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Offline Hewy

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Anyone have a Pietta 1851 (Sheriff ?) renamed Marine 44
« on: September 10, 2017, 08:55:50 PM »
Another Pietta fantasy..........
So called 1851  4 7/8"  barrel on a full size frame  .44 cal.
I like the looks of it. Anyone shoot these ?

Really want to get a Pietta 1862 Police in .36 . Old South has
a Traditions ( Pietta ) with a lanyard loop on butt of grip. More than I want to spend.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2017, 05:35:27 PM by Hewy »
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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 07:59:40 AM »
i had the 60 snubby with the conversion cylinder i sold a while back... it shot pretty well, the recoil wasn't bad even with 255gn 45colt... i just didnt like the feel of the thunderer grip...
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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 08:28:27 AM »
I have the sheriff, but it's a brasser. Slick as pig snot action, handles very well. Non-engraved cylinder. I like it a lot.

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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 11:22:43 AM »
Hi Kirk, so you are giving it to Hewy?  L@. L@.

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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 12:29:32 PM »
I think Hewy is looking for a steel frame. I would be, anyway...
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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 01:30:29 PM »
I think Hewy is looking for a steel frame. I would be, anyway...
Yes he  wants steel frame ,to eventually be able to use it with metal cartridge 45 Colt loads *.......maybe , not
sure but maybe. :P

       *Richard, don't take that as a statement of fact. L@J
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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 08:15:07 AM »
Hi Hewy, unless you are waiting for someone to give you a .44 steel frame 1851, you may just have to get off the pot:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/PIETTA-NAVY-STEEL-SHERIFF-CAL-BP-REVOLVER/2359029.uts

With free shipping.

So much talk, too little action.  (??

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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 08:34:35 AM »
What you got in mind ? Oh I see you blew your brains out (7+"
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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 11:30:08 AM »
The order went in yesterday for the 1851 44 Sheriff , had to get update from Cabelas on my veteran discount.
Just got word back .Should have the pistol ......4 to 5 days.
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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2017, 11:45:18 AM »
The order went in yesterday for the 1851 44 Sheriff , had to get update from Cabelas on my veteran discount.
Just got word back .Should have the pistol ......4 to 5 days.  &\?

Hewy, ya know...ya coulda bought a hack saw for around 6 bucks. Just sayin'... (l"
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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 12:32:54 PM »
Cut an 1851 Colt , why that's almost like  treason  J*j
(OK with Remington but not a Colt ) ).L
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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 01:44:25 PM »
Well OK, but that Navy is a .44 and there werenít none until the Italians had their brain storm and invented them.  Me, I got to have some history built into mine.  But if it floats yer stick - well and good.  Itís pretty though and does look like fun, Iíll admit it.  Congrats. 

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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 02:01:19 PM »
Your right Navy was really .36 . However Colt did build .44 only in a slightly larger version and  called it a Dragoon.
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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 08:28:23 PM »
Actually, Colt did experiment with a .40 cal. Navy but it never made production.
Serial no. 1 had a 7-1/2" barrel
Serial No. 2 had a 6-1/2" barrel
Serial No. 3 had a 5-1/2" barrel*...right up your alley, Hewy!
Reddish Uberti-style  grips, steel TG and BS, non-rebated cylinder.
Apparently it was an overbore of a .36 cal Navy.
I would post a photo from the book, but it would probably violate copyright laws. Shoot me a PM if you want to see it...

* reference Colt, an American Legend, RL Wilson, pp. 56
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Re: Anyone have a Pietta 1851 Sheriff ?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 09:57:15 PM »
Oddly enough the Pietta .44 Navy Sheriff looks a lot like the Cooper .36cal double action percussion revolver. I bet somebody out there could make a trigger and trigger guard and make the Pietta look like a Cooper.
http://www.riverjunction.com/z-SOLD-COOPER-DOUBLE-ACTION-PERCUSSION-REVOLVER_p_1523.html