Pietta Model 1858 New Army .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver

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Pietta Model 1858 New Army .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver
Pietta Model 1858 New Army .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver

Pietta Model 1858 New Army .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver Specifications

Pietta Model 1858 New Army .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver Description

The Remington Model 1858 was one of the most powerful and rugged single-action revolvers of its day. Easily removable, replaceable cylinders made reloading extremely fast. A compact version of the original, the realistic Pietta Model 1858 New Army .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver boasts the same performance with a polished brass trigger guard, blued steel construction, octagonal barrel and walnut grips. The 5-1/2” barrel makes it easier to holster and handle.

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Pietta Model 1858 New Army .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver User Reviews (209)

Positive: 170 Mixed: 36 Negative: 3
  • 100

    Bought My Second One Today
    I bought one of these online from Cabelas two months ago. I was really impressed! I have been shooting black powder pistols for 50 years.This gun is really built right. Locks up tight. Very nice fit and finish.

    July 25, 2018
  • 100

    I've had my 1858 for a little while now. I have never had it fail to fire. Everything works as it should. Even with 30 grains and a conical bullet it's not overly loud. Recoil isn't too harsh either. Only gripe I have is... the cylinder pin can't be fully removed for cleaning but that is just how this gun is. Not a defect. You just have to work around that. It's a very nice gun and a rather light trigger so good trigger discipline is a must. more

    June 14, 2018
  • 100

    nice one,
    this 1858 has a really nice finish ,it cleaned up very well,and looks like a million bucks,everything seems to be rather tight and smooth,each one of these 1858 have their own personality,i have three, and each is somewh...at different, trigger pulls and the impact location of each one,these are powerful, and stable,my steel frame handles the 45 long colt cowboy loads as well,they might be slow, but they are powerful,i have not yet shot this one,but soon,ill be with my friends at the range firing, they envy my 1858 sheriff, ,it shoots with the best of them, at a third of the cost,, and does super with the conversion 45 long colt,lots of fun,great conversation starter for sure, eye catcher,best prices anywhere,i waited and waited,for these to go on sale,great price, happy day more

    June 8, 2018
  • 80

    I Like the Pietta
    I just got my 1858 Sheriff's model from UPS yesterday, I bought it mostly due to the positive reviews here.And I am not disappointed. Fit and finish are great, it locks up tight and it looks great!

    May 6, 2018
  • 100

    1858 New Army short
    Sweet looking; great balance

    April 23, 2018
  • 100

    1 is good 2 is better
    You know you can't just own 1 of these.

    February 19, 2018
  • 100

    My first cap and ball, I love the trigger pull, I'm using the pellets and they are great. At 10 yards it groups right 2-1/2", at 15 around 4" at 25 is where it starts to fly a little. I would defiantly recommen...d this to all wanting to dabble in cap & ball for the first time. more

    December 10, 2017
  • 100

    Got it on sale, couldn't be happier
    Just got a chance to shoot it and after a single hangfire it performed flawlessly. Probably due to the oil it's shipped in. It was super accurate and had a nice crisp but wide trigger. Blueing was perfect and very dark. ...I noticed the little slots for placing the hammer between cylinders don't really work (hammer doesn't go in far enough), but I don't plan on using them anyways. I'll just load five. Cylinder indexes very well. Recoil is not too extreme (but I'm coming from only having shot a 22 pistol so who knows) but enough to feel pretty exciting. I shot it along side a single action heritage rough rider 22 and it was spectacular. I'm not new to black powder (I have a Hawken 50) but this was easy and I think it would make a great first cap and ball for anyone inclined to such things. I'm definitely getting a spare cylinder. more

    December 6, 2017
  • 100

    Accurate Shooter
    I'd grown so accustomed to my 1860 Army 1851 Navy revolvers shooting high I really didn't know how to act when the 1858 New Army hit dead on right out of the box. I do like the appearance of the 1860's more, but this one... is a real joy to shoot. Great fit & finish, although I could do without the stamped lettering on the barrel. I took the time to inspect some of these at Cabelas before purchasing. It paid off as one had pins literally falling out of the loading lever. These are tough guns and fantastic shooters, but like anything else, some aren't quite up to snuff. Best to inspect closely before buying, or just accept that a return might be in the cards if you buy sight unseen. Nothing wrong with that. more

    June 13, 2017
  • 100

    Yep it's a gun
    This is the best mail order gun you can get.

    May 9, 2017
  • 100

    Great Gun!
    I've read mixed reviews online about Pietta quality, This is my second Pietta and I think both of mine are the nicest looking and shooting. As for my 1858 sheriff model, I was very happy with the fit and finish. This gun... shoots great! Its not to big and heavy like the 8 inch model. Has a great balance and feel in your hand. You will be very happy with this model! For the new guys looking at this gun make sure you get a nipple wrench for a 1858 model as the nipples are recessed in the cylinder and regular wrench wont fit in there. more

    January 28, 2017
  • 100

    1st Black Powder Revolver
    Very happy with the quality of this hand gun. I was lucky enough to buy this revolver on sale from Cabela's, had a link I checked every day for months on end, sale lasted 4 days.

    December 28, 2016
  • 20

    very disapointed
    received my pietta 1858 today. The cylinder pin could not be pulled out of the cylinder to inspect the cylinder after putting the hammer on half cock. The action was very rough.I will send this gun back. Where was "...Quality Control". This gun should have never left the factory!!! more

    December 27, 2016
  • 100

    Little Remy
    This great short-barrel cap & ball Remington 1858 model revolver is a great addition to a hunter's side arm collection. I have been using the 8-inch model 1858 for years until I gave it to my oldest son as a birthday... present last year (his burned up in a house fire). Pietta makes great looking and functioning revolvers and this 1858 Remington is no exception. My primary purpose for owning and using this revolver is as a "back-up" weapon when hunting dangerous game such as wild hogs during the muzzle loader seasons. It is extremely accurate out to 25 yards and packs quite a nasty punch when loaded with 25-30 grain charges of substitute black powder loads with over powder patch and round ball ammunition! The shorter 5&1/2-inch barrel makes the revolver easy to carry in a holster and does not loose any accuracy because of the shorter barrel. more

    October 14, 2016
  • 100

    Great shooter
    Read some negative reviews on Pietta build quality. So far I have no problems with my 1858 Sheriff model. I like the short barrel and the ease of loading this pistol. I bought a conversion cylinder and took it to the ran...ge. Everything works perfect and the action was tight. Shooting this heavy frame with cowboy loads had a moderate kick. Fun shooter! more

    September 10, 2016
  • 20

    Unreliable. My first "cap shot" was a misfire and roughly one out of four cap shots are misfires.

    July 12, 2016
  • 100

    Perfect size revolver
    I already own the eight inch barrel 1858 and always liked the look of the five inch model. So when it went on sale I bought it and boy do I love it great balance and fill. Like any pietta I took it apart when I got it an...d smoothed everything up and it shot great no problems. I would highly recommend it to anybody. more

    July 4, 2016
  • 80

    Quality good.
    Not fired yet.

    July 3, 2016
  • 100

    This is my second Pietta and is my favorite of all the handguns I own. Bought it back in 2013 and have used it a lot over the past years. Feel in love with it the moment I opened the box. The trigger pull was better then... my Ruger Blackhawk. The finish was nothing shot of beautiful.With the 51/2 inch barrel it looked tough and felt very comfortable in my hand. Cleaned it up and took it to the range. I could not believe how accurate this revolver was with both round ball and conical bullets. With 35 grains of triple 7 it shot both round ball and conical to almost identical point of impact. If you want a fun gun that is very accurate and fun to shot, buy this one. It is worth it even if it cost twice the price. Now I'm getting ready to buy a conversion cylinder in 45 long colt. Have heard that they make the gun a really great shooter with less mess. Buy one as you will love it! more

    June 23, 2016
  • 100

    A quality gun
    After much debating I finally decided on picking up one of these Pietta replicas of the Remington New Model Army to add to the collection. I was very pleased upon receiving this pistol - fit and finish is better than I e...xpected for a Pietta. Accuracy impressed me as the sights appear to actually be set at about 25yds versus the 75-100yds you usually get with cap and ball revolvers. A 30gr charge with .454 balls printed very nice 1.5-2 inch groups off hand at 25 yards despite the heavy trigger pull. Timing on the gun I received is good. The only negatives are the slightly heavy hammer draw and trigger pull. Overall a very nice and fun cap and ball pistol. If you're reading this and wondering....for the money just buy one! more

    April 9, 2016
  • 100

    Outstanding revolver
    I converted this revolver to fire .45 Colt Long, cowboy cartridges. It works perfectly. I highly recommend this very well built gun.

    December 14, 2015
  • 100

    1858 rEMMINGTON
    This is an excellent buy. I couldn't be more satisfied. Make sure to get the steel frame model. The price is so good I may buy another, or the more powerful Colt Walker for a little more. Make no mistake, these are fine ...quality firearms, and capable of 38 special +p type power. They are a fun and cheap fire arm to own. more

    November 15, 2015
  • 100

    Nice gun
    I was really surprised at the quality of this gun. It is very well-built and fun to shoot.

    November 16, 2015
  • 100

    Great Cap & Ball
    I own several black powder hand guns and this is by far the best. It is tight and shoots straight. Get one!

