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Old February 13, 2008, 09:41 PM   #8
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Not to hijack your thread but when I got my 5.5" barreled Pietta 1858 New Army a few months back I bought 2 spare Percussion cylinders to go along with it, they all work flawlessly on it with no timing issues nor accuracy differences "that would really matter" averaging 2.5" to 3" groups at 25 yards, but when I tried any of my cylinders in my 22 year old 8" barreled Pietta 1858 New Army I found that the Bolt cuts are larger on the new cylinders than on the older gun & that when at ready fire position the new cylinders can rock back & forwards just a touch which could cause accuracy issues.

Don't get me wrong, I love both my Piettas but the older gun will have to just shoot it's orriginal cylinder unless I buy a bolt & smith it in & buy a new cylinder for it too.
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