Uberti Outlaw


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Guns&Religion
December 29, 2010, 01:12 PM
I'm contemplating the purchase of an Uberti Outlaw, (a replica of an 1875 Remington) and I was wondering if anyone here had experience with Uberti revolvers.

Do they have problems binding up? Any trouble with accuracy? How do they compare, say, with a Ruger Vaquerro (they are definitely cheaper).

Also, do they copy the transfer bar from Ruger, or do they have the old style 3 click hammer like the old Colts? (I would actually prefer that, even if I were limited to 5 rounds).

I realize Ruger's are probably going to be higher quality, but I like the variety of models they offer. If anyone owns or has owned one, your input would be welcome.

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mdThanatos
December 29, 2010, 02:12 PM
I had a brace of Outlaws chambered in .44-40 for a while. These were used in SASS competitions so they were well used. I had to get rid of them because the hand spring broke on one and after replacing it the gun started to malfunction, sheared the hand and just wouldn't cycle.

If you are looking for something that isn't going to be terribly abused, they will work. The newer ones may be better than the set I had, as I said these were well used guns. If you are looking for a competition gun, then I would look elsewhere.

The other part of your post regarding the 3 click system versus transfer bar, they do take after the Colt style and not the Ruger. As far as I know, Ruger is the only one using the transfer bar system, so Ubertis, USFAs, Colts, other clones will all have the firing pin attached to the hammer and the 3 clicks. With that said, be careful if you decide to dry fire, your best option would be to use snap caps as not to damage the firing pin.

For accuracy, I can't attest to how accurate as my experiences were to shoot at steel plates but they certainly got the job done. Some shooters used to file open the rear sites a little bit to get a better sight picture as the sizing can be a little smaller.

Durability and reliability compared to a Vaquero, I would lay money down with the Vaquero, just me speaking from my experiences with the Rugers having owned Vaqueros and Blackhawks.

Guns&Religion
December 29, 2010, 05:40 PM
Helpfull info, thanks :)

Trad Archer
December 29, 2010, 08:38 PM
I've had bad luck with Italian made guns.

milq
December 29, 2010, 09:01 PM
I have shot a pair of the Outlaws and they were fine, used for SASS competition. I own a pair of black powder frame Colt replicas from Uberti in .44-40 and they work well, however.......

When I initially got them they were h3ll to keep the barrels clean, I slugged the barrels and discovered that the barrels were for .44 mag (.429") and I had been shooting .44-40 (.427") and between that and grossly oversized forcing cones, they were leading horribly.

Since I have the machinery and skills to do so, I bought some oversized barrel liners, turned them down and cut a proper forcing cone. (I could've shortened the originals but I wanted them 5 3/4") My new barrels are also .429" but at least now I know this and use 44 mag bullets when reloading.

For kicks, I called Uberti's U.S. cs number and the fellow I spoke with said that they all had .429" barrels and as long as it "had" a forcing cone, I wouldn't get any joy from sending them in for repair.

raveneap
December 30, 2010, 01:24 PM
I've had both black powder and cartridge Ubertis and they were fine If you're looking at Italian reproductions, my voted is Uberti, hands down.

XxWINxX94
December 30, 2010, 05:03 PM
If it is going to be a shooter, than Uberti is a fine choice for replicas. Do not expect them to have collector value, or be easy to re-sell.

Zombiphobia
January 22, 2011, 09:18 PM
I'm curious if anyone has used/owns or has at least throroughly inspected the current production 1875 "Outlaw" model pistols from Uberti?

I've read of all sorts of problems with the older ones, and seems they tended to fall into the .44-40 group.. now they're only made in .45 Colt.

On CURRENT production pistols, how is the finish, function, accuracy, and durability?

All the "copied from 100-some-odd year old pistol and can only handle cowboy loads" comments aside, does anyone actually know about the metallurgy and durability of these guns? Let me rephrase that, we're not talking about a 100-something year old gun, we're talking about modern production firearms, of which the design is BASED on a 100-something year old gun, and people would to know what it's truly capable of doing, and I'm sure in the effort to emulate the original, the inferior metallurgy was most likely an exception . Does anyone have such knowledge of this matter?
If so, please share..
had a reputation for accuracy and reliability in the old days, but we'd like to know about how the currently prodced pistols stack up in fit, finish, function, and accuracy.

messerist
January 23, 2011, 08:34 AM
Check these sites out. http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/board,55.0.html
http://www.scorrs.org/
A lot of Remington shooters there and some good information. Good luck.

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