR THE PRICE.I HAD LOOKED AT SEVERAL OUTHERS THAT WERE A LOT MORE MONEY.THE HANDLE AND FEEL IS HAS GOOD IF NOT BETTER THEN THE HIGHER PRICED GUNS.SHOOTS LIKE A DREAM.VERY ACCURATE.MAX LOAD IS 25 GRAINS ...OF FFF POWDER BECAUSE OF THE BRASS FRAME.LOOKING FOR A STARTER PIECE,THIS IS IT.GREAT GUN FOR THE MONEY. more

    March 6, 2010
    SAKO85
  • 100

    1851 Confederate Navy .44 Cal. Revolver
    I ordered my 1851 Conf. Revolver to carry with me during the muzzleloading deer season.After recieving my gun I am well pleased with its quality and performance.Can't wait to get a chance to hopefully take a deer with it....I also purchased the holster from Cabelas the name is "Western-Style Open Holster Item# IA 211076" this holster fits my 1851 Revolver like a glove.I would definetly recommend this pistol and holster to any who is looking for a muzzleloader pistol more

    March 5, 2010
    PreacherHill
  • 100

    Brass "Navy" .44 BP Revolver
    Fast, well-packed shipping from Cabela. Excellent and beautiful finish on both bluing and brass. Wood handle needed a little sanding to conform to the frame. Action was okay, but I went on-line and found a site describin...g how to "tune up" black powder replica pistols. Followed the easy instructions and improved the action to where it is silky smooth without much effort. Had to use a hand sledge and a large screwdriver with a leather pad to protect the wedge in order to drive it out. One of the nipples was very tight but came out without damage using care not to strip the head. Finally got to shoot and it handles 15 grains with a .454 ball very easily. Used #10 Remington caps without any problems (no misfire, nice/snug fit) and a 50/50 beeswax/lanolin mix for chamber seal (stiff mix but works, I may try mink oil paste for cool weather). Fairly accurate at 15 yards, but I didn't have a bench to shoot from to really check its consistency. I set the wedge hand tight and it came loose the first shot. I tapped it back in with a leather-faced hammer and it stayed put. Left it uncleaned for 3 days with NO rust (Pyrodex 3f, after only 18 rounds fired). Great deal on an intro BP pistol! more

    February 21, 2010
    rkr2
  • 100

    Amazing little gun
    I bought mine out of the bargin cave at my local cabela's. I was a little leary at first but after getting the starter kit and some powder I realized i would need to buy more caps and lead. This is a very fun, functionin...g BP pistol for the price. I was truly amazed at the customer service of cabela's. When i asked a question about it the guy out and told me he wasnt sure and went and got someone who knew more. Great pistol for the money definatley! more

    February 17, 2010
    xandr
  • 100

    1851 Confederate Navy .44 cal. Revolver
    I gave it a 5 star rating on apperance and workmanship only! I have not fired the pistol as it looks so good as a display piece I think I will keep it as is! The value was there and it came with a nice cloth lined displa...y case that I was unaware of when I made the purchase! more

    February 6, 2010
    rogueriver
  • 100

    1851CN.44
    So far very well pleased, order was easy, Timely arrival and the 1851 was in excellant condition, it looks and feels great. I was a little worried at first after reading a few of the reviews but my experience was a good ...one so I'm a happy camper. Now for the weather to break as to have an enjoyable day shooting. more

    February 1, 2010
    Bill61
  • 100

    WLB
    Revolver, presentation box & holster everything perfect, fast shipping, highly recommend.

    January 30, 2010
    WBugs
  • 100

    one of the best!
    This is one of the best black powder pistols I have ever owned. Shoots quite accurately, handles very well and now I want another!

    January 26, 2010
    wildwestshooter
  • 100

    Cap and Ball pistol
    I bought my 1851 44 Ca. revolver because I always wanted one and this was the most reasonable one l could find. I received it 2 days sooner than the stated time. I was amazed at the craftmanship for the price. I spent se...veral hours reading about the pistol before taking it out and firing it. I fired 48 rounds through it and was completely shocked at how accurate it was on the last 12 rounds. It is now my favorite pistol out of six to shoot. I am sure you can find better cap and ball revolvers, but I would challenge anyone to find a better one for the price. more

    January 22, 2010
    1gunnut
  • 100

    1851 NAVY REVOLVER
    What a fun inexpensive gun to shoot ! If you are wanting to try black powder shooting or just into early American history this is the gun to start with. It looks great in a display box as a decoration and attracts a lot ...of attention at the range. The cost of shooting this gun is approx .4 cents a round. more

    January 18, 2010
    BPJimmy
  • 100

    1851 army revolver
    This is my first purchase from Cabela's. I read the reviews on this weapon prior to my purchase. The online photos of this firearm do not due it justice. If the word 'Beautiful' could be used to describe a revolver then ...it would fit this firearm. I found no machining marks anywhere, and the cylinder timing was perfect. Upon field stripping, I found a little powder residue on the frame beneath the cylinder. No big deal, who would want to purchase a weapon that hadn't been test fired prior to its shipping? more

    January 22, 2010
    retiredwill
  • 100

    1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver
    The 1851 Navy .44 Revolver is a Blast to shoot. The first shots out of this Gun were dead on at 20 yards.The gun is manufactured with care and the fits are tightA great gun for the price .

