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Pietta Model 1860 Army .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver
We rock defense here today and we are. Going to load this is a new gun we just. Picked up we had it mail to us from. Midway usa this is an 1860 army replica. This is a pietà 44 calibers pretty nice. Gun we have never shot it before we're going to try it right now, so we're going to load her up and see how it does and. We'll get some video that we're going to try and shoot some hedge apples behind us a little harder targets to shoot so. Anyway we'll see how that goes our loader up right now here we go alright. First thing we're going to do we're. Going to measure out the powder I'm using real black powder go x. Go x in this jacket measures out 24. Greens so we're going to go to hell cock. Going to rotate a cylinder I'm. Going to open it up. I'm going to get some powders take some. Powder down close it traps 24 grains. We're going to pour it in one cylinder. We're going to put. A wad these are pre lube ones we're. Going to stick that on there and go to. The next cylinder we're going to allow. It all six a lot of times people slowly load by, but we're not going to be. Carrying it around all over the place today we're just going to load them and go shoot so and this does have safeties. There are some. There's a little space on the back of the cylinder where you can set. The hammer on there in a safe spot will. You all right now these are 44 calibers. Balls drop one in rotate it undertake. The loading rammed down. They're good ram it home gets a little. Wet get a little wet shading for it. Around shaved piece there. Even this is a five-inch sheriff's model. So it's a little shorter than some. Probably didn't exist and in the real. World. But we like it's actually very. Well-balanced very easy to handle my. Son's got the sheriff's model five inches in the 1851 navy this is an 1860 army. Midway usa good ships it rights to your house it just came in the mail took up to three days get to me okay. Those rings off there we are all ready. To go cylinders are all loaded and so. Hopefully you can see what. We've got they're kind of filming this myself it's. Kind of hard to figure out exactly where. We're at, but we're going to cap it now okays we're going to cap these nipples. Get some moen going on over here these guys wait till the last minute to mow. Their lawns i mode mine yesterday going. To put that on set it pulls it out leaves. That cap on there, so we're just going to rotate around and use this as an inline. Capper it just makes it nice for capping. These guns you know it. And it works pretty nice i mean. Everything else is slow with this so you. Now this is only kind of slow not real. Slow so but it's got a little spring. Down there holds them in till they're ready they slide down then you just. Strip them off okay and i push up. Down holds about ten or so push them down one pops out slide it on their rip it off. We'll make sure they're all on there. Good and tight these are number ten caps. All right we're capped up. Ready to go we're going to put it in a. Safe position is there's a there's a. Slot about a half cock. It was right between the. Two caps fit slipped in there clicked in. There that makes it safe that cylinders. Not going anywhere and it's not over a cap so it's not going to come forward and as they say bust a cap okay, so we're. Going to holster up now and shoot see. What we hit i used to have a cameraman. Why actually i had two cameramen one of. Then went back to college the other ones. Job moved him downstate so i can't. Convince my wife to be my other cameraman so i guess I'd help by myself. I see them try pots tilted here let's fix that i see a good cameraman will. Caught that so moral of the story. Don't let your cameraman run off on how. You stop that they kind of got their own lives i guess, so they're at anyway we're. Close here we're about probably about. Five about five yards so this is just. For a test we're going to shoot on those hedge apples down there and see what. We get and 1860 army ready to go to work. Five and a half inch or a sheriff's. Model this is called we'll see we'll see. How we go. We got a hedge apple. Oh. We're dead pretty good we'll shoot that. Pigman again that was pretty good all. Right so far so good this particular gun. Notice that when you fire it the cap. Sometimes gets stuck down here in the. Mechanism didn't have that problem with this one by 1851 navy has a real problem with. That and I'm going to try some new kind. Of nipples that exhaust the gases out. The side so it doesn't blow the hammer back and then blow the cap off but for. This one seems to work good, so we'll load up come back to it. Okay we've marked the target we put a. Little fluorescent pink on it down there just to give something to aim at and. We'll see where we're going i think. We're good to go and let's do it here we go 10 yards 10 yards. First shot looks like just a little bit high i will try again. I think it went to just about the same place, so we're just a tad high it's like. Drop it down aim at the bottom of