Pietta Model 1860 Army

Pietta Model 1860 Army



Reviews: 182
Total reviews: 182
Positive: 137
Mixed: 25
Negative: 20
Retail Price: $279.00
Used Value: $195.30

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Pietta Model 1860 Army Info

One of the most popular cap-and-ball, single-action revolvers ever made, the 1860 Army .44 was a mainstay in the Civil War as well as the weapon of choice for Texas gunfighter John Wesley Hardin and other gunmen. Pietta’s replica 1860 Army .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver boasts a brass trigger guard, color case-hardened steel frame, round barrel and walnut grips. There’s also a naval battle scene laser-engraved on the cylinder.

Pietta Model 1860 Army Specifications

BrandPietta Model
ActionSingle Action
Caliber.44 Magnum
FinishCase Hardened/Blued/Brass
SightsFixed Sights

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Fair Market Range $258 - $269
Fair Market Price $264
MSRP $279.99
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Pietta Model 1860 Army Reviews

Positive: 174 Mixed: 0 Negative: 8
  • 60

    Trigger Bolt Spring Broken After 72 Rounds
    Love the fit and finish of the pistol. Everything was fine until I took it out one day and the timing was off. Took her apart and found the leaf spring for the bolt snapped. This is the defective weak point of the Pietta... as one person on the popular on line bid / buy it now web site sold over 160 TB springs for the 1851 and 1860. I will replace mine with a wire spring instead of the leaf spring. more

    March 19, 2018
  • 100

    A real nice shooter
    Here's a 21ft 5 shot group using 30gr FFFg Graf's Scheutzen Black Powder, Hornady .454 diameter ball, Wonder Wad between the ball and powder, and Remington #10 caps. Sight picture is a 6 O'clock hold on the five ring.

    February 20, 2018
  • 80

    Good Revolver
    Good buy for the money.

    December 28, 2017
  • 80

    Good but.......
    My 2 Pietta 1851 Navy revolvers were quite usable out of the box. The 1860 though has 2 problems that I ran into.

    July 4, 2017
  • 100

    1860 Colt .44 Black Powder revolver
    I'm glad to report that I have finally acquired this fine example of the 1860 Army Colt .44 black powder revolver. I have taken it out twice already for a shake down and it fires straight and true. It will require a tune... up on the rear sight, but that's a rather minor detail. I believe I prefer this in the handling dept over the 1851 navy Colt .44, although the navy has a nice balance to it. The Army has a bigger handle which accomadates my big paws quite nicely. I really enjoy shooting it and would encourage any one interested to invest in one of these if your thinking about it. The other neat thing is when you order one, it goes straight to your door, no gun shop or dealer to go through, even in the blue state of California. Great price to. Trigger pull is nice and light, the workmanship is very good. Pietta does a good job on fit and finish for the money. I am content with this purchase. more

    June 19, 2017
  • 100

    Yippie I O
    Got one of these on sale this month. I was apprehensive because the last Pietta I got on sale was kinda atrocious (1851 Confederate .44 Sherrif)But I rolled the dice on this one and was most satisfied. The fit and finish... is great, it seems to cycle perfectly (I haven't been able to shoot it yet) and it's almost too gorgeous to be a period piece. Call me satisfied. more

    June 15, 2017
  • 80

    I love these things
    I have 2 1851 Navy 36 caliber revolvers so I decided to pickup a 44 caliber 1860 army. It is a riot and think I'll be picking up another really soon.

    June 12, 2017
  • 20

    Poor return policy
    I made this purchase on line. While this purchase was in progress I visited the a store while on vacation. The purpose of which was to purchase a second revolver similar to the first. While examining this second gun a co...nversation came about with the sales person. I had a concern that the second purchase I was about to make, in that this gun may have been handled prior. I asked if it could be returned afterwards if I found a defect after shooting it. His reply was the gun was not returnable. Being a smart guy as I am I asked for the return policy in writing. Sure enough all black powder guns are not returnable and marked as such on every receipt. Check this out for yourself and buyers beware. Fortunately, the gun I ordered was perfect in every way. I may have lucked out! more

    June 3, 2017
  • 80

    Fun Gun
    I purchased this gun after many reviews and how fun and economical it is to shoot. The gun had no blemishes or flaws. I took it out and put 30 rounds through it with no misfires. I would have given it 5 stars, but it see...ms that the nipples are a bit small. I tried #10 and #11 caps and they were loose. Some even fell off when I brought the gun up to fire from the holster. I know some reviews mentioned that if you slightly pinch the caps they will be more secure. But I prefer to use a capper. Due to the fact that I have large fingers and I can barely get the capper to the nipple much less my fingers. It takes as long to get the caps on as it does to load the powder and the balls. Maybe I will get better with time. But it is definitely a fun gun to shoot once it is loaded. more

    January 31, 2017
  • 100

    1860 blackpowder
    Fires great very accurate easy to clean my only complaint is the hand grip I don't like the wood that was used

    January 24, 2017
  • 100

    Excellent product
    Got mine on sale, unheard of good price for a quality product. Better fit and finish than my older pietta revolvers.

    January 14, 2017
  • 100

    Five Years and a Thousand Rounds Later...
    The Pietta 1860 Army I bought from Cabelas in 2012 still shoots in a three inch pattern at 25 yards and shows little wear after running more than 1,000 rounds through it. You cannot go wrong with one of these.

    January 6, 2017
  • 100

    1860 Colt
    The gun shoots great and feels comfortable in the hand. Very accurate at 25 yards with 25 grain charge. Constant grouping of 3 or 4 inches. Blew big hole in my plywood target backer. Just fun to shoot!

    November 20, 2016
  • 100

    Thirty four years to find this...
    After thirty four years a shootist, carrying guns to work and play. Hunting with handguns, etc this is absolutely my favorite gun to have handy for general purposes. Loaded per Colonel Colt's original instructions with f...fg pyrodex and a properly sized .454 round ball it works very very well. One day I might get some proper powder ( fffg ). Also can't wait to try some conicals. I'm not the worlds finest shot. Maybe mediocre in the world of folks who go and do. Check the photo. Six shots, 25 meters, offhand, timed fire ( less than nine seconds for the six rounds ). The one flyer is called. My first attempt with those Colt sights and black powder. Full power loads were used. Taking time and using a rest gives ridiculous accuracy for such an affordable arm. I never wanted a Colt replica, I set out to replace my model 25 in the woods with a single action Vaquero and got the black powder bug. After months of research and reading all the interwebs, I had my heart set on an 1858 and bought two on sale at the Wilmington Delaware Cabela's. The 1860 was on sale one day at a price I couldn't pass on. Little did I know it would become my favorite all around handgun. Ever. I love my 1858s! They are very capable, fast to load, boringly reliable. The Colt is different. Slower to reload, takes more care to operate. A bit lighter on the hip and for most a natural pointer in the hand. The only thing that can get me to forget about my PIetta 1860 Army replica is my Pietta 1851 Navy replica, number 641441 but that's another review ;) The weapon had some imperfections in the barrel stamping as an artifact of manufacture, the small pin holding the center pin in place had to be tapped a time or two after a lively load left us with 'flippy' barrel. I are a mechanical moron and this gun is easy for me to take down to the last screw, and more importantly I can put it back together just fine. That's important to us morons. Mine now has some honest rust and wear on it. I polish it all the time, load five and keep it handy. Just a fine shooting instrument. My main passion is woods loafing and I carry guns much more than I shoot them. This is a great woods gun in my estimation. more

    October 31, 2016
  • 100

    Pietta 1860 Army
    Very good quality, great gun, the only problem is the wedge witch is a little tight.

    October 8, 2016
  • 100

    Beautiful piece and great service
    The service from Cabela's was fast. I got the order within 5 days of ordering.The gun is very well made just like my other two 1851 Navy's.I wanted this because of the ability to swap out the cylinder for 45 cal cowboy l...oads.As stated by another reviewer, the gun has a creeping loading lever and will eliminate the falling after the shot is fired. It looks great and has a perfect heft to it.Anyone who likes guns should own one of these along with the 1851 Navy and a few others. Worth every penny and then some.Cabela's has a great site with plenty of info on all items. I live in California where there are no Cabela's so I do all my buying on-line. more

    October 6, 2016
  • 100

    Pietta 1860 Army
    Great revolver!!!! Following purchase I cleaned and inspected my revolver with no discrepancies noted. First firing at the range was lots of fun. Revolver performed perfectly. I hadn't fired a black powder revolver in ma...ny years and had forgotten how much fun it was. more

    August 29, 2016
  • 80

    Good deal
    Not exactly what I was looking for. I wanted the model, that allows you to easily remove the cylinder. This model requires more work than I prefer.

    July 29, 2016
  • 100

    gave up Black Powder years back
    The mess and hassle of black powder turned me away from it a number of years ago but am putting together a collection that needed an example of this style of pistol in it. I have a few conversions and a replica open top ...factory cartridge handgun, and I needed one of these to show the origins. I have a few Piettas and have fired them through the years with no troubles at all. They are well made and finished well. Although this is going to serve a decorative purpose for me, I would not hesitate at all to shoot, and expect great results from doing so with it. more

    May 9, 2016
  • 100

    1860 Army
    I received this one as a Christmas gift from my daughter. It is a beautiful gun balanced well and functions and shoots great. The only problem was a stuck wedge pin when I got it but I knocked it right out with a brass p...unch and light hammer. It points and shoots well and is a favorite of mine..Can't say enough good things about the gun and Cabella's..I just hope they keep revolver supplies all year round because I will be shooting this baby a lot. more

    December 31, 2015
  • 40

    looks great, arrived broken
    the best looking gun I own. fit and finish where great.It arrived with loose screws and the cylinder won't rotate,It has a broken hand spring.It must be a Monday gun.It's a shame that they go to the trouble to make a bea...utiful gun and then fall down at the final stage of inspection. This one is going back. more

    December 10, 2015
  • 100

    Great service and gun
    The service from Cabela's was fast and friendly. I got the order 5 days before its estimated arrival time.