    November 1, 2015
  • 100

    Very sweet handgun.
    I received my 1858 revolver on the 16th and couldn't wait to open the box. Once I got all of the oil removed from and out of it and gave it a proper cleaning and oiling I was amazed. The quality was excellent. The grips ...were from a very good quality of oak. The bluing on the revolver was excellent as well. The brass of the trigger guard was polished to a mirror finish. I cant wait to get to the woods and burn some powder. My next purchase will be a conversion cylinder. Let you know how that goes. Thanks Pietta, job well done. more

    October 6, 2015
  • 100

    I took the gun to the range, along with my other collection of guns to see how it compared to the rest. I was so impressed with how it worked that I put everything else away and shot only this one. Of course I had 3 spar...e cylinders because of my brass version, and a loading stand to make loading simple. Never had a misfire. After a few rounds I had it sighted in pretty close. All of my friends with me had to shoot it including my Wife. In the near future I am going to buy the long version. Cabela's was good to deal with shipped fast and was more than satisfied over all. Cleanup after was not too bad. put in dishwasher and voila, clean enough to eat off. Make sure you inspect every part and oil good after. more

    September 15, 2015
  • 100

    Awesome revolvers at a great price!
    I really like these 1858 revolvers. Cabelas occasionally has these on sale and they go fast. I liked them so much I bought 2 more . Pietta is making a really good quality reproduction .Cabela's seems to have the best sal...e prices too! more

    September 2, 2015
  • 80

    Can,t Go Wrong With This One
    I've been wanting one of these for quite sometime.This is the third B.P. revolver I've owned since late sixties.Beautiful revolver!Trigger pull is five pounds with alittle creep.Some machineing marks, most are in areas n...ot seen when gun is assembled.Small ding in wooden grips and scratch on the loading lever.I did chamfer the chambers and crowned the muzzle. Been thinking about smoothing the action but will wait until broken in. Number 10 C.C.I. caps are perfect and .454 balls are the way to go. Mine loves 20 gr. with cornmill filler.I do not use wads. With the filler I use homemade shooting grease under the ball.Been able to shoot all afternoon with out cleaning or binding loaded this way.Cleaning is super easy too.When I load for hunting I'll go to30 to 35 gr with wonder wad and grease over projectile.GREAT GUN! and very accurate Had to file front sight alittle,very happy with groups at 50 yards after lapping the barrel.Go ahead and press the purchase now button, you want be dissatisfied.Alot of fun and shooting pleasure for the money. Don't let the work I've done to mine scare you away .I pistolsmith for a hobby and this is what I do to all my handguns. Thanks Cabela's super service and great firearm. more

    August 16, 2015
  • 100

    Very nice
    Just got the gun. It's very nice. I already did an almost complete take down. Only thing I cannot get removed is the loading lever because the screw absolutely will not loosen. It's almost as if a torque wrench was used ...and they over tightened that screw. Everything else works as it should. I hope to find an opportunity to fire it at some point in the near future. more

    August 10, 2015
  • 100

    Just received my 1858 Remington Sheriff model. Incredibly fast shipping. Excellent fit and finish.

    July 7, 2015
  • 100

    very very pleased
    Can't wait to shoot it ov all my black powder weapons this looks like it's going to be my favorite thank you for carrying such a high quality replica ov the 1858 remington revolver very happy with it

    May 20, 2015
  • 100

    178th Review
    It took a long time to decide on this purchase.I read theother 177 reviews more than once.This little 5.5 inchhas became my favorite .I don't shoot it a lot, as I don'twant to wear it out.It's really fun to shoot, and cl...eaningit isn't a chore.I just love having it in my hand.I've beenusing Pyrodex pistol pellets, 451 dia.balls,Cabelaswads and #10 primers and it goes BOOM every time.Thank you Pietta and Cabelas. more

    May 6, 2015
  • 100

    Great Gun
    I found this to be excellent quality in fit and finish a great value. Shooting it was a pleasure and accuracy was good as well. Would recommend this to anyone getting into black powder shooting or adding to their collect...ion. more

    April 30, 2015
  • 100

    Six Shooter
    Well made shoots nice hit target six out of six times right on it's mark. You can't go wrong at Cabela's

    May 3, 2015
  • 100

    Great deal!!
    My favorite revolver!!! very accurate.

    April 16, 2015
  • 100


    April 12, 2015
  • 100

    BP Model 1858 Army Pietta
    Well made cylinder removes easy for cleaning or cylinder change. Shoots great.

    February 3, 2015
  • 100

    Pietta .44 Cal 1858 New Army
    Excellent fit, finish and workmanship. VERY accurate with Pyrodex 30 gr. pistol pellets, wool wad and .451 balls. #11 caps fit perfect. This is a great value for an enjoyable pistol to shoot!

    January 29, 2015
  • 80

    1858 new army
    This is one nice firearm ! My only issue with this gun is that the action is a little rough out of the box however, I sure it will smooth out with use and I plan on useing it a lot .

    January 27, 2015
  • 100

    Excellent BP gun
    I received my 5.5 inch piece this morning and spent all afternoon at the range. I was surprised at how well it shot. I used 30gr. of 3F with a 454 ball over a wad. At 25 yards I was 4" low and about as much to the l...eft. At 50 yards it was dead on. Was able to keep all shots in the 9 and 10 rings of a B17 target. more

    January 21, 2015
  • 100

    6.5" barrel length feels great
    When holding this model in your hand you can't help but notice how well it feels. The 6.5" barrel length gives this revolver a well balanced weight distribution. it shares everything else with the 8" barrel len...gth and I didn't find any issues out of the box. There's no problem hitting targets at 25 yards or so once your use to it. more

    January 22, 2015
  • 100

    Fun gun
    I liked this gun so much I purchased a second

    January 5, 2015
  • 100

    first black powder pistol
    I'am new to black powder pistols, and this is my first purchase. The info I got from the cabelas salesman helped me select this pistol as a very good introduction gun. I have found it to be easy to load and to shoot, and... very accurate. I would reccomend this pistol too anyone interested in shooting black powder pistols. more

    December 30, 2014
  • 100

    Love my 1858's
    I recieved the 1858 with the 8 in barrel two Christmases ago, this Christmas I recieved the 5.5 in barrel 44 cal.. I absolutely love them both...The fit and finish on these guns are exceptional for the price. I got the s...horter barrel for my home defense gun...and before you say is a BP pistol good for that...well with 35 grains of Pyrodex P i am pushing 930 FPS...Plenty of knock down power...I left my 8 in loaded for 15 months and went and shot it...they all fire with out fail...even the caps were on there that long...I love these guns and being shipped right to the door makes it even sweeter...im going to get two spare cylinders and a loading block next.. more

    December 22, 2014
  • 100

    like the others
    I highly recommend this bp pistol, i have... several bp pistols and this model is the BEST of the lot! Last Christmas i got 2 of them [while they were on sale, and btw the holster[s] for them were on sale too!] for my yo...ungest son [16] they both shot a little low and to the right at 24 yards but that was a quick CHEAP fix. whether we go target shooting or hunting at least 1 of them is on his side! he absolutely loves them! he cleans them after every use and sometimes just to 'keep them clean' oils his holsters,COUNTS his ball ammo [and reminds me to get him more when he runs 'low' ] more

    December 12, 2014
  • 80

    1858 Pietta Sheriff Model
    Really liked the fit and finish of the metal. Grips a little rough in spots. Barrell length is ideal for me allowing a shorter sighting radius I prefer. Trigger broke perfectly for my preference. I ding this one star for... not including the proprietary nipple wrench. I have three wrenches for #11 nipples and none fit this Pietta model, so better add a nipple wrench to your order. more

    December 6, 2014
  • 100

    My Pistol
    I now have two of these, there the best black powder pistols I have ever shot. They are well built to exact specs of the original guns, very accarute.

    November 6, 2014
  • 100

    You won't be disappointed.
    I have owned other black powder pistols but when I was introduced to the features of the 1858 Remington, specifically the easy cylinder removal, I knew I had to have one. I had handled the full sized model and it felt ...clumsy” as my hands are small, so I knew the 5-1/2 inch model is the one I needed. When Cabela’s offered that model at a very affordable price, I ordered one and have not been disappointed. The quality of the workmanship is great and it is easy for my smaller hands to use. more

    November 4, 2014
  • 100

    Beautiful black powder pistol
    Great pistol. Better quality than I thought for the money. Shoots accurate esp. For black powder You like blackpowder and the civil war days you got to get on

    November 9, 2014
  • 100

    Pietta/Remington 1858 C & B 5.5"
    This is my first C & B revolver. I really liked the balance of the 5.5" barrel. The trigger guard is too close to the knuckle on my middle finger but that is due to my large hands. What a blast to shoot. haven't... set any records doing reloads but who care it's just fun. 30gr of Pyrodex P, a CCI #10, Hornady .451" ball and a lubed wad and make some smoke. Accuracy is not to bad considering the sights are anything but easy to use. Just remember to clean thoroughly. more

    July 13, 2014
  • 80

    Nice looking gun
    Gun shoots well loading difficult ramrod doesn't line up with cylinder gets caught on cylinder and can't seat the ball I advise you to buy a loader if you buy this gun .I use my 8inch new army to load cylinder for it now... it has more leverage and a more accurate throw on the loading lever. The looks and firing of the gun still make it a good purchase ! more

    May 9, 2014
  • 100

    You will not be disappointed
    Good day fellow shooters,

    February 24, 2014
  • 100

    Nice short barrel
    Good day fellow shooters,

    February 27, 2014
  • 80

    Almost a 5 star
    Finish and grips perfect, timing excellent, lock up very good. I was surprised how accurate the fixed sights were, 5 inch group at 20 yards, the gun may be better than that but I am not. More space between cylinder and b...arrel than I expected, measured .010". Loading lever fell down with every shot due to barrel Catch not properly indexed. Easy enough to fix but knocked out the 5th star. more

    February 9, 2014
  • 100

    Really well made and nice bluing. Only bad part is those proof marks.

