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PIETTA Pietta Model 1858 New Army .36 Caliber Black Powder Revolver

The Pietta Model 1858 New Army .36 Caliber single-action Black Powder Revolver is a shortened highly realistic reproduction of the Remington® Model 1858. It includes a steel frame, polished brass trigger guard for style and classic good looks, octagonal barrel and walnut grips to complete this timeless revolver. Easily removable, replaceable cylinders make reloading extremely fast. Barrel length: 6.5”. OAL: 13.33”. Wt: 2.75 lbs.
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Is it correct that the .34 caliber version is 2 lb 12 oz, while the .44 caliber version is 2 lb 9 oz?

Both have the shortened barrel.
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The Pietta Model 1858 New Army Police .36 Caliber revolver, item# 210072, does weight 2lb 9oz, while the Pietta New Army revolver in .44 caliber item # 215506, weighs 2lb 9 oz.
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What is a good load of triple 7 to use? Thanks

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The Cylinder will hold about 25 grains of powder. It is a very thick cylinder. It should handle this load of 777 easily.
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Will Cabela's offer this gun with a starter kit?

Most all other Pietta BP revolvers carried by Cabela's offer a starter kit. Wondering why it isn't offered for the .36 caliber bp revolver? Thanks.
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At this time our Pietta Model 1858 New Army Police .36 Caliber Revolvers, # IK-210072,
do not have a "Starter kit included" option as you stated. Until that option is available
we have a .36 caliber starter lit posted here: LINK http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabe...
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The Starter kits are actually pretty lousy... if you are going to get into shooting cap and ball revolvers you will HAVE to invest much more than the starter kits provide .. the starter kits get you shooting a bit easier but to really be a cap and baller you need to study up on the ins and outs of the process.. there is a lot of attention to detail involved with shooting cap and ball...these revolvers get CRUSTY with nasty gunk after a few dozen rounds.. they need to be completely dis assembled and cleaned often to retain the factory operating specs... if you don't like tinkering with,and taking stuff apart and cleaning guns...get a center fire pistol... just being honest..cap and ball isn't for everyone.... I like the process as I've nothing better to do ....cheers and happy shooting.. :)
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What holsters fit this gun?

The Triple K 1858 Remington is the style I am looking for but is only for 5 - 1/2" Barrel, this gun has 6 - 1/2" Barrel.
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1858 Remington holster for a 5 1/2" barrel is Item IK-217905 shown on the following link to it's page on the Cabela's web site:
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Trip...
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The 8 inch triple K holster designed for the .44 remington fits it but it leaves at least an inch of space between the tip of the muzzle and the bottom of the inside of the holster. On top around the frame it is a snug fit
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Is it Legal to add a Conversion Cylinder ?

Is it legal to Convert a Black Powder Revolver to a Cartridge firing Revolver ?, And what type of Cylinder will fit ? Will someone Please inform Me about how to find the rite Parts' and which Modifications' that will be required, and the tools'
to make the conversion Complete and safe ?
This Pietta Model 1858 New Army Police .36 Caliber
Revolver is Excellent by Itself , "BUT" If I Can Convert To Cowboy Action, It would Be A lot Of Fun! and I could add More Black Powder Revolvers'
to My Collection. I Love My Hobby! And Cabela's!
Can This Be Done?
Thank You For Your Consideration on this Topic.
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It is legal if you can legally own firearms. When disassembled or using percussion cylinders they are not legally considered a firearm. Assembled with a cartridge conversion cylinder it is a firearm. The 44 cal revolvers convert to 45 LC and the 36 cal revolvers convert to 38. Uberti and Pietta cylinders are not interchangeable so be sure to purchase the one for your model revolver, caliber, and manufacturer. If the conversion cylinder you choose is the brand that comes with a loading gate you will need a Dremel or equivalent tool with the sanding drum to remove metal for cutting a loading channel to the loading gate, then re-blue the cut channel. The 36 cal conversion cylinder make a great 38 special. Just search the internet for the conversion cylinder to fit your revolver model, caliber and manufacturer.
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Cabela’s makes no representations or provides no legal advice that any item is legal to purchase or possess in your location. Please check with your local authorities to confirm legality in your area.
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Can .38 cal. conversions cylinders be safely used in this revolver?

If so, would one use .38 special cowboy loads?
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yes!! a conversion cylinder can and aways are
safe. they use 38 special cowboy ammo.
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No. The hammer ain't designed for a centerfire or rimfire cartridge and the back of the frame ain't designed for a cartridge cylinder
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Is this a steel or brass frame

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This is a steel frame with a brass trigger guard.

This is a very strong design.
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The Pietta Model 1858 New Army Police .36 Caliber Revolver, item # IK-210072, has a steel frame.
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It is STEEL. These are tough little guns.
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The two I own have a steel frame with a brass trigger guard. I think the brass works will with skn oils to keep the gun looking great.
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Can these revolvers be DRY-FIRED?

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While the manufacturer doesn't specifically mention prohibition of dry firing, they don't tell you the proper size of caps to use, either, so it may be an oversight to have omitted this info.

Every time you drop the hammer on a capped nipple, the cap buffers the strike a little. The fear of dry firing is that there can be a peening effect upon hitting a bare nipple end. You could then remove all nipples and dress the peening on a lathe, but it's not only extra work, but can alter the taper dimensions on the nipple, causing cap fit problems.

There are tougher nipples available, such as stainless steel, or the Treso Ampco (ultra hard bronze) but they are expensive enough that I don't dry fire them, either.
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Absolutely not. You can damage the nipples and the hammer
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I wouldn't recommend dry fireing any gun, even a
black powder gun as it will ruin the cones by mushrooming the ends out. that meens the caps wont fit rite and youll end up having to replace the cones.
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I would not recommend Dry Firing these revolvers as it will result in direct contact between the hammer and the nipples. Unlike many pistols where the hammer hits a spring loaded device that engages a firing pin, these revolvers make contact right at the point where the "rubber meets the road" and dry firing may result in damage to the nipples. The nipples may become disfigured and no longer accept the caps, or the surface area of the nipple might get compromised so that there is not enough area of impact to fire the cap when struck by the hammer.
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Never dry fire this gun. You will ruin the nipples
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The Pietta Model 1858 New Army Police .36 Caliber Revolver, item # IK:210072, can be damaged by dry firing without a percussion cap over the nipple.
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I was taught at a very young age to never dry fire any kind of weapon pistol,rifle,or black powder I did it one time and a butt whoopin happened never have done it since......
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