    January 9, 2010
    trggr64
  • 100

    1851 Confederate Navy 44 cal revolver
    Well made product.

    January 7, 2010
    RevKen
  • 100

    Confederate Navy
    Received one of these and liked it so well i ordered 2 more. Good shooter, fit and finish were good. Wedge pins are tight to begin with but that is to be expected with a new Colt style. I would recommend this revolver to... anyone just starting out or even for an experienced shooter like myself. more

    January 4, 2010
    RodK
  • 100

    A Great 1851 Colt Navy
    I purchased my 1851 Colt Navy on sale and what a great deal it was! I have an ARMY as well, but paid $200 for it 3 years ago. I havn't gotten to shoot it yet, but she looks great, was clean, no fouling and the blueing an...d brass in perfect condition! A must have for shooters and enthuists! more

    December 27, 2009
    1stSgtBleacher
  • 80

    twin 1851 Rebel .44's
    Awesome. What a great bargain ! I got matching pistols at a ridiculously low sale price and I use them monthly at cowboy action shooting. The only reason I wont give five stars is that they needed a little trigger and cy...linder work to be fired as much as I do without misfires and cylinder jams due to blackpowder buildup during full day matches. All open top cylinder style pistols are prone to jamming due to fired caps wedging between the cylinder and frame but my smith spent an hour on each gun and now they are top contenders. Another great Pietta/Cabelas combo. more

    December 27, 2009
    xfrogman
  • 80

    Great Product
    I am pleased. Although there where some minor things that could have been different like, better clean up from the test fires, not having the gun drenched in oil, sharp edges ect. But I do like the imperfections to a deg...ree due to the fact I am an old west reenactor and it gives the firearm character. Overall I am happy with it. more

    December 26, 2009
    OldWestReenacter
  • 80

    >44 cal confedearate navy pistol
    This gun looks and feels great, and is fun to shoot. The manufacturers website is the worlds worst non informational website though.

    December 24, 2009
    djdmt
  • 80

    1851 .44 revolver
    Looks good, came in good shape, Fast shipping. Could have better instructions from the manufacture. May have 5 stars but haven't been able to fire or clean yet.

    December 20, 2009
    Dzywiak
  • 60

    1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver
    Nice, made my husband very happy when I presented it to him at his Naval retirement ceremony. The brass work has a bit to be desired. There is a place on the brass that has issuess, it was blackened on arrival, and seems... to be something we have to live with. Have not yet fired the gun, so I'll have to get back to you on the rest. more

    December 6, 2009
    Satterfield
  • 100

    1851 Confederate Navy .44 (A Great Bang for the $)
    It arrived fast after ordering it. Was not expecting that fast. My first C&B in many years, Opened it up, after reading a lot about it here and some other places, First thing took it apart for cleanning, some polishi...ng, hand buffing, and clean-up on handle. Looks stunning now, feels sweet. Simple to work on very few parts, genius for the technology of the day. It appears to be a very accurate clone of the origional. Always seems to cycle spot on to being lined up, as far as timming and the alignment of the cylinder and hammer. Haven't been able to shoot it yet, snowed in Houston go figure, plus just now located the Powder and stuff locally, try to get that this week.I have to say Thanks Cabela's, I am pleased. It looks to me as the very exact same Brass Framed Pietta that other sites have for another Hundred or so. In My Opinion.You cannot go wrong on it. more

    December 5, 2009
    Anonymous
  • 100

    Excellent Gun
    Just received mine today. Fit and finish are excellent. This is a very solid weapon. I"m looking forward to many hours of shooting. If you are debating about this firearm, don't worry. You will be quite pleased with... your purchase. I highly recommend this gun. more

    December 5, 2009
    flashbang
  • 100

    Nice revolver for the money
    Received the 1851 navy revolver today, really nice, looks well made. Looking foreward to using it. I bought a second one today. You can,t go wrong for the price, even if you want to use it only as a display. Thanks Cabel...a's!ps: I forgot to order the free case with my order so I called their service department and they took care of it right away. This is the way to do business! I will shop here again!!THANKS more

    November 30, 2009
    SgtJoe
  • 80

    1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver
    A good weapon and is a lot of fun to shoot. I have read other reviews of this revolver; folks having trouble getting the barrel pin out, and all the different shot groups at different distances, etc., etc. This is my sec...ond review of this revolver and I will speak of BP loads. It appears, that most of the shooters are afraid of putting too much BP in the cylinder. DON'T BE AFRAID, and forget that stuff of what the gunmaker states in the manual. After shooting the revolver about 20 times with 25 to 30 grains, I then went to just shy of 46 to 47 grains which fills the bullet well up with black powder, put the ball on the load and press down with the loading lever. The ball will compact the powder and the ball will be almost flush with the end of the cylinder. I use #10 and #11 caps, #11 goes on easier than #10. Today I shot the revolver 50 times using this load of almost 50 grains (actually right at 47 grains). Did not use a bulleye target, used a silloette at a distance of 25 yards and 50 yards. At the end of my shooting all 50 rounds were in the KILL zone of the target. Good revolver. With heavy loads like this it does kick, but not bad. It is a good reproduction. When shooting heavy loads make sure you keep all the screws tight, they will come loose. Plus the more you shoot the gun, that "TIGHT" barrel wedge gets easier to come out. Make SURE you fully disassemble the gun when cleaning, do not just field strip, black powder gets all down in the frame, IF left there it will cause you problems. Try it... you will love it. more

    November 10, 2009
    SundanceinTN
  • 100

    very happy
    this is my first blackpowder handgun, I will say right out of the box at an astounding 50 yards I hit the black on the target 3 times, and 3 more times in the upper right corner.I was amazed myself at this quality and ac...curacy. as far as service from Cabela's I will say outstanding delivery and ease of ordering immediatly come to mind. more

    November 15, 2009
    Anonymous
  • 100

    GREAT GUN
    GREAT GUN, GOOD QUALITY AND GREAT PRICE! EASY TO LOAD AND FUN TO SHOOT... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! I PLAN TO BUY MORE BLACKPOWDER GUNS FROM CABELAS.

    November 14, 2009
    JJ48
  • 80

    navy .44
    Fast shipping great gun havent shot it yet but it sure does look nice, came with a little fowling and some powder still in in from test firing, could have been cleaned better if u ask me, but that has nothing to do with ...the gun, great product, gotta love cabelas. more

    November 12, 2009
    gunsrool
  • 100

    Love them
    I bought two of these a month ago and I love them.They arrived quickly from Cavela's and are great looking and great shooting guns.

