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August 9, 2010, 08:02 PM
I bid on a 1858 nickle pietta that looks stainless to me in pictures,does anyone know if theese are brass framed, the seller isnt sure,or aint sayin:cool:
August 10, 2010, 01:03 AM
A magnet should settle that easily enough.
A nickel plated steel frame is quite magnetic.
My stainless framed 1858 is also quite magnetic.
A nickel plated brass frame will be ever so slightly magnetic, if detectable at all.
August 13, 2010, 08:49 AM
The one I have is all steel, except for the trigger guard.
August 13, 2010, 09:02 AM
The magnet well tell the truth of the matter.
Pietta nickle plated steel frame 1858 from Navy Arms.
Nickle plated brass frame 1858 "Buffalo" possible a Pietta.
August 13, 2010, 09:25 AM
The magnet did, and mine appears to be identical to the one in your upper photo.
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