I have really wanted one of these for a long time. I have 5 or 6 other cap and ball revolvers that I have been shooting on and off for nearly 35 years.
Last night I found the best deal I have seen on one of these in MANY years. $269.99 + $25 shipping. Oh, the GB seller has more at this price. GB Auction
My understanding of many years is that, in general, Uberti guns > Pietta guns > old Armi San Marco guns. I have them all.
ASM/CVA 1861 Navy .44 brass frame was first (1985)
ASM/CVA .31 Colt Wells Fargo brass frame was next (1988)
Pietta 1851 Navy .36 steel frame (2000)
Pietta 1858 Remington .44 steel frame (2000)
Pietta 1862 Colt Police .36 steel frame (2017)
NAA Mini C&B .22 steel (2018)
So it looks like I've not had a Uberti C&B before. I do have Uberti cartridge guns, though (we won't talk about them).
What am I in for with this Uberti Walker that is on the way? Hopefully grins, smoke and rapid decline in my supply of caps, balls and FFF.
I have owned multiple Uberti cap and ball, and cartridge guns over the years. I would agree that they are the top in class for C&B. Just generally better overall quality, materials, and workmanship in my opinion. The CVAs are serviceable but seem to begin to wear sooner under heavy usage.
Uberti cartridge guns are as good as it gets as well.
You are going to have a blast with that thing. And a killer price!
You'll need the fix the short arbor problem that all Uberti Cap & Ball revolvers suffer from.