    January 20, 2014
  • 100

    Quality piece.
    This gun is so nice. I received it in September and it's a beauty. I also bought the spare cylinder, here on Cabela's and it fit perfect. I loaded it when I got it in Sept. and wasn't able to make it to the range until J...anuary. It shot flawlessly and was dead on. Loading is so easy with a flask that measures the correct powder amount, and there's tons of videos on Youtube that show how to do it, if you are clueless like I was. I use Triple Seven FFG powder and cleaning was a breeze. No one was at the range when I went, but I'm sure this dandy thing will be a great conversation starter, and maybe I can get others hooked on black powder the way I am now. I'm seriously thinking about getting a black powder rifle to hunt with, now. more

    January 6, 2014
  • 100

    Great revolver
    I ordered this revolver and it was back ordered for many weeks, it went on sale during the back order with saved me an extra 50 bucks! Thanks Cabella's!Upon recieving the .44 I unboxed it, read the manuals and inspected ...the gun thoroghly. Its a fine piece of craftmanship. Tight, precise timing and solid construction. Very good looking, and well oiled. Shoots great! Im hooked! more

    December 31, 2013
  • 80

    Great value, but fit & QC needs improvement
    Once I corrected a couple of issues, this turned out to be a great revolver. The main problem I had is that the loading lever would drop with each shot, locking up the cylinder. I had to modify the loading lever latch to... fix this problem. The fitter at the factory had placed a bevel on the bottom of the spring loaded latch because the loading lever catch was too short to catch the loading lever. I removed the bevel and put a bit of back bevel on it and now it stays put until I unlatch it. The other problem was that some de-burring was necessary in several areas for smooth operation. Once these issues were fixed, it has functioned flawlessly. I have really enjoyed this revolver. It shoots close to point of aim at 25 yards, and is very accurate. It is timed well, and It is really a great value. more

    November 13, 2013
  • 100

    Excellant copy of Remington 1858
    Well made [in Italy],Nice finish ,Smooth action,Excellent timing

    September 20, 2013
  • 80

    Fun gun for those into Black Powder.
    I purchased a Pietta 7" barrel gun at a pawn shop used in a very fancy wooden box with all the accessories. I was hooked the first time I loaded up and shot. But that kit is to nice and I wanted to keep it as new as... possible giving it's from the 70's. more

    August 19, 2013
  • 100

    Pieta 1858 Army Revolver.
    As I have a original 1858 long barreled revolver that a relative carried during and after the "War of Northern Agression", I have something to compare it to.

    July 31, 2013
  • 100

    Good Gun
    Nice quality and feelHammer and triger pulls are nice out of the box.Shoots wellEasy cylinder swap outExtra cylinder and cylinder from my long barrel Pietta new army all interchange easily

    July 24, 2013
  • 100

    Higher Quality Than Expected
    I have always been apprehensive over the years to buy a black powder pistol because, quite honestly, of the low cost of the pistols. I was of the mindset that nothing that low in price can be a quality made weapon; there...fore not safe to fire. more

    July 2, 2013
  • 100

    easy cylinder removal makes for easy cleaning only thing easer to clean is the stainless steel model, more money but worth it .Shorter barrel is fun for a change these are well made my first is over 15 years constant use... more

    June 29, 2013
  • 100

    Nothing but 44Cal. for me.
    I now have eight 44Cal. Pietta BP. This way I save money as I do not have to buy different size ball's. I also do not have to bring all my pistol's when I go to the range, and this allows me to have extra loaded cyl. on ...hand.I just found out about a trick with my BP hand gun's that I am going to try out. I am going to put bore butter in between the ball and wad. I was told that this improves the accuracy and helps with the cleaning of the gun. more

    May 6, 2013
  • 100

    Very Pleased
    I was a little skeptical about the quality but when I received it that all went away. It's easy to see it is a quality firearm, very nicely done.

    April 7, 2013
  • 80

    good gun
    I bought this gun from Cabela's phone ordering. After loading it once with the cylinder in, I bought a Cabela's loader. While not the most accurate weapon, I could have bought. It does nicely at 25 yrds.

    March 3, 2013
  • 100

    Fun Gun
    The previous reviews by other fans of this gun are right on the money as this is a quality gun and the spare cylinder fit perfect. Used the recomended 451 balls, #10 caps, and the 30 grain pellets and had a blast shootin...g this gun. Thanks to all of the other reviewers I finally have a black power revolver. more

    February 2, 2013
  • 100

    Hoot to shoot
    This is my first BP revolver and the Pietta 1858 was everything I expected and more. The fit and finish of this revolver is excellent. It shoots tight patterns with a recoil less than a 9mm. I use .451 balls with #10 cap...s and get great results every time. One trick I picked up on a BP blog, is to put bore butter between the wad and ball. This works great for keeping fouling to a minimum, makes cleaning quick and eliminates chain fires. If you're thinking of getting into a BP revolver, this produce from Cabelas can't be beat. more

    January 29, 2013
  • 100

    Excellent quality!
    Pietta brand bp guns were of somewhat dubious quality when Cabelas first started selling them years ago. They have definitely improved!

    January 31, 2013
  • 80

    Pietta .44 Cap n Ball
    The revolver appears to be put together well.The cyclinder turns easily, locks up tight. The finish is very nice, with minmal tool marks. Overall it is polished and blued well, and the grips fit nicely, and are good look...ing walnut.The trigger is heavy, and could use some stoning. Considering the price point, this is a good buy for those who enjoy blackpowder sports. more

    February 3, 2013
  • 100

    I am very happy with this revolver. Smooth action, pulls fast, cross draw or my leg. Easy cylinder change, and just flat pretty. I recommend this BP gun.Juneau AK.

    January 17, 2013
  • 100

    Great gun! Pietta has really improved quality. Fit and finish are very good. I liked it so much I bought another one!

    January 4, 2013
  • 100

    Nice quality fit and finish
    Nice pistols! Great deal on these around Christmas!

    December 30, 2012
  • 100

    .44 Pietta
    own several of the .44 1858 models and like them all very well. Great shooters and lots of fun. 35gr Pioneer and .454 round balls give me lots of entertainment at the range. Nothing negative for the very low investment p...rice, IMO. more

    December 23, 2012
  • 100

    5 1/2" Barrel 1858 New Army
    It works great, I get better groupings with the 5 1/2" barrel than the full size 8" barrel. It works best with .451" balls & #10 percussion caps. I got a couple extra cylinders for quick reloads that w...ork great with some practice. more

    December 8, 2012
  • 100

    high quality straight shooter
    I use mine with a cowboy cylinder conversion. I can put 5 in one hole @ 20 ft . 4 inch spread @ 40ft. Very pleasant to shoot. The weight seems to suck up the recoil. I ended up with 3 models: 12" barrel, 8.5 and 5. ...The target model is my favorite. Action works like a Swiss watch. more

    November 17, 2012
  • 100

    Uberti-Pietta Comparison 1858 Remington
    I own both 1858 New Army Remington pistols Uberti in 7 1/2 " Stainless and a 5 1/2 " Pietta in Blue finish.They are comparable in fit and finish. The difference being these. Trigger on the Pietta had sharper ed...ges than I liked, the Pietta had an oil finish on the wood which I liked better than the eurathane finish on the Ubert. The cylinders were not quite interchangeable..Uberti's fit the Piatta but the Piatta's was a hair to long for the Uberti, Maybe a .001". If you are ordering the cartridge conversion cylinder get the one for the Uberti.Note: Shorter barrel is handier but leverage on the loading lever is less..Harder to seat balls. also Pietta's ram is shaped for RB and the Uberti's shaped for conical bullets. Both shoot great! more

    October 18, 2012
  • 100

    Great replica & Fun to shoot
    This weapon is solid quality. It was packaged well and delivered quickly. I highly recommend this firearm. It is more fun to shoot than any of my modern firearms and a whole lot cheaper to shoot. This pistol is dead accu...rate.Remember: This is Not a toy. Be safe and read the How To's before you try to use it. Excellent product. more

    October 16, 2012
  • 100

    1858 Sheriff's .44
    I am very surprised and pleased with the quality of this pistol. The finish is excellent as is the cylinder rotation. After searching for six month's for a decent price, I found it at Cabela's. I would highly recommend t...his purchase. more

    September 29, 2012
  • 100

    my first pistol
    always loved civil war-era pistols, and the price was right on this one. had considered navy colt but a remmie is a stronger design. expected to do some finishing--smoothed off a burr on the hand and polished inside of t...rigger guard. otherwise, fit & finish great. converted to 45lc (ranges dont like black powder smoke) and new cylinder fit like a glove! can't wait to make some smoke with it. more

    September 26, 2012
  • 100

    dang fine shooting iron
    excellent reproduction of the 1858 remington cap and ball pistola. once sighted in, very accurate. this is my third pistol purchase from cabela's. will buy again in the future. a very well made piece.

