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Old August 12, 2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Just ordered a Pietta 1860 Army

I got a $200 bonus at work and one of the places we could spend it was Cabela's. So of course I used it towards a Pietta 1860 Army!

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Old August 12, 2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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So of course I used it towards a Pietta 1860 Army!
What, you have a problem with 1858 NMA's? Or 1851 Army/Navy? Why "Of course" a Pietta 1860? what about Uberti, Pedersoli, or the late ASM???

Ahhh, just messin' with ya Hope you have lots of fun with it!
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Old August 12, 2013, 09:57 AM   #3
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That is cool man. My good friend and I did the same. A trip to cabelas and i ended up with the 1858 and he the 1860.
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Old August 12, 2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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Good job, you two....

No better way to spend 200 bucks.
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Old August 12, 2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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I've already got a Pietta 1858 New Army Remington that I bought for N-SSA competition. Everyone waved me off of the 1860 army because of it's open frame and wedge-dependent barrel/cylinder gap.

But I love the look and feel of the 1860 Army. So now I have one!

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Old August 12, 2013, 05:21 PM   #6
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The wedge on a Pietta won't change the cylinder gap and the open top is perfectly fine with bp pressures. I much prefer the Colt design over the Remington.
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Old August 12, 2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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So of course I used it towards a Pietta 1860 Army!
Well, of course. I would have expected no less of you. Good job!!!!
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Old August 12, 2013, 06:00 PM   #8
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I have both the Colt and the Remington in the Pietta. Why? They are new. No wear and tear other than my own.
And they make a good contrast, one then the other for shooting.
That's my goal or quest for this decade, maybe. New stuff.
Except maybe for some new old stuff.
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Old August 14, 2013, 01:21 PM   #9
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Lookie what the UPS guy brought me today!

http://imgur.com/a/6jozs



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Old August 14, 2013, 01:27 PM   #10
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Oh Yeah!

Wow!

Get some caps!

Quick!

Gets some powder! Holy crap. Grab the bullets
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Old August 14, 2013, 01:47 PM   #11
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Oh I've got plenty of powder, caps, and balls from my 1858 Remy. I'll take it to the range this weekend.

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Old August 14, 2013, 05:03 PM   #12
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Old August 14, 2013, 05:11 PM   #13
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Now that's pretty!
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Old August 14, 2013, 06:11 PM   #14
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The 1860's lines are just sooo graceful. I'm a top strap guy, got lots of remys, but that has me wanting an inferior gun...
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Old August 14, 2013, 09:19 PM   #15
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^^^^^^ what he said. Got a thing for Remmies, but the '60 sure is nice looking. Enjoy!
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Old August 14, 2013, 11:54 PM   #16
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That is some kind of pretty there...

You will enjoy it.


I started off with remmy's, and still like them.

But the FEEL of the colt is better.
I have a pietta 1860 steel framed .44 and love it.
The best feeling one is my 1861 navy in .36. (Asm made)
Next would be my 1862 police in .36.
Then my 1860 army.

Yes I still shoot the remmy's, but not as much as the colt design.
It just points better

Which if you are having tin can races with friends, that matters..

Give us a range report when you shoot it!

This is what my asm 1861 does at 25 yards offhand.

As one guys signature says..
It just FEELS right...
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Old August 15, 2013, 07:55 AM   #17
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Holy cow! If my 1860 shoots like that out of the box I'll be using it for N-SSA competition instead of my 1858!

What is your load? What do you use for a filler, if anything, and lube?

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Old August 15, 2013, 08:51 PM   #18
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My load in the .36 caliber gun is a .38 special case filled with pyrodex RS, a felt wad I cut from an old wool cowboy hat, the wad is lubed with wonderlube and beeswax. All under a hand cast .36 caliber ball.
And #11 Remington caps.

There is a photo of my pietta 1860 army .44 with its target.
Shot with 30gr of FF, a .lubed felt wad (same cowboy hat) cut using a .45 acp case sharpened with a rcbs case reamer.
And a Hornady swaged ball, and #11 Remington caps.
Same distance, .
6 shots.

6 o'clock hold.


Bone stock, no tweaking, just fired about 200 times.

45 Bravo

Yours hopefully will shoot similiar, when you find the load it likes.


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Old August 16, 2013, 08:16 PM   #19
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I took the afternoon off and shot my new 1860.

It seems to like 30 grains of 3F Shuetzen with cream of wheat filler.

Shoots about 8 inches high, but windage seems right.

I was shooting a .454 Hornady swaged round ball.

Pictures here:
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Old August 16, 2013, 08:53 PM   #20
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Nice shootin', fellas!!!! Now we need some playin' cards! The 1860 will do it!
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Old August 17, 2013, 09:53 PM   #21
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pretty good shooting there Steve, how many times did you fire it?
And what different loads did you try?

I don't use a filler, yes there is more freebore that way, but at this point in time I am not worrying about that..

After a while it will probably settle in more.

Did it consistently shoot high with all the loads?

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Old August 18, 2013, 12:45 AM   #22
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I tried 20, 25, and 30 grains 3F Shuetzen.

It consistently shot about 8" high.

My experience with my 1858 is no filler really kills accuracy.

I have not tried no filler with the 1860.

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Old August 18, 2013, 09:24 PM   #23
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I got the 1860 bug too just bought one on Gun Broker!
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Old August 18, 2013, 09:32 PM   #24
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Way to go, 44 Dave!
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Old August 18, 2013, 10:01 PM   #25
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Cool, photos please!,
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