the. Pink bowl yep they're all real. Consistent but just a little bit just a. Little bit high so now that i know where. It's shooting i think I'm going to go for the hedge apples from 10 yards i got should have three should have. Three rounds left not rounds three balls left rear balls. Not rounds round balls that's what they. Are all right lads zoom down there. Okay that's a pretty good gives you a. Pretty good idea that was the pink i was. Shooting at and you can see three holes. The elevations all holding just about. Right the wind age is pretty good fact. The wind age is right on it's just a tad high but that's pretty normal for these. Guns just being a tad high so i think. What we're going to do is we're going to. Go for the hedge apples from 10 yards of. Course i cheated a little bit i piled them up too high pile them up too high. Give me a bigger target all right thing. I can hit those let's give her a try i got three shots to try it from 10 to 10 yards is 30 feet by the way. Not that way. This is a pietà reproduction nice wood. Grips you see it's got brass there on the trigger guard the receiver is steel. And it's got a color case-hardened and. There's the barrel it's a little dirty. Right now since we've been shooting that bit nice guy very nice guy and it was. Like two hundred and fifty-nine dollars or something like that brand-new. From a midway usa they sent it rights to. My house pretty nice black powder. Doesn't require federal firearms license, and so they can send it rights to your house showed up on my door came home. After work picked it up pretty nice huh. And sounds nice to listen to this oh. Well it's jammed with off those old caps. In there that's what happens that's what. Happens when you shoot a bunch of air. There we go alright now let's try that. Again alright now listen. So anyway nice gun it's a obviously an. 1861 army colt army replica and very. Sweet i like this barrel length because it's very easy to handle balanced very. Well balanced and it's already kind of front heavy gun but you shave a couple. Inches off that front barrel and it's an even more balanced so i really like. And the price is right so anyway i hope. You liked this video we had fun time making it, and we will. See you later.
Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver
All right today whether you're viewing the pieta replica colt 1851 this here's. The brass frame version now first thing. It is not loaded you can see all the. Chambers are empty now in this video I'm. Going to be referring to it as the colt. Now obviously this is a perfect replica. First of all colt didn't make the brass. Frames unison griswold did and they. Didn't make them in 44 and this is a 44. It's the black powder only 44 calibers. And then on the other side piano made in. Italy and then you've got your proof marks now I'll be referencing the other. Piano got my own which is right here. This is the 1851 army there'll be a link. To this gum a quick review of that. In the description and right here so if. You're interested in this one go check it out i will be making some references. To that gun because they're made by the same manufacturer, and they have some. Similarities and some obvious differences i know let's get on to this. One it's going to load similarly to any. Other black-powder handgun you'd fill. The cylinder here fill it with whatever. Powder charge you're using put a lead ball on top rotate it over and then. Compress the chamber the ramrod. Here the functions the same as you know. The Remington army and the other coal. Broncos and that you pull this tab back and then it releases from this notch. Here I've had some problems with this loading system only because it's such a. Short loading rod the barrel is 5 inches it's the. Sheriff's sheriff's model but the. Loading rod is so short that you don't get a lot of leverage making it. Difficult to load especially if you're using an oversized lead ball i use 454. Caliper balls because i like the tight. Seal that they produce they are a bit of. A pain to get in here so don't expect to. Use your bare hand on this rod you're gonna need to use a piece of cloth or. You know wrap your sleeve over your hand. Because this could cut you off pretty badly the machining on this gun is. Actually quite nice for the most part. You know all the edges are nice and clean they're not too sharp there is one really sharp edge though right here for. Whatever reason the recoil shield here has a really sharp edge so I'm. Gonna take that down with some sandpaper just to make it so it's not gonna cut me. Other than that all these edges are real nice real clean the finish is as well. Really very nice the loading mechanism. And hammer as well as the trigger all have a case-hardened finish the bluing. Is deep rich and there aren't any there. Aren't any speckled sponsor any light. Areas the brass is also very nice it has. An almost mirror polish to it when it's new this one has gotten a little bit of. A patina on it which happens with the brass but it can be easily cleaned up with brass oh or any other type of brass. Polish but once again the machining is. Nice