    August 28, 2012
  • 100

    Excellent Black Power Revolver
    This is the second Black Power Revolver I have purchased. It is a beautiful work of art , the quality and finish is excellent better than you would thank. It fits the hand better than most. I have not been to the range y...et but I have checked out everything and am excited to shoot it. Cabela's is defintly the place to buy and they stand by there merchandice. more

    August 14, 2012
  • 100

    Remington 1858
    I found this to be built well & the finish was great! Pietta has stepped up on there game & this shows in this handgun. Works great & no defects I could find. I have gotten the 5" barrel one as well as t...he standard one & find them both to be great! Good job guy's. more

    July 20, 2012
  • 100

    Outstanding value
    The quality and aesthetics make this pistol a value at much higher prices.

    July 17, 2012
  • 100

    PIETTA 1858
    Excellent Value

    July 21, 2012
  • 100

    I'm hooked!
    I bought this revolver as my first ever BP gun and now I am 100% hooked. Ladies and gentlemen if your thinking about buying one of these and you have money for another addiction, DO IT! This model with the shorter barrel... shoots amazingly well and I consistently see 4 inch groups at 25-30 yards. I use a lubed felt wad and 25 grains of FFF Triple Seven for target loads (I’m going to try 15 grains soon) and 30 grains for hunting or protection which gives it a heck of a punch. This gun uses cci #10 caps with .454 lead balls and I have put over 500 rounds through it without a misfire. The recoil feels like a full size 9mm or a .380 except your shooting a large chunk of lead with big boom factor and lots of smoke and its sure punches a large hole on paper. I have had people approach me at the range asking if I was shooting a Raven. Even the ladies enjoy shooting this large caliber pistol with the recoil being as manageable as it is. I am so pleased with this purchase that I am saving for a Stainless Buffalo 1858 with the 12 inch barrel and target sights. I have read online that these are accurate to 50-100 yards and produce muzzle velocities of 1100+ feet per second. If you’re considering this gun, do it. It has pleasantly exceeded my expectations and is now a new passion. more

    June 30, 2012
  • 80

    1858 Remington
    The most practical black powder revolver in my opinion and the best to convert to 45.lc. With practice you can swap the cylinder in 3 seconds....

    June 21, 2012
  • 100

    nice blackpowder
    Best quality for the $. I bought 2!

    June 20, 2012
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    June 18, 2012
  • 100

    Fine Revolver -- Pietta
    This my first black powder revolver from Cabela's. It is a spectacular piece. I will buy from them again, no question about it. The gun is mechanically excellent, and it looks great. The fit and finish are superb. It loa...ds and shoots very nicely. I have large hands, and I really like the girth of this pistol. The purchase went smoothly, thanks to Cabela's. more

    June 8, 2012
  • 100

    The best cap and ball revolver ever
    I bought my first short barrel Model 1858 back in 2004 and it quickly became my favoite . Beside the short and handy size it hit dead on at 15 yards .My other cap'n ball required so much aimming compensation it took away... all the fun.The only issue I had with the short barrel was that it required extra force to seat the ball home but the more I shot it the less I notice this drawback.I finally get around to buy a second one after so many years. I can now have one in each hand at the range. more

    June 5, 2012
  • 100

    very very nice gun
    i love it it shoots great it looks awesome and it is very heavy made very well i would definitely get one if ur trying to get into black powder

    May 26, 2012
  • 100

    Excellent pistol for the money
    Pistol was on backorder for about a month but when it came in it was worth the wait .i also ordered a 45 long colt conversion for the pietta 1858 and it slipped right in the pistol fires great .i would recommend this ite...m to anyone . more

    May 9, 2012
  • 100

    1858 shorty
    Several friends of mine and myself have owned this pistol and find it to be a very accurate shooter! I recommended this to anyone looking at buying a cap and ball revolver and wants a shorter barrel.

    May 11, 2012
  • 100

    Nice gun
    Really a work of art and the price was right!

    April 2, 2012
  • 100

    Cabela's Black Powder Pistol
    Gun came with a beautiful finish, great packaging and timely. Would recommend to anyone this pistol, and from Cabela's.

    April 8, 2012
  • 100

    Nice Gun for the price
    light and very easy to use. I have one, Got one for the wife and even got a few friends to get one. They all love it..

    April 6, 2012
  • 100

    Great gun and fast delivery
    Just received my Remington 1858 .44 caliber black powder revolver . No problems at all . It is everything you could ask for and for a great price

    March 31, 2012
  • 100

    1858 Remington Pietta
    Very nice pistol.Mykl

    March 21, 2012
  • 100

    Good Value
    Just received my Pietta 1858 Remington with 5 1/2" barrel and it's on par with the quality of my other Pietta revolvers which is excellent . Appreciate the bigger grips and lighter hammer pull on my gun . Would of m...ade a better choice in 1860 , and be a toss up between the Colt and the Remington had they made it this way back then . Thanks Cabelas for the fast service ! more

    February 23, 2012
  • 100

    Quality revolver at a great pirce!
    I recently purchased a New Army revolver with the 5-1/2" barrel after shooting one that belonged to a friend of mine. Cabela's had a deal on them that couldn't be beat!

    February 16, 2012
  • 100

    1858 New Army .44
    I've been an owner and operator of a gun shop for 15 years (recently retired) and I've seen a lot of junk turned out by factory,far be it from this little gem though . The action is very tight ,like it should be. The woo...d to metal fit is precise,and the action is very smooth and well balanced. All in all I am very satisfied with the revolver. more

    February 2, 2012
  • 100

    Best Quality Backpowder Revolver
    The craftmanship of this Revolver is the best I've seen sense the Ruger Old Army Revolver . The fit and finish is impeckable I have been shooting Blackpowder for over 35 years and I say this is one of the best Revolvers ...I have owned. more

    February 6, 2012
  • 100

    I just received my 1858 New Army, and have been to the range twice, and love the way it shoots.

    January 29, 2012
  • 100

    On the money
    Impressed with the Workmanship. Use it for cowboy action and it's not bad.

    February 5, 2012
  • 100

    Quality Product/ direct shipment in timely manner
    Craftmanship is TOP SHELF. The bluing is flawless and the grips as well. I since purchased two cylinders to go with the pistol and cant tell the difference from the original. Shot 2.5" group @ 30'. Nice work Cabelas... ! more

    January 26, 2012
  • 100

    Very nice
    It took almost two months to arrive but it was worth the wait.I love the case hardened hammer and trigger. It shoots a little low but with a little range time and a little file work I'm sure it will be just fine.The grip...s could have a nicer finish. Very easy to load and to clean. I can't wait for my conversion cylinder more

    January 24, 2012
  • 80

    Pietta 1858 Good Quality on a budget
    Best return on your money in the BP replica market. Good Quality most of the time. Have purchased several here and most were nice and more than worth it.

    January 9, 2012
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    January 11, 2012
  • 80

    Almost As Good.
    This purchase was made after I bought the eight inch barreled model. This revolver is of the same high quality as the other. The reason for only four stars is lower initial accuracy. It could be that I will have to adjus...t my powder charge to suit the shorter barrel. Do not hesitate to buy this revolver. It's a lot of fun! more

    January 9, 2012
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    January 3, 2012
  • 80

    Another great value Pietta 1858 Remington 5.5"
    Should have got a second one before the price went back up. As with all my BP pistols from Cabelas, this one is nice, fit and finish, looks, value for the money, you can' t beat it. I can't give 5 stars because I have no...t shot it. I'm sure it is a great shooter though. If you are thinking about one do yourself a favor and buy it! more

    January 3, 2012
  • 100

    One Beautiful Revolver
    I could not be more pleased with this purchase. Fit and finish is excellent. Shot like a dream. This was my first purchase from Cabella's and I was not only impressed with the quality and price of this revolver, but with... the speed of it's delivery. Well done, Cabella's! more

    January 7, 2012
  • 100

    Very good weapon
    This was my 2nd BP revolver I bought from Cabelas and I'm very satisfied about my choice. I installed a Kirst .45LC converter and I had also to shave .005" off the bottom of the breech plate like somebody else poste...d, but then it was a great fit.This Pietta gun is a great shooter. more

    January 7, 2012
  • 100

    Loads of Fun!
    This was my second cap-&-ball revolver and I'm very pleased with it. The workmanship is excellent. Everything is tight and precisely fitted, The more I work with it, the better I like it! It is a beautiful replica th...at sparks conversation from people who visit my home, where I keep it on display with my collection of genealogical artifacts. With a little practice I've learned to swap out cylinders in just about five seconds. It is a little more barrel-heavy than my 1851 Colt replica (also in 5-1/2" bbl), so it's a little slower to bring on target. And the mainspring pull is also heavier, so my thumb gets more of a workout from cocking the 1858 than it does from my 1851. So I now use the lighter 1851 strong-side and my 1858 for cross-draw and the combo is outstanding! more

    January 4, 2012
  • 100

    Good Shooter
    I purchased this Pietta recently for use in target shooting and sidearm carry when hunting. This 5 1/2 inch shorter version handles very easily. At the pistol range this handgun shot very well from rest at 25 yards.At 50... yards it did not perform as well as the 8 inch version however, this was expected. This is the 4rth 1858 model Pietta that I have purchased of which two were in stainless.All performed well and have a very comfortable feel. I would recommend this pistol for both the black powder use as designed or with the appropriate .45LC conversion cylinder and Cowboy Action ammo. more

