(Gussago, Italy) Pietta Firearms, the leader in refined historical firearm reproductions and quality, innovative modern firearms is proud to present their complete line to the United States. Based in Gussago, Italy, Pietta has been a family-owned and operated company for more than 50 years. They are now revered for producing the finest in western replica pistols, shotguns and single-action rifles, a variety of blackpowder firearms, and now modern-day firearms.
Founder, Giuseppe Pietta who was compelled by a passion for firearms, started learning the art of gun-making when he was just 14 years old. By age 22, Pietta collaborated with another factory and Giuseppe set up a room in his home to machine and finish gun parts. Shortly thereafter there was a staggering demand for Pietta’s products and services. Giuseppe’s brother joined the team and the brothers decided to make their own shotgun. The first model, a 12-gauge over-and-under, sold in May 1966 for 30,000 lire. A total of 156 shotguns were made during Pietta’s first year of production and more than 1,000 were made the following year.
From there, they began manufacturing historic American firearms, models that looked, functioned and shot just as they had a century earlier. The first order was placed for 10,000 replicas of Colt’s 1851 Navy black-powder revolver. American merchants took an interest in Pietta reproduction models and the line was expanded to include the Colt Army Model, a vintage Remington, the 1836 Patterson, and the legendary LeMat. Pietta’s growth in the marketplace continued and soon replica vintage arms became its primary business. In 2002, the Single Action Shooting Society awarded Best Gun of the Year to Pietta’s re-creation of the venerable 1873 Colt Single-Action Army revolver, also known as Peacemaker or simply Colt 45. Pietta Firearms continues to mirror the original designs while manufacturing these firearms with quality materials and Italian craftsmanship.
“For many years we have supplied some of America’s premiere sporting goods stores with our reproductions and blackpowder firearms”, said Alessandro Pietta, Vice President of Pietta Firearms. “We are now very excited to offer all of our product lines to dealers throughout the country. My father started and established Pietta Firearms as one of the premiere firearm manufacturers in Italy, it is now up to our generation to expand on that foundation.”
Another Pietta firearm in increasingly high demand is their Black Powder Revolver. Patterned after the original, the Pietta Model 1851 Confederate Navy .44-Caliber Black Powder Revolver features a brass trigger guard and frame, blued octagonal barrel, blued cylinder and walnut grips. They offer a spare cylinder to proivde quick reloads.
This year at SHOT, Pietta unveiled the all new Chronos Rifle. It’s a gas-operated (with short stroke) rifles as well as a complete line of semi-auto shotguns. These impressive firearms lives up to the quality, performance, and accuracy that Pietta has built it’s reputation on.
Their complete line of replica and modern firearms are available in the United States through the company’s own importing/distribution center and other well-established importers within the United States.
About Pietta Firearms
Pietta Firearms is the replica/historical firearm category leader in quality, dependability and craftsmanship. Established in Gussago, Italy in 1963, Pietta was instrumental in pioneering the historical firearms category. Today, Pietta is dedicated on providing its customers with the highest quality, replica firearms of the past and innovative, modern firearms of the present. Still family-owned, Pietta is known world over and its firearms are still manufactured and the company’s owned manufacturing facility. Driven by passion and adhering to the highest quality standards, Pietta continues to carry-on the tradition that was started over half a century ago.