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Rillito Red

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  1. I have two 1861 or 1862 (Pietta sometimes called a fluted cylinder 1861 an 1862) percussion cap revolvers in 36 caliber.  5.5” barrels.

    Both show handling marks but not a lot of wear.  Function is good on both of them.

    No action jobs and still have the factory nipples.


    #1 - The non-fluted cylinder gun has been drilled and tapped for a cap post, but the hammer is still stock.  Manufacture date is 1994.


    #2 - The fluted cylinder gun was stored somewhere damp and had some surface rust inside the frame.  I think I have removed most of it.  Some minor pitting on the finish.  Manufacture date 1989.


    $250 shipped for each, or $475 for the pair.









  2. Original 1889 vintage, cut down barrel, bore too big to cut threads for a choke.

    The favorite local shotgun targets were 2" and 3" steel pipes that you had to knock over.

    60 grains wouldn't do it. Ended up with 83 grains black with a modified shot cup to keep it together. Worked great and everybody on the posse felt the boom!

  3. Im going to try both .

    But I think the shorter shell with the roll crimp,

    Will make things go a little smoother.


    That depends on your loads. I found out that 83 grains of black power and 1-1/8 oz of shot jarred the gun so much that a roll crimped shot card would pop out. Ever try to work your '87 with a receiver full of #8 shot?

  4. If it is an original make sure you have a screw driver with you and check your screws. I shot one for a few years, and almost lost a couple of the screws from the receiver.

    I did lose a screw from an original about 12 years ago. It was between stages, and I spent the entire lunch break covering the ground with a borrowed 5 lb magnet (thanks Fiddletown). Finally found it in time to shoot the afternoon stages.

    Original screws were custom fit, off the shelf ones need to be fitted. The new guns have standard screws (I know this because I'm a slow learner).

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