    January 4, 2012
  • 80

    A treasure at these prices
    I now have two of these Pietta revolvers.Have not had one minutes problem with them. They shoot very well, look great, and don't pit, rust, etc.I need at least one more, and I assure you it will come from my far-and-away... favorite store, Cabelas. more

    January 5, 2012
  • 100

    Remington 44 New Army 5½"
    Having two of these with 8" barrels got the 5½" versionfor daily carry. These Pietta cap & ball guns are simplysuperb, as accurate as any cartridge revolver/pistolI have, without the hefty recoil of smokel...ess powder.As a carry gun they do need to be regularly fired,cleaned, and reloaded, at least weekly (Wild BillHickok did his daily.) Keep the Rem #10 caps and thenipples free of grease, load with about 24 grains of BPor substitute (I like 777,) dry lube wad optional, and topoff the loaded 451 or 454 ball with Crisco (helpingkeep the ball in place as well as lubing.) Slow reloadissues can be mitigated with spare pre-loaded Piettacylinders (note well that Uberti cylinders do not fit!), butbe aware of the hazards of carrying loaded cappedcylinders around (you will be liable for any mishaps!) more

    December 31, 2011
  • 80

    Nice BP Revolver
    Great Revolver. Fired with both round balls and conicals. The mechanics were a little rough when I first got it, but after shooting it and cleaning it the kinks worked themselves out. The problem is hard to describe besi...des being "hung up" between half and full cock out of the box. That's the only reason for the 4 star rating. more

    January 7, 2012
  • 100

    Super Shipping
    I wanted another Pietta 1858 New Army because of the quality. I wanted to outfit with two revolvers for my cowboy action attire and found that these really look great. When I orderd the revolver it was back orderd for 4 ...weeks. It came into Cabela's then was shipped to me on friday and I recieved it on mondayWOW. Best in the West.Bill more

    November 12, 2011
  • 100

    Nice pistol
    Shot well out of the box....I have another one on back order now....

    November 6, 2011
  • 100

    Pietta Model 1858 New Army .45 Cal w/Kirst Konv.
    This is one great revolver! The workmanship and quality is outstanding. I installed a .45 LC Kirst Konverter and now fires 45 LC cowboy loads. The Conversion fit like a glove with only having to shave .005" off the ...bottom of the breech plate to allow the cylinder pin to slide in easy.I was skeptical prior to purchase of its quality, but simple amazed after receiving this gun. Shots tight groups at 50 yards, just an excellent gun overall.Buy it you will not regret it and will enjoy taking this one to the range all the time. more

    October 22, 2011
  • 100

    Excellent Pistol
    A bargain price and fun to shoot.Bluing is excellentTrigger / Action are cleanAccuracy - It is minute of milk jug at 15+ yards

    September 9, 2011
  • 100

    1858 remington
    very pleased... handles well.. shoots straight... would/will buy another.

    September 3, 2011
  • 100

    Many of the fire arms I own in my collection I collect only from an historical view point of this great country.The guns that tamed this land and tamed our enemies.While I am not a big fan of black powder guns,if you wna...t to have some real quick fun with this 1858 Remington.Buy a conversion cylinder that chambers 45 colt long cowboy ammo.This pistol fitted with the conversion cylinder fires the 45 colt round very smooth and very accurate.And of course I can fire it ball and powder if I so choose when I feel nostalgic.This 1858 Remington dose have a fast light trigger so be careful.It's sad to think that we may one day be reduced to black powder guns only,wich is why you should add this fine pistol to your collection. more

    July 24, 2011
  • 100

    I already own the 8"barrel stainless steel model along with a couple of Colts made by Pietta and this one just like the others is very well made. Fit ,finish and function are all excellent.

    July 4, 2011
  • 100

    Good gun
    This is my 2nd black powder pistol, i was satisfied with the first one i baught from cabelas, although i diddent beleave that smokeless powder could be used in my new army revolver, i blew the cylinder apart and distroye...d my gun. DONT DO IT. The new army revolver is great for home pertection or what ever, shipping is fast and product came ready to go just had to clean off the oil used to ship the gun. more

    June 18, 2011
  • 100

    Different Action than 6-Year Old Pietta 1858 NA
    This is my first review of something I've bought at Cabela's, and I may modify it if possible after I've taken this New Army 1858 with the shorter barrel to the range. I have had a regular-length 44 caliber, New Army 185...8 Remington Replica by Pietta for over five years, and I recently bought this one with a shorter barrel to be able to shoot more. I purchased both at Cabela's. more

    June 14, 2011
  • 100

    Great Fun
    I purchased this to go with my 1858 .44 with the longer barrel. They are both fine pistols and fun to shoot. I would not hesitate to buy another. I can't find anything about them I am not happy with.

    May 30, 2011
  • 100

    1858 New Army 5-1/2"
    This has turned out to be an exceptional weapon! It took me a little while to become accustomed to the Western grip, but after a few adjustments it is a tack driver at 30 ft. right out of the box. I have made several tri...ps to the gun range with it and really love it! I look forward to owning another one. more

    May 19, 2011
  • 100

    good purchase
    it shoots good loads easy and is well bult

    May 6, 2011
  • 100

    great gun
    This is a really neat gun to shoot. Lots of fun and easy to load.

    April 24, 2011
  • 100

    Love it
    Love this short barrel addition to my collection. Looks great along side of the rest of my short barrel models. Fit and finish is very good.

    April 19, 2011
  • 80

    cap guns
    44cal great handgun, could use better fiting percusion nipples for the caps. or a better capper that tightens them on better.

    April 11, 2011
  • 80

    Pretty Sweet
    Mine is quite nice. The grips have below average grain, and so I am having stag grips made. Outside of that (and a loading lever latch spring that sticks a bit), the gun is perfect. It is better balanced than the 8-inch ...version. I am also replacing the nipples with stainless ones. more

    March 29, 2011
  • 100

    shoots 2" groups @ 25yds. Excellent workmanship, a really good looking & functional weapon. Don't exspect the power of a modern .44mag, but this gun will bring down a whitetail.

    March 15, 2011
  • 100

    Great Revolver!
    HI,This is my first cap and ball gun and it is alot of fun.Its very well made and it does not have that cheap tinny feel.The fact that the cylinder comes out just my simply bring the hammer back is great.This means no pu...lling a metal piece on the side which may require you to used a plastic or rubber mallet.The only thing I would say bad is the front sight is to high and will shot low.I will be filing the sight down to solve this simple problemThis gun is highly recommended.Thanks,slowly 9 more

    March 20, 2011
  • 100

    excellent gift
    This gift was bought for my daughter along with a computer for her school. She loves both of the gifts.

    March 18, 2011
  • 100

    Very nice piece
    I ordered this pistol on the ratings it received (notice I know how to spell "received"). I got it two days ago. It is a beautiful firearm, well made; and the fit and finish are excellent. I immediately disasse...mbled it to get to know it. My wife wants it. I will probably get her a .36 cal model. Anyone who is thinking of buying this gun, should. They won't be disappointed more

    March 13, 2011
  • 100

    The best cap and ball revolver for Cowboy Action
    I own three of the full size .44 1858 Remies and have run them for SASS shooting for a couple years with out a failure. I adedd two of the 5-1/2" barrels because they are faster in and out of the holster and will be... just as reliable. I also have several extra cylinders and they all interchange and run perfectly. I recommend #10 caps. Also buy some SS nipples and add one to each cylinder to mark your unloaded chamber. I bought a parts kit and have not needed it, must be a good insurance policy. more

    March 5, 2011
  • 100

    My Favorite to Date
    This Remington replica is a well-made, great shooting, BP revolver. The point-of-aim is right on at 25 yards and it's as accurate as my target model with adjustable sights and 8" barrel. It holsters well and feels b...etter balanced with the shorter barrel. With a conversion cylinder and hand loaded black powder cartridges it makes a great .45. It takes you from the Civil War right into the 1870's. more

    March 2, 2011
  • 100

    1858 Remington 5 1/2 barrel (blued)
    Took this arm out winter camping in the Upper Peninsula this last weekend. I will probably purchase another. NO COMPLANTS at all. Take heed to all the positive feed backs. Buy now or forever hold your peace. Thanks Cabel...a's. more

    February 23, 2011
  • 100

    Accurate, handy, easy to load - great revolver!
    This revolver is very handy, with just the right barrel length for shooting and holstering.

    February 28, 2011
  • 100

    Fantastic Purchase
    I purchased the 1858 New Army 51/2 inch barrel revolver and absolutely love it. The .44 caliber is just right for target shooting and is powerful enough for hunting if one so desires. A great way to get into black powder... shooting without spending a fortune, and you get six-shots instead of one. more

    February 22, 2011
  • 100

    very pleased
    The over all finish and the figuring of the grips was the best I have seen on a Pietta cap and ball revolver.