    November 9, 2009
    cantthinkofone
  • 100

    1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver
    Great price! Very nice revolver for Civil War re-enactors. Good fit and finish, well made. Locks up tight when cocked. I have the same gun made by FIE in the 70's that I have retired from shooting live ammo, only blank l...oads. My new one looks like it'll last as long or longer. more

    October 15, 2009
    Oafdawg
  • 100

    Excellent Starter BP Revolver
    This is my second 1851 Confederate Navy replica by Cabela's/Pietta. While I prefer the steel frame of some of the other models for more durable use, this revolver is an affordable way to get started with BP revolvers. It... reliably shoots tight groups and looks great too. more

    October 16, 2009
    MissouriRoughian
  • 100

    The best
    I call it the best because it is. From its Civil War origins to mondern day time it has been used from hunt, to self defense and even on the big screen. Legandary men such as Armstrong Custer, Wild Bill Hickock and even ...Clint Eastwood have used this gun in-so doing made the weapons as big as themselves. I myself have owned three and 2 other variations over the years. And thier power is finominal. I have personnally downed antelope passed 30 yards with a clean through shots with ther wonderful .44 stopping power. And it is a cowboy action shooters true love. Smooth as water and faster than lightning, it is a dream come true, the longer barrel giving it extreme accuracy and less of a kick. Thank you for continuing to carry such a wonderful item for us consumers so that we me experience a legend. more

    September 14, 2009
    Franz30
  • 100

    1851 Confederate Navy .44 Caliber Revolver
    this is my Frist Black Powder .44 Caliber Revolver and i Really like this Gun cant wait to Fire it. and just might Take it With me During Muzzleloader Deer Season. and get a Big Buck or Doe. excited cant wait Thanks cabe...la's more

    September 5, 2009
    DH09
  • 80

    Great Pistol for the Price
    This pistol was consistent with the quality most folks expect from a Pietta reproduction. It is a little rough as far as the fit of some of the components, but a great piece for the money... I WILL purchase another one o...f these weapons when they go back on sale!!! more

    August 16, 2009
    txapacheguy
  • 100

    fun
    this gun is my fav and i have a lot of guns. shoots great and might try it for some deer hunting during muzzleloader season this year we'll see

    August 21, 2009
    dallas09
  • 100

    1851 .44 cal. cap and ball
    The day I recived this pistol I shot about 60 rounds. Not only does this pistol shoot well, First 6 shots at 100 ft put 5 out of 6 into a paper plate. The gun does shoot high at 50 yards. Once you learn how low to place ...sights, it shoot very well. Was told gun was sighted in at 200 yrds. I have not shot that distance yet but look forward to trying. The gun feels good to hand and looks good to the eye. Small screw driver is needed to tighten screws, they get loose after 40 + rounds. Over all it is a Blast to shoot. The cap and balls + powder is very cheap to shoot. Takes a little bit of time to reload but that adds to the fun, shot from 12 grains to 25 grains of powder. Does not have much recoil at all. more

    August 8, 2009
    PoolvilleTex
  • 100

    1851
    This bp revolver was good quality and price. Cabela's delivery was prompt. This is my second Cabela revolver the first was an 1858.

    July 27, 2009
    Mrshuck
  • 100

    Quite a deal
    I just received this gun at regular price, so this sale price is a heck of a deal.

    July 6, 2009
    Ziggy925
  • 80

    5th BP purchase from Cabellas
    This is the fith purchase from Cabelas in just over a month. The revolver arrived today. I was not as satisfied with this one as much as the others. This one had been shot more than just test fired and repackaged. It sti...ll had new appearence but had not been cleaned good. So I thought about sending it back but the fire arm works fine and has no scratches or any noticeable defects. So I will keep it. it did take about an hour to clean it up properly but all is well. The other 4 purchases I made this past month was the 1858 5 1/2' barrel 44, the 1858 Buffallo 44 and Two of the 1851 Wild Bill Hickok. You can read all my reviews under each listing. They all shoot very well I use pyrodex P, lubed wads and .454 rd. balls for the 44's and .375 rd. balls for the 36's 22 grains for the 44's and 15 grs. for the 36's. You can't go wrong with Cabelas and Their BP revolvers. Buy one and join the rest in the old west. Good luck good shootin and be safe. Capt.vic more

    July 5, 2009
    capandballshooter
  • 100

    Exceeded My Expectations
    My first black powder gun, and it exceed and far surpassed my expectations. I turned to black powder guns because the cost of regular cartridge rounds has skyrocketed. I can't believe how accurate this gun is even shooti...ng round balls. I am able to consistently do 4 inch groupings at 25 yards. I do practice with it about once a week. The tolerances are better then on several of my modern firearms. more

    June 18, 2009
    Anonymous
  • 100

    1851 NAVY
    You can not go wrong with this gun. It is one of the best guns I have it shoots great and looks great. I live in a very remote place I can shoot right out the back door it is going to be hard to keep enough ball's , caps..., and powder around. Soon as I save up enough cash I am going to buy my wife one. Pluss CABELA's is the best place to shop[ for black powder gun's the service was great. more

    April 27, 2009
    Anonymous
  • 100

    Great for the money
    This gun is great for the money. I wouldn't use it heavily as a daily shooter, but for the beginner of for occasional outings this is great, and accuracy is very strong.

    April 22, 2009
    Anonymous
  • 40

    confed.navy
    The first day of shooting the loading leaver catch fell off.

