pohill, what's the process of operating it? Cock with your thumb and rotate the cylinder with the double ring trigger?
April 12, 2009, 09:29 PM
Me thinks its time to fill Uberti's message boxes up with request...... I want one :D
April 12, 2009, 09:58 PM
To cock the gun, you pull back on the bottom ring with your middle finger. This cocks the hammer, pulls the cylinder back from the forcing cone and rotates it. Release the ring and the cylinder is pressed up against the forcing cone, forming a gas seal. Thumbing the hammer back does nothing but cock the hammer (it does not rotate the cylinder).
I used .380 roundballs that were a little too small - I banged them with a hammer to make them fit better. The gun is built like a tank.
1st pic: ring pulled back, cylinder back from forcing cone (note the gap in front of the cylinder)
2nd pic: ring released, cylinder forward, hammer cocked (no gap in front of cylinder)
3rd pic: taken apart
4th pic: side plate & grips taken off for viewing, cylinder removed
April 12, 2009, 10:23 PM
Hello, what action rotates the cylinder? Thanks for sharing this by the way..... fabulous piece ;) Craig
April 12, 2009, 10:30 PM
Cocking (pulling back) the ring under the trigger rotates the cylinder and cocks the hammer (like a lever action rifle). It's a pretty fast maneuver once you get it down - actually faster than cocking the hammer on a Colt. But the gun is not a quick-draw type gun at all - it's kinda clumsy, but a natural pointer.
Ruger Old Army nipples fit perfectly - they're short enough to fit under the top strap.
April 12, 2009, 10:34 PM
That is really neat. Yep!!! I want one :)
April 12, 2009, 10:40 PM
I paid alot less than these two:
April 12, 2009, 10:48 PM
The grip you'd have along with the sketchy trigger finger engagement looks a bit iffy. Still an unique and interesting shootin' iron.
April 13, 2009, 12:47 AM
The trigger finger is the same as any gun. Cocking the lower ring with your middle finger takes about 2 mins to learn. Cocking the hammer with one finger and and pulling the trigger with the other is blazingly fast (how fast?). Instead of thumb and finger it's finger and finger. Like I said, it's a natural pointer - the gun is on target before my eyes get there. And as complicated as it looks to strip down and assemble, it's actually no harder than a Colt or Remington. I'd love to see a reproduction of this gun.
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