    January 30, 2011
  • 80

    Solid firearm
    As I have yet to fire this, I can only say it appears well made. the action locks up tight. Cylinder has notches so it can be carried fully loaded with the hammer down. Wood grain is nice but simple and the sights are fa...irly large. My only regret is that I live a very long distance to any outdoor ranges, so I can not comment on it's accuracy. more

    January 25, 2011
  • 80

    Nice Guns, Good price
    I did a lot of research when looking into black powder pistols i found the 1858 Remington to be the most interesting. Cabelas had the best price I could find by far and i like the shorter barrels. I bought two of them by... the way... I also purchased the stainless buffalo model recently as well, I just had too, LOL. The only thing i can say negative about them is they could use a trigger job. other than that the finish is nice and dark. more

    January 28, 2011
  • 100

    Super Buy for a handy BP Revolver
    I am sold on Cabela's BP guns. I now have five cap and ball revolvers. I have used the Colt 1860s and the Remington full size revolver in hunting and for Cowboy shoots. I had to buy the 5 1/2 inch remington to be my cros...s draw second revolver. It is just as nice as the full size and I can't wait for the temps to get in the 20's to bring it out to the range! more

    January 20, 2011
  • 100

    New Army 51/2
    This is the best percussion revolver hands down. Make sure you get an extra cylinder and .451 balls.

    January 13, 2011
  • 100

    Mindy the rebate champ
    With the gift cards given to me as gifts it was a hard choice as to what I would get myself. This gun was my choice, & with an extra $20 off on top of the sale price what a great deal! This gun is on back order so I ...have yet to get it and give a review on it so what this review is about is Cabela’s costumer service. When I was finished checking out I noticed that the $20 rebate was not used on my order so when I called Cabela’s and talked to a very pleasant rep. named Mindy and I told her my complaint. After asking me some info she literally had picked up the ball ran down the field & scored the winning point and I went wild! Ok not so wild but was very happy for the excellent job she did. ((I talked to Mindy, she worked her magic & BAM $20 off )) I love this place!! more

    December 31, 2010
  • 80

    1858 Sheriff
    I just received my new purchase today. I agree with the fit, build and quality that everyone else states.

    October 29, 2010
  • 100

    1858 New Army 5-1/2" Barrel
    This is my third black powder pistol from cabelas. I really like this one. I have nothing bad to report about this gun. Fit and finish is great. bluing is as good as any s&w I've ever looked at. The short bbl. really... helps make it come up fast, faster than the 8" models, and it feels good in your hand. after bringing the front sight down, it shoots right were you point it. these pistols are more accurate than most smokeless powder pistols. you'll be able to keep all shoots inside 3" out to 30 yrds. if you work with your loads a little. I use 30grs. pistol P powder, 44 wads, and 454 rd. ball, than order an extra cylinder when you can, these 58s can be loaded a lot faster than the 51 or 60s they are hard pistols to beat. pietta makes a very fine product, and you don't have to brake the bank to buy one, two, three. If you have one of these puppies, you are not under gunned. You could take deer up close, or maybe from a tree stand with the 8" models. Be sure to try the TDC ratcheting nipple wrench #XL-21-7375 for the # 10 size, on all new cylinder nipples, they come in three sizes You will need # 10 rem caps for this pistol. all from cabelas. Thats all folks. lets make some smoke!!! more

    September 30, 2010
  • 100

    1858 New Army with 5-1/2 barrel rocks!
    I enjoy shooting blackpowder pistols and the one thing they all have in common that bugs me, barrel length. I mostly shoot Colt reproductions but thought I would give the '58 a try and was impressed. It handles well, com...es to point as well as a Colt, has better sights than a Colt repro, has good balance, and draws quickly. Overall all I can say is "This pistol rocks" more

    July 28, 2010
  • 100

    1858 Remington
    Great value for the money. I couldn't beat this price anywhere. Good shooter.

    June 17, 2010
  • 100

    A Best Buy in my book!
    I've had it now for over 2 years. As usual, I got good service and fast delivery from Cabelas. My 58 shoots to point of aim at 25-30 yds with 25 grains of "P" (pistol) powder. I cast my own bullets with a mold ...bought from Cabelas. I also bought a spare cylinder shortly after I got the pistol. I shot it recently after having both cylinders loaded for about 15 months. I live in a very damp location in Appalachia. All 12 shots fired without fail, and my friends were amazed at the accuracy. I only use #10 caps with it, as #11's were not a snug fit. I have many varied arms, but this one rides with me the most. When I choose to open carry, this is the hog leg I usually choose. The 5 1/2" barrel is a real winner on the draw, and it points better for me than the 8". I do not feel under-armed when I have my "Baby-Doll" with me. If legal, I wouldn't hesitate to hunt bear with it, but, alas, it isn't legal. more

    May 15, 2010
  • 100

    Great for Howells conversion!!!!
    Perfect fit with Howells conversion,drop in no prob...Shoots 45 lc with ease..Dont get the big bang like ya do with pyrodex but man is it easier to clean..Just as powerfull with the cowboy loads but ya dont get the smoke... crack bang, with all the neighbors lookin out the door.I live in the country so I can shoot on the property.I have 3 colts converted .If I had it to do over I would have converted the remmy only.Better action easier firing better timing and six instead ot five shots with a conversion. more

    May 14, 2010
  • 100

    No Quality Issues with this Fabulous Pistol
    As nice a finish and fit as one could expect from any maker. I am completely satisfied with this revolver. You will not regret this buy, happy, happy, happy. Cabelas made a home run with this one.

    March 6, 2010
  • 100

    Most content
    Having been a shooter of sidelock pistols for awhile, I wanted to get into revolvers. I always enjoyed the Remington style c&b revolvers, but felt they were front heavy with the long barrel. This 5 1/2 model is the s...olution. more

    February 23, 2010
  • 100

    Pietta 1858 Remmie 44 cal
    I read the reviews and bought this gun last year. I've not been disappointed at all. It's been fun to shoot and at the range, my friends all wanted to shoot it. It shoots well out at 25 yards and has been reliable for th...e past year of lots of shooting. more

    February 13, 2010
  • 100

    1858 remmy 5 1/2 in
    great gun great deal fast shipping

    December 30, 2009
  • 100

    1858 New Army BP Pistol-5-1/2" Barrel
    Outstanding !! Pistol locks up tight and shoots dead on at 35 yds. Right out of the box. My spare Cylinder also lines up perfectly with no adjustments required. Very inexpensive to shoot and just as deadly as any .44 cal.... on the market. Also, nobody could beat the price. Just Win-Win-Win all the way.I not only will--but have recommended this product to all my friends. more

    December 17, 2009
  • 100

    Great Item
    I purchased this revolver in order to install a conversion cylinder which would allow me to fire .45 Colt ammo in it. I was worried about the fit and finish of the item itself as well as it's function with the cylinder I... intended to install. I should not have worried. The revolver is an excellent product, fit and finish is excellent, lock up and timing is perfect. I loved this gun the moment I took it out of the box. Thanks Cabela's for a great product at a fair price. more

    December 2, 2009
  • 100

    1858 New Army 5-1/2" Barrel .44 Caliber Revolver
    I have a 1858 New Army 8" Barrel .44 Caliber Revolver.But with that barrel size I pull up too much. But right out of the box I was hitting the bull, or in a good zone to stop what ever I shoot at. I am still working... with the 8" so one day I will be hitting the bull with the 8" too. more

    October 6, 2009
  • 60

    Loved it but...
    Cabelas: ***** for customer service.Workmanship: ** The first pistol that I bought had the 8” barrel (same basic pistol with longer loading lever and barrel). It was soon delivering 2” groups at 25 yards, however occ...asionally the hammer became stuck and I had to remove and replace the cylinder in order to resume operation. I exchanged the 8" model with Cabelas for this model (5 1/2” barrel, more $$). I found that it was difficult to latch the hammer, but did not want to return to Cabelas, so I fixed it by deburring the trigger and hammer, improving the trigger pull. Burrs on the plunger caused it to hang up in the cylinder, which I also fixed. The first time that I pulled the trigger, the loading lever unlatched and fell down, and continued to do so with every shot, so I rested it on a bag, and was soon shooting 2” groups(despite shorter barrel). I filed and fit to achieve positive latching of the loading lever, then cold blued my de-burr jobs.Fun: ***** If you have the patience to work through the manufacturing defects (I do) you may love this thing! I have a number of modern semi-automatic pistols, but this is the funnest thing that I own. Both pistols delivered excellent groups, and I can shoot for hours on very little $$ (because it takes so long to load). I am now looking at either an 1860 or an 1851. more

    September 10, 2009
  • 80

    1858 NMA 5.5" .44 cal pistol
    Ordered 2 of these, one for me, and one for my daughter, who's developed an interest in BP pistol shooting. Both pistols arrived VERY quickly, well packed, and looked flawless. The Pietta style grips are larger than Uber...ti's grips on the same model, which users with large hands will definitely appreciate. No more finger bruising when you shoot this pistol, since there's plenty of room for your fingers behind the trigger guard! more

    June 26, 2009
  • 80

    one flaw
    An astounding value, with one flaw that keeps it out of the "too good to be true" catagory. The flaw is the trigger. It is way too stiff and lacks feel. I have noticed a dramatic improvement after 50 or so roun...ds fired. However it remains the weak link in an otherwise excellent product. I know a gunsmith who told me to put about 100 rounds through it as is, then bring it to him if i'm still not satisfied. He said it was an easy job but should be done after it has been broken in properly. All in all I'm very satisfied. more

