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Please talk me out of a 1861 Navy

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As far as Midway and free shipping, if you can wait, they usually offer free shipping 3 or 4 times a month. I received notifications twice on free shipping last week. Love it that they include free shipping on bullets and balls if the order is over $49.
The last free shipping notification I got said over $100 but still it’s free shipping specially when buying bullets or loaded ammo. Like you said, they have the free shipping offers regularly.
 
Sam Colt supposedly said the 1861 Navy was the prettiest firearm he ever designed. Looking at mine on the desk right now, I'd have to agree.
He was wrong…
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With all due respect…
 
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That's funny... the only difference I see between the 1860 and 1861 is the hole thru the middle.

I got to handle an original 1861, was made in '67. Of course the family history was he carried it thru the ACW.
It was in 98% mechanical condition, a fine weapon. I didn't have ama 36 ammo or we could have shot it!!

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I just bought two revolvers an Uberti 1851 London Navy and a Pietta 1860 Army and thought I was good but I just say a Taylor and Company Uberti 18601 Navy on sale and I'm really thinking of buying it but just not sure I need another revolver. I also have an Pietta 1851 Navy and a Pietta 1858 NMA Remington.
So I need help talking me out of buying another revolver.
You're in the wrong place pal!
 
A Navy Arms 1861 bought in the 70's is what started my addiction. It has 0.373" diameter chambers. Drilled out a Lee 9mm round nosed mold with a 3/8" drill bit. Rolled a bevel on the bases to assist swaging the bullets into position. It shoots with authority and accuracy that are surprising to all who first meet it.

A while back picked up one of the shorty barrel versions of the same piece. I'd love to have it rebored to .41 caliber but oh well, there's other fish to fry.
 
That's funny... the only difference I see between the 1860 and 1861 is the hole thru the middle.

I got to handle an original 1861, was made in '67. Of course the family history was he carried it thru the ACW.
It was in 98% mechanical condition, a fine weapon. I didn't have ama 36 ammo or we could have shot it!!

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Well, that and the little 1851 grip frame keeps me from being a big fan.. my wife’s Uberti Navy, tuned up by the outlaw kid…
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That's funny... the only difference I see between the 1860 and 1861 is the hole thru the middle.

I got to handle an original 1861, was made in '67. Of course the family history was he carried it thru the ACW.
It was in 98% mechanical condition, a fine weapon. I didn't have ama 36 ammo or we could have shot it!!

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The other difference is the length and come other dimensions of the grip frame. 1861’s are the same as the 1851’s nearly… and that’s a beautiful example!
 
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