Pietta Model 1858 Navy

Pietta Model 1858 Navy

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Reviews: 160
GUNCRITIC SCORE 96%
Total reviews: 160
Positive: 137
Mixed: 19
Negative: 4
Retail Price: $299.00
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Pietta Model 1858 Navy 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. The highly realistic Pietta Model 1858 New Army .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver delivers that same power with its blued steel construction, polished brass trigger guard, octagonal barrel and walnut grips.

Pietta Model 1858 Navy Specifications

BrandPietta Model
ActionRevolver
Caliber.44 Caliber
Capacity6
FinishMatte Black
Gun TypePistol
SightsFixed

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Pietta Model 1858 Navy User Reviews

Positive: 156 Mixed: 0 Negative: 4
  • 100

    The 1858 Remington
    It was shipped in very good order. Got it in, cleaned up the oil, installed the stainless steel nipples, and before range time, fired 6 caps. Loaded it with 30 grains Hogdon P, a wad and the .451 balls. Closed off the cy...linder with lard; fired and functioned beautifully. The best part; this revolver is a tack driver at close range, manageable recoil, billows of smoke-and pretty powerful. It'll get the job done. The fit and finish was excellent. This appears to be a durable firearm, in metallurgy and manufacture, superior to the original. I am very pleased with it. more

    July 8, 2018
    Cattleman1
  • 100

    catch this one on sale,hooray
    this is the second 1858 i bought here,one was the short version and this one, both are really nice, but because i saw this on sale, i had to get it , you cant beat the price on these sales,very nice ,i have no complaints...,thus far,these are fun to shoot or collect,they are eye grabbers,and a good conversation piece,a little of history with attitude,this one has a very nice finish,i might not fire this one, more

    May 12, 2017
    weyb
  • 100

    1858 Revolver
    Ordered the revolver, after having much fun with the 1851 Colt Navy replica by the same company. Wanted a black powder pistol with a steel frame, and people pointed me to this gem. After ordering, it said it would take 1...4 days, but it actually came much earlier, to my surprised and joy. Got to go out and fire it that next week on a Friday, and have enjoyed it ever since. more

    April 12, 2017
    Jayman87
  • 100

    Black Powder
    Great fun. Exactly what I expected. Shoots well out of the box. My first BP pistol, though I have other things that fire BP.

    April 3, 2017
    BlackPowderMatters
  • 100

    Wow
    Bought the Pietta 1858 New Army .44 cal revolver and took it to the range the next day. Wow! Lots more fun to shoot than any centerfire handguns I own. Started at 25 yards and got great accuracy. First cylinder produced ...a 6 inch pattern which with practice will get better. Love the look and feel too. more

    February 15, 2017
    SJCII
  • 80

    Good solid gun
    This is a good solid gun that works and shoots very well is has a few sharp edges but it is a very good gun for the money

    January 28, 2017
    RBaer
  • 100

    Very nice sixgun
    This is an absurdly good value for a sixgun of this quality. Fit and finish are on par with any number of quality American made guns. The timing is about as perfect as it can get and after a month of shooting and carryin...g it there is no trace of a ring on the cylinder. more

    December 31, 2016
    Flammepanzer
  • 100

    1858 Remington New Army is excellent
    This replica is really an 1863 pattern. It has the safety notches between each round in the cylinder so the hammer can rest on the notch, allowing you to load and carry 6 rounds instead of the traditional 5 loaded and 1 ...empty. more

    December 5, 2016
    EvenMyOwnNameIsTaken
  • 100

    pietta 44 bp
    Bought this item as my first bp firearm, when I received it I was very happy with the fit and finish of the product. It seems very well made and I am pleased with enough that I bought the same gun in a .36 cal and it is ...also very nice. I wished Cabela's carried the Pietta 1863 as I am in the market for one of those also. Thanks Cabela's more

    September 19, 2016
    allreadytaken
  • 80

    Shoots straight and handles stout loads
    I bought this weapon in person at a Cabelas in Rogers, Minnesota and right out of the box it shoots straight on at 25 yards. Handles .454 balls perfectly and the ramrod went very easy after the first plunge. Using Triple... Se7en in 30 grain loads, it does very well for target shooting. Highly recommended. My only issue is for some reason the trigger and cylinder lock spring mysteriously broke in the fours hours after cleaning of the weapon. more

    March 26, 2016
    ClintHardwood
  • 80

    Picky, experienced user.
    I bought this, with the extra cylinder. I took it apart for cleaning, and some deburr work. All the 12 nipples came out just fine. (a complaint in the bad reviews, which I read before I bought this.) Everything was nicel...y coated in shipping oil, so there was no rust. Everything got a cleaning in hot, soapy water in my ultrasonic cleaner, rinsed, and dried with an old blow dryer. All sharp edges on the stamped parts were hand polished with a fine Arkansas stone. This does wonders for the helping the internal working parts operate smoothly. I expected to need to do this. I wasn't disappointed. A small chamfer on the nipples made them much easier to put back, with a dab of moly grease on the threads. The manual does not specify #10 or #11 caps. This should have been addressed, so 4 stars.Shooting: I use a modified loading stand to load each cylinder out of the gun. I prefer Pyrodex-P FFFG over black powder. I can shoot more rounds between cleanings, and It takes about 15% fewer grains. .454 Hornady balls over a single lubed patch works well. I snug the patch down nice and flat over the powder. 23 grains seems to be an optimum load for accuracy, so far, after 96 rounds.Kudos to Cabelas for including the extra instruction manual, and for the great sales price. If you're considering buying your first black powder gun, this is an excellent first choice. Go for it, have fun, above all, be safe. more

    February 26, 2016
    cyberfish2
  • 100

    A Great Buy!
    The Pietta 1858 New Army revolver is a quality firearm. The fit and finish are excellent. If you're thinking about getting into cap and ball pistols, this is a great choice.I've enjoyed firearms my entire life and was in...timidated about trying a black powder pistol. Boy, was I wrong! While the loading and cleaning process can be time consuming, it's a lot of FUN! Especially if you're a Civil War buff. Firing it takes you back to a simpler time. Even my teenage grandchildren have enjoyed shooting it, which kind of surprised me. It's just fun for all ages. more

    January 31, 2016
    Timmer68
  • 100

    Wow
    This is a beautiful revolver. The quality is great and it is very accurate. Put all 6 rounds in a 4" circle at 15 yards right out of the box. I got the best results with 26 grains of Pyrodex RS. After 18 rounds fire...d cleanup was easy. Must use #10 caps, #11 caps just fall off. more

    December 31, 2015
    Cudaforms
  • 100

    New to Black Powder
    My son and I are both experienced hunters and shooters but had never shot black powder until I gave my son the 1858 revolver for Christmas this year. After reviewing the loading and safety instructions included with the ...gun, we went about firing the pistol at our gun club during the holiday break wondering if the loading time and attention required for black powder shooting would be worth the wait. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the procedure was easy and most importantly the gun was extremely accurate at our 15 yard shooting distance. After shooting several rounds our first day we are looking forward to the next black powder outing soon ! more

    December 31, 2015
    Midgehatch
  • 100

    Wow
    Awesome gun. Blast to shoot.

    December 17, 2015
    204blasterman
  • 100

    Exceptional among BP revolvers!
    I have been shooting black powder since 1977 and the 1858 stands out among the revolvers. This is one solid piece of hardware and right out of the box, they shoot fantastic! I own both the 8" and 5 1/2" models ...and they are solid revolvers, deadly accurate, beautiful to look at and work with, and so easy to clean. I use Pyrodex P, 30 grains with a .454 ball and #10 Remington caps and group at 2 1/2" to 3" at 25 yards. I own Colt replicas also, but I just love the feel of solidness of the Remington. Thanks to Cabela's for carrying these treasured firearms! more

    October 27, 2015
    oldranger
  • 100

    Pietta Model 1858 new Army
    Very good product at a very good price.

