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1851 Pietta Brass Frame Revolver

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1851 Pietta Brass Frame Revolver

Postby jbullard1 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:03 pm

I got it today and was totally shocked at the size of this thing. I read the manual, sort of, then completly disassembled it, relubed everything and put her back together. Since this is a brass frame gun and the max recommended charge is 25 gr I decided on starting with a 20 gr charge of FFFg, a felt overpowder wad and the 454 homemade round balls. These things take a while to load. The gun has a nice hefty feel so if I cant hit what I'm shooting at I can club it into submission. So let me introduce you to "Brass Betty".
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All my acoutraments aren't period correct and the rifle is "Ugly Betty" that is turning out to be a pretty good shooter
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I hope these little lead rings are normal
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And my first ever 6 shots with cap and ball revolver. Range 30 ft.
One thing I did notice is the absence of recoil but a steel frame and larger charge might correct that.
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I am pleased so far and look foreward to burning lots of powder in these guns
How does FFg work in the revolver? I only have a pound of FFFg
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Re: 1851 Pietta Brass Frame Revolver

Postby gtk » Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:46 pm

What are the rings for?

Looks like some pretty good shooten.... and I wouldn't complain too much about the recoil !!

Do they make sabots or buffalo bullets for those pistols?
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Re: 1851 Pietta Brass Frame Revolver

Postby jbullard1 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:31 pm

The little rings are cut off the ball when its rammed into the cylinder
I have a mold to cast some 200 gr conicals to try :thumbsup:
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Re: 1851 Pietta Brass Frame Revolver

Postby teacher » Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:52 am

Saw this gun on American Rifelman television Wednesday night. The guy had a steel frame model and a brass frame. He was demonstrating how to load it and showed the little lead rings that you showed us. Pretty Cool!
Score one for the little guy!
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Re: 1851 Pietta Brass Frame Revolver

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:58 am

JB...how are you and ole "Brass Betty" getting along here lately...any new shooting stories?
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