View Full Version : 1851 brasser finish

January 28, 2013, 05:39 PM
What type of finish was typically used on the barrel and cylinder of 1851 brass framed revolvers? Blueing, browning, or something different?

January 28, 2013, 06:13 PM
There never was an 1851 brass frame. The closest was the Confederate Schneider & Glassick of which there are three known to exist, but only two have brass frames and I believe they were left in the white.

January 28, 2013, 06:32 PM
I did not know that. So my Pietta reproduction is not a reproduction of an actual weapon.

January 28, 2013, 07:08 PM
Sorry but no. The .44 Navies never existed either nor did any 44 on a brass frame. If yours is a .36 you can remove the cylinder scene and have an S&G tho. Pietta makes a lot of fantasy pieces.

January 28, 2013, 07:09 PM
Cool. Thanks for the information. Learn something new every day.

January 28, 2013, 07:11 PM
Authentic reproduction or not, it's still a blast to shoot.

January 28, 2013, 07:13 PM
Just don't overload it the brass frame wont take much pounding.

January 28, 2013, 07:25 PM
That's what I've heard. I've been using 15 gr of 777 in a .36. I've put maybe 350-400 rounds down range with not problems yet.

January 28, 2013, 11:28 PM
Don't worry guy, it's all for fun anyway. Some like the brass, some don't. As the experts here say, just keeps the loads low and you're golden...err Brass. :)

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