    October 5, 2015
    LeeAnder66
  • 80

    Remington '58
    I love my Colt 1860 New Army, but have struggled with unpinning the barrel to remove the cylinder for loading or cleaning. So I decided to try the Remington 1858 repro, as I'd heard they were easier to break down-and it ...is. A very handsome and substantial pistol-she's a handful alright! Another fine offering from Pietta and Cabela's, I look forward to firing it-along with my Colt '60 and 36 Cal Navy Colt conversion-if I can find ammo. Now, if Cabela's would only offer a "Break Top" Smith and Wesson... more

    September 21, 2015
    Buccnr55
  • 100

    Fun to shoot
    This gun is a good value and a lot of fun to shoot. The cylinder is very easy to swap out. Spare cylinders can be loaded with a bench cylinder loader and quickly swapped. I also purchased a 45 colt conversion cylinder an...d also fire 45 colt ammo. more

    September 11, 2015
    reload1965
  • 100

    Excellent workmanship!
    I really didn't expect this revolver to have such nice fit and finish, but it does. The action is very crisp and precise. The trigger pull is just right, and breaks with very little creep.

    September 8, 2015
    okawbow
  • 100

    Excellent but needs a quick fix
    The fit, finish, trigger and accuracy were above expectations. Be careful with anything under a full load as the ramming rod hits the frame before fully seating the ball. I have an extra cylinder and checked this careful...ly...it won't fully seat the ball under, say, 20 grains. A quick filed notch where it touches easily fixes this. Great accurate gun and 'fanning' the hammer is a BLAST ! more

    September 6, 2015
    KTM2Smoker
  • 100

    One great purchase
    I shoot black powder a good bit and purchased this because it looked like it would be fun to shoot, I got home and started shooting and it really surprised me in the accuracy field, the first 6 shots were in a 5 1/2"...; group at 15 yards free hand and the second six were at about the same at about 20 yards. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to have some fun shooting more

    June 11, 2015
    Hillbilly1954
  • 100

    what i wanted!
    My wife and i decorate certain rooms in a Gone with the Wind theme. This type revolver was featured in the film. We were very please with the look feel and functionality of this firearm. Additionally, the price and deliv...ery was better than expected. more

    June 7, 2015
    moviebuff
  • 80

    Shooting History
    I really like my new Pietta Remington 1858 NEW MODEL ARMY .44 cal. It makes me aware that I'm shooting a firearm that was part of our American Heritage. Loading and cleaning a black powder handgun is somewhat awkward but... worth the effort. I decided to get this gun when I found out they had Pyrodex .44/.45 Caliber 30-Grain Pellets for these pistols now. They work great with my Pietta. more

    May 10, 2015
    opditch
  • 100

    Great Customer Service
    After the subject purchase ,of which I was very pleased, I decided that I would like a more deluxe version. The exchange was made without any problems and I left a very happy customer.k

    April 11, 2015
    Boonebob
  • 100

    Best Pietta Yet ...and they all are Great
    I purchased this 1858 New Army 44 at the opening of the new store location in Fort Mill, SC. Already put 75 rounds thru the pistol, Shoots GREAT straight out of the box, Did a wipe down of the shipping oil before shootin...g, but no issues with the gun. Put all of the shots in a tight circle. I had already purchased a Pietta 1860 Navy in the Greenville, SC store prior to this purchase and it also is a good shooter out of the box. Great service at both stores. A packed store in Fort Mill, but it was opening day, so not an issue. Cabela's has some great sales and employees. more

    April 7, 2015
    Leroy1tgrn
  • 100

    Very Happy with this Gun!
    Beautiful gun out of the box, excellent craftsmanship and a great replica of a great American Classic from the days of the wild west. Fun to shoot and mechanically sound. I also purchased a .45 LC conversion cylinder des...igned for shooting Cowboy Action loads, again performed flawlessly...allot of fun! more

    March 6, 2015
    JGM3
  • 80

    So much fun to shoot!
    I have been shooting black power rifles for over twenty years. This is my first Cap and Ball revolver. If I had known how much fun they are to shoot, I would have bought one long ago.

    February 2, 2015
    4stringdude
  • 100

    Best black powder revolver out there!
    I bought this and it is very well made. Great value. I have lots of fun with it, i use it as a sidearm when i am in the woods. Great gun! Great price! Great quality!

    January 20, 2015
    Zbwoodwork
  • 100

    Greatest Pistol of the West
    This black powder pistol will transport you to the Old West and keep you entertained for hours! It is the best choice for anyone starting out in black powder firearms. Easy to handle and load. Very little recoil. Just us...e the right powder measurements, caps, and balls. And most important, always point your firearm in a safe direction! more

    January 13, 2015
    GeneralLeeMajors
  • 100

    nice revolver -
    Nice gun - behaves well with medium loads - do not load it hot or you'll spend you life cleaing the lead out of the bore.

    November 23, 2014
    kend846
  • 100

    NICE
    This is my first bp, and I love it. Being on the geezer side of life its just fun. The guns I have are fun but you just basically shoot them. The Pietta 1858 new army makes you work at it. Gets ya dirty, then you have to... tear it down to clean it. Easy to disassemble, and the cylinder is easy to change. What surprised me was the accuracy of it. Fun piece. more

    November 9, 2014
    olegoat45
  • 100

    One Great Revolver!
    This Pietta Remington New Army 44 Cap and Ball Revolver offered by Cabela's was my first introduction to the world of black powder. I had researched it out while studying the Civil War. At the range it is very fun to sho...ot, but takes patience to load. I use a fairly light load of 25 grains of 3F Pyrodex P, a .454 Swagged lead ball, then bore butter over the ball to thwart chain fires. In my numerous range visits I have never had one yet, knock on wood. This reproduction is very well made, but needed a little polishing around the inner pieces. I highly recommend this Pietta Remington New Army 44 to anyone interested in black powder firearms. With just 25 grains the recoil is very light and it's large grip gives it stability for it's weight. Cabela's usually carries all the necessary items for the black powder revolvers they sell at reasonable prices. So you can pick up everything you need there, then head straight to the range and have fun. more

    August 8, 2014
    BPJoe
  • 100

    Excellent
    Another outstanding BP revolver from Cabelas.Fit and finish are excellent. Fired 24 shots last night.No problems. Lot of fun. Used #10 caps and .454round balls.

    July 23, 2014
    kiwi1987
  • 100

    Very Nice
    Haven't shot black powder in decades and decided to get back into it. The Remington 1858 has always been my favorite and the Pietta was no disappointment. The fit and finish is very well done. Cylinder indexing is exact.... My first trip to the range, I used Goex powder, and since I could not find .454 balls, I used .451. I see no reason to change now. They seated very well with a nice little lead ring left behind. First shot, hit the bull's-eye and all of my follow up shots stayed within a 2" grouping at 15 yards. Must be beginner's luck, but it's got me looking at another Pietta to keep it company. more

    June 28, 2014
    Glockfan1911
  • 100

    I Like It
    Pietta has done it right. My revolver is a quality example. It has none of the issues complained about by some of the lower ratings. There are no casting voids, no stuck nipples or blemishes in the bluing. The interior o...f the trigger guard is left relatively un-polished , No big deal. Cylinder bores are all .447 and they index perfectly as does the rammer. You can't go wrong for the price! I'll probably get more Pietta products based on this piece. more

    June 25, 2014
    cyknife
  • 20

    Poor Choice
    I purchased one of these revolvers on sale and the nipples could not be removed no matter shat I tried. Hot water penetrating oil Krone oil. I took the item back to the sotre to exchange but all revolvers of the UPC numb...er had the same issue. Pietta may have a production issue at this time. more

