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Offline Reverend Bow

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Howdy from AZ
« on: December 29, 2015, 05:56:25 PM »
Howdy all.

I'm looking into picking up a 1860 to go with my '58s.

I figured this would be the place to get the lowdown on which ones are better than others.... Before I go a buyin'

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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 06:13:32 PM »
I have been happily blazing away on two Pietta 1860ís for the past eighteen and nearly nineteen years (date codes BH, BI respectively).  No problems with them whatever.  I love them Army Sixties.  You will too.  How not?

I recommend Pietta.  Uberti's are good too but cost a little more and I am not sure ya get more gun for the money, in fact I doubt it.  Get with Cabelas and hook up.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2015, 06:15:50 PM by G Dog »

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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 07:42:59 PM »
Welcome to the forum Rev.  I have a pair of 1860's also, they are good looking and good shooters too.  You'll enjoy it.

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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2015, 08:37:01 PM »
First off, Welcome to the forum.

Secondly, Any steel framed 1860 Army will satisfy your requirements.  I've got 2nd Gens, Piettas & Ubertis.  after a little tuning, they all work just fine.
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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 09:39:38 PM »
Welcome!
Piettas have come a long, long way and are reasonably priced.
Ubertis are (IMHO) a better gun, but they've had their QC issues as of late...supposedly fixed now, according to some.
I have a pair of Armi San Paolos (well, actually one is at Goon's Gun Works right now) that I like just fine.
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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2015, 02:37:36 AM »
Welcome from west Michigan!

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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2015, 04:01:19 AM »
Welcome to the Camp!

Pull up a chair, grab some coffee and get comfortable.  When your cups gets empty, get another cup, nobody will be waiting on you here.  When you feel like it, join or start a conversation.  We like pictures, so post what you got.

I like Uberti products and have used them since the 60s.  Also have some ASM and Pietta revolvers.  I look at the Italian C&B revovles as kit guns.  No matter who makes them, they ALL need a little bit of tuning to make them work.  Some need more work than others but they all need work.

Here's a hint Reverend, keep an eye on some of the pards here in the forum and you will always have subject matter for your sermons!

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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2015, 07:20:57 AM »
Welcome.
Piettas are fine.  I just got a new 1860 from Cabela's at a reasonable price, but keep a look for Cabela's sales to make your purchase.

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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2015, 03:29:05 PM »
Welcome from Wisconsin! Please post photos when you get your new iron.

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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2015, 06:24:00 PM »
Thanks for the welcomes and the information as well. I have a Pietta '58 from Cabella's ( the laser engraved version), first time I took it out, I threw 72 rounds down range with no issues, so I'm happy to hear the open tops are good as well!

And photos? But of course!

Thanks again

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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2015, 06:43:34 PM »

...I like Uberti products and have used them since the 60s.  Also have some ASM and Pietta revolvers.  I look at the Italian C&B revovles as kit guns.  No matter who makes them, they ALL need a little bit of tuning to make them work.  Some need more work than others but they all need work.

Kevin

I couldn't agree more! I have owned 2nd Gen Colt, Signature Series, Uberti and Pietta versions of the 1860 Colt and they all shot well but needed fine tuning to function perfectly.

Welcome Reverend Bow!

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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2015, 09:17:17 AM »
Well, Welcome Reverend Bow! Great to have ya on here!  :-*

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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2016, 07:03:13 PM »
Welcome Rev 8) Now some of us might have to watch our language... f(*& (jh

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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2016, 11:42:47 AM »
Welcome to the forum !

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Re: Howdy from AZ
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2016, 08:22:44 AM »
Welcome Rev 8) Now some of us might have to watch our language... f(*& (jh

6 years of NAVY Service, and currently a contractors with the USMC... not much phases me  ^j)

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