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Fingers McGee
May 10, 2013, 12:54 AM
Just scored a Uberti stainless steel fluted cylinder 1860 Army that was made in 1983 for $216.09. I am one extremely happy camper. The grips are a little bunged up; but, they're fixable or if not, can be replaced. Here's a photo.:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/fingersmcgee/Fluted1860Army1_zps5911fc2d.jpg

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SleazyRider
May 10, 2013, 12:58 AM
Congratulations! How do you think that stacks to to the Ruger Old Army in stainless?

kituwa
May 10, 2013, 01:43 AM
NICE! is that a full fluted cylinder or just look like it from the light glare?

kituwa
May 10, 2013, 01:44 AM
Oh sorry, i see now you did say it was fluted.

DoubleDeuce 1
May 10, 2013, 03:01 AM
That looks extremely nice! Good for you!:cool:

Prairie Dawg
May 10, 2013, 08:26 AM
Good find Fangers.
Persistance pays off!
--Dawg

StrawHat
May 10, 2013, 12:08 PM
Great find! Wish it were mine.

Fingers McGee
May 10, 2013, 12:38 PM
How do you think that stacks to to the Ruger Old Army in stainless?

It is a much better looking revolver than the ROA ever was. Other than that, they are two completely different firearms.

Fingers McGee
May 10, 2013, 12:41 PM
Good find Fangers.
Persistance pays off!
--Dawg

Thanks PD. It may pay off; but it is really ssssssssllllllllllooooooooooowwwwwwwwww sometimes.

Still looking for SS Uberti Colt style revolvers for the collection.

BHP FAN
May 10, 2013, 12:43 PM
I know they didn't have stainless in 1860, but with a little Mother's Mag Polish, that baby would look like an original that had been nickled. Saweeet!

J-Bar
May 10, 2013, 12:44 PM
I bet I could antique that for you...

Fingers McGee
May 10, 2013, 01:12 PM
I bet I could antique that for you...

:what:

Don't even think about it. :neener:

Ryanxia
May 10, 2013, 05:58 PM
Very nice.

the Black Spot
May 10, 2013, 06:03 PM
Oh the jealousy!!!

fdf
May 10, 2013, 06:16 PM
What does "SCORE" mean, I see it used a lot?

Does it mean a person paid more than anyone else with access to the www. and bid on it and was willing to pay the most amount of money than other folks?

If that is scoring, does not seem like frugal buying at all, does it, paying more than other folks who are willingly to part with money?

J-Bar
May 10, 2013, 06:23 PM
What does "SCORE" mean, I see it used a lot?

Does it mean a person paid more than anyone else with access to the www. and bid on it and was willing to pay the most amount of money than other folks?

If that is scoring, does not seem like frugal buying at all, does it, paying more than other folks who are willingly to part with money?
It means he's happy.

Go rain on someone else.

Fingers McGee
May 10, 2013, 06:45 PM
What does "SCORE" mean, I see it used a lot?

Your guess as to it's meaning is the direct opposite of what it actually means.

In this instance, according to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, relevant definitions are "to achieve a gain or purpose; succeed" or "to make a surprising gain or coup".

woodnbow
May 10, 2013, 06:55 PM
"Score!" as in, if that pistol had been listed on an auction site it might have brought twice what Fingers gave for it... Nice looking pistola!

Fingers McGee
May 10, 2013, 09:11 PM
Score as in it was on an auction site and shoulda brought three times what I paid

Crawdad1
May 11, 2013, 01:23 AM
What more can be said of the sweet lines of the 1860 Army. But not just a beauty like the 61 Navy and 62 Police, with it blasting out a 45 caliber ball, a brute as well!!
Good score Fingers!!

Lunie
May 11, 2013, 01:17 PM
Ken, you dog! You dirty, dirty dog! :cuss:

Very nice! :cool:

CraigC
May 11, 2013, 02:02 PM
Nice! It is a scientifically proven fact that 1860's make the world a better place. :D


If that is scoring, does not seem like frugal buying at all, does it, paying more than other folks who are willingly to part with money?
.....said the sore loser.

Gaucho Gringo
May 12, 2013, 06:16 PM
Beautiful gun Fingers. I have one exactly like it, only mine is blued. Full flute 1860's are not that common.

72coupe
May 12, 2013, 06:55 PM
That makes me want a stainless 1860 so much I can hardly keep my credit card in my pocket.

PRM
May 12, 2013, 07:09 PM
If you have never done it, steam the grips. Put a pan of water on the stove and get it boiling good. Hold the grip in the steam and it should pull most of the dents out of it. Let it dry good and smooth it with some .0000 steel wool.

Crawdad1
May 13, 2013, 11:01 AM
The way I look at it the full fluted cylinder streamlines the lines of the 1860 Army even more.

Fingers McGee
May 13, 2013, 08:50 PM
Pistol was delivered today by the brown truck. It wasn't in as good a shape as I expected. It had been shot - and not cleaned - but, since it is stainless, it came clean real easy. It had obviously been dry fired and played with - a lot. Most of the safety pins on the cylinder are hammered flat and a couple of the nipples show definite mushrooming. Even so, timing and lock-up are right on the money. If this had been a blued gun, the barrel would have been a disaster. Numerous scratches on the barrel, a couple of them kinda deep. Guess I'll have to break out the buffing wheel.

Had to knock the wedge out with a brass wedge remover & hammer. Stone all four sides of it to get it to fit better. It's still tight; but shooting it this weekend should loosen it up some. I did not do a complete disassembly. Even though it had been shot and not cleaned, the action did not appear to be fouled, and it cycled just fine.

Even with all this, it is in very good shape and will be used in CAS match this coming weekend along with its brother the rebated SS Uberti 1860.

Besides, when is the last time anyone saw - much less handled - a Stainless Steel, Uberti 1860 Army???

Beetle Bailey
May 13, 2013, 09:13 PM
It's definately a score! Stainless AND fluted AND a great price?

Wait. . . you have two stainless 1860's? Nice.

Fingers McGee
May 14, 2013, 12:49 AM
Wait. . . you have two stainless 1860's? Nice

Actually, I have 3. The third one is a 2nd Gen Colt

CraigC
May 14, 2013, 01:53 AM
Sweet! I'd be temped to polish it to a high gloss and have it engraved!

Now I wish I had bought the full fluted 1860 when I bought my first.

Crawdad1
May 14, 2013, 09:26 AM
That’s a great idea. Why buff them out when you could have an engraver incorporate them into a design. Sort of like covering up a bad tattoo!!
Then to Track for some stainless nipples, sweet!!

Jaymo
May 16, 2013, 09:30 PM
Score, as in he bought a stainless Uberti for the price of a blued Pietta.
It's like getting a Python for the price of a Trooper.

Nfield4
May 16, 2013, 09:35 PM
What a good looking piece! Congrats.

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