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Old March 12, 2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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Video - Modifying the grip frame on Pietta's 1851 Navy

I think Pietta is making good cap and ball revolvers these days. But their 1851 Navy grip drives me crazy. The shape is all wrong. I've talked to Alessandro Pietta about this several times, but things aren't going to change. So, I can show you how to improve that situation yourself.

We can pretty easily re-contour the grips and back strap of a Pietta 1851 Navy rcap and ball revolver to eliminate the Pietta "Tail" and give the grips a more historically accurate appearance. All you need to do this are a few hand tools and patience.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9VoItoqSYE
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Old March 12, 2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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Thanks, once again, for another excellent video.
Looking forward to the next one.
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Old March 13, 2012, 03:30 AM   #3
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that's a good one Mike. Looking forward to the next vid in your series.
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Old March 13, 2012, 07:56 AM   #4
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Lot of material on the back strap, grind away.
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Old March 13, 2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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great video

it's a small change, but a huge difference in looks
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Old March 14, 2012, 02:10 AM   #6
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But their 1851 Navy grip drives me crazy. The shape is all wrong. I've talked to Alessandro Pietta about this several times, but things aren't going to change.
Mike, I'm glad that you were able to get that monkey off your backstrap!
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Old March 14, 2012, 08:56 AM   #7
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Thank you for another great video. I enjoy watching them alot. You camera takes awesome vids nice and clear and for a one man band filming you do a great job. I especially like the TVA video. I would love to see more vids with that rifle or other patched round ballers showing some groups an such.
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Old March 14, 2012, 05:54 PM   #8
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Deerslayer,

I'll be working up some more flintlock videos in a few weeks.
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