I have lost the cylinder pin on my Uberti Cattleman and need help


June 16, 2006, 10:20 PM
I need help finding a replacement part on a Uberti Cattleman (SAA clone).

On most SA revolvers, the cylinder pin is held in place by a small spring-loaded plunder on the frame. However, the Uberti I have has a small retaining screw on the front of the frame that holds the cylinder pin in place. I forget what this variation is called, if someone knows please tell me.

Anyway, the screw apparrently loosened up enough that the cylinder pin fell out in tall grass and weeds, and despite having retraced my steps several times, I just can't find the cylinder pin.

So, I guess I need a replacement. Does this variation (with the retaining screw in the frame) use the same cylinder pin as the usual version?

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June 17, 2006, 12:34 AM
You might be able to find it with a metal detector.
Even a cheapie would be able to give you that "happy buzz".
Go slow with the search.You also might find a lot of trash,before your treasure.
Good hunting !

Old Fuff
June 17, 2006, 01:09 AM
Up until 1896 the base pin in the original Colt Single Actions was held in by a screw. Thereafter up to the present day a cross-pin latch was used. The earlier frames/guns are sometimes called "black powder frame/guns" although the introduction of smokeless powder had nothing too do with this. Later frames are called "smokeless powder frames."

In both Colt's and Uberti clones the regular basepin will fit either style of frame.

Check www.e-gunparts.com for a replacement basepin for your Cattleman revolver.

Jim March
June 17, 2006, 01:47 AM
I would call Belt Mountain and see if he has a pin that will fit...their site is down yet again though. Try them at:

Fax 1.406.388.1396

Or Cimarron may have something, they're basically a Uberti "superdealer":


June 17, 2006, 10:33 AM
Brownells Inc. usually has them in stock.
935-000-270 $11.91 each, blued.

June 17, 2006, 10:34 AM
You can also try Brownell's they carry stock replacement parts and the Belt Mountain.

June 17, 2006, 02:24 PM

+1 on Brownells, they have a lot of Uberti parts. Uberti calls the screw in pin the "Old Model" revolvers. "New Model" are the springloaded ones.
How do you like your Uberti? Can I ask the specifics on it. I haven't run into to many people with a Uberti. (I don't do any comp. shooting.) I just got mine last month and love it! It's the Cattleman "Old West" finish, .45 Colt, 4 3/4" barrel. The only problem is that it shoots wicked low. Something like 7-8inches at 16 yards or so. I think I might have to file the front sight down.

Good shooting...

Old Fuff
June 17, 2006, 05:26 PM
The front sight is intentionally made high so that you can file it to get whatever point-of-aim/point-of-impact you want with a particular given load.

It's a lot easier to take metal off then put it back on... :D

June 17, 2006, 07:14 PM
Savage 250,

I love that Uberti. I have the 7.5 inch barrel length. I kid you not, it will shoot one inch groups at 25 yards, using a two-handed, un-rested hold. I tested the trigger on it, and it is 3 pounds. I think the accuracy is the result of the long barrel and light trigger.

I also own 2 Colt SAA's, and neither of them shoot as good as that Uberti.

June 17, 2006, 07:23 PM
As said above, just get a Belt Mountain pin:


$23 at Midway:


I have one on my Uberti Cattleman and it works great - better than the original.

June 18, 2006, 07:37 PM
Lone -

Go to www.vtigunparts.com

They have parts for many Italian imports inclulding Uberti, Armi San Marco, Pietta, etc., etc.


June 18, 2006, 07:41 PM
One other option:
Cimarron parts (http://www.cimarron-firearms.com/Parts/model-p.htm)

June 19, 2006, 07:40 AM
Thanks for the info Old Fluff and lone. I plan on doing just that... find of "recipe" for a re-load and then have the front sight adjusted.

Good Shootin'

June 19, 2006, 05:56 PM
I once had an attack of the stupids and launched a small spring from a P38 out into the front yard. I found it by sweeping the yard with a BIG magnet.

Riot Earp
July 13, 2006, 12:10 PM
Another option is a U.S. Firearms base pin. It's as good as the Belt Mountain pin and it only costs $8.00.

July 13, 2006, 12:31 PM
Go find that pin its still there! Even if it takes all day its better than having a gun out of service and waiting for UPS forever. Also aftermarkets will have to be fitted. But if you find it the whole situation will go away. Take a crew if you must but I'd find it. One time I searched a mountain for a 38 long colt case I dropped the day before, and I found it!

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