Pietta 1873 single action revolver. Pietta Revolvers

Slicking Up a Pietta 1873 Single Action Revolver

Pietta 1873 single action revolver

The pin that holds the hammer spring roller protruded from each side of the hammer. Be sure to subscribe to my channel for more videos! The trigger and transfer bar, hammer and hand, and bolt can now be removed from the bottom of the frame. This wasn't one of those snakes that coils and rattles a warning. Remove the cylinder from the right of the frame. Pietta made safety and reliability improvements to the old 1873 pattern by using a transfer bar and coil spring and plunger for the hand. Where the original uses a four-position hammer, this new version makes use of a transfer bar safety and three position hammer. These guns were almost ready to go right out of the box, even though all the screws needed some Loctite, but a little polishing and tweaking never hurts to improve performance.

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Gun Review: Traditions 1873 Revolver by Pietta

Pietta 1873 single action revolver

Both series also come equipped with a transfer bar system which provides the highest level of safety offered in an 1873 single action firearm. Our Single Action models are manufactured using the highest quality standards available. Even the most discriminating Duke fan will truly appreciate this highly anticipated pistol. Single-Action Revolvers Single-action revolvers have trigger mechanisms that perform only one function. I discovered while dry-firing both revolvers that the frame screws became loose. The Taylor's collection gives the shooter many custom options such as finishes, barrel lengths, calibers, grip sizes and materials. I used a Cratex bit and my high-speed rotary tool to polish the curve and tapered end that ride on the bolt cam.

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Pietta Revolvers

Pietta 1873 single action revolver

Polishing the Trigger The hole in the trigger where the transfer bar rotated had some burrs so I used a 400-grit stone to remove those burrs. I used a 400-grit stone to polish the ends of the pin so they were flush with the sides of the hammer. All are built on steel frames, and are touted by the company as true reproductions, though they make use of a three-position hammer with the modern transfer bar safety. Before we knew it we were back in business. With all firing done offhand at 25 yards, groups were regularly in the 3. The revolver had maybe 400 rounds through it before the bar broke. Remove the three screws from the side of the frame.

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Gun Review: Traditions 1873 Revolver by Pietta

Pietta 1873 single action revolver

The Gunfighter is available in two calibers;. Our transfer bar safety system provides the highest level of safety offered in an 1873 single action firearm. I cut the spring to the same length as the original and pinched one end so it would fit over the end of the plunger. What I didn't think about was rattlesnakes. Handsome wood grips, blued finish, 10-shot cylinder and fixed sights true to the original design.

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Century Arms Pietta 1873 357 Mag

Pietta 1873 single action revolver

With a feature like the transfer bar safety, the revolver can be carried safely with a full six rounds rather than only five with the hammer resting on an empty chamber. Single action revolvers such as the Colt Single Action Army have a lot of advantages for those with hand strength issues. They come in a variety of finishes, too, including blued steel, case-hardening, nickel-plating and matte with several options for grips. Conclusions The Pietta 1873 was just plain fun to shoot! CloudZoom { jQuery ' silo-holder a'. Since some of the throats were right at 0. Having never owned or worked on this style of revolver I decided I needed to learn more about them.

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Coming Soon: Pietta to Release 3 New Single Actions

Pietta 1873 single action revolver

Polishing the Bolt To my surprise I found the right leg of the bolt had been cut off to accommodate the transfer bar. This is because the lack of a rim not an issue for extraction in these revolvers does not allow reliable headspacing in the longer. Reassembly Throughout the polishing process I reassembled and disassembled the gun many times to test for fit and function. Warning: Disassembling and tinkering with your firearm may void the warranty. These photos and write up are for gun 91, but I performed the same work to both revolvers.

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