    June 14, 2014
    makensmoke
  • 100

    Pietta Model 1858 New Army .44 Caliber Revolver
    I bought this revolver this week and its the first time I ever experienced black powder shooting. After watching youtube video's on loading it, firing it and cleaning it I went out to buy some black powder and caps and g...ave it a try. Let me tell you I was impressed. Right out of the box the revolver is beautiful. Excellent craftsmanship. I loaded Prodex P in it, used the wads because all I could find locally was .451 balls, and put #11 caps on it which do need a slight pinch.I aimed the gun and the first shot, nothing. I looked and the cap was askewed and had to be replaced. I aimed again and wow, now thats a gun! Fired five more times and it was great. Time to reload.Clean up was easy with hot water like they showed in the Youtube video's. I cleaned right up. Oiled it lightly and its ready for some fun shooting tomorrow.If you never shot black powder before, get ready for some real fun and with Pyrodex P, it did not get that dirty.One last thing, Cabela's I highly recommend for purchasing this gun. Their shipping was faster than estimated. When I ordered it on line they said it would arrive on a Friday and it showed up on a Tuesday. I will be buying more guns and accessories from Cabela soon. more

    May 15, 2014
    chopdoc
  • 100

    Remarkably nice pistol
    My daughter got me this for my birthday and to say the least I am delighted. The gun came with a fine film of oil which I removed when cleaning it for the first time. As I cleaned it I found the quality to be exceptional...ly good. Aside from the cylinder pin being tight and difficult to remove everything was a perfect fit. My son-in-law and I went to the range to try it out. Loaded with Pyrodex .44 cal pellets and the lead balls and wadding that came with the gun I found that #11 primers work well but the primer loader is worthless. The gun is quite powerful, about the same as a .45 acp, and amazingly accurate. I was able to shoot one inch groups at 25 yards and blast all the way through a 2X4 with ease. Not bad for fixed iron sights. The whole BP thing is a lot of fun. I think I will get a Walker Colt replica next. more

    April 26, 2014
    ProfChuck
  • 100

    This is a bad mamm-jamma :)
    My girlfriend titled this review lol. i have had my Pietta for about 2 weeks now and it is awesome. i haven't had any problems at all with it at all. i have put about 80 balls downrange and it is surprisingly accurate. i...t has worked great with pyrodex pellets or fffg pyrodex powder. I'm currently using .451 balls and it has shaved a nice ring every time. its been hard to find #10 caps but found some locally. the cloud of smoke alone has made it worth every penny. i was able to pick mine up on sale and cant wait to get another. it got here in good time and customer service was great. good job cabelas!!! more

    March 16, 2014
    capandball1990
  • 100

    Great beginner BP revolver
    Purchased a BP rifle last year and really enjoyed shooting BP so I thought I would give a BP revolver a try. The 1858 was my choice based on watching YouTube videos, reading reviews, and ultimately price. The main featur...e that sold me was the reported ease in which cylinders can be swapped which this revolver does indeed deliver on. The one thing I wish I had know more about prior to buying is the availability of #10 and #11 percussion caps. The gun is supposed to work with #10 caps and after hours of calls and online searching, I was able to finally find some CCI #10's. They fit perfectly on the gun I received. Availability initially appeared to be so limited (aka non-existent) that I went ahead and ordered the 45LC conversion so I could actually use the gun (basically doubling the price). Loading the gun was straight forward. I used 25 gr Pyrodex-P, Cabelas lubed wad, Hornady .451 shot, and the #10 CCI percussion caps. Worked great and unbelievably accurate. The conversion cylinder also worked without issues but the boom of black powder is far more satisfying than the 45LC. Bottom line: if you can find the caps, this is a fun and accurate BP revolver. more

    January 27, 2014
    Thunderhaven
  • 100

    Excellent revolver
    I debated buying a Pietta for 2 months due to their past quality issues. But this was definitely a great purchase. Fit and finish are excellent. One tiny blemish in the left grip that can only be noticed with close inspe...ction. Very slight difference in wood tone between the grips, but better then most 2 piece stocks/grips on much higher priced guns I have. Lockup is solid, timing looks to be right on. Trigger and hammer pull are stiff, on par with all factory revolvers. more

    January 15, 2014
    Nick1967
  • 100

    Excellent 1858 Remington New Army 44 Reproduction
    Upon receiving this fine Pietta reproduction of an 1858 Remington New Army 44 offered by Cabela's, I quickly gave it a thorough inspection. Although there is a very minor issue where the cylinder just misses lining up wi...th the ram rod when loading, it is overall a very well crafted pistol. I have done some extensive online research into Pietta and a few other Italian reproduction fire arms makers and found that Pietta does an excellent job, and their quality control has become much better over the years. Are there better and more refined 1858 Remington reproduction pistols? In my opinion yes, but as I wanted a low cost range pistol that is just for fun and plinking, this model offered by Cabela's is perfect, and Cabela's has most of the accoutrements for it usually in stock The hammer/trigger action is fairly smooth, the cylinder rotates well and freely and the bluing is consistent throughout. Overall I am very pleased with Pietta's 1858 Remington New Army 44 reproduction, and look forward to acquiring a few more black powder fire arms in the future at Cabela's. more

    December 30, 2013
    BPJoe
  • 100

    Nice Gun
    Just got back from the range. The 1858 preformed wonderfully. This was my first experience with a cap and ball revolver, so it too me a while to get the hang of it. It was a bit difficult to ram the balls all the way dow...n on the first cylinder. Also had a bit of trouble putting on the caps with the straight line capper in the starter kit. As a result, a couple of caps failed to ignite the charge. However, after the first cylinder the problems went away and I really enjoyed the revolver. It has very little recoil and is very accurate. I was easily able to put shots in the 9 ring from 25 feet when I took my time. more

    December 23, 2013
    Hackk
  • 100

    great purchase
    great looking gun and also shoots as good as it looks.

    December 23, 2013
    rtall
  • 100

    Super Fun Pistol
    Outstanding fit, finish and function. And surprisingly accurate for such a budget price gun.This pistol is really fun to shoot.I purchased an extra cylinder and cylinder reloading stand, so one person can shoot while ano...ther is reloading a cylinder.I highly recommend the cylinder reloading stand, it makes loading much, much easier. more

    December 22, 2013
    TAL357
  • 100

    Amazing Craftmanship
    I'd owned a BP long long ago, & it was a real HUNK OF JUNK, yet I wanted another BP Handgun, so, after reading MOST of the reviews I selected the 1858, which is the proper definition of a "Hog Leg". I also ...selected the "Black Powder Pellets" for a more even load of BP in the hand gun. Also "More Importantly get a "Skinny Ruler" so you can measure the inside depth of the Drum Cylinder, from that you'll subtract the length of the BP Pellet, the Wadding & the Lead Ball that you'll be shooting. I've found that the BP Pellet is MUCH CLEANER & EASIER TO HANDLE THAN THE BP itself. The 1858 that I received is extremely accurate & I LOVE IT. Always remember to remove the SLAG & the NUB, THAT'S THE PART THAT STICKS UP FROM THE MOLD FILL PORT "when the ball was liquid & poured into the mold". ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, WASH YOUR HAND AFTER YOU'VE FINISHED CLEANING OR LOADING YOUR FIREARM, I always use leather gloves when I shoot my revolver, that protects my hands from the explosive discharge & possible shrapnel "if you don't clean up the ball" prior to shooting it. HAPPY BP SHOOTING!!!!!!!!!!! more

    November 21, 2013
    Jimmerz48
  • 100

    Totally Underestimated Cabela's!
    At first I received a faulty 1858 pietta because the hammer kept jamming so I was frustrated and sent it back. Anxiously I emailed Cabela's almost daily and right away they exchanged the item and gave me FREE 2 DAY AIR S...HIPPING on my newly exchanged pietta 1858. The gun is beautiful and highly crafted. Can't wait to take it to the firing range. Totally recommend this gun. THANKS CABELA'S FOR BEING AWESOME!!! more

    November 11, 2013
    JTrocker123
  • 80

    Internal parts are rough & need filing
    When my 1858 revolver arrived, I could not even cock the hammer back. I managed to get the cylinder out and took the gun totally apart. I found very rough edges on the internal moving parts. So I used a very fine file an...d stone to smooth them. I reassembled the gun and now it functions perfectly. It is a great gun for the price. more

    October 27, 2013
    JerryC9
  • 100

    amazing quality for price.
    receive great value for such shame to shoot it great to just look at it but got it to have fun at the range..