    April 16, 2009
    OIFvet1966
  • 60

    New ???
    I had to send mine back the first time it arrived. When I took it out of the box I was instantly unhappy as there where a few scratches on the brass and handle as well as a little dirt. When I looked further I noticed la...rge amounts of carbon build up around the strike of the hammer and rust around the cylinder. I called Cabela's and arranged an immdiate return and shipped it out the next day. They turned everything around fairly fast . This was good since I needed the peice for a preformance. Sadly the replacement item was only a little bit better. NO scratches no rust still a fair amount of carbon around the hammer. I undestand the item is test fired before it is sent out but both items displayed alot more carbon then 6 shots worth. more

    April 17, 2009
    Mrdahut
  • 100

    An excellent revolver!
    This was my second purchase from Cabelas, and I was just as pleased with this revolver as I was with the first. The quality of the piece was excellent; grips, fitting, finish were all well beyond what one would expect fo...r the price. While I haven't fired the revolver as yet I would be willing to wager that, given the quality of this replica, it will be a fine shooter! I would definitely recommend it to anyone! more

    April 14, 2009
    DocDanV
  • 100

    1851 Confederate Navy Revolver
    I bought the gun a few months ago and last weekend I finally got to shoot it. Very nice shooting gun! It is my first black powder revolver and I already have another ordered. I loaded 18 grains of Pyrodex, used #10 caps ...and .451 ball. Would buy another in the future. more

    April 10, 2009
    DarrylWB
  • 20

    Cheap price and a cheap gun.
    I have purchased two other black powder guns from Cabella's. They were both made by Pietta and were of great quality. Therefore, I had no qualms about trying this Confederate revolver. Two of the trigger guard screws and... the grip screw fell out when shooting the gun. I could not put them back as the brass threads were already stripped. I had to use a tap and dye set to redo the threads before I could put the gun back together. Every other screw was loose, also. The gun suffered from hammer blowback which destroyed the timing of the cylinder. I was using Pyrodex P and loads were milder than what Cabella's recommended. This gun was poorly made. Brass is a poor substitute for the frame. It will stretch and lose its integrity soon if my gun was a representative example. I have sent the gun back and have ordered a different gun with a steel frame. The gun also shot at least twelve inches high at thirty feet! Spend a little more money and get a better quality gun. more

    April 7, 2009
    macpaq
  • 100

    HAndy item
    THis is my second one, the price did go up, but solid in performance, Cyl removal is tight,

    March 29, 2009
    mrgenerallee
  • 100

    dan
    works well with #10caps tripple seven powder .451ballsmy sons and I love it

    April 2, 2009
    dynamo
  • 100

    About the Confederate Navy .44 caliber
    I bought this revolver about a year ago not knowing what to think. Timing and function was as perfect as possible. When I finally got time to shoot it, it was possibly at the worse time. It was last hunting season. I dec...ided to load it with 40 grs, of FFg and .454 lead ball, and carry it on my hip in the woods. On the trail to my stand, I ran into a coyote. For some reason, at 40 yards it kept walking slowly toward me, not scared or angry. I was somewhat concerned with rabis so I shot it through the gun at 35 yards. The ball sliced the skin that held all the intestines in the belly causing them all to spill out and rupture. It died instantly. When I finally did formal shooting, I achieved 3 inch groups at 30 yards, which is good considering the bad sights. more

    March 31, 2009
    mark3smle
  • 100

    Great intro to BP
    this is a GREAT introduction to cap and ball revolvers! I have been using 22 grains of Hogdon 777, a .454 Round ball (shaves a nice ring when you load it), and Remington #10 Primers (they fit perfectly for the stock nipp...les), shoots slightly high 4" at 15 yds, but i hear this is normal, and i've only put a few cylinders through it, so i can't say it was specifically the gun. Cleanup is easy shooting 777. more

    March 21, 2009
    anonymousone
  • 80

    Ike's Review
    The gun works very well keeping it clean is very important.After firing you need to check and make sure that the used caps arn't stuck in around the cylender, gear and frame.

    March 21, 2009
    RIke
  • 80

    This is a good black powder revolver.
    I also have the texas arm revolver and I like it alittle better(I gave it 5 stars). This one is also a good black powder revolver and for the money you can not do any better. Clean up is easy with water. After you load t...he gun a few time it also becomes easy. The sight is off alittle on this one but once I got use to it I can hold a tight group a 40 ft. Need to use the #10 caps #11 are to big. more

    March 19, 2009
    Blackpowderforu
  • 100

    Fun Gun
    I bought this revolver on a lark. I have to say straight out of the box I was impressed. It looked great and fit nicely in the hand and it points naturally. The trigger is also surprisingly smooth. After finally getting ...a break in the weather I finally managed to take this and the 1858 Remington I bought out for a shoot. The rounds struck high and slightly to the right, but consistently in the same spot. The instructions in the box said not to use a load greater than 25 grains. With a 20 grain load, the recoil was non-existent. more

    March 19, 2009
    EastOregonShooter
  • 100

    Great gun, quality, price!
    I' m thrilled with it!

    March 17, 2009
    Larrie
  • 80

    .44 rev
    PIETTA web site did not have a page to reg product .44 rev

    February 22, 2009
    taffa99
  • 60

    Good Item After Drilling a Nipple Out!
    These are good cylinders but they have set and the nipples are almost impossible to get out! Ruined two nipples wrench's, then just had to drill the nipple out! All where almost seized so that's why we ruined two wrenche...s! Also soaking it did not help! But after drilling the nipple out and having a extra on hand everything is ok now! So you decide when you buy, what you may be getting in to! more

    February 19, 2009
    jceg
  • 100

    1851 Navy cap & ball revolver
    Excellent revolver. A pleasure to shoot, easy to clean. I use the magnum caps to prevent misfires. It can shoot 4 inch groups at 30 yards, which I think is petty good.

    February 9, 2009
    RamblnEarl
  • 100

    now i know why the old guns were deadly
    for the price i paid you can not knock the price of this weapon. one of the best made quality weapons.

