Gun Porn- Bought the Pietta 1873

bullsi1911bullsi1911 ModeratorPosts: 9,689 Senior Member
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,624 Senior Member
    She is defintely a looker! Looking forward to the range report. I would like a nice single action shooter in .45 Colt, one like that just might be the ticket.
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,718 Senior Member
    Hmmmmmmmm..........


    According to my computer you posted this at 6.07am yesterday
    Anyone have one of these?

    Cabelas Pietta 1873



    Any thoughts, cautions, etc? I don't have a single Single Action in my collection, so I was thinking of picking on up in .357 Mag.

    And then followed up with this at 9.20am................
    They have one at Cabelas down the street. I may pick one up tomorrow

    Today you post up pics of the new gun at 3.02 pm...................

    There are certain formal rules for this place and then there are the 'unwritten rules that have evolved over time.

    One of the 'unwritten' rules is that you must give the enablers here a chance to 'enable'. If you dont, it could become one of those skills that doesnt get passed on and subsequently disappears from our little part of the interwebs.
    By not allowing the enablers to 'ply their trade' you are also depriving the 'newbies' of a valuable learning experience.


    For Petes sake!!!!!!!! Give the enablers a chance!!!

    Awesome pics.........looks like a handy little piece for the 'collection'.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,942 Senior Member
    Right pretty
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  • farm boyfarm boy Senior Member Posts: 987 Senior Member
    That is right nice looking. Your pictures make it look a lot better. I look forward to the range report.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Purty!!!
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,391 Senior Member
    ****, now I want one...
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  • bhl2506bhl2506 Senior Member Posts: 1,847 Senior Member
    NNNiiiicccceeeee!! If it shoots as good as it looks you'll have a winner. :yousuck:
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,689 Senior Member
    Tim- They have one at the counter at Cabelas in .45 Colt. It'a $378 out the door.

    Wambli- Thanks!

    Orchid- it as almost 24 hours. you had a chance ;)

    NN- Thanks!

    Farm Boy- Hopefully I'll get to the range this week.

    Zee- Thanks!

    SS3- They are on sale...

    BHL- I hope it does!
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    Hmmmmmmmm..........


    According to my computer you posted this at 6.07am yesterday



    And then followed up with this at 9.20am................



    Today you post up pics of the new gun at 3.02 pm...................

    There are certain formal rules for this place and then there are the 'unwritten rules that have evolved over time.

    One of the 'unwritten' rules is that you must give the enablers here a chance to 'enable'. If you dont, it could become one of those skills that doesnt get passed on and subsequently disappears from our little part of the interwebs.
    By not allowing the enablers to 'ply their trade' you are also depriving the 'newbies' of a valuable learning experience.


    For Petes sake!!!!!!!! Give the enablers a chance!!!

    Awesome pics.........looks like a handy little piece for the 'collection'.

    Completely agree, the lack of enabling around here lately is shameful. i feel like the last of the Mohicans or something. Sung to the tune of Car 54, Weatherby where areee youooo!
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,624 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Tim- They have one at the counter at Cabelas in .45 Colt. It'a $378 out the door.

    Ohhhhh you are an evil, evil man! Let's see, I got a little cash in the bank, I'm off tomorrow..... You do not even know how tempted I am.
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    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,689 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    Ohhhhh you are an evil, evil man! Let's see, I got a little cash in the bank, I'm off tomorrow..... You do not even know how tempted I am.

    Psst... Orchid, THAT'S how you enable.

    Tim, be prepared for insanity at Cabela's gun counter. If you get Dave C as the sales dude, tell him I said Hi. He was pretty cool.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,675 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    She is defintely a looker! Looking forward to the range report. I would like a nice single action shooter in .45 Colt, one like that just might be the ticket.

    This...For some reason I've got a weird hankering for a SA revolver. Will be interested to hear how you like this one. Price seems pretty darn good.
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  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,245 Senior Member
    Very nice! I went to their website to look at those after you posted yesterday. Wouldn't one of those in .22 LR make a good "little brother" for that one? It would make for a very handy two-gun rig to pair them up that way!


    (How was that for enabling Orchid?)



    BTW: You suck!
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  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,327 Senior Member
    Pistol looks very nice. I am curious to see how she shoots.

    I also dig that knife.........
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,973 Senior Member
    Nice looking shooter! Anxiously awaiting range report.... Also...who made that rig? Can't make out the makers mark....interesting design....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,327 Senior Member
    The belt is El Paso Saddlery. Not sure about the holster.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,757 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    Ohhhhh you are an evil, evil man! Let's see, I got a little cash in the bank, I'm off tomorrow..... You do not even know how tempted I am.
    W

    You could probably use it on hogs BTW did you see jayhawkers thread in personal defence?

    Ammo might be available

    wow that's less than a decent scope
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Is it the authentic hammer resting on the primer or does it have a hammer block ?
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,718 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Psst... Orchid, THAT'S how you enable.

    Tim, be prepared for insanity at Cabela's gun counter. If you get Dave C as the sales dude, tell him I said Hi. He was pretty cool.

    Thats more like it...............I take my hat off to you bullsi. :applause:
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,990 Senior Member
    Nice little brother to your Mares Leg. More fun than the law shuold allow one feller to have at the same time! If that revolver is half the fun as the lever we shot at the last TX shoot, you will be beside yourself when you take'm to the range:guns:
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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,365 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    Is it the authentic hammer resting on the primer or does it have a hammer block ?

    Look closely at the cylinder pin. It's overly long and had indentations to allow it to be pushed back one more notch. If you place the hammer on half and insert the pin to the next notch, it effectively blocks the hammer from falling. You can then lower the hammer to the blocked position. It's a silly safety but it gets by our silly import laws.
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  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    That, is nice!! The levergun adds to the character of that hogleg. Enjoy it. :cool2:

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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,689 Senior Member
    Alpha- Yeah, after I sold my old Super Blackhawk, I never had an urge for another Single action. Then it hit... And now I have one.

    KSU- Thanks! There was a Heritage .22 Single Action at cabelas at the same time for under $200. I almost did a twofer, but did not have the spare funds.

    jayhawker- the belt is an EP saddlery belt that I've had for years, and the 'holster' is a JB Custom "Gunbuckt" that I have for the Rossi Mare's Leg: http://wildwestmerchandise.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_15&products_id=93&zenid=dab1e3700704f470a15d6923a3c36593

    Jay- Bingo.

    Weatherby- that thread is what started me thinking about getting one.

    Doc- It's authentic, but it has an extra 'one quarter cock' position on the hammer that is supposedly able to let you carry 6. Not gonna trust that, though.

    Orchid- Thank you

    Chief- One of the reasons I went .357 over .45Colt was to share ammo with the Mare's leg... and the marlin, the S&W 66 and 27...

    DanC- yeah, I saw that when I was cleaning off the shipping oil. seems really silly.

    Wizard- Thanks! I am a huge fan of 'combos' that share ammo.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
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