    October 27, 2013
    mcmanoa
  • 100

    pistol & starter kit
    Pistol is a Hoot to shoot very smooth and accurate starter kit was just enough to get you started ordered flap holster belt and spare cyl. pouch took 6 hours with mink oil and Hubberts boot grease to soften the leather a...ll other reviews mention the plastic flask top does not remove I found the not true the spout unscrews from the top and makes it easy to refill more

    October 13, 2013
    WillowBilly1960
  • 100

    nice looking gun
    Haven't fired it yet but it looks good

    October 11, 2013
    tstew7554
  • 100

    Great Pistol
    This was my first ball and cap and this model has made it lots of fun no misfires and pretty accurate. Good price starter kit included.

    October 8, 2013
    Ed22
  • 100

    True value for your hard earned money
    An instant heirloom pistol,fit and finish is beautiful. No problems at all outside of finding components to use it in Ca.

    October 5, 2013
    vengefulpirate
  • 40

    Pietta is not Pedersoli
    This gun had lots of sharp edges and fouled so badly when fired that the cylinder would not turn, After much work with a file I have solved the problem. The cylinder was too tight to the barrel and the holding pin was ro...ugh. After lots of work, it finally functions. It does take #10 caps, NOT #11 as stated. Starter kit is needed for the nipple wrench alone. All in all this is not the good workmanship I've learned to expect from Pedersoli. If you like to tinker this is your gun. more

    September 30, 2013
    MBinaz
  • 100

    Great for the money
    Not very many bad things to say about this piece. Just two very small sharp places on the hammer. And a small place on the front of the cylinder that didnt get blued. Its not a big deal to me so it will not be returned. ...I plan on getting a spare cylinder, and already looking for a cowboy rig for it. more

    September 11, 2013
    jimtom1979
  • 100

    My Confederate 1851 Colt
    I am new to BP shooting and I was browsing everything Cabela had to offer. I decided on the Confederate Colt 1851. It isn't historically correct, but for an introductory pistol it is awesome. I took it apart the day UPS ...delivered it and thoroughly cleaned it, removing the wedge was not the ordeal I thought it would be, a quick decisive tap and it was loose, don't forget to loosen the set screw. I finally got to shoot it and it was a gas! I shot up the 30 shots that came in the starter kit, using all the items in the starter kit, measuring power, lubed wads, the shot and sealer, then the cap and finally ... BANG! It was awesome! I was on the range for 2 hours to shoot 30 rounds .. lol. My pistol fired flawlessly, I was surprised at how little recoil there was, compared to my 1911A1, even with a full 24 grains of powder. Now cleaning is a whole other process! Torn my 1851 down, soaked and scrubbed it, worried about the corrosion, but it is fine. Itching to go shoot it again. Looking at other Cabela BP offerings. more

    September 2, 2013
    radio1911
  • 80

    1858 PIETTA REPO
    CYL. FITS TIGHT TO CHANGE OUT AT FIRST OTHER THAN THAT NICE BLACK POWDER REVOLVER

    August 10, 2013
    stolenfrom
  • 100

    Great Fun ... Must Buy!
    Enjoyed shooting this pistol for the first time yesterday. I put 18 rounds through it.

    July 30, 2013
    echotron
  • 80

    Update 2 on my Pietta 1858 saga
    My original attempt to get my Pietta 1858 revolver to function properly ran into a bit of a quandry.

    July 26, 2013
    Janus64
  • 100

    blast from the past
    excellent quality and finish. a real hoot to shoot!

    July 21, 2013
    chieif300
  • 100

    very happy!!!!
    great value for a great gun.very fast shipping

    July 18, 2013
    elkhunter1102
  • 100

    great pistol
    This is my first black powder pistol and it wont be my last this is a great and fun to shoot I just a little disapointed that the starter kit was not included when I ordered it other than that its a great pistol. And I l...ike the real Black Powder. more

    July 1, 2013
    elijah661inbako
  • 100

    New Army Revolver '1858'
    The 1858 is a fun revolver to shoot. I was just trying how a black powder revolver performs and now I love shooting it.

    June 30, 2013
    LeverActionShooter
  • 100

    A very good firearm
    This is a very accurate weapon, and good craftsmanzhip I will be buying another one very soon. It had two inch groups at twenty yards. I enjoyed shooting this weapon over my Smith 9mm.

    May 22, 2013
    Rasman
  • 80

    Accurate shooter
    This gun is an awesome new addition to my collection. It was accurate right out of the box. Mine has some sharp edges but nothing I can't deal with. You don't need a lot of tools but you need to order the nipple wrench a...nd powder measure if you don't already have them. I cast and shoot my own .450 conical bullets with 2.5" group at 25 yards. more

    April 6, 2013
    OutlawPrepper
  • 40

    Loading lever out alignment & grips warped....
    I purchase this as an in-store pick-up. I only checked to determine if it was the correct revolver that I ordered. I didn't open the Pietta's box & plastic bag to examine if all was well within the box. It wasn't. I ...loaded the revolver using a Cabela's loading stand (which is much better than it's reviews), so I didn't notice that the loading-lever is so out of align that it can't be used to load the revolver. Also, the grips are warped. The wood on this gun's grips seems very porous & very rough (i.e, very unfinished). I had none of these problems with a previous revolver purchase of the same make & model. I marked this as not recommending this purchase, but that's just on the basis of "Caveat Emptor" principle; however, given my my most recent purchase, I'm highly ambivalent about recommend this item for purchase. [I'm actually quite happy/satisfied with my 1st purchase of this make/model revolver.] more

    April 6, 2013
    PPatrice
  • 100

    Outstanding firearm!!
    This gun will not disapoint you. Its my first black powder gun and I must say I'm glad I chose this one. Its easy to load and fire. Also a ton of fun. If you want you can get a conversion cylinder for it but why buy a bl...ack powder gun and do that to it. In my opinion you won't be sorry you got this gun. more

    March 9, 2013
    Carr52
  • 100

    1858 Pietta Remington
    Well made firearm, second one i purchased and pleased with them both !

    March 7, 2013
    carolina73
  • 100

    Awsome value, great shooter
    I wanted one of these for awile and finally bought one and Im not disapointed.It has a nice finish,tight lockup and perfect timing.I ordered an extra cylinder and a box of .454 round balls. Remington No. 10 caps fit grea...t but no. 11's will work if you pinch them a little before you put them on.I bought felt wads but havnt used them. I used 22 grains fffg then a round ball and then I packed the ends of the cylinder with Crisco. This load seemed to be very very accurate at 25 yards.Make sure you order a nipple wrench,its not included and a neccesity for proper maintenance and safety.You wouldnt want to shoot it with a loose nipple.You must remove the nipples for proper cleaning.The Ted Cash nipple wrench for pistols works excellent. more

    March 1, 2013
    crowkillerbullseye
  • 100

    good product at a fair price
    Pistol shoots great. Easy to use, handle and clean. The only issue with cleaning is the hot water dulled the finish on the grip. Probably needs something on the grips to seal them.

    February 16, 2013
    brutaltruthful
  • 100

    Lots of fun.
    I took this to the range the other day with a 45 long colt conversion cylinder and fired 100 rds, no problem. Can't wait to fire it again.

    February 2, 2013
    Gregdabutcher
  • 100

    1858 new army .44 caliber revolver
    very nice gun for the money.

