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Dino.
June 15, 2010, 03:05 PM
I just found a couple EXCELLENT resources which I thought would help folks learn how to tune their BP pistols. It's geared toward the Pietta pistol, but I believe it can be applied to most other manufactures as well.

Kudos to the author, Larsen E. Pettifogger, for doing an outstanding job!

http://www.theopenrange.net/articles/Tuning_the_Pietta_Part_One.pdf
http://www.theopenrange.net/articles/Tuning_the_Pietta_Part_Two.pdf

mykeal
June 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
These are indeed useful articles. They've been posted many times on this and other forums, but it doesn't hurt to remind us about them; I tend to think everyone's familiar with them, but that's obviously not the case. Thanks for the post.

SigP6Carry
June 15, 2010, 10:31 PM
These should probably be stickied, then. I've loved those posts since the first day I held a Pietta.

Dino.
June 15, 2010, 11:05 PM
Sorry if it's a duplicate thread guys. :(
I just saw this for the first time by doing a Google search and thought it was great information.

Smokin_Gun
June 16, 2010, 02:18 AM
Don't be sorry for Posting good info Dino ... there's new people poppin' in all the time.
I'm glad t be reminded myself.:cool:

madcratebuilder
June 16, 2010, 07:40 AM
Sorry if it's a duplicate thread guys.

No worry. Some of us have been hanging out at this joint so long we have our names on the stools.

It's good this comes up for the newer members. When I first started doing the gun forums I would read the old posts but you can't read them all.

To all the newer guys, don't be embarrassed to ask any question. We all started off as FNG's.

mykeal
June 16, 2010, 08:36 PM
Sorry if it's a duplicate thread guys.
I just saw this for the first time by doing a Google search and thought it was great information.
I didn't mean to bust your chops, so my bad there if it came out that way. I really meant to show that those references have stood the test of time; they're good stuff.

Ricklin
June 16, 2010, 11:10 PM
Is there a similar tune up guide for the 58 Remington?

Erich
June 17, 2010, 08:14 AM
Thank you for the links, as I've never seen these before (and I've been rolling around TFL since practically its inception ;) ). It's only been the last five years or so that I have done any sort of playing with the insides of my guns, though.

I really have been enjoying this BP section of the forum - what a good crew! :)

madcratebuilder
June 17, 2010, 10:08 AM
Is there a similar tune up guide for the 58 Remington?

Not a tune up guide but I do have a bookmark for a site that shows disassemble and general maintenance. If I could just find it.

Check the stickies here and also the SCORES section

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/

The Remington has fewer issues than the open tops generally. No arbor fit issues that plague the open top Colt. Hand springs and bolt springs are known to break, other than that the 1858 is pretty trouble free. Polishing the hand and hand slot inside the frame well really improve the 'feel' of the action. Anyplace metal moves against metal should be smooth as possible with out removing material.

mykeal
June 17, 2010, 07:30 PM
Remington assembly/disassembly instructions (but not tune-up help) are under the sticky at the top of the bp forum on The High Road forum. I'd provide a link but it's not loading at the moment.