    February 3, 2009
    lonewolf2305
  • 100

    awesome
    a great purchase..this was my first black powder gun and it wont be the last...use the .451 lead balls...and pyrodex fffg is the best powder...I also use remington #10 caps...dont get #11...also..use the t/c bore butter...... more

    February 1, 2009
    macattack13
  • 100

    Super revolver, Super price
    I own many blackpowder revolvers, from Cabelas. I also own a Ruger old Army. This is the first Black Powder revolver I ever shot the first time and was dead on target. My first five shots grouped 3 inches at 25 yards. It... usually requires some sight filing or even new sights. The sights are small, sought of like firing a luger, but give a fair picture. Keep the loads with in the specs Cabelas gives to you. No more than 25 grains.I fired .451 with 22 grains or Pyrodex. If your looking to owna 51 colt this is well worth it. more

    January 29, 2009
    goldcupguy
  • 80

    best gun i have shot
    I have shot this pistol in .44 and .36. As far as I am concerned there is no better shooting pistol made. I used it for comp shooting and for fun. If you cannot shoot it strait it is your own fault not the guns. cleaning... and loading may take a bit longer but for the gun that it is it is, it is the best you can buy. it even feels like you are pointing at your target. if it was not a black powder pistol i would say that you could use it for almost any purpose. I would highly recommend this gun to anyone that wants to buy it as long as they know how to handle and fire a fire arm. All around greatest model of pistol ever made for the experience shooter. more

    January 20, 2009
    Blondie725
  • 100

    You will not be dissapointed!
    This is an excellent, well made pistol, and is ready to go when you buy it. I have read the other reviews about removing the wedge for disassembly and I just don't see what the fuss is about, read the manual, lay the pis...tol on a block of wood, make sure the retaining pin is depressed, and use a punch to remove it. I removed the wedge with the first well placed blow, no problem.Cleaning is also a simple process, hot water works best, make sure to use a good quality oil, and follow the manual as it spells everything out plainly.The pistol is very balanced and surprisingly accurate, I enjoy shooting it just as much as any other firearm I own. You will not be dissapointed with this pistol. Just follow the manual, read everything, it is well written.Did I mention "read the manual" enough?Also, Cabela's has the lowest price on this item, just look around, and get while one while you can still order on line! more

    January 10, 2009
    Woodrilla
  • 100

    Absolutely Incredible!
    Thank you Cabela's! This is one of the best purchases I have EVER made! The gun is rock solid and made incredibly well! I have not fired it yet, but I am so impressed by the workmanship of this gun. And the price was unb...eatable. Cabela's is my new favorite store. They have shown to me that you can still get quality merchandise from your hard earned money. And the shipping was very fast! I ordered it on a Friday and got it the next Wednesday. Thank you again Cabela's, and I recommend this gun to all! more

    January 8, 2009
    captainbunch88
  • 100

    Very well made !!
    This handgun has tighter tolarances than some of my modern revolvers. For the price, its pretty enough just to hang on the wall. Fat chance! Cabela's also has a replacement parts kit that I recommend all owners get as th...ey are often hard to find. It is simple enough for anyone handy with a screwdriver to rebuild all the internals parts. Shooting is much more fun than just burning up ammo in a ten round semi-auto pistol. Working up a good load that the gun likes, and shoots a tight pattern, is as much fun as working up a handload for a cartridge gun. Even better as you can do this on site without any tools. There is even info on the web about making paper cartridges. Using cigarette papers around a dowel, load ball, poor in powder, seal end, slide off dowel, close front end. Use pick to poke hole in bottom through nipple hole after loading and before putting caps on. BEST THING IS IT'S NOT MADE IN "CHINA" more

    December 29, 2008
    flyby1
  • 80

    great gun
    The gun itself is great, it looks good, the action is great, but the pin in front of the cylinder is terribly hard to remove that's why I gave it a 4/5 .This is the second pistol I've ever owned the first also being an 1...851 navy from Filli Pietta and I thoroughly enjoy them. Thanks Cabela's! more

    December 24, 2008
    trooperclinch
  • 100

    EXCELLENT GUN
    EXCELLENT GUN FOR A LOT OF FUN

    December 24, 2008
    kbsev
  • 100

    how sweet it is.
    howdy. i recently bought two 1851 conf. navy .44 pistols and let me tell you, this is one fun gun! first off, removing the wedge on a new pistol. my initial attempt to remove the wedge left me frazzled. i used a punch i ...fashioned from a piece of brass screw stock. try after try to knock it out i finally used my old wooden mallet to knock the extended wedge from side to side and then i was sucessful in knocking it out from the opposite side of the revolver. don't be sceert of hurting the wedge, this gun is constructed from some good stock steel. back and forth a number of times, it'll come out. after that it pops right out. o.k. enxt. accuracy was good. from 25 yards i was putting 4 out of six rounds in a six inch group. not bad for it being the first time i shot this particular pistol. i was happy with that. the more i shoot it the better "i" will respond , i'm sure. as far as # of grains. i started out at 23 grains but heck i felt .22's with more oomph. so i moved my measure to 25 grains. after about thirty or so rounds i thought " what the heck, i'm sure the brass the italians are using to build this piece has got to be a lot strongger and purer than the south had in '51, so i took it up to a full 30 grains and was amazed with the improvement in accuracy. now we're shootin'! ( but this is only my feelings on "how much?", you be the one who decides how much to use. but from now on, for me it's 30 grains.)clean-up was a breeze and when i hear others complain about how it takes "too long" to clean i tell 'em, "hey you could be breakin' down a .30 cal. machinegun." if you got the time to shoot it, you got the time to clean it.i hope these babies hold up. with good cleanin' and oilin' i don't see why they should'nt last a good long time. i reccomend this pistol to everyone. and the price won't stay where it is forever. be safe, fun shootin' and take care. more

