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Uberti Break Top

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Glockman17366, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Glockman17366

    Glockman17366 Participating Member

    Dec 11, 2005
    South Central Pennsylvania
    I'm considering one of these guns. Looking for input from anyone who owns or has fired one. I'm not sure, but I think Beretta sells them too.

    I know S&W has a version as well, so if you got one of them, please respond as well.
  2. Harve Curry

    Harve Curry Participating Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Black Range of New Mexico
    I like my a Uberti in 44-40. S&W no longer makes theirs. If you can find one they are very good, but the cylinder is shorter as were the originals, and it only fires 44 Russian or 45 Scofield.
  3. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Mentor

    Dec 24, 2002
    United Socialist States of Obama
    I own two. One is the short barrelled version, and the other is the long barrelled version. Both are Ubertis.

    They are nice revolvers. The front sights on both were too high and had to be filed down. Also, although they are accurate enough for plinking and fun, they are not as accurate as SAA replicas. I have heard here that the 44-40 barrels that Uberti uses are actually sized for 44 special bullets and not 44-40. I have never slugged the barrel to be sure, but wouldnt be surprised. They still work fine, though, and I consider this only a minor issue.
  4. Bart Noir

    Bart Noir Active Member

    Mar 20, 2003
    Mossy part of Washington
    There are Uberti Schofields and Uberti Model 3 Russian. In the originals, the first is a military revision of the earliest Model 3 (the Russian was a bit later), and the Army issued hundreds of Schofields. It has a better latch and better rear sights. The rear sight on the Model 3 is barely there, it is so small.

    I shoot the Schofield and really like the balance with the 5-inch barrel. The downside is that the Schofield grip makes it hard to do the required thumbcocking without lifting the muzzle noticably skyward. That was OK in the old days, but can get you frowned at when at a range these days.

    I can't comment on the Russian for cocking as I have not shot one.

    Bart Noir

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