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Pietta 1851 peperbox
« on: September 24, 2014, 10:24:42 AM »
Hi, just a note to let you know that DGW has the Pietta 1851 Pepperbox in stock, see:

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?products_id=16989

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Re: Pietta 1851 peperbox
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 03:21:59 PM »
I've noticed those too. Looks as if something is missing.

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Re: Pietta 1851 peperbox
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 05:14:14 PM »
Yeah...like the barrel.
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Re: Pietta 1851 peperbox
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 05:40:32 PM »
Yeah...like the barrel.

I think you've hit the nail on the head.   I don't know why these Pietta pepper boxes look so strange to me.  Other models don't.   Maybe because it looks like a '51 Navy with a Walker cylinder and no barrel.

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Re: Pietta 1851 peperbox
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2014, 10:17:15 AM »
I read somewhere that there is some historical relevance to this fantasy piece, it was based on one or something.  I just think they should have at least not had the locating pins on the front of the frame.  It would have made it look more like it was made that way, instead of them taking a regular 51 and putting a new barrel and different arbor arrangement on it.  Still pretty cool, but i probly will never own one
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Re: Pietta 1851 peperbox
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2014, 01:26:36 PM »
I read somewhere that there is some historical relevance to this fantasy piece, it was based on one or something. 

True and it had arbor support which the Pietta doesn't have. I don't see it lasting long.


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Re: Pietta 1851 peperbox
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2014, 06:59:09 PM »
Me neither! (7&
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Re: Pietta 1851 peperbox
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2014, 08:18:59 AM »
Hi, I doubt that the Pietta Pepperbox will ever be shot enough to have the cylinder retainer fail. This is one of those; carry a lot - shot little guns.

IMO it is as ugly as hell and I would never own one.

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Re: Pietta 1851 peperbox
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2014, 04:41:48 PM »
One of the review's stated that such a model was described in the book "Samuael Colt, Arms,Art, and Invention" By Herbert G Houze.

I have been looking through my copy but haven't seen anything more extrordinary than a typical design for a pepperbox style. Bag style grips with a central hammer. I haven't yet found anything that would have me thinking that a '51 was ever made with a longer cylinder. I'm still looking through my book as I have only read part's of it.

Hawg, nice photo! Could you give a bit more info on the arm pictured? Manufacturer, year, etc? Thankyou in advance!

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Re: Pietta 1851 peperbox
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2014, 04:51:12 PM »
All I really know is its a double action pinfire with British proofs so 1860ish.