    October 10, 2015
  • 100

    Had a blast
    Fantastic shooter not one cap jam..what's better than a 1860 Pietta..two 1860 Piettas. Thank you Cabela

    October 10, 2015
  • 100

    Had a blast
    Not one cap jam Nothing better than the Pietta 1860 army except two Pietta 1860 army. Fantastic shooters

    October 8, 2015
  • 100

    Love this BP revolver. By far my favorite.
    I have this 1860 revolver as well as the short barreled "Sheriff" version and I love them. Accurate, fun, easy pointing, and you can use a snail capper with the colt style without modification. It is one of the... ones I shoot the most out of 12 total BP revolvers in my collection. more

    October 6, 2015
  • 100

    Beautiful and fun cap and ball pistol!
    This is the 3rd Pietta black powder pistol I have purchased from Cabelas. The first was the Griswold & Gunnison .36 caliber, the second was the 1851 Colt Navy .36 caliber, and I wanted a .44 so I bought this 1860 Col...t Army. All three are superb in fit and finish, and function flawlessly. For the money, you cannot find a better black powder pistol! This one has color case hardened frame, blued barrel and cylinder, and nice one piece wood grip. Every detail is well done and just beautiful. Shooting it is so much fun! I can sit on my back porch and go through 100 balls in couple of hours. It's very accurate at 25 yards, and kicks a little but very manageable with 24-25 grain loads. If you are thinking about buying this pistol, just do it. You can't go wrong with Pietta black powder pistols! more

    September 5, 2015
  • 60

    barrel wedge will not remove from the barrel and arbor, not even with a brass punch. Rest of the gun was ok, nice wood on the grips, there are some bad scratches on the brass around the two front frame screws. Disappoint...ed that it will have to be sent back more

    August 25, 2015
  • 100

    Excellent all around. Great finish, tight action, perfect function. All at an amazing price. Pietta is running their own factory now and this is not the poor item quality of 10 years ago. The one I got I would rate highe...r than any of the U*****'s I have gotten in the last two years. Very Pleased! more

    August 8, 2015
  • 100

    My new favorite handgun.
    My quest started for a single action fixed cartridge .45 Colt to be my 'woods gun'. Research led me to check out black powder and after buying the obligatory 1858 Pietta (on sale from Cabela's ) reproduction this one cau...ght my eye on sale at Cabela's Delaware.Carries a bit easier than the Remington Clones and feels great in the hand. Have not range tested for accuracy, but loaded according to Colt's original instructions is very pleasant to shoot and accurate enough at close range.Have only fired round ball a few times but am most impressed with this gun. It is not a toy or a curio, but a serious tool for those who would learn to use it safely.Have had mine loaded for months, it shoots when it is supposed to. Stored safely it won't discharge when you don't.I know it will dispatch a woodchuck with aplomb. With a full flap holster and an added hammer tie down loop feel very safe with this revolver hammer down in a safetly notch or emply chamber.I am not sure why I acquired this revolver, but am very glad that I did. If I could only keep one it would be the 1858, but this one is fhe first one I reach for when headed out to the woods or clearing brush on the homestead.Mine had normal Pietta Cosmetic flaws, scratches mostly and is beautiful to me. For the price I am very satisfied, can recommend without reservation for any shootist, black powder enthusiast, woodsman, or collector.MIne was cut for a SHoulder Stock and had the screws in the frame as well. more

    June 7, 2015
  • 80

    Pietta 1860 Army steel frame.....
    A good buy for the money. Much more historically correct than the old 1970's 1860 Army I have, manufacturer unknown. Have only shot it once so far, with no time to hang a clean target, but it shows good promise for accur...acy. Had one cap malfunction, but I attribute that to using CCI rather than the more reliable Remington caps. The wedge was tight the first time removed, but it'll get better with use. Fits my big hand better than the shorter 1851 Navy grip. Only con, keeping it from a five star rating, is the very noticeable scratches along the barrel marring the blue, looks like it was pushed along a tabletop while disassembled. My other four Piettas were better in this regard. more

    May 18, 2015
  • 100

    Collossal Pistol
    This pistol is of superior quality. It is very accurate, well made, and quite a trophy to show your friens and watch them gaze in astonishment at the beauty of the wooden hand grips, and the colors of the metal frame, pl...us the size of the barrel.I have read bad reviews about this and other Pietta black powder pistols, and do not know why anyone would say negative things about the Pietta pistols.I think some buyers do not read the instruction book that comes with the gun. I found that it fires very well, even when it was raining, just using Black Powder equivalent muzzleloading propellant. I use the number 10 firing caps, and have had no issues. The trigger pull is phenomenal. It feels very smooth when the trigger is activated. The trigger pull must be around 2 lbs.Anyway, I shoot my 1860 Pietta Army 44 caliber and my Pietta 1851 Navy 44 caliber quite abit because I have the luxury of living outside the city. Both pistols are very accurate at short and long distances. You just have to experiment with how much powder is needed to get the 44 caliber lead round ball to become extremely accurate. My 1860 Army requires 20 grains of the Black powder equivalent and it fires very tight groups at 25 meters. Then it can also hit man size targets at over 50 yards with ease. The 1851 Navy requires 25 grains of Pyrodex powder to get extreme accuracy. I am not a Black Powder pistol expert, but I know a well made gun when I hold and shoot it repeatedly. I always go to the local county pistol and rifle range and show off my two Piettas. Six people have aquired at least one of these Pietta pistols after I allowed them to fire mine.I just wanted to tell you about the fun and accuracy of using these pistols. When I get the money together, I plan on buying one each of the Pietta Black Powder pistols, even in 36 caliber, just so I can take them to the range and show them off. Its especially fun to get tighter groups than other shooters firing modern pistols. Well, I just want to say I really recommend any Pietta pistol. Also the Brass frames DO NOT WARP or FALL APART. I have no idea where all the negativity toward the Brass is coming from. People must be overloading their Pietta with powder and then shooting. more

    April 21, 2015
  • 100

    Great gun.
    It like you step back in time

    March 1, 2015
  • 100

    I purchased this gun and WOW!!! Beautiful out of the box. Walnut handles in excellent condition. Frame was in perfect condition as well. I checked all moving parts and everything moved as it was suppose to. No problems r...emoving the wedge to remove the cylinder. Fired a few caps through it to get rid of the oil, cleaned and prepped for a day of shooting. Update will be posted about the shoot. I'm expecting high and tight groups from all my research and experience. more

    February 18, 2015
  • 100

    great workmanship
    I have had my 1860 army a month now and it is a winner. Fit and finish is as good as it gets, deep blue and colorful case hardening, timing seems to be perfect, no cylinder scratching, and no problems with the wedge as s...ome of the others describe. Not only a great looking firearm, but a great shooter as well, when I am on, it will produce 2 inch groups at 15 yards. I would not sell it for what I gave for it, as you can see I am proud of my 1860 army. more

    January 13, 2015
  • 100

    buy this revolver
    I purchased the Colt 1860 Army revolver and I am very pleased with it. It came to me in perfect condition with a coating of oil to prevent rust in storage and shipping. After a good cleaning with a black powder solvent, ...it was loaded with 25 grains of Pyrodex P black powder substitute and .454 round balls and Remington #10 caps. I shot it at 25 yards and hit the target dead on. I also purchased the Colt 1851 Navy revolver, both from Cabelas and plan to purchase the Colt pocket model revolver and the Colt model 1847 Walker model. For the best price and the fastest shipping, buy from Cabelas. more

    January 8, 2015
  • 100

    Good choice
    New to black powder, but this revolver seems great for the price. The workmanship seems flawless and it shoots reliably and where you point it. If you don't point it right, that's your fault. The detachable barrel makes ...for easy cleaning. I used my sonic brass cleaner last time and it makes cleaning a breeze. more

    January 4, 2015
  • 80

    Nice for the beginner.
    This is a good entrance level black powder pistol.The gun looks good and if you decide black powder isn't for you your not out of a lot of money.The parts fittings are good, sometimes too good. The wedge and nipples are ...tight, use penetrating oil and let it set. The nipples will come loose, the wedge...well get a clothes pen and use a hammer. There are many videos on the internet that show how it's done. All in all not bad. Delivery was fast and Cabela's had everything I needed to get started. more

    November 13, 2014
  • 100

    1860 Army 44 Caliber
    I received this pistol as a Christmas gift. I love this pistol. I shot steel at 100 Yards using this pistol with a bench rest, 25 grains Pyrodex powder, and wonder wads. I read this pistol would hit targets at 100 Yards,... and it really will. The pistol came out of the box ready to rock and roll. Its a great pistol for the price, and I highly recommend it. more

    November 12, 2014
  • 100

    Great firearm
    My Pietta model 1860 is one of my favorite guns, beautiful fit and finish and surprisingly accurate. I was nervous because of Piettas reputation from the past but I think they have made a concerted effort to put that beh...ind them, and it shows. This was my entry into black powder, and I couldn't be more pleased. If you are new to BP do yourself a favor and get a nice one handed powder measure, and slater the gun with wax. Powder measure will save an unimaginable amount of time reloading and wax will do the same with cleaning. more

    January 22, 2014
  • 100

    From the moment I opened the box I was smiling. Beautiful wood, blue, case color, brass finish. I was hoping for a better than fair gun for the price. What it looks like is something that should have cost twice as much. ...I have yet to shoot it, but I have bore sighted it and it is almost dead on. For what I paid and how it looks, if it doesn't shoot, I will be just as happy to put it on display in my bull room. Thanks Cabelas for the price and fast delivery, (four days earlier than promised) and thanks to Pietta for a fine reproduction. more

    January 5, 2014
  • 100

    Great firearm and great wall mount display to boot
    I decided to try black powder so ordered this particular model from Cabelas over the summer simply due to the historical nature, and as a tip of the hat to Josey Wales (yes, he did have guns other than the 1847 Walker). ...I took it to the range with our group, everyone joked and laughed about how long it took me to load (they all had modern pistols). When it came time for me to shoot (after everyone else already went through several mags), nobody laughed afterwards… the shot group out of this piece was tighter than any of theirs, the robust sound of it going off caused everyone on the range to stop and look, and the size of the target hole shreds gave everyone a new respect for what it would be like to be on the receiving end of one of these civil war relics. This is the best range experience I have ever had, and built a velvet wall mount shadow box to display it when not at the range. Highest recommendation. more

    November 13, 2013
  • 100

    Beautiful 1860
    My new colt 1860 is great, I thought it would have a brass frame considering the price. I was very happy to see it was the steel frame. I'm very happy, I should have bought two.

    October 21, 2013
  • 60

    Great Looking But
    Seems to jam and miss fire a lot compared to my 1885.Changed nipples and made it better. Great looking gun and as all ball and caps still fun to shoot.