    January 31, 2013
    skipperT
  • 80

    A mixed review
    I just purchased two of these revolvers. The two are only 10 serial numbers apart. The difference in final fit and finish between these two is significant. One of them I would easily rate a 5 overall. The other I'd have ...to rate a 3 overall. It will take a fair bit of work to get the second revolver up to the smooth reliable action of the first. Still for the price, I am happy with the purchase and eager to get out to the range to shoot these. The revolver needing work had the screws seriously over torqued, and I will be replacing a couple of the screws where the slots were damaged during disassembly.. The action is also not smooth or quite properly timed. A bit of careful filing off burrs and some polishing has significantly improved things, but I may yet take it to a gun smith to have it dialed in. more

    January 29, 2013
    MeadmakerDave
  • 100

    Outstanding
    Cabela's customer service is the finest that I have ever dealt with, very accommodating when I decided to change my order a week after placing it. The Pietta .44 is exceptional quality and machining. This is my first pur...chase from Cabela's but it will not be my last. more

    January 27, 2013
    AmgruntJohn
  • 100

    Very Impressed
    Though I was raised around guns, shooting often, this was my first personal gun purchase. I am not disappointed.I ordered it online and was a little nervous about not being able to handle the gun in person before buying ...it. I received a high quality BP pistol. No slop in the action or cylinder.The design of this model makes it very easy to remove the cylinder for loading and cleaning.If you're into nostalgic BP, this is high quality and I def recommend it. more

    January 26, 2013
    AngelEyes18
  • 100

    Flawless....
    Just got this one yesterday and having checked it out I can report the following:

    January 13, 2013
    red96ta
  • 100

    Better than expected
    First one purchased had tool marks on the frame. Returned it and got another. Excellent finish on this one. Made a loading stand for it and it loaded easily. Cylinder pops out easily to clean. Great trigger. Shot true. U...ses #10 caps. A pleasure to shoot. Got it on sale which made it even nicer. more

    January 7, 2013
    throwemstraight
  • 100

    awesome
    got a great deal here. arrived 2 weeks faster than promised.the gun has no issues at all. except, as commonly known, a little rough around the edges. I rounded off the end of the trigger, and I changed the grips a bit so... they felt better in my hand.Everything fits perfect, no issues at all.Been shooting 35 gr of BP replacment, .454 round ball, dot of Crisco. #10 Remington brand caps. Last week I fired 66 shots (with one cylinder, so yes, 11x loading), and it never jammed at all, every single shot went smooth as can be,. more

    January 3, 2013
    ManOfLead
  • 100

    Very good purchase
    The gun is built well and fit and finish is very good.

    January 1, 2013
    Bil103
  • 100

    Great buy
    I've wanted a BP pistol for a long time. I'm very happy with my purchase. I will buy another.

    December 31, 2012
    bsstan
  • 100

    Pretty much what I expected
    It is pretty much what I expected. Very good quality at a very good on sale price. The fit and finish is very good. Before I ever shot it, I fully disassembled and cleaned the gun. Polished every part of the action till ...it was smooth as silk. Then I polished the inside of each chamber and the bore with J-B bore cleaner and bore finish. Took it to the range, loaded it with 30 gr. of Goex, a lubed wad, and Hornady .454 ball. Shot 4 inches low at 25 yards. Carefully filed a little at a time off the front sight taking sighters all the while till I was right on at 25 yards. Easy 2 inch group when I do my part right. Easy gun to work on and fun to shoot. Try one, you'll like it. more

    December 24, 2012
    AlanSDCal
  • 80

    Better than my last one
    I no longer mailorder Piettas. The ones I have received in the mail have had annoying issues. Having said that, I inspected two of them at Cabelas during a super sale event three days ago. One was great, and one had a la...rge cylinder-to-barrel gap. I purchased the good one due to the sale. I recommend inspecting them at a store before you buy one. I also recommend stripping the grips with a good paint stripper such as Citristrip®, and then applying Watco Teak Oil or Boiled Linseed Oil. I used the teak oil and now the grips look fantastic.. more

    December 16, 2012
    IndianOutlaw
  • 80

    Worth Buying
    I bought the 5.5, enjoyed shooting it, then bought the 7 in for a set, then bought another 5 in when it was on sale for a XMAS present. Finish is avg, needed some fine tuning with a stone on the burrs, but for the $$ dec...ent buy. Reasonably accurate for my BP pistol skill level (fun to shoot). 45 rounds, 2 FTEs due to operator error. Recommend getting a Revolver-Cylinder Loading Stand, the arm on the pistol isn't strong enough for extended use (my opinion). more

    December 9, 2012
    OldGuyAlso
  • 100

    Today's the Day to buy this pistol!
    I have owned this beauty for several years, my favorite pistol of many that I own. Super accurate, super nice finish and great action. Works great with the .45 LC conversion cylinders also. I just ordered the 5 1/2 in ve...rsion as well. The best deal in firearms right here at Cabelas, thanks! more

    December 7, 2012
    Bayrider
  • 100

    Hot Shooter
    A really sweet representation of an old classic. Fine workmanship in a great functioning timeless piece.It has the look, feel, action of the old days and more fun than it has a right to have. I am completely enjoying all... of the facets of ownership. Cleans easily and reloads fast with a spare cylinder. You can't go wrong with this fine piece. more

    December 6, 2012
    Pederpiper
  • 100

    Pietta Makes a Great Product!
    Return Cabela's online Customer. Very satisfied with build quality, fit, finish, and timing of the Pietta! This revolver shot as per other reviews: A bit low. Hornady .454 lead balls are a quality product and were not ha...rd to seat in the cylinder on the 8" barrel model. Remington #10 percussion caps fit snugly and functioned well. Used Cabela's wads over 30 grains Pyrodex. Reduces chance of chainfires and makes it easier to clean. Love this revolver! Thanks for shipping it fast, Cabela's! more

    November 29, 2012
    AG1975
  • 100

    1858 New Army .44cal. Revolver.
    Very well finished. Will be purchasing other models from Cabella's in the future.

    November 27, 2012
    Puppyman
  • 100

    Great Buy
    I purchaced a pair with 8 inch barrels for me and then a pair with 51/2 barrels for my son. I have not shot mine yet but my son has used his for cowboy shooting and he loves them. I will be getting conversion cilinders f...or mine. The workmanship in these pistols is fantastic. I would highly recomend these guns if you are looking for that old west feel. They are easy to break down and clean and that is part of the fun shooting them. I shoot lots of black powder at cowboy shoots and I love it. more

    November 27, 2012
    SonnyBluesky
  • 100

    The most beautiful hardware.
    I was quite breathless when my Pietta arrived, and i'm looking very forward to taking it to the range with a friend who also has one. Thank you again.

    November 19, 2012
    Wolfthatucantcatch
  • 100

    Great buy!
    Have put several hundred rounds throught it and have been nothing short of amazed. Spot on target, fit and trim better than centerfire guns 2-3 times more in cost. Have ordered a few more for my enjoyment and recommend t...his model hands down. more

    November 16, 2012
    GPcustoms
  • 100

    Exceptional quality
    I ordered the 1858 on a sunday night and recieved it by the next friday.The fit and finish is extremly good.The last black powder revolver I bought was 30 years ago and the difference in quality just blew me away.The fin...ish is top notch and I am very satisfied with this revolver.I plan on hitting the range with it for the first time tommorow and will post on how it shoots more

    November 1, 2012
    cwbyfan1962
  • 100

    Exellent gun best value
    Fantastic to say the least my gun came in such condition even dark bluing crisp internals perfect timing exellent gun for the price I highly Recomend it you won't be dissapointed I was going to buy a uberti version of th...is gun I'm telling you I'm not regretting buying the pietta version it fits my hands like a gloveits wonderful ten thumbs up for cabelas and pietta well done! more

    October 29, 2012
    21vcy32
  • 100

    Love my New Army Revolver
    Have bought 2 of these. HIGHLY recommend. Very accurate. Great guns!

    October 22, 2012
    Ruckmanite
  • 100

    Great gun!
    Everything i expected it to be. Excellent workmanship, Became my favorite gun very quickly.

