(Reprinted from another forum)
Seems like Santa ain't wearing red these days; more like Brown.
The wait is over...my brasser showed up today!
Colt Navy 5-1/2" "Sherrif's Model" in .44.
Yeah, I realize Colt didn't make a 5.5 and never made a .44 Navy.
Shut up already & don't rain on my parade!
I did the usual field strip, clean and lube without even cocking the damn thing. The wedge was too tight to pop loose without a little persuasion from my trusty scrap of 2 X 2 deck rail. Once I got the barrel and cylinder off and the lube they use wiped off, I had a chance to inspect it. No screws needed to be filed on this one. The metalwork on the brass is superb; you can't even see the seams where the brass fits together. No so, unfortunately, for the grips. Beautiful wood, nice dark cherry color, but they definitely need some millwork in the future. You can feel sharp edges where the wood is higher than the brass in several spots. Why, when you get that far, can't they just finish it right?
(Somewhere in an Italian gun works, Guido is saying, "Those-a Americans! Why-a, when they buy-a the cheap-a gun for the low-a price, do they still
Point taken, Guido. Folks...Pietta's QC has come way, way up. This ain't a Uberti, but for the screamin' deal I got from Cabela's...a lot better than some of the junk on the gun auction sites. Cheaper too. And, best of all-BRAND-NEW!!!!!
I swore I'd never buy a brasser. Rumor has it they're weak; they shoot loose, they batter the recoil shield with heavy loads. The info that comes with the gun says not to exceed 25gr FFF or Pyro P. Hey; OK by me. I'll probably go with 18-20gr myself. So, I don't care what rumor says; as for me, I'm a damned liar 'cuz I own one now. And I love it.
Boys, this deal is still on. If you even have an inkling of a thought, even just a smidge....
Do it. Do it now. You won't be sorry!