    October 14, 2013
  • 100

    Get first black powder pistol

    October 13, 2013
  • 100

    Great revolver at a great price
    I have held off on posting a review until I had the time to go shoot this revolver. Right out of the box the fit and finish was very nice. The case hardened frame has a nice even tone and all parts seemed to move and int...eract well together. I started by firing this revolver like a single shot, just loading one at a time. First round with out with only 20gr of FFF just to make sure everything was okay. Then quite a few at the max rating of 30gr and several loaded at 35gr. Afterwards I loaded all six cylinders with 30gr and let er rip. It is very accurate at the 50, or so, yards we were shooting from and I suspect it is capable of 100+ yard shoots just as accurately. If you are looking to get into BP revolvers this one would be an excellent choice. The only caps I had handy were Remington #11 that seemed to fit a tad loose, but a quick pinch before installation seemed to make them hold just fine. I also did a little customizing to the Styrofoam shipping box so that it would hold all the need accessories. more

    October 10, 2013
  • 100

    A Great Buy
    I received this a month ago and was impressed with the quality and good finish of the gun right out of the box. My first trip to the range was delayed trying to find some caps but when I did it performed beautifully shot... about 8" high at 25 yards but put all the balls in a 4" circle I was impressed. I have shot 100 rounds without any problem and will shoot more whenever I can get more caps. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in this shooting sport it is a lot of fun. I am sure caps will return in time. more

    October 6, 2013
  • 60

    1860 Army w/starter kit
    Plus: Gun itself looks very nice, well assembled, no fit/finish issues. Shot a few inches high but as expected, grouped decently. Hate the wedge itself but love the ease of disassembly and cleaning.Minus - VERY small cyl...inder chambers and inconsistently cut. Cannot get even 30 grains of powder and a .454 ball into one chamber (capacity issue, I miked the chamber mouths and they are all consistent but capacity measured in grains of 3F Goex varies.)Other reviews cite using 30 grain and a wad - no way in the world will that fit in mine. Maybe 26-27 grains without a wad but that's it.Round balls supplied with starter kit were TERRIBLE - huge sprues, they looked like miniature short starters. Switched to Harnady's after the first cylinder. Starter kit definitely not worth it, most components poor quality. more

    September 21, 2013
  • 100

    Just absolutely beautiful!
    I really don't know how they can make and sell these beautiful revolvers for the price they do. The gun I received is absolutely flawless. The color case hardening is perfect and the trigger pull is so light it is scary.... I also have the Pietta 1858 Remington model from Cabelas. This one far outclasses the Remington in almost every way. I purchased the Remington first because it is easier to take down and use for beginners to cap and ball revolvers. But the Colt is far and away a much more interesting and beautiful gun. Many thanks to Cabelas for such a good price and such great service. more

    September 13, 2013
  • 80

    A fine example of a Colt 1860 Army...
    This is my second Pietta black powder revolver.

    September 8, 2013
  • 100

    1960 Army
    Out of box shot left ,The barrel at frame was .004 off not 90 degrees , I set it up and cut the .004 to zero and gun shoots figure 8's all 6 in a 3" circle at 20 yards using wonder wads under bullet 25 Grains 3F HGT... T7 . more

    August 22, 2013
  • 100

    Great Shooter
    This pistol is a great shooter. It points like it's an extension of your finger.... very natural. These revolvers are sighted in at around 75 yards so they will shoot a bit high at closer pistol distances. The grip is la...rger than the 1851 Colt Navy grip and fits perfect in my hand. The fit and finish is very nice. I'm thinking of buying another one so I can have a matched pair. more

    August 15, 2013
  • 100

    used this today, target practice excellent firearm. the wedge pin is hard to pull off, scratched it some using a hammer...i want to change cylinders quickly, its brand new out of the box so its gonna take awhile till its... worn some...this gun is fantastic, handles beautifully, aim is dead on... more

    August 12, 2013
  • 100

    Great value, tons of fun
    I have purchased four Pietta revolvers so far - a Colt 1851 brass frame .44, a Colt 1851 Navy .36 steel frame, a Remington New Army .44, and this Colt 1860 Army .44. I purchased all of these on sale, and got (IMO) excell...ent deals. I have seen some gripes about quality regarding the Piettas, but I have so far not had any issues (except a bad cylinder in the 1851 Navy that did not lock up tight - easily fixed). My recommendation if you purchase one of these is to inspect it closely, especially for function. If something is not right or there is something you can't live with, exchange it for a new one. Each of my revolvers has some cosmetic flaw (rough brass on the trigger guard, some sharp edges, etc.) but overall I am extremely pleased with all of them. The 1860 is my favorite so far, though my brass 1851 has seen the most use. I favor these even more than my other cartridge revolvers and autos. These firearms are great fun, and force you to respect each and every round fired, as they are (obviously) slow to reload. Keep your eye on the price, and eventually you'll see a deal you can't refuse! more

    July 25, 2013
  • 100

    Excellent workmanship.
    This is my second Pietta, the first being the 1858 New Army .44, a replica of a Remington - but Remington is never mentioned by either Pietta or Cabelas, except for an indirect reference in the owners manual which covers... all of Pietta's replicas. My example of the Colt 1860 Army .44 shows excellent workmanship. I have only one complaint and that is, no explanation of how to remove the wedge that holds the barrel to the frame. There is a screw that appears to be related to securing the wedge, but I have found no mention of it in any literature, either from Pietta, or in the many YouTube videos online. Also on the wedge, it is very difficult to remove. One of Cabela's videos shows it being hammered with a punch. I have done this several times, and invariably the punch slips, marring the right side of the area. I eventually found a video showing the wedge being removed by a direct plastic hammer blow, which seems to a better solution, but I haven't tried it yet. I assume that in time the wedge will really be removable with just finger pressure (as shown in another YouTube video), but after a dozen disassemblies that is not yet possible with my gun. Other than that one issue the pistol is great! It shoots consistently a few inches left of aim, but well within tolerance. I would definitely buy it again, in fact will likely buy another Pietta replica pistol. One expert said I should start out with half the maximum powder loads, but recoil is so light I would say go with maximum recommended loads, or maybe very slightly reduced loads. Half loads require either using corn meal or several felt wads to allow compressing the ball against the charge. more

    July 21, 2013
  • 100

    Had to sand grips just a hair and coated with poly. Shot around 5: high like most of them do After a couplefilings to the hammer notch, it's right at point of aim. Action feels really good. Nice light trigger pull around... 2 pounds and smooth. highly recommended more

    April 11, 2013
  • 60

    Turned out good
    The gun is perfect in detail but for one, or should I say 6. The nipples were too small to retain #10 Remington caps, so I changed out them with a set I had on an 1851, and ordered stainless steel ones.I didn't find out ...until at the range. more

    April 11, 2013
  • 100

    1860 Army
    I bought an 1860 Army and an 1860 civilian model of that pistol. Both are Excellent in workmanship and shooting capabilities. MUCH value for the cost.FUN to shoot and an inexpensive way to shoot as well. I highly recomme...nd these pistols.Cabela's shipped quickly....as always.... more

    March 24, 2013
  • 100

    Great lookin revolver, smooth shooting, great gun!
    - This gun looks so good i ALMOST didn't shoot it. Pictures online do not do this revolver justice. I recommend this revolver over the 1858 if you want a great looking revolver that your NOT worried about switching cylin...ders out.- I switched the nipples out with slix shot nipples to help prevent cap jams, and it works great!- Purchased this revolver to get into black powder, I love taking the time to load each round in the cylinder. The thing i don't like is cleaning up after we shoot it, not the revolvers fault but black powder. This gun looks great to i made sure to clean all the powder off of the revolver. Took the grips off, separated the barrel and cylinder and boiled them for a bit. then soaked all the steel in gun oil and rubbed it all down. Took about an hour to do all of it but was worth it- no corrosion so far. more

    March 22, 2013
  • 100

    Very well executed reproduction
    This is one of the nicest Colt revolver reproductions that I have had the opportunity to examine. I haven't shot this particular revolver yet, but I have a well worn 1851 Navy model that shoots as well as any modern revo...lver that I own. more

    February 15, 2013
  • 100

    Very functional, looks great.
    Very good fit and finish, except loading lever, which was loose and rattled, tight now. Shoots great, I like the sights and they are right on the money at 6 o-clock point of aim. I make my own paper cartridges now, and t...his makes shooting even more fun. more

    January 5, 2013
  • 60

    Ok for what it is.
    The hammer and trigger needed hardening,so did the screws.The steel is quite soft.The bolt leg side that slides on the cam needed shorting before the action was cycled to keep the cylinder notch from being peened on the ...leading edge. The top of the bolt needed polishing also.The wedge fit well.The top of the barrel on the outside is rough on the right side and has a flat spot on the left that runs all the way to the forcing cone.The frame had a nick under the trigger screw head which I peened back into place pretty well.The crown was bad.I fixed it.It's been said that these guns are really kits not finished guns, if you check gun forums you will see what I mean , I agree but I still like them.If you buy one I hope you can gunsmith . more

    December 30, 2012
  • 100

    One of the best Cap N' Ball
    Hey Everybody, I want to start out by saying that if you were thinking about snatching one of these up, do it. I have a 1858 and was looking at adding another cap n' ball to the collection, and I always loved the nice fl...owing lines of the 1860. It's an awesome looking gun and the one that I picked up from my local Cebela's store is amazing. The fit and finish on the gun blew me away. The case hardened frame is beautiful, and the cylinder locks up tight. My first trip to the range it got a lot of looks from a couple of other people. The guys shooting next to me were shooting some Springfield XDs and to my suprise I shot better than both of them! Right out of the box this gun was as accurate as I could be, and the groups I was getting blew me away. I shoot better with this gun than I do with the 1858. I noticed that, when compared to the 1858, the 1860 has a lighter trigger pull and pulling back the hammer requires a little less effort. It just seems like everything works a little smoother. Lastly, the gun looks great in the Triple K western style open holster from cabela's, and carrying the 1860 in the woods on a long trek is totally comfortable. I'm sorry for the long review, but the long reviews really helped me out when I was deciding to get another 1858, or break down and get the 1860. What I have found though, it looks like i'm going to have to get another 1860 for a matching set! more

    December 29, 2012
  • 100

    is now my favorite black powder revolver.
    i own several cival war replica revolvers, but the 1860army is by far the nicest gun ive purchased. i liked it somuch i purchased another so i would have a matchingset. the gun shoots great, and if you enjoy shooting bla...ck powder i highly recomend buying one, or even two of the 1860 armys!! more

    December 9, 2012
  • 100

    Very good deal
    Pretty impressive BP pistol. Well worth the $$$. Would buy again. This is my 3rd Pietta.

    December 6, 2012
  • 80

    Excellent but ...............................
    Great fit and finish. Excellent timing and trigger pull.Maybe the smoothest shiniest bore I've seen on any handgun in my 50 years of shooting.

