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Offline ssb73q

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Interesting engraved 1851 frame
« on: March 01, 2016, 11:32:27 AM »
Hi, while looking over GunBroker offerings I notice an engraved Pietta 1851 frame for sale. It is for the .44 caliber, but I never saw such a deep engraving on a Pietta. The typical engraving on the Piettas is a shallow laser engraving. This is the listing:
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=544785710

Has anyone seen this deep engraving from Pietta before?

If it was for the .36 caliber I would have bought it.

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Richard
 
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Re: Interesting engraved 1851 frame
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 12:33:58 PM »
No, I have not, but I think some changes may be happening at the Pietta factory.

The same seller is offering a Pietta 1851 Navy .36 steel frame with some very nice, deep case colors, date code CN (2015), better than I have seen on other Piettas:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=544785463

The Pietta G&G (date code CN) that I bought from Cabela's 2 months ago exhibits a more "traditional" Navy backstrap/triggerguard/grip than the previous years of the "tail" type of configuration.

Hmmm...

Jim


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Re: Interesting engraved 1851 frame
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 12:46:06 PM »
Pietta offered that engraving pattern through Cabelas last year.   They had both the Laser engraved and the pattern in the GunBroker ad.   I believe they were offered in the 1851 and 1860 models.   Not sure if there were any Remingtons engraved like that.   They only had them for a short period so I think they were a limited run by Pietta.   There were more Laser engraved models available than the others.    There was still one on display at the Cabelas store north of Denver around Christmas time.

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Re: Interesting engraved 1851 frame
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 02:29:21 PM »
Mike, Good to know. There are so many minor details involved with this stuff that we would not know without individuals like you on these varied forums.

I spend a lot of time printing out the little post gems for my scrapbook. I am on my second large binder so far and I have

Thanks!

Jim
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