    June 19, 2009
  • 80

    I am on my second one - the barrel catch on the first disappeared on my 15th shot. Other than that, no problems. It shoots surprisingly well (not a tack driver, but consider what you are shooting with), with 6" grou...ps at 25' Everything fits tight, and the action is smooth. Shooting 30 grains of Pyrodex behind Hornady .451 balls. more

    June 18, 2009
  • 80

    So much fun!
    Great looking gun, loads of fun to shoot, the only complaint that I have is that the shorter loading lever makes it a lot harder than the 7.5 inch barrels to load. I have two fresh gouges on my fingers from loading it, b...ut it was totally worth it! Used 25 Grains of Pyrodex P Powder with Hornady .454 inch round balls. Low recoil, and plenty accurate from my brief test shoot. more

    June 15, 2009
  • 100

    1858 New Army 5-1/2 barrel with extra cylinder
    When I opened the box, I was greeted with the usual Italian maker's four quarts of SAE30W motor oil covering the gun, and after some de-greasing, I began the serious once-over. The gun was well fitted, all parts presente...d no seriously sharp edges. The grips were a little over-sized for the frame, but with a little sand paper I'll get them down to the proper size. The cylinder pin was a bit stiff, but a little dab from an old tube of graphite grease, and it moved much more smoothly. The action is slick and tight, and both cylinders interchanged with just a little work. Some light stoning of the hand, and all works quite smoothly now. Since most Italian reproduction percussion handguns have inconsistently machined nipple sizes, I swapped out the nipples on both cylinders with some American made aftermarket bronze nipples that are a snug fit for CCI #11 caps. I haven't shot the revolver yet, but if it is like my other Pietta 1858 with 8 inch barrel, it should be quite accurate. I noticed the front sight on the new gun to be a bit taller than what I've seen on other "Remmies", so I suspect it should shoot to point of aim at 25 yards with the right load. more

    June 7, 2009
  • 100

    1858 5.6 .44 revolver
    Very nice product. Smooth action, and tight frame. Shoots well. I would recommend this pistol to collectors and BP enthusiasts.

    June 12, 2009
  • 100

    1858 new army 44 5 1/2"
    Just recieved my new 1858 pietta today. Inspected it wiped it down checked operation and headed to the range. I have been shooting black powder for over 30 yrs. Both long guns, single shot big bore pistols and revolver p...istols. I still have a 1973 hewes (no longer in bussiness)1858 36 cal. That was built by pietta and still shooting it, BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS NEW PISTOLA IS THE BEST I HAVE SEEN. Out of the box the action, finish, and overall quality of workmanship is unserpassed by any I have been looking at. At the range is where you find the proof of the pudding. I loaded it up with 30grains of 3fg and .454 round ball purchased at Cabelas with a 44-45 lubed wad squezzed off the first shot at a target 30' away and caught the edge of a 1 1/2 inch bullseye only to follow up with a group with all holes touching but one and that one I was thinking how good this piece is and not concentrating on my target. I did a cylinder of draw and shoot and again it worked without missfires. I did use # 10 caps that I always press on with a wood cloths pin.out of 24 rounds I only had 1 cap come off. If you are looking for a good shooter this is the one. I am ordering the 8" model tomorrow and I am sure it will be just as good as this one. Thank you Cabelas as alway's you did it again. more

    May 19, 2009
  • 100

    One great pistol!
    Having purchased several cap and ball pistols over the years(starting in 1976 while a senior in high school, an 1860 army .44 cal. What a thrill it was, and still is, to buy a real pistol thru the mail.) I have found var...ying degrees of quality. Most are Pieta and co. and were good overall with a timing problem here and some looseness there, I must say this latest addition is by far the tightest, most well made black powder pistol I have ever purchased. I wouldn't hesitate to buy the smokeless powder conversion cylinder for this pistol and may in fact do so after seeing its high quality. Thanks and I'll be back for more to add to my growing collection! more

    May 2, 2009
  • 100

    My 1st Black Powder Experience is Awesome
    I bought this one after much, much thought. Loading the cylinder is much easier on this replica than the Colt Navy or Army models. I used Goex replica powder sticks (I cut them in half to fit in the cylinder) the one mea...nt for .45 caliber and followed the wad and ball course of things. I used CCI No 10 caps. And wow! I had tons of fun shooting. Lots of smoke and inaccuracies on my part, but after much practice I was able to shoot reasonable groups. more

    April 26, 2009
  • 100

    best of the best
    Very well built, remington brand is the best, and Cabelas still has great service every time, I got a conversion cylinder for this to fire 45 cowboy bullets, its awesome, I can load this remington with the conversion cyl...inder faster than I can load my 38 special, its just like poppin in a clip, you put all 6 bullets in at once and close the lever. I love the shorter barrel, its a nice (medium frame revolver) Medium frames are my favorite becuase the barrel is long enough to be accurate and obsorb the recoil but short enough not to be top heavy and is more manuverable. I would recomend this gun for anyone who likes to shoot or even for self defence if you get the conversion cylinder becuase you can load this thing faster than modern day revolvers but it has that classic look as well, this gun is actually the exact same model that Clint East Wood was packing in (Pale Ryder) But anyways, I already had the 36 long barrel but I must say this one is much better. P.S. remington is the best brand for doing a conversion for that fact that they can be loaded and unloaded so quickly, I still like Colts for shooting black powder and lead balls though. more

    April 13, 2009
  • 100

    1858 New Army 51/2"
    I got this gun for recreational shooting and the gun shoots so smooth that I go out shooting every chance I get I would give this gun a big thumbs up.

    March 13, 2009
  • 100

    Good buy
    Great Italian reproduction. Mechanics and finish meet full expectations. Dislike extremely large front blade sight. Would like to have same revolver in 36 caliber. Can not beat Cabela's prices.

    March 10, 2009
  • 80

    1858 New Army 5-1/2 inch barrel
    This is a fun gun to shoot. The loading lever is shorter than my '58 with 8 inch barrel and my '51 with 7-1/2 inch barrel. It's a little more difficult to ram the lead ball with the shorter loading lever but it's still f...un to shoot. I bought this to have a smaller gun for my shoulder holster but it has the same punch as any of my larger guns. I would highly recommend this gun to a friend or to an interested stranger (which I already have done). more

    March 5, 2009
  • 100

    .44 Cap-n-Ball; What a buy!
    This is my first Pietta BP pistol and I must say that I am impressed. The fit and finish was even better than I expected and it feels great in my hand. I have owned several other BP pistols of various manufacture and I c...an't say this Pietta version lacks quality in any respect, even though it is by far the least expensive. It loads and fires well with no malfunctions to date. It is very accurate at 25 yds. free handed and I am planning to shoot from a rest and tailor the load soon to see just what this baby can do. You can't go wrong with this one. Looks good, feels great, shoots well...what else could you ask for?!! more

    March 1, 2009
  • 40

    Its a keeper but needs better nipples to hold cap.
    The pistol is well worth the money. I rate it two because the percusion caps # 10 or 11 will not stay on the nipples. It has a nice blue finish and the grips are average. The trigger pull is sweet.I can hit a phone book ...at ten yards dead center.If it wasn't for the percusion caps falling off when firing or tilting the pistol . I would rate it a 5.I think cabelas needs to contact the company or provide better nipples with this pistol. more

    February 8, 2009
  • 80

    1858 New Army 5 1/2 Barrel .44 Cal. Revolver
    This is my first black powder gun. I'm happy with its performance even though I don't know bullet velocities yet. I like the sound and smoke it produces. I've shot it on two occations. All six bullets left with out fail.... I'm using #10 caps and .454 round balls on top of prelubed wads. Accuracy is not bad either. I shot to glass soda pop bottles at 10 yds dead center. I would have given this gun a 5 rating except the blueing is not well done on the triger. Easy to clean and oil. The gun came will good instruction manuel. more

    January 27, 2009
  • 100

    I got mine for my birthday...naturally I tried to "pick it apart"as soon as I pulled it out of the box...it's absolutly flawless,loads well...shoots well...I did bump up the recomendedcharg..from 28 grains to 3...2...and the bullet to a 454...butI'm still messing with the load...seems to hit pretty wellno mater what I do with it...still using the #11 cap...sowhat if I have to squize them to get them to stay on...I don't want to have to pry off the # 10.anyway...I'm very happy with mine...oh yeah...uncle mikessidekick # 3 holster fits it perfectly. more

    January 7, 2009
  • 80

    new army
    The revolver looks like it will be fun to shoot. Overall quality was good. One issue with the brass casting for the trigger guard it has some small pin holes on the left side. I look forward to shooting this revolver for... many years to come. more

    December 28, 2008
  • 100

    The 1858 Rem 51/2 barrel revolver
    This is a little honey...I have both the bigger barrel and this.I have been using 30 grains of 777 powder 3 fg. Drop a pistol wad into the cylinder followed by a conical pistol bullet and its like firing a modern weapon.... Make sure you use #10 caps. No 11 are too big. The literature on the gun doesn't tell you about caps.The extra cylinder makes loading really fast and great on the range or if your out and about with this baby. Bottom line...highly recommended for black powder buffs. more

    December 19, 2008
  • 80

    1858 New Army 5-1/2" Barrel .44 Caliber Revolver
    Excellent RevolverI only had the one opportunity fired it . Would have Given it 5 stars but mine arrived with scratches on the barrel .

