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:grin: I bought a used Pietta '58 Army last week at a local gunshow that had been "aged" by someone before me. It was imported by Navy Arms. I had never owned a Pietta before and was leery, as I own two Uberti Colt style cap 'n balls and they are real shooters and have read horror stories about Pietta's QC. I got her home & cleaned 'er up & went packin' to the range. The bore was very rough with what looked like bad chatter marks. I loaded up 25 gr. FFFg Elephant and topped it off with a Lee 1.0 cc scoop of Cream of Wheat/Grits mix & then .454 balls. After lubing the mouths with Crisco I let 'er rip at about 10 yds. ONE RAGGED CLUSTER DEAD NUTS ON!!!! I was shocked to say the least!!!!!! WOW!!!!!! What fool sold this gun??!!!!!! IMHO many people don't take the time to wring out a cap 'n ball before pronouncing it a lemon. Although it looks over a hundred yrs. old this baby can shoot!!!!!!! You can't beat luck!!!!!!!!!! :-D
 

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Boge, Pietta (Uberti also) marketed "aged" revolvers, if the previous owner didn't age it, it may have come that way from the factory. I've never had a problem with a Pietta 58 shooting, just their final fit and finish, and some of the shapes on their Colts. Pietta internals on the 58 are different (mostly the bolt) from an Uberti.
 

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Boge, I've got two of the Pietta '58 Remingtons, and they have been my SASS match guns for some time. I did do a little polishing and adjusting, but they are as reliable as any center fire single action I've ever owned. In a combination of practice and matches, they have both fired over a 1000 rounds each without any repairs, still have the same nipples that came with 'er. Bought mine thru Cabella's. RR
 
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