    December 1, 2012
  • 100

    Very Good Deal!
    Just got mine today. Very well made. Pietta's QA is getting better and better. It is certainly equal to Uberti. I had owned both and right now I would have to recommend Pietta over Uberti based on price and quality. Cabe...las stands behind their products and that makes this a no risk deal. I think you will like this piece of Civil War history! more

    October 28, 2012
  • 80

    Great gun for the money
    Super fast shipping. Ordered on a Tues showed up on Thurs the same week. Fit and finish is nice, a couple of minor flaws otherwise I would have given it 5 out of 5. Timing was on and everything locks up tight. Really hap...py with my purchase. Will probably order another Pietta in the future. more

    October 20, 2012
  • 100

    What a thrill!!
    Recently purchased my1860 Army from Cabelas and am so impressed by the revolver! The first time out I was hitting a target the size of a milk jug at about 30 yards! It's a blast to load and clean as well! Cabelas service... and advice are phenomenal!! Can't say enough about the 1860 or Cabelas! Recommend them to everyone!! more

    October 12, 2012
  • 100

    Pietta 1860 Army
    This is an excellent gun, and so much fun to shoot! I love the way it looks, handles, and the fact that it is very simple to assemble and disassemble. I shoot at a range on a military post, and it's always cool to see th...e soldiers reactions when they see and hear this bad boy go off! Having both this and the Pietta 1851 confederate navy sheriffs models, both purchased from Cabella's, they are so much fun to shoot that I haven't touched any of my cartridge guns in about two months! more

    August 3, 2012
  • 100

    Another 5 star product from Pietta & Cabela's
    First, I bought this online and on sale. The 1860 Army I received, (and Cabela's shipping is super fast ) is very high quality. The metal to metal fit is tight. The metal to wood fit is tight and smooth. The blueing is a... deep smoke blue. The case hardening is simply beautiful. This is my 3 rd BP revolver from Cabela's this year. i have been very pleased with my purchases from Cabela's and Pietta's quality has been great. The wedge was not damaged or had any other problems. I say this because earlier reveiwers mentioned some problems. Cabela's is MY place for blackpowder revolvers. Thank you for your time, I hope this helps you decide to buy your own BP handguns. JGW. more

    July 20, 2012
  • 100

    So nice I got it twice!
    This design was the "ultimate" cap and ball pistol in it's day. Long, light, slender. Holding the largest charge behind the .44 cal ball, second only to the Dragoon series, which weighs twice as much. This rema...ke is accurate down to very smallest detail. It is well made, strong, great fit and finish! Of course most important, it's a shooter! Accurate as can be. Perfect for civil war reenacting or just shooting for fun. Relive the past with every shot! Liked it so much I got two for twice the fun! more

    July 20, 2012
  • 100

    The Pietta 1860 Army is a flawless piece of engineering! I got the gun two days earlier than expected...many thanks to Cabela's for that! Once I had the box opened, I gave the piece a thorough inspection. Externally, the...re wasn't a scratch on it...it was absolutely perfect. The blueing job was very dark and even, the brass was polished up correctly, and the case hardened frame sure it pretty to look at. After that, I checked the timing to make sure that it was good and each cylinder locked up tight and was good-to-go. The barrel wedge, which seems to have been an issue a couple years ago was the next inspection. Guess what, it popped right out with very little fuss...I guess Pietta has addressed their wedge problems. more

    June 10, 2012
  • 100

    Had to have
    After buying the 1851 Pietta and already owning a Traditions 1858 new army from 15 years ago.I decided to buy the 1860 Pietta, to keep them company,It was on sale and I just had to have it. What a beautiful piece. I thou...ght I was impressed w/the 1851, this one's even better. It just feels great in my hand. Fit and finish were great the engraving was good but a little hard to see at first. Love it can't wait to shoot it. more

    June 8, 2012
  • 100

    What a GREAT revolver!!!!!!
    I found the deal online. Went to the local Cabelas (Hamberg, Pa) asked about the 1860, they said they had none. The saleman came and found me, he had found three pistols in back. He brought out all three and all were ver...y nice, I picked one. They gave me the online price.Took it home, took it apart and cleaned it and gave it a trigger job too. I did no work to the spring, just some polishing and cleaning. Trigger came out to an impressive 1 1/4 lbs, clean break. Loaded some .451 balls over Hodgdon 30 grain pellets with lubed wool pads, and went out behind the garage. The first group shot a perfect group of 2 1/2 inches, right on target at 40-50 feet. When you take the revolver apart--remove the screw above the wedge and give it a good hit with a rawhide hammer, use a wood dowel if needed on the wedge.What a nice looking, fine shooting revolver, what a great buy. AND Cabelas customer service is top quality, the sales person never left me till we were completely none and I had everything I wanted or needed.I just can not say enough about this 1860 Pietta and Cabelas---I am now a LOYAL thrilled customer of both companies. more

    June 8, 2012
  • 100

    Pietta 1860 Army .44 Cal. Revolver Worth The wait.
    This is my 4th Pietta purchase and, as usual, Pietta really put together a sharp, crisp and aesthetically beautiful revolver. The action is crisp and the fit is tight. The quality is evident from first sight. The revolve...r has perfect balance.. This fine black powder revolver hit all the marks and could easily be the standard of a fine reproduction black powder SA revolver. The revolver was on back order for approximately 3 months and upon receipt I realized that I made a good decision to wait. Was it worth the wait ? You bet. I am going to order another one. more

    May 24, 2012
  • 100

    Awesome Purchase
    These pistols from Cabela's are excellent. This is my second Colt 1860 Army and both are superb examples of function and workmanship.

    May 14, 2012
  • 100

    An Easter to Remember
    Picked up the gun on Saturday. The next day was Easter Sunday. I took my 14 year old nephew Justin with me. I got off two shots, he did the rest - about another 40. We both thought it was a well made firearm and he wants... one too. more

    April 29, 2012
  • 100

    1860 colt by pietta
    Nice fit & finish with good case colors. Handles very well with good balance. It will need a little sight adjustment because it does shoot a little high & to the left which is not unusual. I would buy one again i...n a heartbeat. more

    April 24, 2012
  • 100

    Enjoying our past
    I truly enjoy shooting this gun, but I enjoy loading it even more.The Pietta 1860 Army Revolver has great character and takes you back in time. If you enjoy getting outdoors and firing a weapon, then you'll enjoy the sig...ht, sound and smell of a black powder revolver.Some people have a fear of shooting black powder, but if you read Pietta's guidelines and safety precautions, you can enjoy this part of history with confidence.If you're one of those people that take things a little slower to savor the moment, then you'll enjoy shooting black powder.What are you waiting for? Skin that smoke wagon! more

    March 20, 2012
  • 100

    Excellent Handgun
    Absolutely beautiful gun, after hearing about quality issues with Piettas I went over mine with a fine tooth comb. The metal working was excellent, the fitting excellent, I literally couldn't find a single thing to compl...ain about. I've had the chance to fire it and I can say that firing 25 grains of 777 with a .451 138grain swagged lead ball it was more accurate then many of my modern handguns. Most groups were about 2 inches across at seven yards, which for me is excellent. Cleaning was a piece of cake and taking it apart took no time at all. The only thing is that #11 caps are a little too big, but I'm going to try #10s and see if that fixes it. Overall an excellent buy. more

    March 6, 2012
  • 20

    Just Bad Luck
    Before I bought this revolver I read numerous reviews and seemed like everyone was pretty satisfied. Just my luck I guess I got a bad one. Quality is terrible, the grips don't fit at all and look like a child made them, ...rest of the gun looks pretty bad also. Just a shame they don't have a quality control process to follow. The gun was backordered so maybe the factory was rushing the orders but still no excuse for this kind of workmanship. Never again, unless I can touch it and feel it before I buy it. Not Cabela's fault, strictly on Pietta. more

    March 2, 2012
  • 40

    Feel bad for saying this but...
    I hate to say it but, I wasn't happy with the quality of the craftsmanship. When I received the 1st one, I noticed little things, such as sanding marks on the top of the barrel, and little dings located in a myriad of lo...cations. I re-read the reviews and the majority said AMAZING things about the gun, so I decided to exchange it. Having the item been on back order, I had to wait another month to receive the new one. When I did, I was happy with the absence of the sanding marks, however there were some pretty serious pings around the arbor wedge. Also the timing initially seemed hard, while the hammer would rub against the frame. Basically, if I had seen those two in the store, I would NOT have chosen them. So I have painfully decided to simply return the second...this time with no exchange. :/ more

    February 25, 2012
  • 100

    ATLANTA to the SEA
    I haven't fired this revolver as much as my other Pietta's but it functions perfectly and is reasonably accurate. I love the looks and feel of it and it's a true Civil War weapon with a long history that followed it long... after the war was over. I use #10 caps that won't fall off the nipple from recoil or after firing them like #11's do, sometimes. The gun is high quality for the money and is dependable. I love the looks of the Colt open-tops and this revolver is worth the price just to hold and admire and that it shoots great makes it even better. Happy trails. more

    February 3, 2012
  • 100

    Excellent Quality and Best Value for your Money!
    My Pietta 1860 arrived with a beautiful dark charcoal color case hardened finish. The fit and finish on the wood and metal was perfect; but what really surprised me, was a smooth 2 pound 13.8 oz trigger pull, a 0.005 inc...h cylinder gap and timing which dropped the bolt on the acorn 1/8 inch before the cylinder notch (meaning there would be no cylinder ring rub marks).The 1860 Army has always been my favorite civil war handgun due its balance and flowing lines. The one I received from Cabela's exceeded my expectations. more

    January 7, 2012
  • 100

    Great Shooter
    After adjusting the cylinder it shoots great, had a little trouble with it jamming when first took it out, now with a .451 ball and 25gr of fff pyrodex am getting 3 inch groups at 20ft. (which is very good for my old eye...s) more

    January 7, 2012
  • 100

    Really put together well.
    Received the pistol in the mail and was really pleased with the fit and finish. I would recommend this gun to anyone thinking about blackpowder shooting. I am toying with the idea of getting another one and the shortened... model.... They call me Josie,,, Josie Wales.. more

    January 7, 2012
  • 100

    best deal in town
    I purchased this firearm for recreation and sport. I had no idea it would have the quality it has, I own several originals and some of them do not function as smoothly as this one does. The bluing is very dark and almost... gloss black, the hand grips are very well made with very good shine to them. The pistol is very accurate, and the cylinder is very tight, locking up precisely every time, even when fanned hard there is no over travel. A real deal for the money, I will be buying more in other models soon. If you shoot black powder pistols you will find these a joy to shoot and own. I totally recommend this product. more

    January 6, 2012
  • 100

    Quality better than expected. Great shooter.
    I have owned this gun for 4 months, taken it to the range 3 times and after break in and a get to know you period have found this pistol to be a great reliable accurate shooter. I have read about quality issues on the me...ssage boards, but found them to be untrue for this pistol. I did do some tuning, filing the hammer edges, polishing the seer and bolt and filing the bolt to fit the cylinder, a common problem with Pietta pistols. I also installed terso nipples and now use #10 caps on it. I found the pistol likes 22grains of FFFg Swiss Black Powder, which places ball on ball at 10 yards. The sights are dead on with the pumpkin above the front sight at 10 and at 20 yards aiming 1" low gives a bull. No problem with a jammed wedge pin. No problems with the steel frame loosening up. I would not recommend buying a brass frame Colt replica, except for show. Hope this helps. Happy Cowboy shooting. more

    December 12, 2011
  • 80

    I gave that old Silhouette 6 in the face fist time shooting! At 30 feet it was 6 inches high as I expected but a real straight shooter. I had to do some adjustment to the cylinder forcing cone gap it was .013" I fil...ed the cylinder post down along with the face of the barrel where th barrel assembly meets the bottom of the frame and ended up with .006". Be very carefull if you try this a tiny bit at a time. then blue the parts you filed. Groups unsupported were around 2inches .454 ball and 30gr. pirodex P. Very glad I purchased this cool gun. more

    November 27, 2011
  • 100

    1st Cap and Ball experience
    Thanks to Cabela's recent sale on the Pietta 1860, I have finally acquired my first black powder gun of any kind.