the edges are clean and it all. Looks real well put together the grips. Themselves are actually one solid piece. It's not two separate grip panels it's. One piece that goes through the. Brass frame i believe they're made out of walnut it sure looks and feels like walnut but i. Do think they put a little stain on here so it may be a similar hardwood as you. Can see my has some dings and dents on. It i actually purchased this secondhand. But it was on fired and we were just. Collecting these i paid 130 for it but you can still get. These online brand-new from cabala's the. Regular price is right around $199 but. They often go on sale and that's when. You can get them for you know like 150. Around that area now like with the 1851. My grips are not perfectly fitted there. Are some edges that are slightly higher. Then the metal and it creates a bit of a an edge it's especially bad underneath. Here but i plan to modify these grips to. Have a much better fit i do have a video on how to do that once again that'll be in the description if you're interested it's a slightly different process with this type of gun but for the most part the same steps are. Involved this can actually is a really nice ergonomics especially for such an old design the grip feels great in your. Hand and i know pietà enlarges the. Little tail down here but it actually makes the gun feel real nice i have. Pretty average size hands so you know. Those of you who have much bigger hands may not find it quite as comfortable but i certainly like it the nice thing about. This compared to a lot of other single. Action revolvers of the time is that the you don't have to adjust your grip at all to pull the hammer back you know. Right where am i this is where i hold it if i was shooting it the hammers right. Here i don't have to move my grip at all. Whereas on the 1858 i do have to adjust. My grip a little bit to reach the hammer it's all within reaching distance now. This is a little bit more front-heavy it. Actually weighs a little less than the 1858 replica but it is a good amount. More front heavy probably due to the. Fact that the whole barrel assembly is all heavy steel on this there's a big. Chunk of metal here but it's still. Pretty comfortable points very nicely and it just has really good ergonomics. Now let's talk about the action the. Action on this gun is real smooth it's. Nice a much smoother than the 1858 even. Without the adjustable spring tension on. That one you can change the tension of the hammer spring this one you can't but. It's actually a perfect weight. To it's not too hard to activate but. It's not so light that the hammer is bouncing back when it hits the cap the. Reliability however is just not quite. The same since it's an open-top the caps. Are more likely to get back in between. The hammer and the frame which can cause some serious malfunctions the trigger pull is real nice it's a very light. Trigger short trigger pull and a crisp. Crisp trigger break it's a very narrow. Trigger though much like a single action. Army handgun or other cult single actions the trigger is actually also a. Little set to the left it's not perfectly centered in the trigger guard. And you can see here that it is actually. Offset to the left way you use the sights as there are no sights when the. Hammers forward like pulling back the. Hammer and then lining it up with the small post in the front. It's not the most reliable sighting. System but it works mine actually. Shoots about six seven inches high so I'm gonna take down the sights a little bit in the rear to get a better sight. Picture and to bring my shots on. Target now while i will be doing this modification i won't be making a video about it because another youtuber. Duelist has a really good video on how. To take this down essentially what you do is you deepen the knotch with a dremel or small file and then you. Shave off the top with a file and it. Lowers the rear sight. Most of the replicas actually have a. Taller front post but this gun doesn't for whatever reason and i think that's. What kind of contributes to the point of aim being so high I'll be doing a. Separate disassembly video for this gun but essentially what you have to do is punch out this wedge and then the barrel. Will slide off the front and then you. Can take the cylinder off all in all it's a really nice piece i highly recommend these pianos no matter which model you get they're really well-built. They shoot nice and they're just nice to. Look at their good-looking good. Looking designs good-looking weapons if. You'd like to see this gun in action I'll have a video up pretty soon I'll. Post that in the description I'm also going to do a nice comparison video between this and the 1858 kind of. Really in-depth video for those of you. That are debating whether to buy one or the other that'll give you some good information. If you have any other questions just. Leave a comment if you want to see more. Videos just check out my channel i have more videos about these guns and plenty others they do for modifications shooting tests comparison videos things. Of that nature it's all coming up.