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Old January 5, 2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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12 in. Pietta 1858 ???

Picked this up the other day, like new, never been fired, rifle sights. When did they ever make something like this?
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Old January 5, 2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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AFAIK nobody ever made one like that. Probably a home brew.
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Old January 5, 2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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Its not an 1858. What is it a Dragoon? Can't really tell in that pic how long that cylinder is.
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Old January 5, 2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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Well I would like to meet the person that did it.
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Old January 5, 2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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2 and 7/8
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Old January 5, 2013, 07:23 PM   #6
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Old January 5, 2013, 07:24 PM   #7
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Did you buy that from Jack Nicholson?? Looks like the pistol that took down the batwing Seriously though, nice lookin piece. Let us know how it shoots.
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Old January 5, 2013, 07:37 PM   #8
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Yep.... looks like a Frankengun to me too.
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Old January 5, 2013, 07:41 PM   #9
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EMF imported them. It's an 1851 buntline target model. Now you need to get a shoulder stock for it. Would make a fine carbine.
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Old January 5, 2013, 07:45 PM   #10
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http://www.emf-company.com/store/pc/...tline-c141.htm

I guess they also offered one with target sights at some point. Interesting.
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Old January 5, 2013, 07:57 PM   #11
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http://rprca.tripod.com/ModelsOther.html

About half way down the page.
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Old January 5, 2013, 08:10 PM   #12
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Thanks and a pat on the back for Noelf2
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Old January 5, 2013, 08:11 PM   #13
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that's pretty darn cool!
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Old January 5, 2013, 11:45 PM   #14
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Pietta also made a brass framed .44 cal Schneider & Glassick carbine back in the 90s. Bottom one inthe photo.



There's one on GunBroker for sale right now item #324910006 .
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Old January 6, 2013, 01:55 AM   #15
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I have a 1974 vintage pietta 1851 with a 12" barrel. Shoots very well. I imagine it would be that much better with those target sights, not as pretty, but more in tune with longer range shootin.
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Old January 6, 2013, 07:57 AM   #16
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Back in the day....

...I had one from EMF with a brass frame. They marketed the revolver under the model name "Ballister". I do not now nor ever did know the significance of the name.

When I bought the revolver the barrel was actually bent. I mean bent. You could lay the barrel on a flat surface and see daylight in the middle.

I bought the thing when I was stationed in Guam in about 1977. Ordered it through Shotgun News. Took six weeks to get it and I was not confident that if I returned it, that I would ever see it again. So I straightened the barrel as best I could.

It shot okay but the stigma of the defect never left me and I never developed a warm regard for the pistol.

It was essentially a 1851 Navy style pistol but in .44 and with a brass frame. Mine did not have the target sights.
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Old January 6, 2013, 07:45 PM   #17
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Doc, mine also is a 'Ballister'. Imported by Richland Arms and sent to Gun Digest as a test gun. Have all the paperwork and box. Thing shoots well. Cylinder is gouged a bit on trailing edges of lock up notches.
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