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Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« on: July 11, 2019, 04:19:38 PM »
I just kind of stumbled into this one. It needed a little work, and the price was right, so I bought it. It arrived today, and I went right to work on it. It was your standard Pietta 1860 Army. The problem it has was, the arbor is a little loose. So I got out my .44 caliber, 1851 Navy Sheriff fantasy gun and took it apart. I used the "Adult Lego" swapping technique, and created this Civilian Army. I like the looks of the Army without the extra screws and cutouts. It works perfectly and I'll shoot the tar out of it.






Here it is next to my Uberti fluted model. Nice looking pair I'd say!






And one just for fun.




I already fixed the arbor on the Navy, so all is well!
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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 05:36:22 PM »
Adult Lagos indeed.

I agree, great lookin civilian 60. Good lookin Iron Bro
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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 05:50:45 PM »
Thanks bigted.
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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 06:00:30 PM »
My favorite Colt is the streamlined version I have an 1861 Navy 36 Civilian. A Civilian 60 Army in .44 ? did not know they were made.**
Yes they make a nice pair.

**Well I do now , checked and discovered the 1860 Civilian model did excist using same frame as 1860 but no sholder stock mounting screws, just the cut outs.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2019, 06:13:05 PM by Hewy »
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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 08:09:15 PM »
Oh my...a 3 screw army. Now I'm freakin' jealous.
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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 08:11:15 PM »
Hewy, that is correct. There were also some without the cutouts too. That's the look I was going for. I will never be attaching a stock to any of my pistols. So I prefer them to not have the extra do-dads for attachment. But with that said, even with the stock attachment points, the 60 Army is still my all time favorite Colt.
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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 08:12:02 PM »
Oh my...a 3 screw army. Now I'm freakin' jealous.

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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2019, 08:14:34 PM »
Yup. I had one and still regret selling it today.
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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 05:26:26 AM »
Hi, yes, the 1860 civilian is nice, no stock screws digging your hand. My civilian:

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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 08:23:53 AM »
Richard, what is it a Pietta or ? I like my Uberti 1861 Navy Civilian . I agree with you about the shoulder
stock screw , the Civilian just looks better .
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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2019, 10:35:30 AM »
Hi Hewy, it's an Uberti. I also like the brass backstrap on the civilian, a lot easier to maintain than steel.

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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2019, 01:53:24 PM »
Hey Dave!

Those are very nice looking guns! I am glad you used the Sheriff gun to create that "legit" barrel length Civilian model with Army grips. Now, what are you going to do with an 1851 Navy .44 Sheriff Frankengun?

Kudos, sir! The CNC Pietta Legos are great guns, no matter whether it is the 1851/1861 Navy or the 1860 Army. It is too bad that Pietta does not make 1848 Dragoons, nor L&R and R&A guns from parts they currently produce, and instead applies their prowess to stuff like the 1851 Navy "pepperbox". I'll never understand that mindset.

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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2019, 02:09:22 PM »
Hi Hewy, it's an Uberti. I also like the brass backstrap on the civilian, a lot easier to maintain than steel.

Richard,

I am at a loss here. What is so hard to maintain concerning a steel 1860 backstrap when the barrel and cylinder are blued steel? If one is concerned about oil from the hand wearing/contaminating the blue on the BS, a soft cloth and oil will remove any contaminants.

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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2019, 03:24:25 PM »
Hey Dave!

 Now, what are you going to do with an 1851 Navy .44 Sheriff Frankengun?


Jim

That is a good question Jim! The answer of course is, SHOOT IT!! At least until I decide to move it along for something else! (7+"



This gun has been through so many iterations, that I've literally lost count. It started life as a brass frame Sheriff Model and has morphed many times. I'm pretty sure the only parts left from the original gun are, the barrel and cylinder. It has had several grip configurations, four different frames, cylinder conversions, sheesh, I've lost track! It truly is a Frankengun!

Maybe I should call it the "Psychobilly Cadillac".

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Re: Pietta 1860 Army Civilian
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2019, 03:58:19 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18cW_yHo3PY

Your parts changing works a whole lot better than that Caddy.

Jim
« Last Edit: July 12, 2019, 04:17:54 PM by sourdough »