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Offline ShotgunDave

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Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2019, 10:31:09 AM »
Thanks Fellas. I agree, the L&R is just a good looking gun.

This one is my favorite of all my guns. It just feels good in the hand and it runs like a Swiss watch now. No rattles, smooth and tight.

Pietta really could bring one to market very easily. And I'd snatch one up too G Dog.
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Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2019, 12:52:03 PM »
I continue to wonder why Pietta doesn't offer a L&R.  They have all the parts - a round barrel assembly and plain cylinder from their Griswold to just put on a '51 frame. If they ever start selling those I'd snag me one ever so fast. 

Those are one helluva good lookin' revolver, like yours Shotgun.

G Dog, you must have the patience of Job if you think Pietta is ever going to market a L&R! I emailed Pietta a few times a couple of years ago about it, and the best response was something like "We'll think about it".

I think I will be dead and gone before that happens, so I decided to do it on my own. I bought a Pietta 1851 Navy .36 steel [CP] (2016) on a one-day sale from Cabela's for $170 shipped (yeah, back in the recent dark ages!), and now I have a Traditions Pietta 1851 Navy .36 steel [CT] (2018) I bought from Old South for $219 shipped. I bought the Traditions gun because I had heard that they were the cream of the Piettas (not), so I kept it intact to remind me of that fact.

I also bought a Pietta G&G [CN] (2015) from Cabela's for $220 shipped, and I think that may have been one of the last ones shipped from Sidney NE as Cabela's never offered it online again. When I got it, the first thing that came to mind was L&R!

Early last year I decided to use the Cabela's gun for my L&R, and I bought a Pietta smooth cylinder ($95) and a Pietta part octagon/part round barrel ($125) from VTI Gun Parts. I used the load-lever/rammer assembly, the wedge, and the wedge screw from the octagon barrel for the new barrel assembly. (Pietta 1851 Navy .36 "type" guns are like Legos.)

http://www.vtigunparts.com/store/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=66&cat=Pietta+1851+Navy

My Pietta L&R:



The same barrel assembly/cylinder on my Pietta 1851 Navy 2nd Model .36 [CM] (2014) "tail" grip profile (my fantasy belt-size 1851 Navy Dragoon 2nd Model):



The octagon barrel and engraved cylinder found a new home.

I am well satisfied.

Regards,

Jim

« Last Edit: March 04, 2019, 02:46:16 PM by sourdough »

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Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2019, 12:57:25 PM »
I am well satisfied.

As you should be. Nice work, Jim.
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Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2019, 03:57:41 PM »
Cap, thanks for the reply!

If one chooses to acquire a Pietta G&G for the barrel and cylinder only, EMF is the only source that I know of these days. As of today they are again out of stock, but last week they were in stock. That leads me to think that they are somewhat in demand and sell out quickly. Their price is $275 plus shipping. If one wants one get on their backorder want list.

Cabela's could sell a ton of them, but BPS seems to be lessening Cabela's stock of everything.

Glad I got mine.

Regards,

Jim
« Last Edit: March 04, 2019, 04:00:38 PM by sourdough »