Uberti 1873 Cattleman New Model Revolver Carbine .38 / .357, 18"


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Dark Skies
April 23, 2009, 10:16 AM
One of these has come up on guntrader (UK) and I'm rather taken with it.

Has anyone got one and how are they to shoot? I'll be looking to shoot over between 25 to 50 yards maximum. It's going for 350 so it's not hugely expensive - just enough for disappointment to rear its ugly head if it doesn't shoot straight or tight. Waste of money or huge fun?

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/uberti/uberti_1873_cm_carbine.jpg

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TheVirginian
April 23, 2009, 12:15 PM
It's cool, but it's not a proper rifle. I'd say that I'd shoot about 6" at 50 yds with a rest. That's not very good IMO. But it's cool! :)

I'd rather have a lever action model. Those can be had in .357 without worrying about the action falling apart as it is breech loaded. It is also available in 20" most commonly, which is still short enough to be called a carbine and handled like a proper carbine, while still being accurate. Then again, it is more common and if you are looking for something of a unique conversation starting type, I'd say that you've found it. If on the other hand you actually want to hunt with it or have an accurate and dependable rifle, get a Winchester or a Marlin lever action model.
-Bill

Virginian
April 23, 2009, 01:35 PM
It is exactly what it looks like, a Colt SAA clone with a longer barrel and a shoulder stock. All the good and all the bad that goes with that. I have been able to get 4" 50 yard groups without too much trouble in the past.

1KPerDay
April 23, 2009, 01:43 PM
wear good earplugs. ;)

Dark Skies
April 23, 2009, 02:43 PM
Thanks chaps. It's the novelty factor of legally having a 'pistol' in the UK and images of Lee Van Cleef in one of those spag. westerns more than anything. I'm still tempted.

I have a Winchester 1984 in .357 so rifle-wise I'm covered. But it does look fun.

Thingster
April 23, 2009, 03:34 PM
All I know is I want one badly. Been lusting over one for about 3 months now :D

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