    October 11, 2012
    iamtheric
  • 100

    Wonderful black powder revolver
    I purchased both the 8 and 5-1/2" Pietta 1858 Remington revolvers with 4 extra cylinders. The fit and finish of both the revolvers and cylinders is excellent and come very close to my Colt 3rd gen SAA.

    October 5, 2012
    ssb73q
  • 100

    change of fun
    i am enjoying the challenge of loading and shooting this i have found that it likes round ball and 30 gr triple 7.i am hiting targets more than not at 50 yrds.

    September 30, 2012
    themover
  • 100

    Great Experience
    I had a great experience with my purchase. Found item in catalog then went on line and did my purchase, Everything went as planed. Thanks Cabela's for making this an easy process.

    September 29, 2012
    sOulbAit
  • 100

    very nice revolver
    This is my second one of this type. using it for SASS shooting and am very happy with it

    September 23, 2012
    traveler1550
  • 100

    Nice looking gun
    Good looking gun. Received for a birthday gift,cant wait to shoot it.

    August 30, 2012
    1pepperdog
  • 100

    VERY WELL MADE
    I AM IMPRESSED WITH THIS SIDE ARM, I'M A MACHINIST WITH A FINE EYE FOR QUALITY AND THIS PIECE IS WELL MADE , SHOOTS STRAIGHT A BIT HIGH AT 50 FEET SO A LITTLE PRACTICE AND ITS FINE, JUST HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND IT'S CAP AND... BALL SO IT'S NOT CHILD PROOF! more

    July 25, 2012
    Anonymous
  • 80

    Good value. Fun to shoot.
    Overall a good gun. Good fit and finish.

    July 15, 2012
    AnonymousReviewer1234
  • 80

    Excellent Purchase and Excellent Gun
    I have not fired the pistol yet but it came in excellent condition also purchased extra cylinder. I liked it's looks so much I have also ordered the 5 1/2" one also.

    July 3, 2012
    BCC7636
  • 100

    My first blackpowder
    Excellent piece of hardware. Balanced and very nice to shot. Great value!

    June 20, 2012
    ITS1
  • 100

    Great Black Powder Pistol
    I love this pistol, it is large and raw boned compared to the open-top replicas. But it handles like a dream and is very quick and easy to reload if you maintain preloaded spare cylinders. I enjoyed shooting it so much I... have already purchased a second one for my collection. more

    June 19, 2012
    Soldier369
  • 100

    Great, as usual
    I fired this gun last week-end for the first time. Very happy with the results. 25 grains pyrodex and a .454 ball. Very accurate. Might go down to a .451 ball for easier loading. Another great experience and highly recom...mended. more

    June 18, 2012
    OldbaldJoe
  • 100

    Shooter! Not a wall hanger.
    Bought a couple of the revolvers. Went out and shot both of them 60 times. Could remove the base pin by hand and cleanup was a breeze, well for black powder. Use 454 balls, lubed wads, and triple seven powder and Remingt...on number 10 caps. more

    June 13, 2012
    Indyhrlyguy
  • 80

    Nice gun
    This gun looks very good, its put together great. The action is great. We shoot 6 balls through it at 35 grans, maybe the kick but we could not hit anything! might try a lighter load to see if maybe we just wasn't holdin...g true. This is my 5th pietta revolver from Cabelas and highly recommend them. more

    June 13, 2012
    grhbkh
  • 100

    1858 Pietta SIMPLY FANTASTIC
    Found the sale price online and drove the 80 miles for one. I was just in the store last week and got a 1860 (sweet) and had to have this 1858. Fred was the sales person and he really knows his stuff. Once again the help...fulness of the sale people is top rate. Fred got me not just one pistol to look at but three to look over.The 1858 Pietta is a wonderful arm, the bluing is top noch, machining perfect, locks are tight, balance perfect, and no one can beat the prices and service. I did not get to shoot this revolver yet- but my Pietta 1860 shoots 2" groups and the 1858 will too--I KNOW. Just take them apart and clean them up real good. Hodgdon 30 grain pellet, a cookie and a .451 ball. Honestly these new Pietta's shoot better then many center fire pistols, and they look and feel great. more

    June 9, 2012
    Tuco1860
  • 100

    nice!!
    excellant firearm in every way possible! shoots like a dream. third shot out of the barrel,shot the bark off an eight inch wide tree at at 35 yards. well made , beautiful firearm. thank you cabelas.

    June 2, 2012
    outdoorsman0000
  • 100

    1858 Remington New Army
    I have owned a few of these revolver in the past and the timing on them was bad, left a ring around the cylinder very quickly. The fit and finish on this current issue is great, and the timing is spot on. Very happy with... this pistol. more

    May 23, 2012
    bearmoose
  • 100

    Now there are two.
    I have been shooting for many years but never fired a Black powder rifle or handgun. I saw a friends 1858 Remington , liked it, and ordered one from Cabela's. It is, to say the least, a blast! Fun shooting and even a cer...tain satisfaction from cleaning it. I am also a Civil War historian, so i also ordered an 1858 with a brass frame. (Had to have a Confederate one also). I have yet to shoot the brass 1858 and might just keep it to look at. It is a good looking, well made revolver as is the steel frame .Fit and finish are excellent on both. I found the steel frame easy to load and as accurate as the shooter. I am very happy with these two revolvers from Cabela's. They are a pleasure to deal with. more

    May 20, 2012
    Bipka
  • 80

    Good deal for price
    Seems to be some inconsistency in the quality of these revolvers from good to perfect. Mine has a few spots of finish damage and the cylinder seems difficult to position in the frame. Otherwise, it is a good deal for the... sale price paid and I am looking forward to purchasing a conversion cylinder to fire modern cartridges. more

    May 11, 2012
    strayjs
  • 100

    Pietta Model 1858 New Army .44
    The Pietta Model 1858 New Army .44 Caliber Revolver, is the first cap & ball I have experienced. The finish and craftsmanship is good and it handles well. I purchased the Hornady swaged .451 cal. Round balls and lube...d wool wads at the same time, accuracy is better than expected and no Greasy mess.A well made handgun and fun to shoot, a very good value for the money. more

    May 9, 2012
    Hoofbeat
  • 80

    my revolver
    got the pistol in january and have had it at three civil war events so far get a lot of feedback on how nice it looks and how smooth the action is.

    May 8, 2012
    edcsa
  • 100

    Beauty !!
    I was so impressed with the workmanship on this pistol and the feel in my hand , I bought the 5 1/2 " model also . Now I have a pair of matching pieces of history and at a good price . Thanks Cabelas and Pietta !

    April 9, 2012
    CrossdrawBill
  • 100

    1858 pietta
    Everything was great very impressed

    April 4, 2012
    Pgrav
  • 40

    Falling Rammer
    Shortly after buying the "58 Remington I began having troubles with the Loading Ram Arm falling each shot, jamming the cylinder.I don't know what the "fix" is?Basically I have a wallhanger...or a large gun...smiths bill!ZVP1 more

    April 2, 2012
    ZVP1
  • 100

    Great Value
    Good quality revlover for reenacting. Works well, fit and finish acceptable. Will stand up to hard use.

    March 24, 2012
    SgtQuigley
  • 100

    1858 NEW ARMY REMINGTON .44 REVOLVER
    I have purchased a few Pietta cap and ball revolvers from Cabelas now and never had any problems.The fit and function of these revolvers is very good and with the great customer service at Cabelas you cant go wrong.

    March 23, 2012
    Rema
  • 100

    Great Fun
    I really enjoy this gun, Its much more accurate than I expected. and easier to take down than the colt.

