Was strolling through Cabelas yesterday and succumbed to the temptation. :surrender: They had stock arrival and at the sale price for a steel frame I just couldn't pass it up after reading more and more lately in this section of the forum. I went from, 'maybe I'll get a revolver to go with my flintlock eventually...' straight to, '...at that price how can I not!!!' Being they only got one in of that model I was considering it essentially nudged me right over the edge. Before taking the soon to be mine Pietta 1851 Navy steel frame to the register, I took some time and inspected it out of the box (very much like the fact the home furnishing area has couches with coffee tables... :grin: ) to avoid any potential pitfalls due to getting a bad example of their work. I could not have been any more pleased. From what I've read, in the past even with recent increases in machining quality and quality control, while the arbors generally were fitted properly for their pistols, Pietta bolt to cylinder fitment was sometimes suspect. This example showed none of the issues. All six recesses in the cylinder accepted the bolt cleanly with a tiny, tiny smudge of rotational play while locked up. Timing of the hand/cylinder/hammer interaction was spot on also, with the hammer landing nice and centered on each nipple. Even the wedge was installed properly, with only moderate force, compared to stories I read that a hydraulic ram must have been used on other buyers pistols. Disassembly for initial thorough cleaning at home revealed zero new surprises, the only comments I have are I think they test fired one cylinder and neglected to clean it as there was a tiny bit of surface rust in that cylinder; not a big deal for me, but had this pistol sat on a shelf for a while the rust might have gotten worse. (Though the pistol was packed in a plastic bag and well coated in oil all over elsewhere) The nipples also seemed to be a bit on the dirty side; I removed them all and washed them out in isopropyl alcohol to flush any debris/grease that was in them. Reinstalled them with some anti sieze to make cleaning or replacement easier down the road. Otherwise everything looked just as well made and spot on when disassembled as when I looked it over in the store. (Fwiw, I mic'd the bolt tip and all six cylinder recesses to confirm the lockup would mate up good) So, long story short, Pietta is putting out some really impressive pistols for incredible pricing. If you are considering it, and my purchase reflects the status quo for their product nowadays, then I think it's a no brainer to just jump on in! Oh, and an extra nod goes to Cabelas; thanks for giving me $20 just for signing up for your Visa. It brought the actual price of this lovely pistol down to $199!! :grin: E.