View Full Version : Opinnions on Pietta 1858 Rem 5 1/2" barrel

November 19, 2010, 06:44 PM
I have the 8" barrel and like it but I would like to have a shorter barrel for cowboy shooting and because it is lighter. Does anyone have one of the 5 1/2" ones. If so how do you like it?

Doc Hoy
November 20, 2010, 05:49 AM
I have a six and a half and I love it.

November 21, 2010, 08:25 AM
I don't care that much about lighter, but a 5 1/2" barrel would defiantly help you clear leather more quickly. I don't have one, but I do think you would like it for CAS!

Doc Hoy
November 21, 2010, 08:42 AM
....Does a CAS revoler have to have a front sight?

November 21, 2010, 09:14 AM
You are not allowed adjustable sights but I can't imagine they would give you any trouble for not having a front sight.

November 21, 2010, 09:53 AM
You can have adjustable sights in some classes.

joe sixgun
November 21, 2010, 09:15 PM
I was looking to get one in 5 1/2" bbl. myself. so, like the man asked, do the people that DO have one like it?

November 22, 2010, 12:55 PM
If I got one from Cabelas I might sell my 8" . I wonder what I could get for it? I is in excellent condition.

Doc Hoy
November 22, 2010, 02:16 PM
A new steel frame from Cabelas is 199.00 plus shipping unless they are running a "free shipping for orders over 150.00" deal. That price is a special that has been running for about five months now (I am assuming it is still going on.) and as far as I know, it is the best deal going on a steel frame Pietta or Traditions 1858 Remington.

I'd say yours is worth 175.00 unless it has some extras. (bullet mold, extra cylinder or some such) When the Cabela's price goes back up, automatically yours is worth more.

November 22, 2010, 04:02 PM
The extra cylinders would be used in the 5 1/2" gun

November 22, 2010, 04:33 PM
I have one and I like it.