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Old April 29, 2008, 02:07 AM   #1
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Euroarms vs. Pietta?

I am considering either a Euroarms New Model Navy .36 (1858 Remington) or a Pietta 1858 Rem. New Model Army Police .36 pistol. Both have a 6.5 inch barrell. Can anyone give me a solid opinion on which manufacturer has better quality? The Pietta is from Cabelas which offers a good product guarantee. The Euroarms is from a retailer with no product guarantee other than manufacturers. Due to this fact alone, I am leaning towards the Pietta. But I am appreciative of more advice.
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Old April 29, 2008, 03:38 AM   #2
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Pietta's quality is on a par with Uberti. Euroarms quality is hit or miss.
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Old April 29, 2008, 04:32 PM   #3
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Get the pietta from cabelas i just got one, 36 cal
58 remmy, very nice pistol, when you handle it it
feels very strong, the only down side i find with it
is the grips they are not a good fit,( well the one
i got the grips do not fit well) but i can change
them out if i want to. Shoots good with 22grns
of 3f real black powder, same size as a 44 cal
all in all its a good working pistol.
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Old May 2, 2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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I have really been thinking about that .36 Remington from Cabela's too. It looks like a real good price. I'm thinking about two-toning it as well (polished steel frame, fire blue the cylinder and barrel, and while I'm at it, stripping off that polyurethane from the stock and giving it a hand-rubbed oil finish. Polyurethane in the 1860's? That's just WRONG!)
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Old May 2, 2008, 05:56 PM   #5
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Hey deadguy, tell me more on this work you said you
might do if you got ya a 36, two toning and fire blue
the cylinder? this sounds cool i like to know how to do
that, do you have any pics of past guns you have done,
i would be intrested, let me know pard, if thats ok with
you. thanks.
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Old May 7, 2008, 10:46 PM   #6
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I have a Pietta .36 and 2 Pietta 5-1/2" .44s Great shooters.. Never had one of the Euroarms..
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Old May 8, 2008, 03:01 AM   #7
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Pietta
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Old May 8, 2008, 09:31 AM   #8
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No experience with Euroarms, but I like my Pietta. Fit and finish are very good and the action was surprisingly smooth right out of the box.
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Old May 8, 2008, 10:09 AM   #9
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There were a lot of compliments about all of the Euroarms revolvers when I asked about their quality on THR.
Someone mentioned that they're the only revolvers that have chamfered chamber mouths that swage the ball to size instead of shaving off a ring of lead.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=341783
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