Pietta 1873 Percussion

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So, I received my Pietta 1873 SAA .44 C&B from Dixie. Feels good in the hand, although the action did need a little work (Deburring and polishing) and I did install a spring kit, but timing seems to be pretty good. Very nice over all. I decided to fit a set of white pearl grips to it, so I cut them down, sanded, formed and polished them back out. Being as the original was a one piece grip, it does not have an indexing pin in the frame to align the two piece. Therefore, I had to make spacers and epoxy them in place. Then I started thinking that the white pearl was a little too plain, so I changed the color. I will see how she performs in a few days or so.
 

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1873 is after the forums 1865 cut off date so I'm closing this thread.

I would delete it entirely but we do allow the Ruger Old Army to be discussed on the forum. I might mention, the Old Army has a loading lever on it similar to the ones in use on most cap & ball revolvers.
This thing looks just like the later guns we don't talk about on the forum. :(
 
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