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andrewstorm
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:

Model-P
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.

Claddagh
August 13, 2010, 08:49 AM
The one I have is all steel, except for the trigger guard.

madcratebuilder
August 13, 2010, 09:02 AM
The magnet well tell the truth of the matter.

Pietta nickle plated steel frame 1858 from Navy Arms.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/navy02.jpg

Nickle plated brass frame 1858 "Buffalo" possible a Pietta.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/58buf01.jpg

Claddagh
August 13, 2010, 09:25 AM
The magnet did, and mine appears to be identical to the one in your upper photo.