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Shooting Uberti's Remington Revolving Carbine

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by duelist1954, Feb 11, 2013.

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  1. duelist1954

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    In this video I'll be shooting a replica of Remington's model 1866 revolving rifle. The replica is a carbine made by Uberti and imported by Taylor's & Company. The Remington revolving carbine is a .44 caliber, cap and ball weapon based on Remington' New Model Army pistol, often erroneously called the 1858 Remington.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yroLHtjFowI
     
  2. kBob

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    What sort of velocities does this get compared to a standard NMA handgun?

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  3. duelist1954

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    I'll try to run it over the Chrony this week to see.
     
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    I've thought about one of these or the cartridge model for a while. Perhaps one day.

    In terms of handling do you find the Remington "funner" to shoot than some other types of rifle?

    Something I always thought would be fun is a Ruger Single Six, or the new Single 10, based version of this style. And it wouldn't be that hard to arrange a gas and lead spatter shield over the lower portion of the cylinder gap and allow a wood fore grip.
     
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    66 Remington

    I thought it was an 1860, not 66, and the Henry made it instantly obsolete.

    I have two, one I built from a Navy Arms Pistol before Uberti made the current carbine, and an Uberti Carbine as shown in the Utube.

    I found it necessary to wear a bandana face mask to protect my cheeks from cap flash, but it may have been cap fit or nipple brand.

    The carbine accepts R&D/Howell and Kirst cylinders and fires 45Colt quite well. I found it would stay on a silhouette at 200 yards.
     
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    As with all your other videos I really enjoyed it. Course, Now you have me wanting one of those dang things...
    :)
     
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    Revolving carbines are great fun, just remember to keep the free hand away from the cylinder gap area.

    rcarbine01.jpg
     
  8. Yankee John

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    I had a Remington revolving carbine replica and I loved shooting it! Just remember to wear safety glasses - They do have a bit of blow-back powder, caps, and junk that WILL speckle your face....

    I still wish I had mine- I always thought one of these with a Kirst or R&D conversion cylinder would be a fun thing!!
     
  9. kBob

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    madcratebuilder,

    Next time you have that "Brevet" Brass frame streached 1851-ish broken down could you photograph how the stock is attached and the differences in the attachment and perhaps shape of the hammer spring?

    Neat looking gun. The others are as well but the Brevet Carbine is just neat.

    -kBob
     
  10. Speedo66

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    Just out of curiosity, once you install a conversion cylinder in it to shoot loaded metallic cartridges, could it technically become a "short barreled rifle" with the stock on it?
     
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    Sure is. That can get you in some expensive trouble in the wrong company.
     
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    I took the chrony to the range with a Uberti revolving carbine and with a full chamber of Goex FFFG it clocked at 1162 average velocity...sightly super-sonic at normal conditions.
    The face full of residue is bearable and unlike some rifles with serious recoil I will not hesitate to shoot it again.
     
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    Has anyone fired one with a Conversion cylinder? Does it cut down on flash and blow-back?...
     
  14. Carl N. Brown

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    The pistols with shoulder stocks, and the very short carbines (under 16" barrel) must be left muzzleloading-only to stay out of Title II SBR designation. You would have to file a Form I to register and make a SBR and pay a $200 tax to ATF to convert the shorties to cartridge firing.

    Uberti Remington Cattleman's Carbine percussion model listed at Cabela's.
    Uberti Cattleman's Carbine .44 Revolver, Barrel length: 18", Overall length: 35".

    To qualify as a Short Barrel Rifle (Title II SBR, subject to the 1934 National Firearms Act), a cartridge firearm designed or redesigned to be fired from the shoulder would have to have a barrel less than 16" or overall length less than 26".

    An Uberti Cattleman's Carbine with conversion cylinder would simply be a Title I (ordinary) rifle, subject to the 1968 Gun Control Act if transfered with the conversion in place.
     
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