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PIETTA Pietta Model 1858 New Army Stainless Steel .44 Caliber Revolver

Exactly like the .44-caliber New Army 1858, but this model is made from rigid, tough and easy-to- maintain stainless steel with a brass trigger guard. Barrel length: 8". Overall length: 14". Weight: 2 lbs., 11 oz.
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What diameter ball goes with this gun?

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The Pietta Model 1858 New Army Stainless Steel .44 Caliber Revolver uses a .451 diameter ball.
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I shoot .454 pure lead round balls in my Stainless Steel Pietta 1858 New Army revolvers. You can cast these yourself, but I buy my round balls from Cabela's, along with lubricated under powder wads. Even when using lubricated wads, always put grease in the chamber mouths before shooting to eliminating the chance of sparks jumping between chambers, causing what is a "chain fire". Have fun, but be safe.
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You buy a 451 dia. swagged ball. Hornady makes the Best Soft lead balls. You could make your own with LEE Round Ball Molds, but be aware that if you do not use PURE LEAD you will have problems loading the balls, and could possibly damage the loading lever.
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.454 fit well with a nice round shaving when seating
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.454
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.451 lead ball.
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what primer size do they use?

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Pietta Model 1858 New Army Stainless Steel .44 Caliber Revolver, Item: IK-210084, uses a #10 cap.
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I had excellent results with Remington size 10 caps.
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#10 or #11, both will work, I use #10
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#10 remington caps fit perfect
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The Nipples are designed to use either #10 or #11 caps. However if you use #11 caps you will have to bend the open end slightly to keep the cap seated on the nipple. So the Best cap would have to be a #10. And if you use a #10 cap, you may find yourself having to pull the fired caps back off the nipples.
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I use cci #10
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I want to get a conversion cylinder for my 44 Remington black powder, but I don't know the manufacturer of my gun, how do I know what cylinder to ord

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At this time Cabela's does not carry conversion cylinders for black powder revolvers. Your revolver may have markings on the barrel/receiver which indicate who the manufacturer of the gun is.
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R&D Guns, sells a conversion cylinder for the Blued version, they may have one for stainless as well.

There is a company called Buffalo Bills Shooting Store in Orlando FL that sells for R&D, and can put you in touch with them.
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Buy Pietta conversion cylinder. It will allow your CB gun to fire .45cal long colt cowboy ammo.
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Most of these are made for a MODEL of a gun. 1858 Remington, 1851 Navy, etc. etc. They "may" or "may not" require some "fitting" if not made by the company that made the revolver.
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What size ball is recommended? .451 or .454?

I've heard of people using both sizes. Is it a matter of preference, or is one more appropriate?
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It is recommended that you use the .451" diameter ball with the Pietta Model 1858 New Army Stainless Steel .44 Caliber Revolver, item number IK-210084.
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the documents that come w/ the gun recommend .451
Tthe .451 has a pretty snug fit, same w/ all my other
Pietta revolvers.
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For the .44 Cal Pietta 1858 use .451

The .454 are for .45 Calibers like the Ruger Old-Army. Technically you "can" use either because the lead get shaved off the ball when you load....you would be wasting lead using the larger ball and it would be harder to ram into the cylinder because of the excess lead.
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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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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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Magnetic Properties.

Most people assume that stainless steel is not magnetic. Is this true?

There are multiple alloy combinations that make up stainless steel. From a metalugy point of view, stainless steel is divided into two main types: Ferritic and Martensitic stainless steels. According to a great article on Wikipedia on stainless steel, "There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels virtually non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, more carbon is added. With proper heat treatment, these steels are used for such products as razor blades, cutlery, and tools."

Other alloys, however, remain magnetic. Some people think that you can determine if a metal is stainless by using a magnet to determine if the metal has a magnetic attraction or not. This is simply not true.
• Ferritic and Martensitic stainless steels ARE magnetic.
• Austenitic stainless steels are non-magnetic.
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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
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Can black powder Pellets be used?

Is it safe and/or permitted to use preformed Pyrodex or other black powder pellet-style charges instead of measured, loose powder or granules? Thanks!
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The Pietta Model 1858 New Army Stainless Steel .44 Caliber Revolver, item number IK-210084, may use the Pyrodex Pellets, item number IK-213724. Caution! Please use them according to the Black Powder load specifications.
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Yes u can use pellets. I use them all the time. It much cleaner and just right when fired.
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Only if they are marked for "Black Powder Pistols" Otherwise it is for Rifle/Shotgun only.

Hodgdon sells 30 grain cap and ball pellets for Pistols but I have not used it.

Remember Pistols take FFF or (P) powder...Rifles use FF or (RS)
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can bullets with sabots be used in black powder revolvers

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NO! NEVER! This would be a disaster if you tried. Don't do it. Soft lead ball or conicals only!!!!
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