Hi, dovetailing the front sight of the engraved Pietta .44 1851 went so easy, it got me thinking about doing the same for another Pietta .44 1851 I own. Slam bam thank you mam, it's done, see:
The engraved 1851 is on top.
Now I can accurately shoot .45 Colt from each of these revolvers. And yes, I have two Howell 1860 .45 Colt conversion cylinders.
Hi, the Pietta Engraved .44 1851 was taken out back and sighted in @25yds for using the.45 Colt conversion cylinder. The sight needed to be filed down to have poi=poa. Accuracy with this .44 1851 is excellent. This is the revolver with the front sight filed down (compare against the sight as installed above):
I now have only one more Pietta .44 1851 with the taller dovetail front sight that needs to be sighted in, that should occur tomorrow.