    November 8, 2008
    rebelpride
  • 100

    A Fun Gun To Shoot and Own
    "The 1851 Navy Confederate .44 caliber revolver is a joy to own. I like it so much that I ordered another one and have two of them now. I load mine with 20 grains of Pyrodex P, #10 Remington percussion caps and .44 ...cal / .451 lead balls. I shoot at a local outdoor range and also a local indoor range. When shooting with Pyrodex P, there is not too much smoke when firing. Most indoor ranges will not allow you to shoot a black powder revolver due to fear it will smoke other shooters out. There is little truth to that. The owner of a local shooting range welcomed me to shoot my 1851 Navy Confederate and I was curious to see the volume of smoke indoors. It was minimal and the muzzle flash was fun to observe too. A friend who is a hand gun enthusiast who owns over 10 guns, finds this black powder revolver a lot of fun to shoot too. I relatively consistently hit within a 8" group from 8 to 15 yards. It is a fun gun to shoot. A fun gun to load and I even enjoy cleaning it. This is the first gun I have ever owned. I have shot modern day 22's, 38's, and 357 revolvers and a friends 40 caliber semi automatic, but I like the basic simplicity of how a cap and ball revolver works. It is also meaningful to handle a gun that you know was the only type of fire arm available 150 or so years ago. So there is a historic feel to it too. The gun itself is quite heavy and large compared to modern day cartridge revolvers, but it is a fun gun to shoot and own. The starter kit was quite helpful too. I bought a one pound container of Pyrodex P locally and made a paper funnel to transfer it into the flask that comes with the kit. It seems like the Pyrodex P will last forever, you use such a small amount. I already shot about 120 lead balls and have not used even one full flask full of powder and I imagine the one lb container will fill the flask many dozens of times. At the shooting range I unintentionally rammed two balls down the cylinder and was unsure how to remedy this situation. I used a 1/8" brass rod and banged the ball out through the nipple end. (after removing the nipple with the nipple wrench that comes with the starter kit) This is a great gun in my opinion. I highly recommend it to any one who desires to shoot a black powder revolver. It is powerful, it is fun. I've overheard comments of "look at that old fashioned Wild West gun" at the range, as people enjoyed observing this cool gun being fired. It has a small puff of whitish smoke when fired that dissipates very quickly. It also has minimal kick compared to a cartridge firearm. Great value in a fun to shoot gun. I recommend that you purchase the starter kit too, as the flask, nipple wrench and other items that come with the kit are all helpful and needed. I also bought a spare cylinder which saved the day when I inadvertently rammed two balls down the cylinder. It was much easier to swap out the cylinder as opposed to dealing with this problem at the shooting range. It is a fun gun to shoot and I think those of us who own these guns and shoot with Pyrodex P, should make an effort to convince indoor ranges to let us shoot there, because the puff of white smoke is minimal upon firing. Buy one today and let the fun begin! more

    October 29, 2008
    JohninFortLaud
  • 100

    Great gun
    This was my first black powder pistol and I love it! I like the history of The War of Northern Aggression (at least what we southerns call it) so this was a nice "historic" gun to have.

    October 19, 2008
    gadeerhunter1
  • 100

    1851 confederate navy
    havent had achance to shoot it yet but it seems well constucted

    October 18, 2008
    bigdaddyjames51
  • 100

    Black powder pistol Great fun low budget
    Greeat gun. I fired all 100 rounds over the weekend with no problems. Very fun to shoot. proper cleaning is required following every shooting session. Best value bar none if you are in the market for a black powder revol...ver. more

    October 19, 2008
    jdix0009
  • 100

    great
    this is a great revolver dont buy anywhere else but cabelasthe pistols look,s & shoot,s great out of the box........

    September 24, 2008
    mf5370
  • 80

    beautiful gun
    this gun is beautiful.well made.Gave it 4 stars because I haven't shot it yet.but just on looks alone.........10 stars

    September 15, 2008
    chuse
  • 80

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

    April 1, 2018
    tcarm
  • 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 8, 2018
    Woodbutcher351
  • 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 11, 2018
    Skrappi
  • 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 13, 2018
    VC24
  • 80

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

    November 27, 2017
    OldmanFarley
  • 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 22, 2017
    DMon1911
  • 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 3, 2017
    BirdDog67
  • 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 16, 2017
    WayneJxRx
  • 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
    MACVSOG
  • 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 4, 2017
    GunNutScott
  • 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 31, 2017
    Panther2N
  • 100

    VALUE ACTION PACKED
    ITALIAN 44 IS NICE PEICE TO OWN ....CLEANS AND DRESSES BACK UP EASY. WOULD LOVE TO OWN THE POLISHED NICKEL 44 VERSION

    May 21, 2017
    LASTWILSON
  • 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 15, 2017
    Sirsteven
  • 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 20, 2017
    otjro
  • 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
    TommyStarr
  • 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 27, 2017
    HBODoc
  • 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 25, 2017
    Sumpter
  • 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 19, 2016
    silverseeker
  • 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
    Jayman87
  • 100

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

    November 23, 2016
    mjgrix
  • 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 3, 2016
    44ACP460
  • 80

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

    November 6, 2016
    CaptTeague
  • 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 10, 2016
    Carolus
  • 100

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

    October 4, 2016
    Jerry531
  • 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 27, 2016
    texdv8
  • 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 9, 2016
    NorCalSushi
  • 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 14, 2016
    OlKentuckyBoy
  • 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
    FloridaOtter
  • 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 5, 2016
    TDSHomework
  • 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 19, 2016
    cyberfish2
  • 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 15, 2016
    jtc123
  • 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 12, 2016
    bref
  • 80

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

    February 8, 2016
    TerryRoger
  • 100

    My favorite gun
    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 5, 2018
    Timmer68
  • 100

    Great shooter!
    A fun and decorative purchase.

    December 31, 2015
    VC24
  • 80

    Basic Beauty.
    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 22, 2015
    Moonchaser
  • 100

    Great Gun
    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 25, 2017
    Eric1761
  • 100

    Great buy!
    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
    Twofingers
  • 100

    1851 SA
    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 19, 2017
    MACVSOG
  • 100

    Cabela's Customer Service
    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
    bigguard
  • 100

    Quality Replica
    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 31, 2017
    Spiritfeather
  • 100

    VALUE ACTION PACKED
    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 14, 2015
    Sirsteven
  • 100

    1851pietta
    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
    HuntingandFishingCa
  • 100

    Great experiance
    Pretty bluing, nice wood. I was impressed. Everyone that I've shown it to said "Beautiful!"

