Pietta 1851 Navy

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Summary: The descriptions, specs, pricing, photos and user ratings for the Pietta 1851 Navy pistols.

Manufacturer’s Description
The standard model.

Pietta’s 1851 Navy pistols reproduce several variations of Colt’s 1851 Navy chambered in .36 or .44 caliber. The standard model features a brass backstrap and trigger guard, a steel frame with a case color hardened finish, a 7.5″ octagonal barrel and walnut grips.

Pietta also produces a version modeled after Wild Bill Hickok’s pistols, featuring a blued finishing, engraving and faux ivory grips, and a stylish model featuring a gold-finished cylinder complete with engraved naval battle scenes, a scroll-engraved frame, hammer and loading lever, and a line engraved barrel.

The Navy Civilian includes a silver-plated backstrap and trigger guard, octagon barrel, steel frame and walnut grips.

The Navy U.S. Marshall is an engraved, polished-steel version of the pistol that proved itself during the Civil War. It sports a brass backstrap and trigger guard.

Patterned after Wild Bill Hickock's pistols.

Finall, Pietta also offers a version with a round barrel.

The Specs
Caliber Capacity OAL BBL Weight
.44, .36 6 13.25″ 7.5″ 2 lbs., 9 oz.
.44 6 10.75″ 4.75″ 2 lbs., 5 oz.

MSRP: n/a

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The 1851 Navy U.S. Marshall
The nickel and gold model.
The 1851 Navy Civilian
The round barrel.

1 comment

  1. I have two Pietta Navy revolvers; the 1851 and the 1861, both in .36 caliber which is the authentic original caliber. The .44 caliber versions are not authentic, but maybe easier to load.
    Both guns are well made, very good looking firearms.The ’61 Navy is a joy, good looking, very accurate and well balanced. The ’51 is the captain Schaeffer model, an engraved presentation piece, I will never fire the latter gun because I think it is an instant collectible.
    I have a total of four Pietta guns and am happy with all of them. Yes, it takes a little work with needle files and stones to tune them up, but ALL B.P. guns require that, no matter whose name is on them.
    Fun to shoot and a piece of history.

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