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kwhi43@kc.rr.com
May 10, 2010, 11:07 AM
Just picked this up yesterday. New in box 140.00 Had a "Taylors" sticker on
box. Just couldn't pass it up. A guy had it on his table at our local shoot.
Has a action to kill for. Best I ever seen. It's called a 1851 Navy Sheriffs 44
model. Found out this morning that the R&D 45 Colt converson cylinder will
fit. This info I got from "Taylors" So I ordered one. This is the one they make
for the 1860 Pietta Army. Same frame as the 1851 Navys that are in 44 cal.
Fun Fun Fun!! Oh forgot to tell you the wife wanted me to buy it. Something about Mothers Day. Oh well, lost another one.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/prizzel/0021.jpg

Dino.
May 10, 2010, 11:49 AM
Doesn't look like a "Sheriff" model to me. (I could be wrong) :confused:

Nice looking pistol though. :)

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
May 10, 2010, 12:08 PM
Me neither, but that's what Taylors calls it, and that's where it came from
so I guess they can call them anything they want to. It's really a copy of
nothing, but I like it.

Doc Hoy
May 10, 2010, 01:14 PM
….there are few things in the world as visually appealing as a black powder revolver. Simply seeing or handling one engenders a sense of pride in the accomplishment and exhilaration in the historical triumph of the design.

Though we love them dearly, we, from our contemporary vantage point, are not well prepared to fully appreciate the merits of the design when considered in the context of history.

In 1851, few people had traveled faster than a horse can run and most of those who did, did not survive the experience. (because they were falling)

The loudest sound that most people heard on a regular basis was the passing of a wagon.

Communication moved only as fast as the fastest horse. (I am aware of the flag telegraph system in use in Europe at about 1805. But that was only narrowly used.)

The trip from the east coast to the west coast cost as much as most folks earned in ten years.

The only time was “local time”. Times zones did not come into existence until about 1878 in response to the needs of the railroad system.

At the driving of the golden spike in the transcontinental railroad there were about five hundred spectators. The telegraph battery was connected to the hammer and the ground was connected to the rail so that each of the hammer blows would transmit a signal (a “dot”) on the telegraph system. So as far west as Sacramento and as far east as Omaha, the signal was heard essentially at the same time.

Most of those listening were as stunned by that accomplishment as they were about the completion of the railroad.

My reaction to your photo of this most recent treasure is no different than it is for any other thing of consummate beauty. It is irresistible.

Nice pistol!

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
May 10, 2010, 01:57 PM
Very Very well said Doc!

copdills
May 10, 2010, 03:29 PM
Lucky Man , congrats ,thats a nice one

ClemBert
May 10, 2010, 09:39 PM
Purty! Congrats!

andrewstorm
May 10, 2010, 10:18 PM
The copy is of a sherrifs model, as orderd from colt 1860 44 cal,u saved $95.00 ,235.00 :Dsugested retail

madcratebuilder
May 11, 2010, 04:58 AM
Doesn't look like a "Sheriff" model to me. (I could be wrong)

Nice looking pistol though.

The term "Sheriff's Model" has been applied to many short barreled revolvers. Pietta is notorious for using catchy marketing names for their historically incorrect revolvers.
It's basically a short barreled 51 navy in .44. Cool looking revolver that never existed in that time period.

I bet it's a blast to shoot. It's a shame to convert it to a cartridge revolver.

ClemBert
May 11, 2010, 08:11 AM
Here's a pic of my recently acquired Pietta toys via the Cabelas sale. Their 1860 Army "Sheriff" revolver I prefer to just call it an 1860 Army Shorty. In addition to the barrel length not being original you'd probably find a dozen other things that are not spec per an original Colt or Remington. That's one reason I always get a chuckle out of the folks that cringe about the ROA not being an old time 1800's original design. These Piettas aren't exact replicas either. In my book, you either have an original, a replica exactly like an original or you don't have something that ever existed...just something that looks close to your average novice. The ROA IS an original for it's time period and not a replica of anything else.

For all practical purposes, to me, they're all just play toys just for the enjoyment of makin' smoke. No historic collecting being done on my part. Your mileage may vary. ;)

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e212/SyberTiger/Firearms/Pietta%201858/Pietta0006.jpg

Dino.
May 11, 2010, 10:12 AM
The term "Sheriff's Model" has been applied to many short barreled revolvers. Pietta is notorious for using catchy marketing names for their historically incorrect revolvers.
It's basically a short barreled 51 navy in .44. Cool looking revolver that never existed in that time period.

Thanks for clearing that up. :)

bedbugbilly
May 11, 2010, 09:14 PM
Well said ClemBert! Now . . . . how do you like the '60 Colt "shorty"??? I shoot .36 but am thinking about "graduating" to the "big boys" and getting a .44. I like the '60 Army but for what I want, I think I'd like the shorter barrel. Can you give us a little "run down" on how you like yours, how it shoots, etc.? Much appreciated! :)

By the way - the '51 "Sheriff's" looks like a really nice pistol! But then, any 1851 is a nice pistol - no matter if it is authentic or not or .36 or .44! But then I'm prejudice about '51s!:)