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Re: 1873 Pietta Cap & Ball
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2016, 11:29:46 PM »
excellent work gents!

I still have to post my poop, been swamped with Very Important Appointments.
Aaaaand I Still have to get the Christmas Deco up &  bake up 4 dozen of my
extra special Christmas Cookies ( no wheat , no milk, egg, soy, or nuts ).

So far I can see I have 2 Piettas, well marked and one ASM ( the oldest)

The Piettas are well marked, but the only marks on the ASM are the serial number and the single line on the barrel:
"sm black powder only made in italy"

some time searching revealed some info from Fingers who stated almost a lustrum ago that early ASM's often carried only that info
or "Asm black powder only made in italy "   on the barrel! Thanks Fingers!

the older Pietta took a .45 Colt cylinder with minor fitting of the bushing and shaving a a little off the front of the cylinder. timing was perfect!
modifying the pin to a "flat nose cone" made it fire cartridges quite well, with no primer issues. Later I will mill out the oval firing pin orifice and press fit a hardened steel bushing in, and replace the funky firing pin with an old style colt pin.

The ASM has the "thinner" dimensions on the topstrap and frame, and the grip is just a tish thinner at the base, actually a more comfortable fit
than the larger Piettas. It makes me think that Pietta has adopted the slightly oversize frame model to all their SAA's - but I don't mind as
a little more meat in the topstrap and frame watertable and around the barrel equates to a little more strength. It implies to this tireed brain
that the same frames are used in these 1873's and their .45 Colt , .44 Mag and .357 Mag.

more later as time allows.

yhs
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Re: 1873 Pietta Cap & Ball
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2016, 06:30:35 AM »
I have seen ASM's or rather pics thereof that had nothing more than an A prefix in the serial number.
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Re: 1873 Pietta Cap & Ball
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2016, 07:32:58 AM »
My recent purchase of Second Dragoon madel from Krylandalian has no visible external markings (!!!) other than the serial number, proff mark (PN) and date code on the frame forward of the trigger guard. The "Armi San Marco" stamping is under the loading lever and not visible unless you drop it. There are no "black powder only" warnings.
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Re: 1873 Pietta Cap & Ball
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2016, 03:10:26 PM »
Reheating some leftovers left me exhausterated.
that's my story and i'm sticking to it  ^j)

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When I read that I just about spewed my drink through my nose! Long ago I had a supervisor who liked to use the "word" flusterated.  ^j)

I guess it was his form of contraction/combination of flustered and frustrated. Could never convince him of the difference.

Good old memories, sir. Sorry if I am way off topic, but that just tripped my humor trigger. Thanks!

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Re: 1873 Pietta Cap & Ball
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2016, 03:18:05 PM »
LOL! I had a co-worker that always said "pillagered" instead of pillaged. Couldn't convince him either.
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Re: 1873 Pietta Cap & Ball
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2016, 03:55:13 PM »
So long as we are off topic, I had a co-worker who had his paycheck garnished, but he insisted that the word was pronounced "garinsheed", and could not be convinced otherwise.

There are too many uneducated people in the world, and with that, I am done with this hilarious series of faux pas.

Back to our regularly scheduled program. I apologize for the interruption.

Jim

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Re: 1873 Pietta Cap & Ball
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2016, 03:58:48 PM »
I've used most of those and more. I've made up my own words since I was a kid and never quit. And garnisheed is a correct southern pronunciation. (7+"
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Re: 1873 Pietta Cap & Ball
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2016, 04:54:42 PM »
Hawg, you misspelled it.  I can understand "garnisheed" as opposed "garinsheed" insofar as pronunciation is concerned.

LOL. In the South, "Y'all" is singular and "all Y'all" is plural. I was corrected about that early on from a woman I used to work with from Memphis in the 1970's.

It is what it is...

I know this is off topic, but you folks keep egging me on.  )lI

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Re: 1873 Pietta Cap & Ball
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2016, 07:18:39 PM »
I dunno what part of the south she was from but it wasn't originally Memphis. Y'all is never singular, never has been.
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Re: 1873 Pietta Cap & Ball
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2017, 10:00:23 AM »
heres pics of my only 73 colt

i think East Texas used to own it, i do know he worked on it and did an excellent job on the action, i cant remember who i bought it from
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