Re: cva black powder revolver
A new Pietta is absolutely the best choice. That is high for an ASM.
Had an 1858 by ASM. I had researched prices for internals for mine, I was going to replace them with Uberti internals. Best recollection is that Uberti and ASM 1858 Remington internals interchange with the exception of the hand. Not certain of that, just what I gathered from reasearch.
Hammer was flattened out because of the softness of the metal and the mainspring was weak. Broken down, the wear on the internal parts was more evidence of the soft metals ASM used. Otherwise it was a decent piece. I owned it less than three months, long enough to find it an new home. I like my Ubertis much better.