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bladesmith:
Is there a list of current manufactures of percussion revolvers. Are there any of them to stay clear of ? Or maybe, some rating of good to poor workmanship ? Thanks for any help - Paul

Captainkirk:
Welcome, Paul!

There are a number of manufacturers still producing BP revolvers, (mainly) including:

*Pietta
*Uberti
*Pedersoli

Pedersoli is probably the most expensive, but their production selection on BP revolvers is pretty limited although the quality is quite high. Most end up with either Pietta or Uberti replicas. Uberti's quality on most products is generally considered to be higher than Pietta, but the winds are shifting. Virtually all Uberti Colts are made with a short arbor...not a difficult fix, but one the new owner shouldn't have to deal with IMHO. Pietta has of late incorporated CNC CAD/CAM machining that makes parts swapping a drop-in affair for new guns. Also have been reading complaints lately about Uberti's internal machining being rough with excess chips left in the action. Pietta's bluing has increased from satisfactory to excellent in the last 5-10 years as well, although the Uberti color case hardening (CCH) finish is superior to Pietta in my opinion.
If you are buying your first revolver I would (personally) lean toward Pietta if it's to be a Colt replica, probably Uberti if a Remington.

bladesmith:
Thanks for the reply. I shoot only Remingtons, other than my Parker and Lefever shotguns. Thankfully, I kept my jigs for lightening the triggers on the .44cal Army's. When I shot at Friendship all my trigger pulls were measured around a pound or less. It's not what I'd do now, but I do like a light pull with no creep. So it sounds like both are guns ok to buy, each with their good and bad points. The local muzzleloading gun show is coming up in another week - I'll have to attend this year and see what's available.

Captainkirk:

--- Quote from: bladesmith on February 21, 2018, 08:51:21 AM ---Thanks for the reply. I shoot only Remingtons, other than my Parker and Lefever shotguns. Thankfully, I kept my jigs for lightening the triggers on the .44cal Army's. When I shot at Friendship all my trigger pulls were measured around a pound or less. It's not what I'd do now, but I do like a light pull with no creep. So it sounds like both are guns ok to buy, each with their good and bad points. The local muzzleloading gun show is coming up in another week - I'll have to attend this year and see what's available.

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The Pietta Remingtons are larger than the Ubertis, which are more to original scale. Heavier, too. Depends on if you have large or small hands, really. I prefer the more original sized ones over the Piettas; have several of both flavors.

bladesmith:
Thanks for the tip - my hands are also large.

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