Pietta`s Spiller & Burr

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Just recently made this video from the COLD Norwegian woods.
Seems like the Pietta Spiller & Burr can hold up good against any other percussion revolver.
Works flawless and shoots POA. A good one in deed..!

Nice video. One reason that they went with the Whitney design is because the factory they purchased was already set up with much of the equipment to produce a Whitney style revolver so it just made sense. I also believe that your front sight may have been modified by the original owner which is why it shoots closer to POA. Most factory Spiller and Burr revolvers have a small cone shaped sight that shoots notoriously high unless a taller blade sight or cone is installed. Norway looks beautiful by the way!
 
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Nice video. One reason that they went with the Whitney design is because the factory they purchased was already set up with much of the equipment to produce a Whitney style revolver so it just made sense. I also believe that your front sight may have been modified by the original owner which is why it shoots closer to POA. Most factory Spiller and Burr revolvers have a small cone shaped sight that shoots notoriously high unless a taller blade sight or cone is installed. Norway looks beautiful by the way!
You`re absolutely right, and so I also say in the video. I did not think that my friend the previous owner had changed the front sight, but he sure did and it came out right,,! I am thinking of defarbing it, what do yaàll think ?
 
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You`re absolutely right, and so I also say in the video. I did not think that my friend the previous owner had changed the front sight, but he sure did and it came out right,,! I am thinking of defarbing it, what do yaàll think ?
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Personal choice. My self I like new and shiny. Never cared for dull and drab. 😊
 

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It can still look new and shiny but without those unsightly modern Italian markings. Or it can be antiqued. I would defarb it to make it more period correct. I plan to do mine soon.
 
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Great Video, I'll check out the youtube channel. We were just talking about Brass
in another thread. Some early reproductions were made with soft brass.
Once called gun metal, brass can be made tough--as you said harder. Pietta,
today,makes a strong brass frame in my experience. I think the Confederate brass
was weaker than Union brass due to less copper-- Today, the Italian people
and American (Henry) make tough brass. I think over time it is better, because
metallurgy has advanced. One thing is undisputed-the beauty of brass.
 

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Lucky for you to live in Norway, for many reasons, one of which is that you can do what you like with a gun, it seems. Here in UK is is an offence to remove 'unsightly proof marks, makers' names and serial numbers from a replica gun of any kind.

Mind you, the re-enactment movement here is nothing like as fearsomely intense and bureaucratic about HC as those shooters in the US of A.
 

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Once called gun metal, brass can be made tough.
Not so, Sir. Gun metal, also known as red brass in the United States, is a type of bronze; an alloy of copper, tin and zinc. Proportions vary but 88% copper, 8–10% tin, and 2–4% zinc is an approximation. It was originally used chiefly for making guns and cannon, hence the name.
 

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