1860 Army Snub Nose

The 1860 Army revolver was adopted as US government ordnance because of its lighter weight, improved balance, and superior ballistics. This 6-shot percussion revolver became very popular with mounted troops and went on to be the issued sidearm for the US Army for many years. The 1860 army snub nose model features a steel frame, shoulder stock frame cuts and screws, round barrel, brass loading rod included in the box, steel backstrap and triggerguard, and a flattop birdshead checkered walnut grip. The .36 version includes a dovetailed front sight and half fluted cylinder, while the .44 version includes a fixed front blade sight and a rebated half fluted cylinder. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.
Item Number 1860 SNUB P
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The 1860 Army revolver was adopted as US government ordnance because of its lighter weight, improved balance, and superior ballistics. This 6-shot percussion revolver became very popular with mounted troops and went on to be the issued sidearm for the US Army for many years. The 1860 army snub nose model features a steel frame, shoulder stock frame cuts and screws, round barrel, brass loading rod included in the box, steel backstrap and triggerguard, and a flattop birdshead checkered walnut grip. The .36 version includes a half fluted cylinder, while the .44 version includes a rebated half fluted cylinder. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

Customer Reviews

Love it!!!!! Review by Mike Ogden
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My first gun was a cap and ball colt replica and I have loved them ever since! A friend showed Me one of these and I immediately ordered one, I loaded it with conical Bullets, pyrodex pellets, & number 10 caps. I was shooting at a target at 100 yards and it shot amazing! I couldn’t be happier! (Posted on 9/25/2019)
Pietta's best Review by Steve
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This uniquely 'Bulldog' version of the Colt 1860 seems oddly steampunk in its styling. Its weight & balance are similar to the modern S&W Model 19 .357 Magnum with a similar barrel length. Some minor fitting was needed on mine to allow use of the .45 LC conversion cylinder. (Posted on 7/12/2019)
Very impressed Review by Tom
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I love the design and case hardened look of this revolver. I haven't shot it yet but, Im looking forward to it. Up next.. an awesome display case to show of its beauty. Can't wait to purchase some more to add to the collection. (Posted on 6/12/2019)
Best out of the box BP revolver I have got. Best fit ever for me. I have many open tops and the fit on this is the best. I always need to work on the barrel wedge but not on this! I got the 36 cal version. Review by Michael
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Good deal! (Posted on 5/2/2019)
All i expected. Review by Bob
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Very nice revolver. Fit, finish,timing, are great. Havent shot it yet,but i can tell it will be great. Thanks Taylors. Great product. Next step, conversion cylinder. (Posted on 11/16/2018)
Pietta has outdone themselves Review by Dennis Alexander
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I ordered the 44 cal. version along with a conversion cylinder. I am really impressed with the quality and fitment Pietta has achieved in the last few years since going to cnc machining. Some of the things I noted ,besides the fact it is a great shooting revolver, the case colors are more like the Colt colors, the arbor fit is precise, the barrel/cylinder gap is .002, the internals need no polishing, the bolt/trigger spring and hand spring have been modified for reliability and function and the wedge fits correctly and is easily removed. Good on you Pietta!!! (Posted on 8/25/2018)
Remarkable Surprise! Review by Spence
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When I saw this the main reason I bought it was because of the unusual style and the availability of a 38LC cylinder. I prefer to only buy guns that allow me to shoot them also at Indoor Ranges. But with the receipt of this pistol, I am really appreciating better the Colt/Pietta translation of this unique pistol. The weight is perfect, and the action is very smooth. Also especially like the larger front sight. I'm very happy with this purchase, it's one of my most favorite pistols. (Posted on 7/11/2018)
Excellent fit and finish. Great shooter right out of the box. The adjustable front sight a plus. Review by M Jasielum
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Chance45 (Posted on 1/26/2018)
Excellent...except for front sight. Review by Charles Simmons
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Don't get the front sight. Why a sharp piece of sheet metal? I had it removed.
Otherwise, exactly what I was looking for. Again, what does a belly gun need with a front sight, anyway? (Posted on 8/30/2017)
Excellent snubnose Review by REG3F
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The quality of this revolver is excellent. Inspected and found the following:
* Fit and finish was very good. Case hardening color was very good. Grip wood to frame
was good.
* Timing was perfect.
* Trigger pull out of box was 2.5 lbs.
* Action was smooth with no problems.
* Cylinder gap to barrel was 0.007".
* Arbor length was correct.
* Bolt to cylinder bolt stop was a correct fit.
* No metal flashing etc. inside frame. Can get by without slicking up action parts.
* Note: This model snub in .36 caliber is really a 1861 type, and would be called a
1861 New Navy Model.
Bottom line......very pleased with this Pietta product. They have come along way in
product quality. (Posted on 9/22/2015)

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Product Specs

Item Number 1860 SNUB P
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $363.00
Barrel Length 3 Inch Round
Caliber .44, .36
Capacity 6
Weight 2.30 lbs
Finish Blue Finish with Case Hardened Frame
Grip/Stock Checkered Walnut
Manufacturer Pietta
Sights Blade Front Sight, Rear Sight Notch In Hammer
Overall Length 9.3 Inches
Action Version Taylor Tuning Not Available