    March 21, 2012
    Aldo81
  • 100

    1858 New Army
    Brought this home, cleaned it up and off to practice. First black powder I have ever had. Shot 10's and X's right out of the box. I am really impressed, good fit and finish, nice quality and Calela's is the best to deal ...with. I would recommend this revolver to anyone. I am a new found fan of black powder. I will purchase more, am looking at the stainless 1858. Get it you will not be dissapointed. more

    March 15, 2012
    nels61
  • 100

    Better Late than Never
    I was mildly irritated to see reviews of folks that ordered their guns after mine and received them, but only mildly as!!!!!!! When I called customer service, (repeatedly daily) I always got a very friendly sales person,... right here is the U.S.A. The last supervisor I talked to located the SNAFU and arranged for a perfect set of Consecutive Serial guns to be delivered in a matter of days. I have dissembled, cleaned, and oiled them, and as a contractor was amazed at the fit and finish especially given the price. Both have smooth crisp actions, with one trigger pull 1.5# heavier than the other.I have not shot them yet as they are off now to a gunsmith for .45 colt Konverter's, loading ports and Richard-Mason ejectors :-) In the process now of loading up a bunch of Black Powder 45 Colt Cowboy Cartridges with my own hand made big lube bullets, cant wait to get the guns back and shoot them. more

    March 13, 2012
    froglives
  • 100

    Pietta 1858 Remington New Army Replica
    I purchased my Pietta 1858 Remington New Army a few weeks ago. The finish and fitment of the revolver is excellent. I have so far shot apprx 120 rnds through it. I use # 10 Remington caps(which fit perfectly) the Cabella...s lubed wads and 25-35 grains of Alliant Black Mz with .454 balls(perfect fitment, shaves a ring of lead for a tight seal). Accuracy is good at 25-50yrds(I shoot at 8in steel plates). I am meticulous with my cleaning of the gun and so far haven't had a single misfire I fired 70 rnds only having to wipe and lube the ball pressing mechanism and the cylinder support rod every 25 rnds or so... Overall I am very pleased with the firearm. more

    March 9, 2012
    Ryans1858remington
  • 100

    GRAET DEAL
    This was my first blackpowder purchase and I am hooked. I have shot blackpowder before but this revolver is awsome. It looks great, has tight action, and shoots perfect. It was also a great price. This gun is great and s...everal of my friends have already purchased their own after trying mine. more

    March 2, 2012
    teeray
  • 100

    more than i expected
    i picked up my 1858 new army .44 today, and it was so much better than what i thought it would be. it looks nice, built better than what i dreamed of. it looks solid and is much heavier than imagined. need to shoot it, i...f it shoots half as good as it looks, i will be more than happy. more

    February 24, 2012
    gunowner61
  • 100

    Great Starter Gun
    We picked this up as a Christmas gift for my teen son to learn how to shoot blackpowder pistols. The sales guy was right on in his recommendations and got us set up with everything we needed.

    February 21, 2012
    chillnhill
  • 100

    Excellent handgun.
    Truly awesome reproduction of the original. Combine it with a 45 colt conversion cylinder and you have a modern firearm.

    February 13, 2012
    tacquire
  • 100

    great bp pistols
    i got the 8" & the 5 1/2" i use triple 7 powder, lubed wad ,.454 ball, #10 rem caps , works every time, left them loaded for two weeks because of a cancellation of a shoot , all chambers fired like a fresh ...load the next we went out more

    January 25, 2012
    ljmarduk
  • 100

    FORGIVE ME SAMUEL COLT
    Ditto to about all the reviews below me, not much I can add. This was the first Cabelas BP revolver that I bought some years ago and several more since. I use #10 caps as they stay on the nipple after recoil. I did read ...up on all the info I could get my hands on since this was my first BP handgun. I was absolutely amazed the first time I fired it, very accurate, dependable, and had a smooth action. I have shot it many times and it still looks like new and locks up tight. I was going to buy the .45 conversion kit but for the cost just decided to buy another 1858 with the brass frame, instead. I love my Pietta replica Colt 1860 and 1851 but this model is the best by far for strength and faster reloading so be good to yourself and buy one.... You won't regret it, I didn't. Happy trails. more

    January 24, 2012
    Homerharleyguy
  • 100

    Every BP shooter needs one
    Have owned many Pietta BP revolvers - most purchased from Cabelas. The Pietta 1858 New Army is one of the most desirable models and should be part of every BP shooter's inventory. Ease of loading and cleaning, good timin...g, smooth action - ready to shoot right out of the box. more

    January 19, 2012
    AE65
  • 100

    Awsome Purchase
    This pistol is everything they claim it to be and then some. I have had zero problems with it, and the fit and finish are unbelievable. I also own an 1851 Navy, and the Remington is a thousand times more reliable. The ca...ps don't get jammed up and stop the cylinder the way they do on the navy Colt. Also, the high blade front sight is much superior. You hit to point of aim right out of the box. No Kentucky windage necessary. In addition, removing the cylinder is a breeze compared to the Colt models which need to be basically disassembled in order to remove the cylinder. Not trying to knock the Colts, I love them too. Just offering the comparison. But in conclusion, it's a great gun for a great price. And paired with a Pedersoli powder flask, you can't go wrong. more

    January 11, 2012
    westerngunnut
  • 100

    Impressive
    The fit and finish of this 1858 is exceptional, loading and firing was a breeze, no hangs, no issues, although I'd like a spare cylinder so I have more range time and less loadingcleaning. 5 stars and would like another ...Pietta. more

    January 7, 2012
    BrackishBob
  • 100

    Fastest to disassemble and clean
    For ease of operation this is the much better than the Colt, I like being able to load three extra cylinders and just switch them out at the range, no stopping to reload each chamber. They are very accurate and shoot wel...l. more

    January 7, 2012
    NaBeanDonChattGnnLahmain
  • 100

    1858 New Army .44
    Cabelas had this revolver on sale over Christmas so I thought I would try it. I have had black powder rifles but not a revolver. I have really enjoyed shooting it. It is a little more time consuming to load than the mode...rn revolvers but that is what makes it fun. The gun itself is well made and a very nice peice. The only thing I have found is that it seems to shoot a little high. I am very pleased with it. more

    January 6, 2012
    4speed
  • 100

    1858 New Army .44 Caliber Revolver
    I bought this for my husband for Christmas, and he absolutely loves it! The quality is exceptionally well built. We haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but have all the supplies, including the pyrodex, caps, wads and b...alls, all supplied through Cabelas. Service is excellent!! more

    January 6, 2012
    chatiwag
  • 100

    i looked all over ,it is the best price by far
    great buy for [email protected] revolver i will buy more

    January 6, 2012
    jaboo
  • 100

    Great Pistol
    Very well made, outstanding fit and finish. I have not fireds it yet but the workmanship is beautiful. It should function very well.

    January 4, 2012
    KRA185
  • 100

    rating A+
    Great finish--well fitted

    January 4, 2012
    ctaggart
  • 100

    Beautiful Gun!
    I would have bought this gun just to display, it is that beautiful! Appears well made and the finish is very nice. I'm actually going to take it out this weekend to shoot it for the first time and am very much looking fo...rward to experiencing BP shooting! more

    January 3, 2012
    BCTexas
  • 100

    Revolver
    Had mine about a year now. Put lots of shots through it, including round balls and the conicals. These New Model's are great revolvers. The only flaw I can think of is the walnut was a tad proud which is normal for Piett...a. I've used the pyrodex pellets and tripple se7en powder. Both have been excelent. I'm hooked on the BP replicas and will be getting more.Thanks,B more

    January 3, 2012
    CObpshooter
  • 100

    WOW
    ive been shooting these black powder pistols for 35 years n ive had bout all makes n models at one time or another ive shot a bunch of them till they were just wall hangers this new remington is one of the best ive ever ...seen for the money u cant find a new one any cheaper than this fit n finish is excellent action locks up tight n is smooth as glass trigger pull is crisp n clean at bout 3 # accuracy was on a par with any modern firearm all six in a 3 in group at 25 yrds from a rest cant beat that can u? service was out standing by cabellas too was supposed to take 7 to 10 days n it was here in 4 days sorry i didnt get the extra cyclinder too while it was on sale i want one in 36 cal now to match my colt navy more

    January 2, 2012
    dizzie
  • 100

    Great Purchase!
    This is my favorite Gun! Put a conversion Cylinder on itto Shoot 45 Long Colt, smooth action, & accurate!Cabelas is Great! fast Shipping, got it on time, & Cabelas offers a lot of Black powder accessories!Will or...der more From cabelas! more

    January 2, 2012
    painter64
  • 100

    44 cal Bp 1858 Revolver
    I am very happy with both of the Pietta 44's I have purchased. I got the second revolver about 1 year from the first and have had no problems exchanging the cylinders or using a .45 Colt conversion cylinder in either of ...them. They both will shoot to p.o.a. and the fit and finish is actually something to be proud of. I love shooting these in black powder mode, but it is more difficult to clean them well. The .45 Colt conversion cylinder makes it easier and fast to load and shoot and requires less tedious cleaning. Overall this is an excellent product and I will be purchasing one of these with the 5 1/2 '' barrel soon with another conversion cylinder. more

    January 1, 2012
    GGS1x1
  • 80

    very good product
    The Pietta 1858 New Army is a very well made pistol. Easy to clean and reload.