    December 1, 2008
  • 100

    Excellent pistol
    This gun is nicely made, balances well, shoot like a dream. I have another Pietta Remington from Cabelas--the regular 7.5 inch bbl. These are my pistols for CAS. They shoot well, make losts of smoke and noise and feel go...od in my hip and cross-draw holsters. I put a conversion cylinder in it and it puts those heavy .45 LC cowboy bullets right to the point of aim. more

    October 6, 2008
  • 80

    Good Shooter
    The center pin was a little large for an R&D, so I had to ream the cyl. Accurate, better than an 8inch uberti. Good action/finish/wood, however I had to refinish the stocks.The 1858 in 5 1/2 is a nice looking unit th...at handles well. more

    August 8, 2008
  • 100

    1858 army pistol 5 1/2 barrel
    love this pistol, very nicely made and lots of fun to shoot,they now have a stainless steel model, which i will buy later. these weapons easy to load and shoot,had little problems cleaning it. if you want to try shooting... black power pistols, then these weapons are great for the price. more

    July 15, 2008
  • 100

    Great Gun!
    I recieved the pistol in flawless condition and in good time. It is an awesome pistol to behold. The avant garde styling of this pistol with the 5 1/2" barrel makes it really stand out. Very deep bluing and the Fit ...and finish were perfect as far as I can tell. It's very tight and I am thinking that after about a hundred rounds or so, it will seem like an old friend. I purchased this pistol with the express purpose of a full conversion to .45 Long Colt. I bought the Kirst Cartridge Konverter w/gate and the Richards-Mason ejector assembly.I plan to use Magtech 250GR, 761fps Cowboy Action Cartridges. Im very satisfied with the quality and am looking forward to taking it to the range. more

    June 12, 2008
  • 100

    High quality.
    I had already picked out this model of BP revolver from the Cabelas internet site before heading in to the store. When the sales rep pulled up the catalog number, there was another number he didn't recognize. It was this... same pistol with a case-hardened frame and the engraved grips. The catalog shows this model only with the longer bbl, but there is was in a 5 1/2" bbl, and only $40 more. Beautiful! I have been dealing firearms for 35 years. This is a finely crafted and excellent quality firearm. The metal craftsmanship is really nice, deep-good quality blueing and the wood to metal finish is outstanding. Haven't shot it yet, but if it shoots as good as it looks, I will be extremely satifsfied and it will get my high recommendation. Another great product marketed by Calelas, my one-stop candy store! more

    May 21, 2008
  • 100

    1858 New Army 5-1/2" Barrel .44 Caliber Revolver
    Wow! This gun is QUALITY! I cannot honestly find anything to nitpick about. Your money is well spent if you buy this gun. The cylinder locks up tight without ANY wobble, and it is lined up dead on with the barrel. It is ...so nice, that at first, I didn't know if I wanted to shoot it. I still haven't yet, but I'm certain that it will be fun to shoot (possibly this weekend since I'll finally have some free time). From the reviews that I have read on this and other sights, it seems that many people recommend using .454 cal round balls, .44 cal pistol wadding, and 24 grains of Pyrodex pistol propellant. This is the setup that I intend to use, as I have read that greasing over the loaded chambers tends to get quite messy after only a few shots. There is no doubt in my mind that this gun will shoot as good as it looks. You can even purchase a .45LC conversion kit for it so that you can use cowboy .45 Long Colt loads. I might look into this in the future, but for the cost of the conversion kit, I might as well buy another one of these guns and have a brace of them. I highly recommend buying this gun. more

    May 16, 2008
  • 100

    5.5" 44 cal new army
    Cabela's has done it again with the 5.5 inch 44 caliber, new army, revolver. Excellent fit and finish. I equipped it with ivory grips and it functions flawlessly. Like all black powder it must be kept clean. I have fired... several Colts and this is an excellent "BANG" for your buck! I bought two additional cylinders and they fit well. Of course after it was broken in they slid in easier. Get a nipple wrench and keep them clean. Dirt is usually the culprit in malfunctions. I recommended this firearm to several shooting friends who saw it and admired it! I use it for quick draw. Again thanks Cabela's. more

    May 2, 2008
  • 100

    Check twice, load once, a lesson learned.
    I spent several hours surfing the Web and Cabellas for my first Black Powder Revolver. The decision came down to 3 things:

    May 3, 2008
  • 80

    Pietta`s sherrif model a success!
    I found my Pietta`s sherrif`s model to be just as good as all the other reiewers said. It does have a very deep rich blue.My only complaint with this fine gun is while it shoots to the point of it`s sights, the octagon b...arrel is not quite screwed all the way even with the frame of the gun. I wonder if it was powder coated in pieces and then assembled, and if that is why it is not even. Anyway it shoots like a dream and the amount of difference is negligable. Nitpicking for sure but if Imade such a fine piece I`d make sure it was all the way on, otherwise, it`s near perfection. Even with this it is a beautifulwell made gun that I`d recomend to anyone! Loaded properlyit could easily save one`s life in a survival situation. No doubt it could drop a deer up close. It`s a well made gun. more

    March 24, 2008
  • 100

    1858 New Army 5-1/2" Barrel .44 Caliber Revolver
    This gun is very much worth the money. I would recomend it to my friends.

    March 15, 2008
  • 80

    5 1/2" 58 Army
    Nice revolver and a good addition to this shooters collection. This revolver has good balance and sight plane. Cylinder locks up nice and tight. This gun shoots on target and holds a good group 3 1/2" @ 15 yards usi...ng 24 grains of pyrodex. It is a little quicker to get out of holster than the 8" target model that I also have.Good revolver for nice price. more

    February 13, 2008
  • 100

    5 1/2" Rem.58rev.
    just love it.Easy to handle,quick to point & shoot.Can easly take any where.AAA***

    February 1, 2008
  • 100

    '58 Remington
    I got this as a Christmas gift. I am very pleased with the fit and finish of the gun. Beautiful wood and very deep bluing. If this piece shoots as good as it looks, it's a winner. Can't wait to try it out!!!!

    December 18, 2007
  • 100

    I purchased this gun 2 weeks ago and was finally able to fire it today. The gun looks good, feels good but most importantly it shoots good. The only problem is that all of the Remington #11 percussion caps fall off with ...the first shot. I was able to get CCI # 10 caps and they work great. I like this gun and will probably purchase another one to go with it. GOOD GOOD GOOD!!!. more

    November 23, 2007
  • 100

    1858 New Army 5-1/2" Barrel .44 Caliber Revolver
    If I had it to do over, I would buy this revolver again. First is the ease of reloading.Second is the ease of cleaning.Third is the accuracy. Put 6/6 in a 5" circle at 25 yards.I base this in comparison to the repli...ca 1860 Army Colt that I also shoot.Construction is excellent and the quality is very good.I also bought 2 extra cylinders so I could have extra preloaded cylinders loaded and ready to fire.This is an excellent choice if you are new to black powder orf have been into this hobby for years. more

    October 13, 2007
  • 100

    Beautiful !!
    Just got my 1858 Reminton revolver with 5.5" barrel. I was really impressed with the fit & finish. The action while a little stiff was smooth in operation. I have not had a chance to fire it yet, but if it shoot...s as good as it looks i will not be disappointed. I would highly recommend this gun to anyone looking for a very well made black powder handgun. more

    August 10, 2007
  • 80

    1858 New Army 44 Caliber Revolver
    shoots great, problem I don't like it that the trigger is cut so you can't spin it. Also another biggie is that the grips don't fit the frame. They hang out over the frame on the corners.

    July 30, 2007
  • 100

    Nice revolver
    I like the heft of this gun. Shorter barrel than the standard new army, but it points very well. Action is pretty smooth too. Blueing is deep and rich . I looks real nice in my cross-draw holster, also from Cabelas from ...Oklahoma Leather . more

    July 15, 2007
  • 100

    Western Movie Prop
    I'm very Pleased with this piece! Mostly will be firing blanks through it for a Western and Stage Productions. Which I'm buying the Conversion Cylinder for that and eventually be firing some live ammo through this Bad Bo...y! The shorter barrel makes it a lot easier for quick draws, and I Love the quick reloading of this piece as well. I would recommend this hand gun! more

    April 30, 2007
  • 100

    This pistol is made really well, and shoots right to point of aim. Also is well priced for quality.

    May 1, 2007
  • 100

    Short Barrel 1858 New Aarmy
    Well balanced with the shorter barrel. Easy to disasemble and clean, easy to load. Much lighter than the long barreled original. Packs a punch for a black powder cap and ball. Good target shooter, 15 to 20 yds good resul...ts. Nice gun. more

    March 21, 2007
  • 80

    Good shooter and a great value !
    I own a bunch of revolvers most of 'em more expensive than this one but I seem to shoot this handy 'lil Remmie the most !

    February 10, 2007
  • 100

    Got one for my brother!
    I liked mine so well I had to get my brother one. These Pietta 1858 Remingtons may be the best value available in the gun sports today! I own HK, Taurus, Beretta and guess which one I am shooting lately? My Remmie. Bough...t a conversion cylinder for it and shoot the .45 Scholfield cowboy cartridges. I love it! more

    December 11, 2006
  • 100

    Short Barrels Remington is Great
    I have owned about 10 different Pietta made revolvers, which I've purchased through Cabelas. Their fit and finish is great. Very high quality. Cabelas is the only place I'll buy percussion pistols from.

    October 24, 2006
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