    September 19, 2011
  • 80

    20 years after
    I bought one of these 20 years ago. I wasn't looking for a shooter, per se, just a wall hanger. The fit/finish was very good but the cylinders did not line up very well so I have never fired it. Fast forward to today: I ...was just looking to show a brace of them on the wall. Comparing the old one with the new: The bluing is much deeper, the case hard finish is better and the grip wood is superb. However, the fit of the grip is a bit rough on the new one, but, the new pistol demonstrates absolutely superb timing and I can't wait to shoot it. (The old one is still a wall hanger.) Congratulations to Pietta for improving the manufacturing process! more

    September 4, 2011
  • 100

    great pistol
    typical pietta bolt issue. fit the bolt and now have a great shooter. i now have a matching pair for cas shooting. lots of fun!!!!!!!!!

    August 21, 2011
  • 100

    Perfect Reproduction of the 1860 Army
    Pietta has improved the quality of their guns exponentially. The last Pietta I bought was around 10 years ago. It was the 1861 Navy. It is a nice gun, but the details were not there. The rolled engraving on the cylinder ...was poor and the quality just wasn't there. However, the 1860 Pietta Army is perfect in every respect. The cylinder engraving is clear and sharp, and between each cylinder is a safety pin, just like the originals. Metal to wood and steel to brass finish is top notch. I have owned a Colt reissue 1860, a Uberti 1860 and an Armi San Marcos 1860. The Colt and the Uberti had timing issues and the ASM was just a piece of junk. First time I fired the ASM, the loading lever broke because of the sloppiness in the creeper allowed the lever to slam against the latch. I have been shooting black powder for over 40 years and can tell you that the 1860 Pietta is a keeper. Use a rawhide hammer and a brass drift to knock the wedge out and you should have no problems with this gun. more

    July 21, 2011
  • 100

    Starting summer 2011 with a BANG
    Memorial Day weekend went off with a bang thanks to Cabela's fast and excellant service and a local hunting supply store..After reading other reviews on this product I purchased it along with a spare cylinder, and was im...pressed with it. Of course the first thing I had to do was break it down as it arrived well oiled. The wedge pin came right out with 3 taps from a plastic handled screwdriver. I did find however that about half of the nipples on the cylinders would unscrew by hand and that a few of the screws on the frame were not tight, The only place I took a file to was around the thumb area of the hammer as the corners were a little on the sharp side.I noticed some very minor machining flaws but nothing that would interfear with the use of the weapon. I'll bet that the origionals were not perfect either. I picked up some Pyrodex powder (loose and pellet form) as the supplier did not stock Triple 7 or traditional BP, plus the only caps they handled were #10 CCI..THESE WILL NOT FIT..I ordered the #10 Remingtons from Cabela's and they fit like a glove. My powder measure only has a 25gr throw and I used this for the first 6 shots, 3 with powder, ball and lube and 3 with powder, lubed wad and ball. We were firing freestanding at an 8" target app 25yd..This weapon does shoot high and to the right.and with the first 6 rounds I had 1 misfire, ran a nipple pick down it replaced the cap and it went off. Had the second cylinder loaded with 28gr no problems. We fired app 40 to 50 rounds using both the loose powder and the pellets with only 3 going KA Boom as opposed to Kaboom and I did have 1 round that forced the wad between the cylinder and barrel and I had to loosen the barrel to remove it. so the cylinder would rotate. We never did hit the "bullseye" usually on either side of it and the last 6 shots grouped nicely with 3 of them cutting each other.. Clean up was fairly easy but I did notice that the screws on the frame came loose again. A small screwdriver is now carried in my load toolbox. The next outing with it I will use a bench rest and a different style target..Seemed the more we fired it the better it got..Only minor complaint is that the blueing on the fron sight seems to have worn off so now it's brass colored and I do have a strange mark on each of the cylinders from the bolt (I think) that might have to be touched up..I honed the bolt in the area I think might be leaving the mark will have to see. I am well pleased with this purchase and I DO plan an adding to my collection some of the other pistols that Cabela's carries, Pick one up you will enjoy the thrill of BP again..I did more

    June 1, 2011
  • 100

    Terrific Colts Revolver - 1860 Army
    I've had this pistol about 8 months and fired it multiple times using Goex BP. I also have a Pietta 1851 Navy and an Uberti 1872 Colts open top cartridge revolver .45. The 1860 is by far the most beautiful and pleasant f...eel of the lot. Fit, function and finish is near perfect. The proportions of this pistol are just perfect, you will feel like Josey Wales just handling it. The wedge was tight out of box but after firing a dozen shots I can release and replace it with my thumb, you don't want to hammer it in or gap will close too small. It will shoot high if you use the sights until about 75 or 100 yards but it is accurate way out there unlike my 45 ACPs. I have found with all these revolvers that for close up work within 30 yards just point to aim, don't even look at the rear sight, you'll get the hang of it. Ubertis have a nicer release latch on the loading lever but other than that I prefer the Piettas for case colors, bluing, oiled not varnished grips and you get them dirt cheap at Cabelas. I sent two Ubertis back for ill shaped grips and poor coloring. I love shooting the 1872 with black powder cartridges but the 1860 is far more pleasing to hold and look at, a big hit at the range when you boom off 35 grain charges. I would love to convert this to cartridge. The .36 Navy is more accurate to POA at close range but the bolt is a little too wide for the grooves in the cylinder and is gouging them a little, found this the case in multiple .36 Piettas. But the Army is much more exciting to shoot with it's huge boom. You just cannot beat an 8 inch barrel for pointing and shooting accurately, in a gunfight you would be well served by it. more

    May 23, 2011
  • 100

    Quality Built-Functioning is flawless.
    Super nice build quality. Shoots great. Nice smooth action. I have this one and the Remington 1858 revolver. An impressive looking pair. Lots of fun to shoot and both are quite accurate and reliable.

    March 21, 2011
  • 100

    Great Replica
    I recieved my pistol friday after and quick inspection of it I learned it was a great pistol. The finish is wonderful,NO problems withe barrel wedge come out and goes in with no issues,the grips are very attractive and f...it almost perfect.It shoots a little high but so did the orginal. this is truly a great replica.And fun to shoot. more

    March 13, 2011
  • 100

    Another Triumph from Cabela's
    Thi pistol is a true shooter! Comfortable, beautiful finish, timing is excellent and right on! I owned one of these in the early 1980's and it was not made ANYTHING like this one from Cabela's. One could shoot this revol...ver all day long. It is very accurate and a true joy to shoot. I bought a nice holster from Cabela's for this revolver and now my kit is complete! Thanks again Cabela's! more

    March 5, 2011
  • 100

    Great fun for the price
    This is my first black powder experience and my first pistol. The weapon seems to be very well built and easy to use. My only complaint would be the grip. It does not fit all that well and I had to sand it down some to g...et rid of the sharp edges. The pistol was easy to disassemble, easy to clean and very easy to load. 25 grains of FFFG Pyrodex and .451 balls, #10 Remington caps and I had good groups at 25 yards first time out. A great value for the price. I've already ordered the Confederate 1851 and can't wait to try it as well. more

    February 28, 2011
  • 100

    Good Shooter/Beatiful Gun
    This is my 5th, but not last, BP pistol from Cabela's / Pietta. They've all been great with no exception. Fit and finish is beatiful on this 1860 Army......... smooth action and good groupings. Shoots high at close range... as Mr. Colt designed it. I'll probably raise the front sight for distances more to my liking. A nice replica at an even better price. more

    February 26, 2011
  • 100

    Colt 1860 - Fun to shoot
    Definitely worth the price of admission. I've been shooting it with Hornady .454's and 20 grains 777. Has very light recoil and is a blast to shoot. Removing the wedge for the first time was a little difficult, but using... a punch & hammer it gave way after a few stout taps. Since then, it has become easier to get the wedge out. The finish on the receiver is not perfect, but is acceptable and overall I'm very happy with the build quality. Cleanup of the 777 powder is very easy (I used TC No. 13). more

    February 23, 2011
  • 100

    fast and cheap
    great price and good shooter, add a conversion cylinder and even better

    February 6, 2011
  • 100

    1860 Army Pistols
    I purchase both the full size 8 inch barrel and the short barrel 5-1/2 inch, both have a very attractive finish and are enjoyable to shoot. The 5-1/2 inch barrel model shot to point of aim at 30 feet and is accurate enou...gh with practice to shoot stationary snow shoe rabbits. I'm still working on developing a load for the 8 inch model but find both to be worth every penny spent. I truly enjoy shooting them and recommend them to anyone looking for a well made replica which is fun to shoot. more

    January 29, 2011
  • 100

    Great fit and finish, extremely accurate, would highly recommend. Shoots great with Pyrodex pistol pellets and .454 Hornady balls. Do not purchase a brass framed revolver if you intend to shoot the Pyrodex pellets.

    January 25, 2011
  • 100

    1860 Pietta Army Colt
    Beautiful gun. Perfect fit & finish and shoot great!

    January 15, 2011
  • 100

    Fine Blackpowder Pistol!
    Best reproduction I have seen for the low price. Finely crafted and beautiful wood grips. Everything fits together well.

