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Kentucky-roughrider
April 7, 2010, 12:43 AM
How good are the quality of Uberti products exspecially the 1873 http://www.uberti.com/firearms/1873_rifle_and_carbine.php and 1883 http://www.uberti.com/firearms/1883_lever_action_burgess.php, i am wonderinf if this would make a replace of a Winchester 94 trapper that is soon to me a safe queen?

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oz_lowrider
April 7, 2010, 03:51 AM
I haven't owned a 1873 UBERTI myself but I have shot one, the Special Sporting Rifle with the 24.250" octagonal barrel in 44/40. What a great rifile, the finish is top class and the mechanism is superb. Grouping was 2" with the open sights at 100yds. If I was buying a lever action I'd buy a UBERTI with the octagonal barrel. Here in Aus the reports praise the rifle highly.:)

murdoc rose
April 7, 2010, 04:26 AM
uberti makes good stuff if you can afford it then its one of the best ways to go

Tommygunn
April 7, 2010, 11:44 AM
Uberti makes a fine repro of the 1873. I have the saddle ring carbine version I bought around 1991.
The one I had has the front sight on the barrel as opposed to the barrel band, which is how I see them made now. Both are historically accurate, as early '73s used the front band from the Winchester 1866.
Mine is .44-40.

Jim Watson
April 7, 2010, 11:53 AM
The Uberti repro of the '73 Winchester is a well made rifle; very popular in CAS where a smooth reliable action really counts. The '73 action is not as strong as later guns' and you cannot soup up the loads like you can with a Marlin or Winchester 92 or 94. I know they make the '73 in .357 Magnum but do not know how durable it would be with a steady diet of magnums. They do not make the .73 in .44 Magnum, only .44-40 and .45 Colt. And I would not shoot a heavy .45 in one.

I saw the Uberti reproduction of the Colt-Burgess rifle at the 2009 SHOT Show and thought it was a jewel. But I would give them a while to get the bugs out, waiting on reliable reports from sources like the SASS Wire. I base that recommendation on all the teething troubles reported with attempts to bring back the Colt Lightning pump.

Kentucky_Rifleman
April 7, 2010, 01:02 PM
I've never shot one, but I've handled one in the shop. Fit and finish are top-rate, and the one I looked at (drooled over) was extremely well-made. I've wanted one since I handled that one. Reading the above posts, I'll be green with envy if you pick one up. :)

KR

Onmilo
April 7, 2010, 01:39 PM
I like my carbine.
It is a .45 Colt.
I have had several Uberti rifles over the years, all have been accurate and fairly eliable with some tweeking.
http://www.fototime.com/B7195B1AB3F79CD/standard.jpg

BCCL
April 7, 2010, 02:37 PM
Never had one of their rifles, but have had a few of their 1873 Cattleman clones,a nd htey were all good guns.

Tommygunn
April 7, 2010, 07:32 PM
I saw the Uberti reproduction of the Colt-Burgess rifle at the 2009 SHOT Show and thought it was a jewel. But I would give them a while to get the bugs out, waiting on reliable reports from sources like the SASS Wire. I base that recommendation on all the teething troubles reported with attempts to bring back the Colt Lightning pump.

I read somewhere the Uberti Burgess rifle is built on their Winchester 1873 action. That is to say it uses the 1873's "toggle-link" action inside a receiver designed to look like the Burgess. I should imagine its "teething problems" would be minimal.
Unfortunatly, I don't know what the original Burgess's action was like, mechanically. I was disappointed to read that Uberti copied the 1873 action. I see little reason for this unless there was something about the original Burgess action that was deficient, and I don't really believe that's the case.

Anyhow, the 1873 action is, as previously stated, weak in comparison to the 1886, 1892, and some other lever rifles. Hyped up rounds should NOT be used; that's certainly true.

Txhillbilly
April 7, 2010, 10:28 PM
I have a Uberti 1873 24" rifle in 45lc,and have enjoyed it for years. I hunt with it and shoot pretty stout handloads out of it,never had any problems. Uberti builds some nice and reliable guns.

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