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uberti revolving carbine

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by andrewstorm, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. andrewstorm

    andrewstorm member

    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:
  2. black_powder_Rob

    black_powder_Rob Well-Known Member

    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?:)
  3. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. andrewstorm

    andrewstorm member

    Nearly lost an eye

    PLEASE ELABORATE SIR...............................................................................:uhoh:
  5. Loyalist Dave

    Loyalist Dave Well-Known Member

    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.

  6. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. rcflint

    rcflint Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

  10. grimjaw

    grimjaw Well-Known Member

    I'd also be interested in the answer to the poster's first question, actual chrony data.
  11. arcticap

    arcticap Well-Known Member

    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:

    Last edited: Mar 31, 2010
  12. 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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