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Offline H.L. Moon

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Will a Pietta cylinder fit ....
« on: April 11, 2015, 03:28:20 AM »
I am wanting a plain .36 caliber cylinder to go on my Leech & Rigdon. Thinking of using the plain cylinder off a Pietta .36 G&G on my Uberti L&R. Will a Pietta cylinder fit a Uberti gun?


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Re: Will a Pietta cylinder fit ....
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 08:10:32 AM »
Give a call to VTI Gun Parts Company as they answer questions like yours every day. They probably have a cylinder like you need:

https://www.vtigunparts.com/




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Re: Will a Pietta cylinder fit ....
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2015, 09:56:04 AM »
Generally they do not swap between each other.  The Pietta cylinders can be made to work with Uberti but it sounds like it's more than worth to just pay the money for an Uberti cylinder and be done with it.

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Re: Will a Pietta cylinder fit ....
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2015, 12:26:21 PM »
I checked with VTI and Dixie, but it seems Uberti is not making the plain cylinders any more. Just the ones with the Naval scene engraved on them. I could get a spare and turn down the engraving on a lathe, but then I'd have to mess with having it re-blued.

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Re: Will a Pietta cylinder fit ....
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2015, 06:48:26 PM »
Agree with the above posts, ML...generally not interchangeable without some serious work. Scooby here made mention of turning down a scrolled cylinder. I should think you could do it quite easily simply by running a proper sized bolt through the bore, double-nutting it on the other end and chucking it up in a drill press, then turning the engraving off with a simple single-cut file followed by sandpaper, finishing up with fine emery cloth. Bluing? I've had very good luck with the Oxpho-Blu gel from Brownell's, having completely refinished 2 complete guns with it with pretty decent results for an amateur.
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