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Old April 7, 2015, 04:03 PM   #26
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Well, I have a Pietta 1858, a Pietta 1860, and a Uberti Walker. I also have two garbage Pietta brass-framed .44 1851 "Navy" revolvers.

The Walker shoots best, followed by the 1858, and the 1860 shoots worst. I have not found a load workup that would make it acceptable for competition use.

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Old April 7, 2015, 04:19 PM   #27
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Have two Pietta 1860's and a 1851. Have enjoyed each of these for about 4 years or so and they continue to function as designed and each have proven to be very reliable.
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Old April 7, 2015, 04:57 PM   #28
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I got a pietta 1860 the end of 2014, but have not fired it much as I was working on my inline rifle learning curve. I found the 1860 to be accurate, but mine also experiences cap jams, probably due to cap suck by the slot in the hammer. Today I have filled the hammer slot with 2 part epoxy to see if that is indeed the problem. First time around I went rem nma, can’t say I regret the choice, but a sale price at cabelas helped me decide.
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Old April 7, 2015, 06:07 PM   #29
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I've always heard the Ubertis need the arbor issues fixed. I've not heard of any issues with the Pietta's. Is this so? And do all Uberti Colts have this issue (Walker and Police)?
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Old April 7, 2015, 06:09 PM   #30
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dr1445:

This is the only way to go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwrM7TE9eJI
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Old April 7, 2015, 06:23 PM   #31
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Man for a six year old thread it just doesn't go away.
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Old April 9, 2015, 11:17 AM   #32
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I have an Uberti and a Pietta 1860. Both work just fine, but the Pietta's wedge won't go all the way in, doesn't bother me wish I KNEW WHY.
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Old April 9, 2015, 04:48 PM   #33
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I have an Uberti and a Pietta 1860. Both work just fine, but the Pietta's wedge won't go all the way in, doesn't bother me wish I KNEW WHY
Its not supposed to. This is as far as it should go on the side opposite the screw.

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Old April 9, 2015, 08:57 PM   #34
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Just adding my 2¢ for what it is worth. I have owned both 2nd and 3rd Gen 1860 Army Colts, and they were [are] fine pistols, but the Pietta 1860 Army with a fluted cylinder that my brother bought back in the early 1990s is an excellent piece. I first fired it back in 1994 and found it to be very well made with a butter smooth action and he has had no problems with it over the years. Granted the bluing is not anywhere as nice as on my Colt’s, but it is actually a better handing and shooting pistol.
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Old April 10, 2015, 12:38 AM   #35
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I still have the two 1860 Pietta Colts that I had when this thread started and they are still going strong gave not had to replace anything on either one of them.
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Old April 10, 2015, 09:15 AM   #36
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Hey Hawgie, you made me go downstairs and look. The Pietta has the wrong wedge, something I knew about but never acted on and forgot. Guess I better go. online and find a correct one. The Uberti's wedge goes beyond the little clippy thing, and my 1851 sec. or third gen fits like in your pic. I was told the Navy was built by Armi San Marcos, but don't know for sure. Not sure about the Uberti Pocket Navy, still at Mike's, but will. check upon return.
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Old April 10, 2015, 08:27 PM   #37
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As the wedge wears from repeated disassembly it will go deeper but it will take awhile.
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Old April 11, 2015, 09:01 AM   #38
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I got it new and has less than 40 rounds down range. I've been shooting my remington Navy with Lee conicals. Nice and snappy and easier to clean.
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Old April 12, 2015, 10:16 AM   #39
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It shouldn't do that but wont hurt anything.
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Old November 11, 2018, 09:45 AM   #40
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Hmmmm. Now, this has got me confused. (Nothing unusual for me!). I always thought that the Uberti's were nicer in finish than Pietta but it seems to not be the case in this instance.

Come to think of it, I have a couple of Uberti Remingtons that take a bit of fiddling to get the cylinder back in.. So, I really have a strong hankering towards acquiring one of these Colt 1860 models. After reading this thread, it would seem like the Pietta might be the way to go. I favor reliability over only nicer looking in guns. What to do, what to do!
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Old November 11, 2018, 08:24 PM   #41
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For a nine year old thread this sucker just wont die.

The newer Uberti's are still pretty good and they don't have billboards plastered on the barrel like Pietta does. They still refuse to fix the short arbor issue tho. It's not that hard to fix but it does tip the scales in favor of Pietta IMO.
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Old November 11, 2018, 10:16 PM   #42
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Weird isn't it Hawg? I just read a reply I made several years ago that I had totally forgotten about.
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Old November 11, 2018, 10:38 PM   #43
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I'm getting decent with mine. I took 3 medals, including 2 gold at the N-SSA May 2018 Nationals with it. And last weekend I took 1st place 50 yard and 2nd place 25 yard with it. It is bone stock.
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Old November 11, 2018, 10:50 PM   #44
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Weird isn't it Hawg? I just read a reply I made several years ago that I had totally forgotten about.
Yep it will die off for two or three years but keeps getting resurrected.
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Old November 12, 2018, 10:30 AM   #45
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Your shovel must have a long handle to dig up thread this old! LOL

But a '60 Army is a good looking gun . . . . .
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Old November 13, 2018, 05:35 PM   #46
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Perhaps it boils down to brand loyalty and not knowing what I don’t know. I bought two uberti walkers and stuck in .45 colt kirst konvertors to fit my shooting style. I also have an uberti 1851 and an 1860 RM II from the factory as .38 spl. Never a glitch.
I know you might think apples and oranges but as I swing into black powder and c&b, I’ve learned about the uberti short arbor issues with the walkers and addressed that. I have two uberti arriving this week. An 1851 and 1860 percussion, knowing what I’m in for, I will do a full internal inspection and honing. Address any short arbor and swap the nipples.
Mind you, I’ve never fired a c&b yet (only shot black powder cartridge) and I think my first outting with the 4 cap guns is going to be an experience. Time to do some Josey Wales shootin’
To answer the question. Never had a mechanical issue with the uberti. I’ll let you know how true they shoot when I get everything together.
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Old November 14, 2018, 05:20 AM   #47
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Count me in the Pietta camp - nice looking and shooting guns for a good price.



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