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So I went to the Post Office (Uberti story)

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by 4v50 Gary, Oct 10, 2012.

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  1. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    And an older gentlemen received a package from Midway. He complained that it was a large box for just a trigger. The post office clerk laughed about it and apparently knew the old gent was a shooter.

    I mailed my package and went to my car and the old gent was outside by his truck. We started talking and he's a life member of Whittington Center. Anyway, he told me he had a cap 'n ball Colt that had a brass bullet mould, caps, balls, almost one lb of holy black and two shoulder stocks (one for Colt, one for Remington) that he wanted to sell for $200. :what: He said he wished he could find someone to buy it.

    I volunteered immediately and he met me at school where we conducted the transaction out in the street.

    The gun is missing the wedge screw, but that's no big deal. It's a round barrel, brass frame Colt 44. It came with a holster and he's supposed to bring me the brass bullet mould tomorrow. The gun will need to be modified so it can take the shoulder stock. That should be easy on the milling machine and I hope to be able to do it next year. I'll see if I can post pics later this week.
     
  2. J-Bar

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    Terrific! Congratulations.
     
  3. Deltaboy1984

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    Your were a Blessed Man today!
     
  4. Busyhands94

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    What a deal! Congrats! :)
     
  5. BADUNAME30

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    C'mon Gary....NPDH no.gif
     
  6. Fingers McGee

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    Yeah

    But a provisional congrats til the pictures arrive. :D
     
  7. BADUNAME30

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    Oh yeah...
    that too...:D
     
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    Great deal you lucky dog!
     
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    robhof

    Did you buy a lottery ticket too??
     
  10. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    So here's the image

    Here's the Uberti with the two (non-fitting) shoulder stocks, holster, bullet mould, ball, powder, caps, capper, reloading stand. Enjoy. Uberti group view 3.jpg

    (Thank you Mal for the sticky that taught me how to post pics)
     
  11. BADUNAME30

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    Thanx for the pic Gary.
    Good to see that gentlemen gave the stuff a good home.
    Them stocks are real cool.What kind o' six guns you gonna put 'em on ?
     
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    I'll trade you a tactical trapper pistol for that.
     
  13. 4v50 Gary

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    25schaefer - sure I'll trade, but only if it has a picatinny rail that was hand forged by you.
     
  14. robhof

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    Let's see: powder$18.00, caps$10.00, stocks$300 to $400 for pair(Ebay auction prices),balls$10.00,mold$30.00, gun$150.00, holster$20.00 to $30.00, for a total of $538 to $648 for $200., Wow, that was a fantastic deal. Time at the range: Priceless...
     
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    Very nice, Gary; you were one lucky dawg at the P.O. that day!

    Your picture made me curious; I noticed the "extra" nipples and nipple wrench in bags, was the company maybe "Michaels" of Oregon? Just curious... I'd heard that the manufacturer of my favorite "soft" holsters for my S&W's had been in business and making other gun stuff before they came up with (among other things) the pancake and paddle holsters that I love so much - didn't know they were in the BP business as well. Knowing my timing, Uncle Mike's is probably OUT of the BP biz now that I've gotten IN!
     
  16. scrat

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    Heck of a nice find......

    I have an idea i have been tinkering around. Thinking about making a shoulder stock..

    SOOO

    Gary anyway you can trace one of those should stocks. Then send to me as a template. i have some ideas thinking of making one

    Pm me
     
  17. walt629

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    So forgive me if this is a silly question.

    When the stock is mounted to the revolver does it become a Short Barrel Rifle and fall under any BATF regs for the same? Or because it is a C&R is it exempt? I could probably look it up but I thought I'd ask here.
     
  18. 4v50 Gary

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    Michaels of Oregon made the spare nipples and the nipple wrench that are still in the plastic bags. The gun actually came with two other wrenches (so three in all) and they may be seen in the plastic box that has the power measure (a 45 ACP case with silver solder wire), balls, patching material? and the wrenches. The mould casts both conical and RB.

    As to the holster, there's no markings that could be discerned.
     
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    Walt answering your question.


    As long as they are used (shoulder stock) on a bp revolver that has not been modified to accept cartridges and has a cap and ball cylinder in it then it is legal. As it is considered an antique not a firearm. However lets say my 1858 with cut loading port and kirst cylinder. Even if i put the stock cap and ball cylinder in the gun. It is illegal as the gun has been modified to accept cartridges. On my other cap and balls as long as i am using the stock cap and ball cylinder and the frame has not been modified to accept cartridges and i do not have a drop in R&D type cylinder with me then it is legal to own and use a shoulder stock. Now these laws may very from state to state. In CA this is the law that i have to go by
     
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    Thanks for the answer Scrat!
     
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