OK My 1860 came in from Midway usa. 44 cal 8" barrel steel frame $289. With shipping and tax $323. It has a Traditions box. I don't know how to tell the distributor. The box says Midway. I'm impressed ,I can't see a single thing wrong. Finnish is as good as any cap and ball revolver I have seen. Here are some stats.As everyone knows the devil is in the details. Timing is real good.The bolt comes up just before lining up with the notch. Cylinder gap a tight .003. Barrel groove .445 dia. Cylinder dia .446. A .001 difference and the right way.These are good measurements using a snap gauge and mike. The wedge came out with only the normal effort with with a wooden drift and plastic hammer.Barrel removed with normal effort. Arbor bottomed out with light taps on the wedge with the plastic hammer ,all the way through to the other side and with some space to go. That's how I got to the .003 cylinder gap. Two good ones in a row from Midway. If you guys have questions ,I will try to answer.
So, it sounds like yours being distributed by Traditions is the only difference. You got the same kind of timing I did, too. Mine, however, has a minor scrape on one of that lands, which doesn't affect accuracy or cleaning any. It just irks me to see it in there. It's practically invisible when there's a coat of Frog Lube in the barrel as I punch the bore to purify it after a range session, but it becomes visible again when I run the dry patches through.
I suppose the only saving grace on that note, after reading about how you got basically the same revolver as I did for less, is that I only paid $26 more than your shipped coat for mine. I'm hoping that that light scrape will get filled in with lead over time and end up effectively disappearing so I don't have to look at it anymore.
Congratulations on a great purchase!