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Old May 11, 2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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Piettas or Ubertis

Ok everyone. What is the best make of gun? I want a pair of 1860 Army's and I need your expert advise.
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Old May 11, 2008, 07:22 PM   #2
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As far as quality goes they're both about the same now. Uberti is a lil more authentic looking as they don't have their name plastered on the side of the barrel but Pietta is the best bang for the buck. I've posted this before but since you're new here I'll put it up again. It's my 1860 by Pietta. Pietta even has the safety pins on the cylinder, not sure if Uberti does or not.

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Old May 11, 2008, 11:42 PM   #3
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My first choice would be a pair of Stainless Steel 2nd Gens followed by the 2nd Gen Colt 1977 U.S. Cavalry Commemorative - pair of 1860 Armies, accessories, shoulder stock in a nice case.

But, to quote Hawg Haggen:

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As far as quality goes they're both about the same now. Uberti is a lil more authentic looking as they don't have their name plastered on the side of the barrel but Pietta is the best bang for the buck.
The 1860s that I shoot are a pair of Pietta Lawman Model 1860s - half fluted cylinders, polymer grips - that work pretty good, and look pretty good too.
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Old May 12, 2008, 06:29 AM   #4
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Fingers is right

The BEST replicas are the 2nd Generation Colts, available occasionally at gun shows or in internet auctions. I don't think anyone would argue with that.

But, since you said Pietta or Uberti in your title, we'll concentrate on those (Euroarms also makes an 1860 model, but they haven't reached the Uberti quality standard yet).

Yes, Uberti is still the quality standard, although as Hawg said, the latest Pietta offerings are very competitive in quality. Since they are generally also less expensive, they would seem to offer a better value for the money. We're talking about new guns here; buying used Piettas, especially those made before 2000 requires a different approach.

If you just plain want the best quality, and don't want to spend significant time looking for 2nd Generation Colts, I'd suggest the Cimarron Uberti is the choice. Quite a bit more money, but top of the Uberti line.
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Old May 12, 2008, 04:16 PM   #5
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Thanks

Thanks for the information. I appreciate the responses
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Old May 12, 2008, 09:46 PM   #6
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There's a lemon to be found somewhere in every barrel...
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Old May 13, 2008, 02:29 AM   #7
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Yeah, lemon Joy dish soap.
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Old May 13, 2008, 04:45 PM   #8
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HEY i work with a bunch of lemons.
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Old May 13, 2008, 07:45 PM   #9
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No writing on this Pietta. If you can spend the money buy the Colts.

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