    January 10, 2011
  • 60

    stock grips
    the stock grips could use a better finish and fit but good overall

    December 30, 2010
  • 100

    1860 Army
    This is my first black powder revolver, and I couldn't have been happier with it. Shipping was fast ,the blueing and grips were very well done, and I had no trouble getting the wedge out. I used 30 gr. of Goex FFFG black... powder, #10 caps, and lead balls, and at the end of the day I was able to shoot a 4 inch group at 20 yards. It maybe could have been better, but I was shooting off hand in wind. Also, after about 40 shots I didn't have a single misfire. This is a high quality piece at a bargin price, and you will not go wrong if you decide to buy one. more

    November 19, 2010
  • 80

    Cylinder nipple issue
    I ordered the gun and a spare cylinder, and on both of the cylinders 2 of the 6 nipples were bigger than the others....the #10 caps would not fit on the two bigger nipples of each cylinder, but worked fine on the other 4... nipples. never encountered this before and have gotten alot of BP pistols from cabelas. it seems weird though how both cylinders just happened to have 2 bigger nipples on each cylinder. so I just returned it more

    October 28, 2010
  • 100

    .44 Cal 1850 Army Revolvers
    Purchased a 2 of these pistols and they are as nice as any BP pistols I've seen. Fit and finish is excellent, bluing is above average and they both shoot 3"-4 " groups at 20 yards. Highly recommend.

    August 3, 2010
  • 100

    1860 44 Colt
    First 1860 Real good pistol, may have to get use to the wadge but no big deal. haven't shot it yet, I'm sure it'll be find after brake in about 36 rounds than they start to hit where you point them. I.m working with the ...1851 44 brass frame with 20 to 28 grs pistol P powder now it is just been broke in an it shoots just fine. This one shoots 5" high and about 1" to the left. With 12 shoots the target has one big hole right where I want it. I have the 1858 5.5" and have not tryed it yet, when I do you will be the second to know about it. I have the big brother to it 1858 target model, it is a dead on shooter from 50 yeards. all I can say is Cabelas has my vote on these pistols, and saved money to boot. You can buy the other stuff out there, but you will be paying to much for just a name. more

    July 23, 2010
  • 20

    1860 Colt Army
    Bought one of these on sale yesterday and took it back today. The take down wedge is fused with the frame and would not come out. I know that Pietta revolver's have tightly fitted takedown wedges and are a bear to get ou...t but this was not because of that. These didnt budge after penetrating oil and stiff beatings from brass hammers and pins.I even had the gun library guys try to get it out and they failed as well. They tried to hammer out the wedges on the other units they had in stock and none would budge. It seems something went wrong at the factory and it appears these wedge pins are now a permanent fixture! They were good enough to refund my money and offered to call when the issue is resolved. So its a win for Cabela's customer service and satisfaction. I just hope they fix the problem sooner rather than later. more

    June 5, 2010
  • 100

    1860 Army Revolver .44 Caliber Pistol
    Have several of these pistols, however this might be the best yet. Have not fired it, but the timining fit and finish are spot on. The blueing and color case harding really looks good.Thanks JT

    May 31, 2010
  • 80

    Pietta 1860 Colt Steel Case Color/Blue
    After recieving the SS 1858 Remington a few weeks ago I was going to order this 1860 Colt but had the chance to go to the Dallas TX store and look at it first. Same sale price in store as on internet. Gun looks great! Th...is is the third Pietta i've bought from Cabelas and they are all very nice. Can't give it a 5 star because I have not shot it. Great price, nice build quality and looks. I would highly recommend these pistols to anyone. Now if they will put the 1847 Walker on sale... haha. more

    May 31, 2010
  • 80

    1860 Army Revolver .44 Caliber Pistols
    I haven't shot this pistol yet but it looks to be a good quality pistol. The pistol is attractive. I also like the authentic look and feel of the piece. The price was right.

    May 30, 2010
  • 100

    1860 Army Revolver
    When I opened the box at the counter, I was pleasentlysurprised with the wood to metal fit, and an oiled walnutgrip just like the originals. When I cocked the hammer I wassurprised to feel a crisp and positive action. No... hammerovertravel which could be found years ago in most all Italianrevolvers. Although the price has gone up in recent years,I beleive the quality has surpassed it. In this case price wassoon forgotten, and quality will endure. I have been shootingcap & Ball revolvers since the early 1970s and endured whatwas offered. Todays inventory at Cabelas is top notch. more

    May 13, 2010
  • 100

    1860 Colt accuracy and function
    Shot my Cabelas Pietta Colt 1860 8 inch on Saturday. USing Goex and my own BP both as test basis, the pistol shoots offhand, two hand hold in wind, 1/4 inch groups at 35 ft. Yes, no dookey here, 1/4 inch groups at 35 fee...t, four shots! I put two over the chrono at 20gr vol. from spout (no measure), 660 fps with 454 factory RB, oxyoke felt wad, with TC BB topper. Shot cyl 1 at 660.2, cyl #2, 660.4 fps with my FFF. Goex was 687 and 665 fps on a two shot series. The Colt rules! Shoots as I can see, 2 inch high and a taste left at 35 feet but thats OK by me. And yes the group is repeatable all day long. Goex shot five rounds in 1.5 inch at same distance (all vertical stringing. The action is SMOOTH, clean and crisp. I just received a 1858 Remy, Remington did NOT do it better thats for sure.! This Colt is sweet, accurate and I ma sure will be better with load development. Use a plastid lead loaded hammer to SWIFTLY and SHARPLY smack the wedge out (once). The next few tries will get easier and easier. I will be buying another Colt 1860 next month and likely sell the Remmy even though the remmy is WAY easier to load. It feels like bob at the salvage yard built the remmy, and Sam Colt himself polished the 1860. Enjoy more

    May 8, 2010
  • 100

    Steel frame 1860 Revolver
    This revolver exceeded my expectations! Fit and finish on my Cabela's 1860 Colt Army pistol is excellent. It is a well made revolver. Timing is perfect.

    April 10, 2010
  • 80

    1860 colt
    Nice pistol for the price, had trouble getting the wedge out the first time(broke spring on wedge) but after some filing and sanding is working better. had it to the range and it shoots pretty well but uses #10 caps(#11 ...fall off). more

    April 5, 2010
  • 80

    great looking gun.
    fit and finish are excellent. lock up is good and tight ,loading lever is smooth. shoots straight

    March 30, 2010
  • 80

    1860 Open Frame Colt Revolver
    The only thing not positive about this pistol is how hard it is to remove the barrel wedge in the beginning. It is very tight and takes a good rap with either a steel or nylon punch. The specimen I received had perfect f...it and finish. I have no complaints at this point. Have yet to shoot it, but do not expect any problems. more

    March 28, 2010
  • 80

    "BIG FUN"
    This is my first bp gun and it's the most fun. Only thing better would be two of them.

    March 15, 2010
  • 100

    1860 Army Revolver .44 Caliber
    I am by no means a BP expert, but this is a great shooting BP revolver. It comes with certain built in flaws like all of these revolvers. But if you will take the time to completely dissassemble the revolver and use some... diamond bit files and 600 grit sandpaper you can make this revolver even better. Remove all the burrs on the hammer well of the frame, bolt, and the hand. Soften all the sharp edges on the revolver and use a round toothpick with 600 grit to smooth all the screw holes. Look at how the bolt is hitting the bolt wells in the cylinder if the cylinder wells are showing marks where the bolt comes in contact with, then the bolt needs to be adjusted by removing some of the sides on the bolt so that it fits snug up in each cylinder well. The next problem you will have is the STOCK SCREWS that protrude on the sides of the frame. If you are not going to put a stock on the revolver these screws are a nuisance. To replace the screws, take two spare nipples and using a dremel tool cut the nipple end off and insure the screw part will go in flush with the sides of the frame. Sand the ends with 600 grit to make smooth. Insert the modified nipples in the stock screw holes and you will have a well modified colt army 1860. Smooth to the touch. While you are removing BURRS take a light and look up in the well of the frame where the hand goes. Remove all burrs in this well, you will be surprised at how smooth the action will work after you do this. One of the first springs to break on this revolver is the hand spring, you might wish to consider modifying the hand spring with a replacement spring and plunger, which will require drilling into the frame where the backstrap fits. But if you remove all the factory BURRS on this gun you will be amazed at how good it will feel and how smooth the action is. more

    March 11, 2010
  • 100

    Pietta Colt 1860 .44, excellent
    This Colt 1860 was the fourth revolver I ordered from Cabelas. The previous ones were simply perfect (Remington 1858 - 2X- and Colt 1860). I received this one and to my big dissapointment I returned it: wedge would not g...et out, scratches and marks on the barrel, I was not sure about some rust... a lemon... these things happen... Just four-five days after I returned it I received a brand new one. Quality? Excellent. No scratches, no marks, perfect timing, beautiful finish. Flawless. I have several Uberti (1861, 1851, 1862, Dragoon) and I have to say Pietta quality is right now at the same level or, I would say, even better... About Cabelas? IMPRESSIVE, great customer service!!! Fast, reliable, 100% satisfactory. Thanks Cabelas!!! more

    March 9, 2010
  • 100

    1860 Army Revolver
    In a word - AWESOME!!! The fit and finish is perfect. Revolver indexes perfectly. Have not yet had a chance to take it to the range but will do so soon. One minor detail. Powder loading data from Pietta vs. powder loadin...g data from Cabella's disagree. But even Cabella's heavier charge is still under what I would call a heavy load. Will start with Pietta's load and work up to Cabella's recomended load. And go on from there. If you ever wanted to try one of these, now is the time to get one while they are on sale. You will not be disappointed. more

    February 26, 2010
  • 100

    1860 Army
    I bought two of the 1860 Army's about a week apart the first one came apart with no problem wedge pin came out easy, The second one was a bear to get lose. After working on it for about 20 minutes it came lose. I worked ...the pin back and fourth seemed to work out well.I took both of them to the range shooting at 25yds they are very accurate. I shoot better with these than i do my semi auto. For the price they can't be beat. Thanks to Cabelas for having these on sale saved around one hundred bucks.Be sure and get a good nipple wrench as these two can be hard to remove the first time. more

    February 19, 2010
  • 100

    Dont let the wedgepin cheat you out of a GREAT GUN
    Ive got it ,ive shot it and its a sweet gun..Yes this gun has a tight wedgepin no doubt but if ya use a piece of hardwood and loosen it up with a wooden mallet it comes out just fine.I take my guns apart and clean them b...efore shooting.Ive got the 1851 REB pietta and have switched the barrels and shot them both with a perfect fit since they are both on the 1851 frame the cyliders are switchable due to it being to the exact same cylinder .I switch the barrels and use the spare cylinders all the time ,This is a $350 dollar piece at all other sites ive been to if they are in stock .The original was not only the last gun Sam Colt made before his death but was a favorite during and after the cival war. Historical fact, not opinion . Favorite of John Wesley HARDIN also fact .Check it out! shoots sweet1 more

    February 13, 2010
  • 100

    I have yet to fire this gun, but just the way it looks and feels in my hand is absolutely great.I own a number of different BP revolvers from Cabelas.

