Nickel Plated vs. Solid Stainless Steel?: My magnet stuck to this gun...
I bought this gun and noticed it didnt pass the "magnet-test", meaning the magnet stuck to the gun indicating a high % of nickel (a solid stainless product will not allow a magnet to adhere). Can you please confirm from Pietta what the exact composition is for this make/model? What % is nickel? (as Nickel can be added to the stainless plating process --added as nickel chloride) . Alot of people are purchasing this expecting durability of true stainless, vs. nickel plating.
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on Pietta Model 1858 New Army Stainless Steel .44 Caliber Revolver
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The Pietta Model 1858 New Army Stainless Steel .44 Caliber Revolver, Item # IK-21-0084, is made with different types of stainless steel as each part needs different hardening and treatments. However there is stainless steel that contain carbon fibers, this is the reason why a magnet adheres to it. This revolver is not plated, this is stainless steel.
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half nickel and half stainless steel. Made for durability and good firing. Don't go near magnets. There are no magnetism in gun ranges anywhere. So, no problem
Country: United States
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