    December 6, 2014
    HBODoc
  • 100

    Pietta Navy Reproduction
    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
    silverseeker
  • 100

    Pietta 1851
    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 29, 2014
    Jayman87
  • 100

    Lots of Fun!!!
    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 3, 2014
    4x4ford
  • 100

    Excellent pistol
    Beautiful gun bluing perfect wood grips excellentShoots like a dream

    November 7, 2016
    Carolus
  • 100

    Completely satisfied
    Terrific black powder revolver. Light trigger pull. Easy disassembly.

    October 4, 2016
    Redoakk
  • 80

    What I didn't know
    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 30, 2014
    NorCalSushi
  • 100

    Pietta .44 cal confederate navy revolver
    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
    cuz1949
  • 20

    I got a dud...still hopeful
    This is great gun fun to load and shoot very accurate

    October 17, 2013
    Bluesfuze
  • 100

    smoke and smell
    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

    October 1, 2013
    tallround
  • 100

    44 cal black powder
    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

    October 2, 2013
    bref
  • 20

    Poor Quality
    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 26, 2013
    CoahomaBob
  • 80

    Black Powder 1851 44 caliber
    I bought this for a friend as a Christmas gift. He was and is very pleased with it.

    January 3, 2016
    dwh4784
  • 80

    back to. basic shooting
    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

    January 2, 2016
    turkeybowler
  • 100

    So Much Fun!!
    The best purchase, to date, I've have ever made without having first seen it and touched first!

    September 7, 2013
    Moonchaser
  • 100

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

    November 26, 2015
    RatherBclimbing
  • 100

    what a deal
    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
    MWM65
  • 100

    Cowboy Action Frontiersman
    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 13, 2015
    Mercurterry
  • 20

    used gun
    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 5, 2013
    Mesa1
  • 100

    One of the best Items' I have Ordered!
    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

    March 20, 2015
    powderguy
  • 100

    had problems
    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 22, 2015
    dlgibb
  • 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 6, 2015
    SColt
  • 100

    Great gun!
    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 25, 2013
    Rich96
  • 100

    great bun for the money
    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

    January 2, 2015
    plunk111
  • 100

    Most bang for your buck
    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 8, 2013
    rebnewbie
  • 100

    I love this gun
    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

    January 29, 2013
    OpieUSMC
  • 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.

    September 30, 2014
    3654TK
  • 100

    just how it is
    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

    July 31, 2014
    joie777
  • 80

    black powder rocks
    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 20, 2014
    Redoakk
  • 80

    cheap shooter
    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.

    February 5, 2014
    aimstraight
  • 100

    Pietta .44 cal confederate navy 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 18, 2012
    cuz1949
  • 20

    Pretty to look at but that's it
    This is great gun fun to load and shoot very accurate

    October 13, 2013
    Bluesfuze
  • 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 29, 2013
    Eric62
  • 100

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

    September 19, 2013
    CoahomaBob
  • 100

    nice
    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 9, 2013
    badassbones
  • 100

    Purchase Satisfactor: 5 STARS
    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

    December 3, 2012
    rumplestilskin
  • 100

    Great gun
    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.

    September 3, 2013
    Anonymous
  • 100

    classic
    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 28, 2013
    AlexC
  • 80

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

    November 18, 2012
    pistolover
  • 100

    No disappointment here !!
    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 23, 2013
    NorthTexasShooter
  • 100

    Great gun
    Excellent fit and finish. Shoots well, great price.

    October 21, 2012
    MustyRusty
  • 100

    1851 Navy brass frame 44 cal
    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
    crosshare
  • 100

    Replacement
    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
    101deer
  • 100

    Excellent pistol
    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
    MBPletz
  • 100

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

    April 6, 2013
    Quikiriki
  • 100

    No title
    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 22, 2013
    lagonzal
  • 100

    incredible!!!!!
    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 27, 2013
    SPALC
  • 100

    A really great bargain and a great firearm
    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

    March 1, 2013
    fastride09
  • 100

    Very satisfied
    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 8, 2013
    StevenE
  • 100

    1851 Navy Revolver is a good buy
    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 20, 2012
    how66
  • 100

    Fun To Shoot
    i love the look and feel of it.i am not planning to fire it just to have in my collection.

    January 20, 2013
    DonB1405
  • 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 25, 2012
    archery505
  • 100

    My First Blackpowder Pistol
    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 4, 2013
    noon
  • 100

    GREAT BUY
    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 24, 2012
    aimstraight
  • 100

    Pietta Model 1851 Black Powder Revolver
    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 21, 2012
    PJ45
  • 100

    Gresat deal
    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
    Takelberry
  • 100

    nice
    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 11, 2012
    nbgreene
  • 100

    Great gun
    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 7, 2012
    MasterchiefRET
  • 100

    Great starter revolver
    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 29, 2012
    shooter32
  • 100

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

    February 11, 2012
    Kjmc
  • 100

    Excellent gun
    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 12, 2012
    RicknGina
  • 100

    Amazing Product
    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 3, 2012
    thumper1163
  • 100

    great buy
    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 5, 2012
    snork
  • 100

    Fun Gun
    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 29, 2012
    101deer
  • 100

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

    September 18, 2012
    mhmltn
  • 100

    first blak powder pistole
    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...

