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Posted: 9/17/2003 7:22:03 PM EST
Anyone had any experience with these? Perhaps through a friend? I'm considering picking up an 1873 .44-40 Cattleman SAA 5-1/2" and an 1873 lever 20" Short Rifle, also in .44-40.
Link Posted: 9/17/2003 8:01:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2003 4:48:04 PM EST by coyote3]
I have a nickle-plated, 5 1/2" 4 3/4" Cattleman .45 LC revolver. It looks great and I'm very happy with it.

Wish I had a matching rifle!
Link Posted: 9/17/2003 8:05:23 PM EST
Cool. Do you shoot it often?
Link Posted: 9/17/2003 8:35:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2003 8:48:47 PM EST by coyote3]
You bet. I shoot it about 200 rounds a month.
Link Posted: 9/18/2003 8:45:26 AM EST
Very nice! That looks more like a 4-3/4" bbl rather than 5-1/2", though. Did you go with the "old style" or "new style" model. The difference is in the plunger pin retainer:

"The buyer can specify either the “Old Style” screw retainer for the cylinder pin or the more convenient “New Style” plunger."
Link Posted: 9/18/2003 1:27:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2003 1:29:48 PM EST by dnra]
IMO Uberti is a top shelf manufacturer of their items, I own a few of their BPowder models, best fit, finish, functionally sound. I've owned CVA, n' la'pietro(sp) second grade IMO. I'd think this Quality would trancend to their cartridge models as well.
Link Posted: 9/18/2003 1:38:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2003 1:38:56 PM EST by faris]
Uberti's 1873 rifles are works of art.
The quality of color-casehardening is equal to a Colt Single Action, and absolutely gorgeous.

The quality of fit and finish is top of the line, and the rifles even have the old Winchester "red" stock finish.

To top it all off, they're a HOOT to fire, and they always draw lots of interest at the range.

They're very expensive, but well worth it.
Link Posted: 9/18/2003 4:58:14 PM EST
Good eye chuckhammer! It is a 4 3/4" barrel. All this time, I thought it was 5 1/2".

As far as the screw retainer for the cylinder pin, I really don't know if it's the old or new style. It's just a spring-loaded screw with a bushing-style nut.
Link Posted: 9/18/2003 5:51:49 PM EST
I have a 45 in 4 3/4" that I shoot alot (Gen. 2)

The old mod or Black powder frame has the screw to retain the cyl pin and also a round button on the ejector rod (1873-1886, Gen 1)

The new mod has the spring loaded pin and the half moon shaped ejector (1886-now,Gen 2 & 3)

Link Posted: 9/20/2003 6:05:11 AM EST
I do appreciate your replies, gentlemen. I am becoming more motivated by the minute to take the Uberti plunge.

Another question: When did the .45 Colt cartridge makes its first appearance as a production gun caliber?
Link Posted: 9/20/2003 3:31:09 PM EST
The 45 Colt was introduced in 1873 along with the Single Action Army revolver. The 1873 Winchester and it's original cartridge the 44 WCF (Winchester Center Fire), which became know as the 44-40, were also introduced in that year. To top it off, the year 1873 also saw the adoption of the Springfield Trapdoor rifle and the 45-70 cartridge.

All told, 1873 was a most significant year for the American firearms industry.
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