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Offline Hawg

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Somewhat rare.
« on: November 28, 2016, 05:21:11 PM »
Rare enough that Dr. Davis didn't know Pioneer imported any. A Pietta .36 navy made in 76 and imported by Pioneer Arms.







FAP double stamped.



The frame is turning a nice plum color but it only shows up in bright light.

« Last Edit: November 28, 2016, 05:25:55 PM by Hawg »

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Re: Somewhat rare.
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016, 07:33:15 PM »
I always love looking at the not-often-seen imports. So little is known about them; production numbers, years of production, and even who really made them. I find it fascinating. Nice score, Hawg!
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Re: Somewhat rare.
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 09:46:33 AM »
I bought it several years ago off the dude that ran the original Black Powder Times. He told me he thought it was a Pedersoli and from his pics you couldn't tell it was an FAP double stamp but the price was low enough it didn't tick me off that it wasn't. Dr Davis wanted to buy it for his museum but I declined saying it was too good of a shooter to let go of and I don't think I've shot it since.

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Re: Somewhat rare.
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 11:07:24 AM »
I like the .36 cal 1858's.

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Re: Somewhat rare.
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2016, 11:16:35 AM »
I like the .36 cal 1858's.
They are sweet, Tom! My son has a early 70's Lyman that is a real sweetheart. It's one with the smaller frame than the new Piettas...really light and nimble; almost like a Colt Navy;



Like Hawg's, it has a high copper content in the frame alloy and appears plum colored in daylight. A delightful little gun to shoot!
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