    February 4, 2010
  • 60

    Pietta Model 1860
    WHY, WHY, WHY does Pietta seat the barrel wegde so TIGHT. All models and all sources have the same problem. I've seen the Pietta video and they ARE NOT working with a new gun just out of the carton. The risk of damaging ...the gun is too great....next ones I order I will have the supplier remove wedge before shipping. Otherwise they make a nice gun for a great price. more

    January 29, 2010
  • 100

    1860 44 cal 8" barrel
    Bought a pair of them for use in a "train robbery" that took place 8 - 10 times a day. They performed quite well and the children were mesmerized by the facts that these were the guns used by the Union Army Cal...vary in the Civil War. I have no idea how many rounds I put through these guns but it had to be over 500 for each weapon. I use "wax" bullets so the barrel wear is insignificant but the works and cylinder required little more than daily cleaning. only problem was the loading bar latch fell off during one show - easily replaced and "peened" in place.Awesome and fun, A BLAST TO USE!!!! LOL more

    January 21, 2010
  • 100

    1860 ARMY
    Shot this baby today and was very pleased,very accurate, actually surprised me how accurate it was.easy take down,wedge was tight but thats what you want,more you shoot it the better it will get to get out.....

    December 30, 2009
  • 100

    Old Army
    I ordered the Old Army around Thanksgiving and the shipping was pretty fast considering it came from Illinois and I'm in Colorado. The gun was a great deal for the money. As with all Pietta Colts the wedge needs a little... work not only to remove the first time but to get to fit properly for shooting. Lock up was tight and the fit and finish of the grips was very good. I also have the Remington 1858 and the workmanship on that model was excellent. Cabela's consistently has the best prices, sales and promotions. Cabelas's regular prices are usually cheaper than the competitions sale prices. I'm very satisfied. more

    December 29, 2009
  • 100

    Great gun tempting to buy another!

    December 29, 2009
  • 80

    1860 Army Revolver-Tight tolerances but good value
    Overall the revolver looks great. It took some work (probably too much) to separate the barrel from the frame after the wedge was removed. The fit was too tight and required sanding and filing of the cylinder pin to corr...ect. Now it is fine and shoots well and disassembles correctly for cleaning or to install another cylinder. Great value despite the necessary adjustments. more

    December 17, 2009
  • 100

    The most fun pistol I own.
    I have been shooting pistols since 1977 and it may be the novelty factor of my first black powder revolver but this is my favorite gun to shoot right now. I bought it because it was on sale at an exceptionally good price... from Cabela's and have been to the range 4 or 5 times with it with 100-125 rounds fired. The fit and finish was excellent. I needed a pin punch to get the wedge out the first 2 or 3 times but it has broken in nicely. I use 30 gr. Pyrodex and Hornaday .454 swaged balls. I used CCI #10 caps because they were all I could find and they are very tight fit so I have ordered #10 Remingtons. I recommend you get the starter kit as I have bought everything in it eventually at a higher price. I have also ordered a spare cylinder so I can shoot more between loading session. A loading stand that holds the gun or the cylinder makes that task much easier. Highly recommended for lots of shooting fun. more

    December 13, 2009
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    November 15, 2009
  • 100

    I ordered this gun as an early Christmas present and received it today. The gun is beautiful with no imperfections.Shipping and Customer Service are first rate!! Will buy another again. Thanks Cabelas

    November 9, 2009
  • 100

    My grandfather had a drawing of this pistol and he gave it to me when I was young and it hung on my closet door as I grew up. Now I own that beautiful pistol, what a thrill. It arrived in a timely manner, was well packag...ed, and was in beautiful condition. I havn't fired it as I have no black powder. Some day I will have to get some powder and shoot it. more

    November 9, 2009
  • 60

    Ya get what you pay for
    Per the scale, three stars = average, and for the price that is exactly what it is. A bit disappointing when compared to the five-star reviews but just fine for what I paid for it. It’s pretty well put together everyth...ing seems tight and functional. The wood is very pretty but you can see where it had been filled. The brass trigger guard is scratched in places and there are some rather disappointing machine marks on the frame. I'm going to take this out to the range and make a lot of noise and smoke with my kids. They will love it!!! Bottom line, I'm not unhappy with this pistol but fit it and finish is nowhere near what I expected after reading the reviews. I would recommend this to a friend with the explanation that you are getting a fun toy and by no means anything more than that. more

    October 31, 2009
  • 100

    1860 new army
    excellent gun great aim i hit a group of 5'' 5 out of 5 after practice shooting it shoots a little high thats traditional in contrast the the original!!!!!!!J.D. HAAHAAAAAA

    October 15, 2009
  • 100

    Colt 1860 revolver
    This is an excellent piece of workmanship for the price. All metal parts are nicely made and fit tight. Finish is impeccable. Trigger pull is crisp and smooth. Wood-to-metal fit needed a little work. After removing the o...ne-piece walnut grip, about 20 minutes of effort with 400-grit sandpaper and linseed oil got it to feel and look like an extension of the metal itself. As always, the Cabela's sales lady who took my phone order was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. more

    October 3, 2009
  • 100

    1860 Army 44
    Excellent reproduction! Well made perfect balance. Has capacity for shoulder stock. Cut frame and notched backstrap.Have actually fired the pistol., we (brother and I) find exccellent range , good shot groups and ease of... use. Cant understand how the old west folks could do a quick draw!!!Id match it against a 1911 for aqccuracy, but it takes longer to load.A fair comparison is aagainst the 58 Remington, the 60 has a greater ease of target aquisition.Id recommend the shoulder stock , be added to your inventory, it would be a fun addition.A good value. more

    September 28, 2009
  • 100

    Great gun!
    I bought this gun on sale less than a week after I bought my Remington revolver from Cabela's. I am as pleased with this gun as I am wth the Remington (read my review). However, as with many others I also had difficulty ...removing the barrel wedge but do not consider it an issue. A metal punch and hammer, file, cold blue, and a half hour of spare time and the wedge was out and custom fitted to my gun, and looking just like it did when I received it. Compared to modern handguns, black powder revolvers can be maintenance intensive and not for the novice handgunner.That being said, I would recommend the 1860 Colt over the 1858 Remington for first time black powder shooters as the Colt is far more forgiving to fouling, and once disassembled much easier to clean, especially the barrel. While the Remington does have superior sights, the Colt revolver is no less accurate and it doesn't take long to become accustomed to its sights. The much touted superiority of the top strap Remington frame is negated by the fact that given the lower pressures generated by black powder, and the use of modern steel, the solid frame is not necessary and can actually be a hinderance in clearing spent caps from the action that occurs as much in the Remington as the Colt. The oft-cited speed at which Remington cylinders can be removed and replaced is misleading as on replacement the cylinder must be indexed properly with the cylinder hand and aligned exactly in the frame to reinsert the cylinder pin; with the Colt, you just slide the cylinder off and on the cylinder pin. All of that plus the fact that the Colt is a much finer looking gun makes me choose the Colt, and recommend it over the Remington. Which ever, both are a blast to shoot, and if I only had one or the other I would always look forward my days at the range.Black powder for me of course... more

    September 28, 2009
  • 60

    1860 Army Experience
    The quality of the first 1860 Army I received was NOT GOOD.1. There were scratches or tiny grooves nearly the entirelength of the top half of the barrel, not shiney and smooth aswere the other blued areas of the gun. 2. ...My son noticed thatthe barrel was NOT PARALLEL with the cylinder. In the 8-inchlength of the barrel, the muzzle end was 3/8 inch off-center tothe left. 3. There was rust in the breech end of the barrel. 4.Inside one chamber, there was rust and goop on the nipple.5. The wooden grips extended over both sides of the front-strap resulting in sharp edges. 6. There was a sharp metalburr on the left side of the frame.I sent the gun back for an exchange. The SECOND revolverarrived in fine condition. I haven't shot it yet but it looks andfeels great. Timing and lock-up great. One healthy coat ofpolyurathane brought out the beauty of the wooden grips. Iaveraged the quality of the two guns and came up with a 3-starrating. Based on the quality of the SECOND gun, I wouldrecommend this product to a friend. more

    September 14, 2009
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    September 13, 2009
  • 80

    Nice overall
    My gun came with no visible defects and looked very good. I had trouble removing the wedge but a sharp rap with a brass drift pin and hammer took care of this. The barrel was still hard to remove but has gotten better wi...th use. I hope it does not continue to loosen up! I coned the barrel to 11 degrees and removed the burr on the loading lever latch( all Piettas seem to have this problem at least the three I own did) and the barrel assembly was good to go. The barrel to cylinder gap was 12 thousands. too much, S/B about 5 thousands. I'm not a machinist so I cut a shim from a diced tomato can lid. After cutting a clearance in the shim for the hand to turn the cylinder, and installing the shim, that problem went away too.The biggest problem I had, and Cabela's gunsmith was vey helpful after I convinced him I knew what I was talking about, was getting the hammer to set off the number ten caps, no matter what brand was used. I polished the action inside to reduce friction and honed the nipples a touch to help seat the nipples, all for not. A new main spring did the trick and now my 1860 army repro goes bang all the time. I added some brass to the front sight and it hits around the bulls eye if I do my part. These black powder revolvers are fun to shoot and not real hard to work on but are some what of a pain to clean esp after the twenty fifth time or so. more

    September 12, 2009
  • 60

    1860 Army
    Haven't shot it yet. Good looking gun. Can't get the wedge out to check the barrel. Going to try a max load to loosen it up, then I'll use a wedge from my 1851 Navy that blew up instead.

    September 2, 2009
  • 100

    Oh Yeah
    Haven't shot it yet and I don't know if I can bring myself to do it,Just beautiful. It's a very fine reproduction and well worth the price. I will probably order another just like it. Have already ordered the remington 1...858. I don't see how it could be better than this Colt. A very fine weapon. more

    August 29, 2009
  • 100

    1860 Army Revolver .44
    The timing and lockup are great.The bluing and case hardening is deep and beautiful.This pistol has an excellent balance and a natural sight alignment.This pistol is easy to load and a joy to shoot.I suggest purchasing t...he Candelas Pyrodex pistol pellets made for the cap and ball revolver.They speed up the loading process. more

    August 27, 2009
  • 100

    Wonderfull 1860
    Very Well built, Excellent shooting weapon! I highly recomend cabelas black powder weapons. Best price around & I looked all over.

