Customer Reviews for PIETTA Pietta Model 1873 Single-Action Revolver

PIETTA Pietta Model 1873 Single-Action Revolver

A faithful re-creation of the venerable 1873 Colt Single-Action Army revolver, also known as the Peacemaker. To help celebrate Pietta's 50 years of success and Cabela's long partnership with Pietta, we're offering a special version of the legendary 1873 Single-Action Army chambered in a .22 LR version with a .22 Mag. interchangeable cylinder and your choice of a 4-3/4" or 5-1/2" barrel. Handsome wood grips, blued finish, 10-shot cylinders and fixed sights true to the original design. .22 Mag cartridges must be inserted all the way, otherwise the cylinder will get stuck and must be removed and reinstalled. Made in Italy.
Overall Customer Rating:
3.6 out of 5
3.6
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5 out of 5(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Pietta Model 1873 Single-Action Revolver
Review 1 for Pietta Model 1873 Single-Action Revolver
Overall Customer Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Country: United States
State: Wisconsin
Age: 56-65
Gender: Male
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

May Need Some Tweaking

Date:July 27, 2014
Bought this hefty piece of iron in early Fall of 2013 at the Green Bay, Wisconsin store with the 4 3/4 inch barrel. As in other reviews, mine also shot about 6-8 inches low and about 3 inches to the left at 25 yards with the mag cylinder. Had to turn the barrel slightly and file about 3/4" off the front sight. She hits pretty close now. Fit, finish and timing are flawless and with different brands of ammo, along with more practice, it should be right on. They do,however, need to put the correct owner's manual and parts list with this particular revolver. Otherwise.....Great Buy!
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Review 2 for Pietta Model 1873 Single-Action Revolver
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Country: United States
State: Colorado
Age: 56-65
Gender: Male
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Great bang for the buck!

Date:December 30, 2013
I bought this pistol to make cans dance while my heavy long range guns cooled down. Fit and finish is excellent, all steel construction, while the cylinders are somewhat tedious to swap out, they do, and work well. No malfunctions of any kind. The pistol shoots very well, the front blade is a little to tall which put my shots at the 6 o'clock position, 5 inches low at 10 yards, easy fix, some white out brushed on the back of the blade puts me right on target. I picked this up while on sale at Cabela's and with an additional $20 coupon, put me about $80 over a Heritage Arms, and $320 under a Ruger Single 10. This gun coupled with the Hunter Universal holster makes and excellent rig. This ones a keeper!
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Review 3 for Pietta Model 1873 Single-Action Revolver
Overall Customer Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Country: United States
State: Texas
Age: 56-65
Gender: Male
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Needs quality control

Date:December 13, 2013
Brought this gun home and installed the mag cylinder, would not index. I am sure this cylinder had never been in a gun before. With 45 minutes of rework i was able to make it smooth as silk. Good gun but needs better quality control.
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Review 4 for Pietta Model 1873 Single-Action Revolver
Overall Customer Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Country: United States
State: Colorado
Age: 56-65
Gender: Male
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Minor issues, but not hard to work out

Date:September 20, 2013
Bought my ten-shot Pietta-made .22 with two cylinders at the new Cabela's in Lone Tree Colorado.
There were two QA issues that could/should have easily been prevented by the folks at Pietta or the crew at Cabela's before it wound up on the shelf for sale.
This gun is comparable in weight and finish to my Cimmarron 1873 Cavalry .45LC model, but the front sight is around 1/8 inch too tall...gun shoots consistently, but low. I guess it was considered a feature, not a bug, on the original cowboy guns, the sights had to be "regulated" for the type of ammo you used and to account for the recoil, and was deliberately tall because anyone could file off a bit, but only a smith could make the sight taller. Thing is, .22 and .22 WMR have virtually no recoil in a gun of this weight. One other issue that was harder to fix, but didn't require a gunsmith, the .22LR cylinder was in the gun when I bought it, and advanced smoothly when the action was operated. The .22 WMR cylinder would barely fit into the frame and would not turn without significant manual assist. It took repeated lubrication and just manually rotating the cylinder for half an hour to wear down the interference and get it working. I was ticked and worried at the time, but the issue has been completely cleared, and the gun is smooth and solid with either cylinder, timing is perfect, barrel gap is minimal, lockup is rigid.
Polish and bluing are beautiful, grips are fairly well fitted, a couple of minor sharp edges but not much different from my Uberti black powder guns (1858 Rem and 1861 Colt)...different companies, I know, and both could benefit from tighter QC.
Once I get the front sight regulated, I expect to enjoy practicing with cheaper ammo than my .45 LC.
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Review 5 for Pietta Model 1873 Single-Action Revolver
Overall Customer Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Country: United States
State: Illinois
Age: 56-65
Gender: Male
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

OK but not great

Date:July 24, 2013
When I first bought this gun, the model they had showed me was a 6 shooter. The staff told me the new ones where 10 rounds. It was so new their (manufacturers) own website wasn't updated.
I also had a issue cause the manual had a different safety than the gun i had in my hand. I did contact the manufacturer, and they did send me an addendum in the mail, explaining the differences in safeties. Customer service there were pleasant. however, gun just doesn't shoot accurately and consistently. groupings were way off. The 22 mag cylinder has given me problems. Must make sure cartridges are in all the way. User error, pretty much, but I don't have that with the regular 22LR. I had a few times were I couldn't rotate the cylinder and I had to pull pin and remove it and re-install. I guess for the money it's ok.
I should of done more research but you don't find much out there on the 22 model. I'd spend more money and get a better model from a well known manufacture.
Of all the things, i wish it had adjustable sights, and just shot better.
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