    January 1, 2012
    akirak
  • 100

    Great Gun!
    Pietta has another winner. Fit and finish was excellent. For the price you cannot go wrong. Accurate for a cap and ball revolver.

    December 31, 2011
    Clayto
  • 100

    Great gun
    I've added a blackpowder pistol to my collection, and is more than I hoped for. Shot 50 rounds without cleaning in one afternoon. No problems at all, very accurate and fun to shoot. My 8 year old was able to shoot as wel...l. more

    December 21, 2011
    blackpowderhunter1
  • 100

    Great gun for a great price
    Picked this up while it was on sale. Also picked up a conversion cylinder for it chambered in 45 Long Colt. Finally got to shoot it today. Shoots great and was grouping well with my hand loads.

    December 20, 2011
    KI8HU
  • 100

    The 1858 44
    This gun is Awesome what a great looking pistol,thanks for the reviews really helped a lot took it to the range I had fun shooting this gun. I like it so much just precise the 1858 Buffalo as well just a beautiful lookin...g gun. more

    December 9, 2011
    Rich1957
  • 100

    1858
    in one word....awesome what a great looking pistol,thanks for the reviews really helped,can't wait to get to the range to touch this bad boy off

    November 19, 2011
    hunter0000001
  • 100

    Good stuff! Great Price!
    I got 2 of the Pieatta1858 New Model Army BP revolver's because other people who wrote reviews either had two or were going to get another one. I got one 5 1/2 " barrel revolver and one 8" barrel revolver, on s...ale. They appear to be well made and durable. I think that they are very serviceable and like that aspect. I would get two more and not even think about it. I really like mine. more

    November 17, 2011
    peawimine2
  • 100

    Great Guns!!
    Came in the mail today after a few weeks backordered - well worth the wait, IMO. Very nicely done, all parts fit well and tight. Using one of the guides about tuning or slicking up the 1858, I completely disassembled and... inspected this revolver, preparing to make a few tuning adjustments. About all I had to do was clean the shipping oil off the weapon. Again, very nicely done, very tight weapon (tight as in, all parts fit smooth and uniformly/properly). If I had paid full price for this, I'd probably rate it a 9.5 because of a small blemish on the barrel, not noticeale until you notice it ;). Consider the sale price and the qualit of this weapon, I'd rate it a 9.9. If it shoots as well as it looks and is manufactured, I'll be very, very pleased!!! more

    November 15, 2011
    lsnadon
  • 100

    Terrific Revolver That Shoots as Good as it Looks
    This is the perfect Black Powder Revolver for accurate shooting fun. Although it is black powder, and I have fired it a few times using black powder, I bought two conversion cylinders to use in it and now I shoot Cowboy ....45 ACP's with it. I found that using black powder is fun to do but, it takes a while to load the cylinders and then fire the gun. Plus, it's a bad idea to carry around loaded and capped cylinders since accidental firing could happen (but never to me). In less than a few seconds, I can change the conversion cylinders after firing one complete .45 loaded cylinder and continue shooting. I realize that black powder loyalists won't like this but, I found that using conversion cylinders is much more convenient--plus, I don't have to put up with all the smoke after each shot fired. more

    November 7, 2011
    texastommy
  • 100

    Very nice guns!
    Haven't had a review of these New Army's lately, so I'll do a quick one. Got a pair and they are the nicest Pietta's I've ever gotten. Very few burrs or sharp edges needing attention. Some of the guns should be considere...d a 'built kit' as they need work before using...these could be shot from the box. Of course, they ARE better once you do some TLC, but very nice guns..especially considering the great price Cabela's sells them for. You can't go wrong with these. more

    October 28, 2011
    RobKinPA
  • 100

    THE BEST OUT THERE FOR THE BUCK
    BOUGHT TWO OF THE 8 IN "1858"S IN 1996 FROM CABELAS....BEEN SHOOTING BALL AND CONICAL SINCE THEN. CAST YOUR OWN, IT COMPLETES THE LABOR OF LOVE FOR THE HISTORY. VERY FINE ACTION, FINNISH AND GRIPS. TAYLORS DROP... IN CONVERSION CYL. DROPS IN. 200 GRAIN RN WITH LIGHT 45 COWBOY CHARGE SHOOTS 3 IN. GROUP AT 40 FEET. JUST GOT A 5 1/2 INCH "1858" FIT, FINISH AND ACTION BEAUTIFUL. GRIPS VERY NICE AS THE OLD ONES. DROP IN CYL DROPS IN PERFECT. IM SHURE ILL MAKE A LOAD JUST FOR ITS TASTE. PIETTA MAKES A FINE REPRODUCTION THEN AND NOW. UBERTIES ALWAYS HAVE ISSUES FOR THE EXTR MONEY. more

    October 19, 2011
    FISHINGBUMM
  • 100

    Beautiful Gun
    My 44 Rem reproduction arrived the other day. After reading all the positive reviews I had to have one. I love American western history, and this gun was used extensively in the Civil War and to tame the west. I was like... a kid at Christmas when I got the box and opened it. I was not disappointed- the revolver was wrapped in plastic and after removing it and wiping off the oil- there it was! My own piece of American history. It is excellent if fit and finish just as the reviews indicate. Movement is tight and precise. This is a heavy gun, and I cannot imagine having two of these beasts strapped and tied down. I am very pleased with my purchase and cannot wait to get to the rang and sling some lead.Thanks Cabela's for an excellent value. I do not know how you can beat the prices of other sellers of this product to the degree that you do, but I appreciate it and am a very satisfied customer.Randy more

    October 16, 2011
    KentuckyVet
  • 100

    great edition to my gun collection
    The finish is great. The hammer and trigger pull is smooth. First time at the range the groups were very tight.

    October 4, 2011
    RJSMOTOR
  • 100

    Excellent gun
    Much better quality then the target model I got about 10 years ago. I bought this New Army last May and was amazed at the out of the box accuracy. I did some very minor trigger work myself and won the NCOWS national long... range black powder pistol competition with it two weeks after getting it. Very accurate and nice fit and finish. I'm ordering a second one now while they are on sale so I have a pair of them. more

    September 22, 2011
    Cowhide
  • 100

    Long Term Use
    I purchased one of these around a year ago. It has been absolutely perfect. I have done no fitting/gunsmithing/polishing at all, and it has been smooth and extremely accurate right out of the box.

    September 19, 2011
    LoveMyBlackPowderPistols
  • 100

    amazing gun
    This is an absolutely great gun. Finish is excellent and action is very smooth. I polished up the action myself. This gun now has the smoothest action and trigger pull of any of my guns. I have not shot this gun yet but ...if anybody is thinking of buying this don't hesitate. This is amazing with the top strap and feels very reliable. more

    September 16, 2011
    Anonymous