    August 27, 2009
  • 100

    awesome gun
    this gun is very fun to shoot and shoots very consistently this gun rocks a 30 grain load of 3FFF pyrodex is all you need and you have plenty of power. I have shot 40grains in it before great gun

    August 11, 2009
  • 100

    yes i ordered one of these a few years ago and LOVE itneed to crimp #11 primers after twelve rounds i couldhit a 2leader soda bottle at 20 yards lots of smoke and fun

    July 29, 2009
  • 100

    1860 Army Revolver .44 Caliber
    3000 rds in 18 months of abusive ownership I been toten this baby holstered in leather in my pickup all over the Holy City of Houston Texas.If and when Texas legislature permits open carry it will be on my hip dailyMy fi...rst 200 rds were kinda all over the place now that i got it broken in it shoots real straight About every thousand rds you have to replace a ''hand&spring '' that indexs the cylinder only 8$ understandable. Been using #11 magnum percusion caps work the best 30 grain loads are real consistent fffg powder also I run a torch cleaning tip through my nipples for reliable ignitionMy base pin is a little loose I attribute this to the fact I was using 35 grain loads for the first 1000 rds some times the powder would get a better burn and rattle that peice like it had magnum ammo in it a little scary and too much for the open top designBeen casting my own .454 lead rdsThe finish on the gun has taken a beating in high humidty climate its nessecary to keep the gun warmer than the dewpoint or it will rust quickly @ points of wear Rifling in the barrel still in excellent shape even after tha many rounds Always keep an extra hand spring in the cleaning kitI knew when I bought it It was going to be abused and was skeptical about the quality of the peice It has EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATION An excellent value for the priceyours truly Dirtman more

    June 10, 2009
  • 80

    smooth light trigger

    May 6, 2009
  • 80

    would have been 5 stars, BUT...
    This is my first black powder gun of any kind. The first revolver I picked up at Cabela's looked good at the store, but when I got it home I noticed some major cosmetic problems. The grip looked like the assembler at the... factory put it in a vise and put a big crimp in the wood, then tried to cover it up. It looked horrible. There was also a huge burr on the frame by the cylinder. I could have easliy have filed the burr off the frame, but the crimp was unfixable and unacceptable. I took the gun back to Cabela's they had no problem with giving me an exchange. I looked the replacement over real well and it looked fine. The replacement pistol is gorgeous. The fit and finish it great. This is a sweet looking pistol. The gun shoots about 5" high at 25 yrds with 30 gr of FFFg. If you research the 1860 Colt, you'll find that this is how the originals shot as well. It shoots high, but it shoots very consistant. This pistol is made by Pietta, and I would recomend it. My friend has the Remington 1858 replica, and that too is excellent. I'm ready to buy another. more

    April 18, 2009
  • 100

    1860 Army .44
    I bought this Pistol and its just perfect! hadnt shot it yet but its a looker and feels good in my hand.Thanks Cabella! good packing and fast shipping!

    April 11, 2009
  • 100

    This is my first black powder gun and I love it. I'm addicted! I've had it since Christmas and shoot it at least once a week. Two small problems. The first was getting the "pin" out the first time. It took some... doing to get it done, but now removes easily. The second problem is the CCI caps, JUNK! Dont buy them to use with this gun!!! Hard to get on and it takes 2 to 3 times hitting them to fire. Remington caps are the ticket.This pistol is a shooter, very accurate. I can shoot it with one hand at 25yds and hit cans most of the time. If I miss its my fault! more

    March 14, 2009
  • 80

    1860 Army
    Good gun for the money. Shoots a very good group with 25 grs. of 3F and a .454 ball.

    February 27, 2009
  • 20

    Poopy Pistol
    Within a few minutes of receiving the pistol I found that the bullet ram would not even enter the cylinder. The ram was the correct diameter but would bind as soon as the handle was pushed down. Also, I was unable to rem...ove the cylinder wedge. I completely removed the screw and spring. Following the manual instructions to drive out the wedge with a wooden dowel. I used a piece of oak and a mallet and was unable to drive out the wedge before the wood split. I sent it back within an hour of receiving it. Customer Service was very accommodating. In less that a week I received another, but it was just as bad, if not worse. I have an 1858 Remington by Pietta and it works well. Not the 1860 Army. more

    February 26, 2009
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    February 21, 2009
  • 80

    pretty darn good
    This gun was not that bad compared to others that I have shot before. When I bought this gun I by accident bought the wrong powder and the ball was barely leaving the barrel. It was like shooting a really loud BB gun. th...e starter kit was kind of cheesy but it works. the price is pretty darn good for the price on it so I recommend this to everyone that likes a good sport or varmint pistol more

    February 11, 2009
  • 100

    1860 Army Revolver
    I bought this gun a month ago and I have already shot over 100 rounds threw it. Great accuracy and also fun to shoot. CCI #10 caps are too small but Remington #10 caps fit just right.

    January 29, 2009
  • 100

    Colt 1860 Pietta
    Excellent quality. I wonder if the original was this good?

    December 27, 2008
  • 100

    Percussion Revolver
    This Pietta reproduction probably shoots better than I can. It's fit and finish are superb, and it has a decent trigger pull right out of the box. I shot about six cylinders worth through the gun without cleaning it, and... didn't have a single misfire. My revolver points naturally, is fun to shoot, and is well worth the money. more

    December 24, 2008
  • 100

    What a blast!
    Finally able to get out and shoot. Loaded with about 19 grains of American Pioneer Powder. Shot straight and quieter/less recoil than my .22 handgun. Was pretty easy to clean afterwards with windex. CVA #11 caps are too ...loose, must crimp. Will try Remington #10 when I can find them. I can see myself shooting this iron a lot. more

    December 20, 2008
  • 100

    1860ARMY REV.

    December 10, 2008
  • 100

    Very nice revolver, good quality and action is smooth. Trigger is light and smooth. I may buy another! I have a CVA brass frame that is not near thios quality, thanks Cabelas.

    December 8, 2008
  • 100

    nice addition to collection
    Pietta`s quality, as of late, has been top of the line. Cabelas dedication to their customers, is second to none. Thank you cabelas, you really ARE...THE...BEST.

    November 10, 2008
  • 100

    great revolver
    This revolver is a beautiful piece. Great price for what you get. The only problem is that the revolvers bolt is a bit too wide for the cyl. this can be fixed by carefully filing the bolt down or taking it too a gunsmith... for tuning. Again...GREAT weapon glad I bought it, I recomend this product, pietta makes a great gun and will buy from cabelas again. more

    October 30, 2008
  • 100

    Lovely gun
    I love this gun ! As soon as I'm done cleaning it, I'm ready to go shoot it again. Excellent historical reproduction and very economical piece of hardware for some great all around enjoyment. I am hitting bulls-eye area ...groups at 25 yards standing "duelist" style, that seems to have come natural with this weapon. Nothing better than see'ing a hole in the black area on a splatter target, soon as the smoke clears. Beautiful man ! Using 20-30 grain FFF black powder and mostly Cabelas wonder wads, or putting crisco grease on top of ball. I just turned senior citizen age, and this gun has brought out that kid in me again big time !! Love it. more

    October 25, 2008
  • 100

    Third one's a charm
    So, I stopped at the Reno Cabela’s last Tuesday and left with a new 1860 Army model. This is my third cap and ball revolver and splits the difference between my 1851 Navy (.36) and my 1858 Army (.44). I had always spec...ulated on what the 1860 would shot like: would it have the power of the .44 Cal 1858 and the accuracy of the .36 1851 or would it lose something in translation. It lost nothing! From the second shot (OK, the first WAS a flyer- my bad) it was shooting groups that rivaled the 1851: that’s tight. Feel was …well….like home. It just feels like been in my hand forever. Points like it already knew where the target was and was just waiting for me to figure it out. This thing is sweet!Of the three pistols, I’d have to rate the 1860 as my favorite to shoot. It’s got the accuracy and feel of the 1851 and the power of the 1858; it’s just not as pretty as the octagon-barreled 1851.Fit and finish was good except for a minor misalignment of the grip. The forward edge o the grip is about a 32nd to big. Sand paper will fix it.ALSO, I now know why Cabela’s sells #11 CCI caps and not #10. I ran out of the #10 Remington caps and picked up a tin of the #10 CCI caps. They didn’t fit (to tight) and they virtually exploded when they did fire. I now have a burn on my gun hand from a hot fragment! more

    July 29, 2008
  • 100

    1860 army
    I love the gun everything came in perfect condition even the npples were easy to remove for the first time. I've read that some people have had a dard time when first cleaning the gun. But I have one question should I us...e #10 or #11 caps I tried using #10 but they were very tight to push on and would take 2 hammer strikes to go off. Any advice please. more

    July 6, 2008
  • 100

    A truly amazing firearm. Love it. Excellent finish and very tight fitting. In my eyes, this is not a replica but a continuation of the original gun

    July 4, 2008
  • 60

    Over all not a bad
    The revolver is not bad looking but the nipple's are put in to tight. The spare cylinder that I purchased was the wrong one it was for a Remington. I did this at the Glendale, Az. store.

    June 15, 2008
  • 100

    1860 Army .44 Revolver
    This is simply an excellent revolver. Very accurate. Like 1911 or even .22 pistol accurate. I'm a .22 bullseye shooter and I know and appreciate accuracy. It will need a bit of break-in. All you need for supplies are che...ap and you can build a reloading stand in an evening. It point shoots super and will dance a pop can if you do your part. Try setting up a stand and slicing a Ace of Spades in half, I did. more

    June 15, 2008
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    much better that shown in ad
    recieved my 2 1860 armys last night the fit and finish are excellent great buy for 210.

    June 4, 2008
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    May 7, 2008
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    1860 Army
    For those shooters that are looking to experince shooting a period weapon, the 1860 army is a thrill. Pair it up with a spare cylinder and open top holister and the package is complete.

    April 20, 2008
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    Colt 1860 Army Replica by Pietta
    This unit is the 2nd '60 Colt Army that I have purchased from Cabelas. Fit and finish are great, needed a little clean up of the trigger pull (as do nearly all replica firearms). Shoot both cap and ball and with R&D ...Conversion Cylinders. Fine revolver and would recommend it to anyone wanting a quality replica '60 Colt Army. Hits where it's aimed, fires every time and am proud to have a brace of these fine revolvers. more

    March 9, 2008
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    Great looking.Great feel.Love it

    March 8, 2008
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    1860 Colt
    I went to the store to personally inspect the pistol before buying. The gun was inside a bag dripping with oil so I had to wipe it off just to look at it. It was love at first sight, a flawless blueing job and period loo...king grips. After I took it home and cleaned out all the oil, I loaded it with .454 balls and 21 grains FFF. When the smoke cleared I was pleasantly surprised with a nice tight group that shot just above POA. (this at 20 yards)I was apprehensive about buying Pietta, not having any prior experience with them, but I am sold. more

    March 1, 2008
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    1860 Army Colt
    Excellent Italian reproduction made by F.LLI Pietta in Brescia. Fit and finish is excellent. Good shooter, but just like the originals, shoots high. Brass framed versions are not authentic.

    February 17, 2008