uberti revolving carbine


March 28, 2010, 02:44 PM
I would like to know if anyone has chronographed the velocity of one of these with the various loadings,for instance 180 gr buffalo bullet front of 35 gr of 777,or lee 200 gr,or any other loading info would be great,thanx:cool:

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March 29, 2010, 11:28 PM
I would like to know this one my self. I was looking in to getting one of these a while back and am still thinking about it. Maybe a good hog gun?:)

March 30, 2010, 01:55 AM
I'd recommend you buy the R&D then.I had one,and got off of it after a ''fish hook'' [actually a half of one of the lead rings from loading a ball in the chamber] nearly took out my eye.

March 30, 2010, 03:12 AM
PLEASE ELABORATE SIR...............................................................................:uhoh:

Loyalist Dave
March 30, 2010, 04:38 AM
Sometimes they are a bit out of time, and can shave lead, but normally when fired from the hand they are not nearly so close to one's face. Also, when loading, they can sometimes leave a tiny sliver of lead ahead of the round ball in the chambers..., which flies out when fired, though sometimes not from the muzzle. that has been my experience.


March 30, 2010, 06:14 AM
I have two revolving carbines and three shoulder stocked revolvers. If you are going to shoot these you need to wear glasses and gloves. Your face is about eight inches from the barrel gap area and six inches from the nipples. If you ever got any blow back from a nipple you would damage an eye. You really have to think safety with these, they well bite you if you don't.

March 30, 2010, 05:13 PM
I found I had to wear a bandana face mask as well to keep my cheeks from being hit by cap and backblast particles. NEVER shoot one of these without glasses on for safety.

March 30, 2010, 06:10 PM
When shooting mine,I always wore my glasses,which are both prescription and safety lensed but,they don't have side shields.I've always had a thing for shoulder stocked pistols,and the revolving carbines and I've had quite a few over the years.This was the first time I was ''bit'', but it kinda got me over how cool they look,when a ''fish hook'' [actually a half of one of the lead rings from loading a ball in the chamber] nearly took out my eye. After every one had ''oohed and awed'' over my newest addition to the stable,I commenced fire.really haveing a great afternoon.My brother comes over and says ''hold STILL'',and fishes out his Leatherman tool,then brings the pliers up next to my eyeball,and carefully unhooks the ring from where it's embedded above my cheek bone,just outside of the corner of my eye.Bled quite a bit.looked like I was crying,but blood,and only on one side.How it got there, I haven't a clue, but it has cooled my stocked pistol and carbine passion a bit.I sold that one about two years ago.

March 30, 2010, 07:24 PM
While wr're on the subject...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkPurApky4U

March 31, 2010, 12:05 AM
I'd also be interested in the answer to the poster's first question, actual chrony data.

March 31, 2010, 02:19 AM
The 18" Cattleman's Carbine barrel would probably produce slightly higher velocities than those produced by the Pietta Remington 12" Buffalo revolver. And also somewhat lesser velocities than those produced by the .44-40 when fired from a 24" lever action rifle barrel. The exact weight of the projectile, the type of powder and the amount of powder that can be compressed into the chamber would be among the determining factors.

The first author wrote in general terms which is followed by other sources & threads which offer some additional insight:

I had chosen to carry a Uberti revolving cap-and-ball carbine that day. With its .454-caliber round balls over 38 grains of black powder, it provided ballistics roughly approximating the performance of a 44-40.


History indicates that the .44-40 with its original load of a 200gr lead bullet at approx 1150-1200fps from a 24" barrel was highly regarded.


The initial standard load for the cartridge was 40 grains (2.6 g) of blackpowder propelling a 200-grain (13 g) bullet at approximately 1,245 f.p.s


BP loads from the 44-40 are hotter than factory, as far as velocity goes. 37 grn volume of Pyrodex P or FFFG Goex shiould give abot 1350 FPS from a 24 inch barrel. 35-37 grains volume of 777 will do even better than that. I plan on loading some 200 grn JSPs with 37 of 777 for my steel frame Henry.


April 7, 2010, 12:07 PM
I use a Uberti Remington revolving carbine with an 18 inch barrel. I'vd shot it a lot from the shoulder and also by simply holding it out like a revolver. No problem either way. I recently moved the powder charge up and brought it in line with the .44-40.Have shot it about 18 times with that load (mostly to test) and have had no problems that I can discern....

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