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For any interested. Yes, I realize it's not "really" a Colt, but whaddayagonnado. Cabelas had a one-day special via their website a couple of weeks ago and priced this Uberti at $279. The in-store flyer had them specially priced at $349. I had some points saved up so it cost me $115 out the door.

Seems like good quality overall. The fitting of the stocks is excellent, finish is excellent, and action feels good. The one I ordered (via cabelas.com) had some issues. Luckily I picked it up at the store so I opened it at the counter and checked it over, and it rotated the cylinder for 3 chambers and then the cylinder locked up, and had to be turned by hand. Too tight barrel/cyl gap I'm guessing. I'm not familiar enough with these to know if that's a non-issue or even a problem (like whether you can just drive the wedge out some and it would be fine) but in any case I swapped it for one on their shelf that seemed to work fine.

Here's a quick vid with still pics at the end for anyone curious.

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Also on the subject, anyone shoot round ball with Triple 7/Se7en in this beast? Any load recommendations?
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Good deal;

Pretty good deal. I shoot their 36 cal, Navy. I want to get a 44 one day. I have replaced the pawl and cylinder lock in my Navy. It has had lots of use though.
 

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I've gun that nice deserves REAL black powder. You can get it for a reasonable price and it will give you much better performance. You can't shoot a gun like that without smoke and a rotten egg smell. Buy yourself a bullet mold and cast yourself up some good round balls. The big thing about those back in the day was that they could ALMOST be loaded to rifle charge level. My father and I do a ton of black powder both loose powder round ball and metallic cartridge you will have a blast. GI5
 
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Fill it until there is just enough room to get a soft lead ball seated and look out! Those soft lead balls will flatten out like saucers, and you can fell trees as big as your leg with just 2 or 3 shots. Awesome piece of artillery. Makes you wonder how cowboys back in the day kept their pants up while wearing it.
 

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Pretty good deal. I shoot their 36 cal, Navy. I want to get a 44 one day. I have replaced the pawl and cylinder lock in my Navy. It has had lots of use though.
I wish I were smart enough to know how to work on these. I have several Piettas also.
 

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Fill it until there is just enough room to get a soft lead ball seated and look out! Those soft lead balls will flatten out like saucers, and you can fell trees as big as your leg with just 2 or 3 shots. Awesome piece of artillery. Makes you wonder how cowboys back in the day kept their pants up while wearing it.
My understanding is the Walker wasn't ever really worn on a belt... it's the original "Horse Pistol."

someone correct me if I'm wrong.,,, which I probably am.GI1
 

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I've gun that nice deserves REAL black powder.
I have some old holy black but I was hoping to shoot indoors and I understand triple 7 smokes a bit less than true black. I could be wrong on that also.
 

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I found that holy black produces less residue than the substitutes. In my dragoon I use 40 grs of ffg under a hornady lead 45 cal ball. It produces some serious power, ive read that the walker could use upwards of 60 grs of black. The barrel wedge being in to far will tighten up my dragoons barrel cylinder gap to the point of locking up.
 

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Hammer 1 post brought something to mind. Put a small mark on your wedge so that you seat it the same every time. That will keep it from being over inserted and tightening up your cylinder gap and also allow you to tell how things are wearing and stretching.GI5
 
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My understanding is the Walker wasn't ever really worn on a belt... it's the original "Horse Pistol."

someone correct me if I'm wrong.,,, which I probably am.GI1
Nope - yer' right on both counts. T7 smokes less than genuine BP too.....most of the subs do......
 

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Good buy and you will have a ball shooting it. I have a 1860 Colt in 44 cal. and a 1858 Remington with 8 inch barrel and another 1858 Remington with the 5 1/2 inch barrel.
I converted the 8 1//2 inch to 45 ACP for a home defense gun. The other two will stay black powder.
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Stoeger is the largest importer of guns manufactured by Uberti.

Cimarron and Taylors also import Ubertis. Supposedly they have tighter quality control. They do sometimes offer neat alternative models not generally available.
 

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O.P. do a search for "Tuning the Uberti Open Top Revolver"

It is a four part article from The Open range.

You will soon be an expert.

I have the articles, but can't send them.
 

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That's a sharp pistol. I had a Uberti Colt 1860 Army .44 repro in my CW re-enacting days, I never had a problem with it.
 

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Easy fitting;

I wish I were smart enough to know how to work on these. I have several Piettas also.
They are pretty simple. Try e-gunparts for replacement parts and a schematic. The schematic gives a clue to where all the parts go when putting things back until you get used to them. I break mine all the way down when I clean them. I've had several over the years.
 

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I have a couple Uberti's, I have found the quality to be pretty good, When I was a kid My Father and Uncle and I belonged to a black powder club. it was a blast [pun intended] I used to do "Turkey" shoots with a Walker, every body would look at me funny when I would stand at the line and gobble and hit the target at 25 yards with a big old hogs-leg. that was in the early 70's and I always wondered if it was a real Walker, was any body making replicas back then?

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The fact that your first copy didn't work doesn't surprise me a bit.

I bought two Uberti replica Colt revolvers chambered for 45 long colt. They were 7-1/2 inch barrel with the brass lower frame. I took them home to shoot fired a few rounds, and the hammer would only martially ****, and fail to rotate the cylinder on one of them.

I had purchased them from Sportsman's Warehouse. They don't sell used guns, so the moment I fired them they were used so they wouldn't take it back. I took the one back and they said they would have a "Gunsmith" look at it. When I got it back from him it wasn't any better. I ordered internal parts (mainly trigger springs) took them apart and reworked the springs myself to get them to work properly.

My next purchase was two Ruger New Vaqueros in stainless 4-5/8 barrel in 45 Long Colt. They worked perfectly 100 % and are an absolute pleasure to shoot and play with.

Conclusion: Uberti = throbbing POS, will never buy another of their products ever.
 
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