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Offline ssb73q

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Pietta 1851 Pepperbox
« on: September 24, 2014, 12:27:37 PM »
Hi, just a note to let you know that DGW has the Pietta 1851 Pepperbox in stock, see:

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?products_id=16989

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Re: Pietta 1851 Pepperbox
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 12:36:22 PM »
Would love to have one.
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Re: Pietta 1851 Pepperbox
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 12:43:34 PM »
Would love to have one.

Hi Kaeto, the price seems right, but I would be more interested if it was a .44 and had a birdshead grip.

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Re: Pietta 1851 Pepperbox
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 02:53:55 PM »
Hmm.  So apparently there's no rifling?  They don't say, nor do the reviewers.  Anyway, rifling would strain the cylinder stop bolt to some extent...

One reviewer expressed concern that a one tenth inch thick cylinder retainer nut might not hold up, but since the cylinder recoils away from the nut, it would hold up fine.  There's no stress on it to speak of.

Now; who's going to be the first to replace the arbor with a longer one, and install a modified barrel so as to end up with an extended cylinder, regular revolver-- A sort of "36 caliber Walker" if you will?  Hmm?  If hadn't just spent thousands for some new siding on the house, and an antique cider mill rebuild, I think I'd be ordering one for that purpose right now.  They make 12" carbine barrels for those too.  Cimarron lists them.  Just sayin'.

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Re: Pietta 1851 Pepperbox
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 11:00:03 PM »
There's something you don't see everyday...
and they even left the barrel alignment pins on the frame for you...
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Re: Pietta 1851 Pepperbox
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2014, 04:22:17 AM »
With nothing to support the arbor I don't see it lasting very long.
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Re: Pietta 1851 Pepperbox
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2014, 05:56:15 PM »
I don't care for it. My '51 snubbie isn't all that much longer and I would think somewhat lighter and easier to carry (holster). Just my opinion.

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Re: Pietta 1851 Pepperbox
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2014, 07:12:52 PM »
Hmm.  So apparently there's no rifling?  They don't say, nor do the reviewers.  Anyway, rifling would strain the cylinder stop bolt to some extent...

One reviewer expressed concern that a one tenth inch thick cylinder retainer nut might not hold up, but since the cylinder recoils away from the nut, it would hold up fine.  There's no stress on it to speak of.

Now; who's going to be the first to replace the arbor with a longer one, and install a modified barrel so as to end up with an extended cylinder, regular revolver-- A sort of "36 caliber Walker" if you will?  Hmm?  If hadn't just spent thousands for some new siding on the house, and an antique cider mill rebuild, I think I'd be ordering one for that purpose right now.  They make 12" carbine barrels for those too.  Cimarron lists them.  Just sayin'.

That would be ridiculous.  And awesome.   {:(