    April 3, 2018
    Quikiriki
  • 100

    No title
    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 16, 2018
    lagonzal
  • 80

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

    March 10, 2018
    VC24
  • 100

    Excellent Pistol
    I RECENTLY BOUGHT 2 OF THE 1851 GUN AS DISPLAY MODELS FOR A GUN SHOW AT THE NEW YOUR STATE FAIR ... THEY HELP SELL MY DISPLAYS STANDS .. THE GUNS ARE ONE OF THE BEST LOOKING AND WORKING THAT I HAVE USED ON MY DISPLAYS.MO...ST OF THE TIME THEY BUY MY DISPLAYS WITH THE GUNS NEVER HAD ANY BAD FEED BACK ON ANY GUN.. CABELAS PRICE ON THEM ARE BELOW AVERAGE MARKET PRICES..AND I RERECEIVED THEM ON TIME .. more

    May 15, 2012
    BirdDog67
  • 100

    A really great bargain and a great firearm
    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 19, 2017
    MACVSOG
  • 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 31, 2017
    fastride09
  • 100

    VALUE ACTION PACKED
    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 11, 2012
    Sirsteven
  • 100

    great weapon
    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 1, 2012
    TommyStarr
  • 100

    Fun gun
    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
    HBODoc
  • 100

    Pietta Navy Reproduction
    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 14, 2012
    silverseeker
  • 100

    Pietta 1851
    Beautiful , smooth action, easy trigger. Do I need to say more?

    March 24, 2012
    mjgrix
  • 100

    Pietta 44
    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 31, 2012
    CaptTeague
  • 100

    Brass wheelgun fun
    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

    March 1, 2012
    Jerry531
  • 80

    What I didn't know
    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 23, 2012
    chillnhill
  • 20

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

    February 10, 2012
    Woodbutcher351
  • 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 18, 2018
    FloridaOtter
  • 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...

    April 10, 2016
    cyberfish2
  • 80

    Nice Reproduction
    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

    November 28, 2017
    DMon1911
  • 20

    Excellent gun
    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

    February 10, 2016
    TerryRoger
  • 100

    This is not a toy
    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

    June 26, 2017
    dwh4784
  • 100

    Awesome Surprise!
    Figured I should get back close to the beginning for a first wheel gun.

    December 30, 2015
    Panther2N
  • 100

    VALUE ACTION PACKED
    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
    Sirsteven
  • 100

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

    December 5, 2015
    TommyStarr
  • 100

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

    November 29, 2015
    Sumpter
  • 100

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

    December 24, 2016
    coloradomtns
  • 20

    used gun
    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 20, 2016
    mjgrix
  • 100

    1851 SA
    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 1, 2016
    dlgibb
  • 80

    craftsmanship old world
    Amazing firearm

    February 11, 2015
    Carolus
  • 100

    Good quality.
    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 5, 2015
    texdv8
  • 20

    Poor Quality Revolver
    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
    Rich96
  • 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

    April 15, 2016
    plunk111
  • 100

    Most bang for your buck
    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 16, 2016
    TDSHomework
  • 80

    Excellent BP starter pistol.
    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 6, 2014
    USCPHD1
  • 100

    Lots of Fun!!!
    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 18, 2016
    4x4ford
  • 100

    Excellent pistol
    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 9, 2016
    Jeezee
  • 100

    Good beginner Black Powder Revolver..
    I purchased one of the confederate Navy 1851 and one laser engraved 1851 Navy. Appearance wise they are beautiful.

    February 12, 2016
    TerryRoger
  • 100

    My favorite gun
    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

    February 2, 2014
    real2all
  • 100

    excellent buy.I use it for backup.
    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 30, 2015
    Bigtrukz
  • 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

    October 3, 2013
    turkeybowler
  • 100

    Great Firearm
    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 26, 2015
    1idahoan
  • 100

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

    September 21, 2013
    QwertH
  • 100

    Positive
    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 8, 2013
    badassbones
  • 100

    Purchase Satisfactor: 5 STARS
    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 13, 2015
    MajorUribe
  • 100

    excellent first blackpowder pistol
    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 7, 2015
    MisfitActual205
  • 100

    what a deal
    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 16, 2015
    MWM65
  • 100

    Cowboy Action Frontiersman
    Amazing firearm

    February 9, 2015
    Mercurterry
  • 100

    Lots of fun
    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 6, 2015
    Mesa1
  • 100

    One of the best Items' I have Ordered!
    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
    crosshare
  • 100

    had problems
    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 18, 2015
    Dextor
  • 100

    1851pietta
    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 22, 2013
    plunk111
  • 100

    Most bang for your buck
    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
    rebnewbie
  • 100

    great bun for the money
    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 26, 2014
    Motoman172
  • 100

    Lots of Fun!!!
    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 4, 2013
    4x4ford
  • 80

    good service, ok product
    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

    February 2, 2013
    Jeezee
  • 100

    Good beginner Black Powder Revolver..
    i love the look and feel of it.i am not planning to fire it just to have in my collection.

    January 17, 2013
    archery505
  • 80

    black powder fun
    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 30, 2014
    noon
  • 100

    GREAT BUY
    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
    aimstraight
  • 100

    excellent buy.I use it for backup.
    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 23, 2012
    Bigtrukz
  • 80

    Havnt shot it yet
    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 23, 2012
    bobf0648
  • 80

    1851 Confederate Black Powder
    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 29, 2013
    Eric62
  • 80

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

    December 6, 2012
    rumplestilskin
  • 100

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

    September 26, 2013
    Anonymous
  • 100

    classic
    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 14, 2013
    badassbones
  • 100

    Purchase Satisfactor: 5 STARS
    first time buying black powder - this is a great way to get introduced to a new hobby

    November 18, 2012
    MajorUribe
  • 100

    Nice revolver
    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.

    September 3, 2013
    pistolover
  • 100

    No disappointment here !!
    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 29, 2013
    NorthTexasShooter
  • 80

    Good Buy
    Excellent fit and finish. Shoots well, great price.

    October 20, 2012
    Arivacain
  • 100

    Cowboy Action Frontiersman
    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 26, 2012
    101deer
  • 100

    Excellent pistol
    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 17, 2013
    MBPletz
  • 100

    I came back for the standadard barrel length!
    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 10, 2013
    Mesa1