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Army Models / Re: Lyman 1860 Army - Stainless TG & BS
« on: April 24, 2017, 10:02:13 PM »
FYI - bought new Pietta wedge screw and it worked perfectly.  ;)

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Navy Models / Re: Anybody Still Make Navy With A Square Trigger Guard?
« on: April 21, 2017, 06:24:31 AM »
Looks good! Glad to hear that Brasso will remove the stains. Thanks!

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Navy Models / Re: Anybody Still Make Navy With A Square Trigger Guard?
« on: April 20, 2017, 03:10:59 PM »
Hi, my new Pietta 1851 Squareback ordered from Dixie Monday just came in the door.However, the brass is somewhat stained and not typical of recent Pietta revolvers received.
Regards,
Richard

Got mine yesterday and noticed the same issue with the brass - some staining and a few small pits as well. Also there are some grip fit issues - a bit of excess wood on the heel of the backstrap. Could have used a bit more sanding there. You can definitely feel the sharp lip there. Not sure if I want to send back or try to polish the brass and finish the grips' fit.

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Army Models / Re: Lyman 1860 Army - Stainless TG & BS
« on: April 19, 2017, 11:29:03 AM »
Oops - misread Richards post as Armi San Marco not Paolo  :-[  Ugh - too many Armi San Whatevers!  :P

Thanks!

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Army Models / Re: Lyman 1860 Army - Stainless TG & BS
« on: April 19, 2017, 08:17:49 AM »
Hey thanks, Richard! VTI shows ASM wedge screws as "no longer available" so I have both a Pietta and Uberti screw on the way. Maybe one of those will work. :)

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Army Models / Re: Lyman 1860 Army - Stainless TG & BS
« on: April 18, 2017, 02:18:47 PM »
I believe that's silver plate.

Ah - I bet you're right. The plated parts are in great shape for their age. No pitting or flaking.  :)

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Army Models / Lyman 1860 Army - Stainless TG & BS
« on: April 18, 2017, 11:54:47 AM »
Hey guys,

I just picked this up. It's a Lyman 1860 Army - date code suggests 1980 I believe. The unique thing about it to me (and I am a bit of a rookie so it may not be that unique) is the nickel or stainless trigger guard and backstrap. I don't think I've ever seen CH frame and stainless mixed.

Looks like I'm missing the wedge screw, just noticed as I was taking photos. I'll have to try to dig one up - any suggestions?

Photos below - had to use iphone, sorry.  :-[


















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General Discussion / Re: Need some help identifying a couple of BPs
« on: April 11, 2017, 01:57:02 PM »
Here are my two for comparison.  1862 Police on top, 1849 Pocket on the bottom.

Thank you!  :)

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General Discussion / Re: Need some help identifying a couple of BPs
« on: April 10, 2017, 09:22:28 PM »
Ah yeah, I believe I'm starting to get it.

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Hawg Said: Pietta however uses the 1851 frame and smooth .36 cylinder for their so called pocket navy/police. So the Pietta pocket navy is really a short barreled full size navy which never existed back in the day which is also what you have in the pic.

Well this is what was throwing me. WTH Pietta? Let's keep it historically accurate for Pete's sake!  ???

Thanks everyone!
Daf

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General Discussion / Re: Need some help identifying a couple of BPs
« on: April 10, 2017, 02:50:22 PM »
Thanks anyway. :)

I'm trying to get a handle on the 1849 size. So it would be the roughly same as the 62 police like Hawg mentioned? Slimmer than the full size frames?

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General Discussion / Re: Need some help identifying a couple of BPs
« on: April 10, 2017, 02:24:39 PM »
Those being the 2nd and 3rd from the bottom, right? Yes - quite a bit of difference in size. Thanks for posting that. Do you happen to have a 49 pocket you could post with the 62 police?

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General Discussion / Re: Need some help identifying a couple of BPs
« on: April 10, 2017, 02:13:34 PM »
Hey thanks - but the one I'm unsure of is the top one. I was thinking it was a 49 pocket - but you mentioned it might be a short barrel Navy?

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General Discussion / Re: Need some help identifying a couple of BPs
« on: April 10, 2017, 01:08:33 PM »
The pistol above the '62 Police appears to be a short barreled 1851 Navy, not a '49 Pocket.

Oh really? I wasn't sure what it was to be honest. It was part of my dad's estate. I assumed a '49 from looking at others on google. It does say Cal 36 on the barrel - I noticed most of the pockets were .31s. How can I tell for sure?

Thanks!
Daf

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General Discussion / Re: Need some help identifying a couple of BPs
« on: April 10, 2017, 11:24:38 AM »
Actually the 62 is the same size as the 49 only it's a .36 caliber with a rebated cylinder.

Hi Hawg - I have to question further because I'm seeing a rather large size difference between the 2. Unless I've completely miss identified the 1849 pocket it's twice the girth for starters. See photos below. I'm having a hard time finding a holster for the '62 due to its size. :)

Thanks!


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General Discussion / Re: Need some help identifying a couple of BPs
« on: April 05, 2017, 09:26:41 PM »
Hey thanks for all the info everyone!!  :)

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