Talk me out of an Uberti

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by JeeperCreeper, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. JeeperCreeper

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    Uberti Cattleman II
    .357 mag, $500

    I sold some stuff recently, and have really been into cowboy guns or just regular revolvers. So I'm thinking of snagging one.

    Talk me out of it if I'm wrong.

    I don't have any single action cowboy guns except for a .22 and a hunting Blackhawk.
     
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  2. DocRock

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    I'll try to talk you out of .357 mag. Since you are looking at an attractive variant of the Colt 1873 single action revolver, it ought to be in the original Colt chambering: 45 Colt. It is a vastly underappreciated cartridge. 250 grs at 900 fps is really quite formidable. Back it down to 800 fps and it still formidable while recoil is minimal.

    They are good looking revolvers. I have a pair of Uberti Schofields and they have been flawless.
     
  3. NeroM

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    Needed a new firearm to ride in the back of passenger seat bag in my commuting vehicle.
    Favor a single action revolver.
    Looked at various ruger models, heritage also.
    Also Colt SAA, FA97, StdMfg, plus a LGS had a BFR in 357 that caught my eye.
    Decided these choices were more to risk than I wanted to leave in the car.
    None of the Rugers tickled my fancy.
    Did look at some Italian made clones- first time I had ever seriously considered one.
    Firearms market is pretty tight, not a lot selections actually available.
    Stumbled upon an Uberti cattleman in 44 mag - like the "army" style grip.
    It felt good and looked nice, fit was tight - trigger and action seemed smooth.
    44 mag may have been a little More than I had in mind, but I would handload - no problem.
    However, it was sold.
    LGS did not have another, none were in stock at the usual sources.
    So I put out -let me know when it is in stock notes - to various online vendors.
    A few days ago, one sent an in stock message- I ordered it (first time on-line firearm purchase).
    Received a notice of delivery yesterday and picked it up at LGS on the way home last eve.
    Gun looks good, feels great, grip seems just right- however too dark to shoot.
    Normally I would not support a foreign gun maker- however at first blush - this seems great.
     
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    The recently re-designed “retractable firing pin” which is intended to allow safe carry with 6 rounds has given some folks problems. I don’t own one, and won’t. Check out discussions online here and on the cowboy wire.
     
  5. bannockburn

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    I have a Ruger Blackhawk in .357 and I love it! Built like the proverbial tank, it's a solid, well made gun to go with the cartridge it's chambered for. Now my more traditional single actions are in .45 Colt, as is a matching Rossi Model 92 lever action carbine. Two of my single actions were made in Italy: an older EMF ASM Hartford Model and a Beretta Stampede made by Uberti. Both are well built and have a very nice level of fit and finish overall. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one in .357 if the right deal came along.
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  6. GeoDudeFlorida

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    For what you’re spending on a 19th century design modernization - with the best and worst that comes with it - you could buy a very good to like-new Ruger Blackhawk. The RBH is stronger, smoother, safer, and is designed to last several generations even with harsh use.
    Save your money. Get a Ruger.
     
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  7. tubeshooter

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    I tend to agree with you - with the caveat that these are not normal times availability-wise. I want a Ruger, but I also recognize that it could be a full year from now before I can go to the typical show or well-stocked LGS and casually pick up exactly what I want.

    On the other hand - Uberti single actions are one of the few items I actually see around that are somewhat readily available.

    I heard about the retractable firing pin complaints after the fact. While disappointing, I will just keep an eye on that as well as any loosening screws. It is just a range toy for me personally and I plan to get the Ruger eventually anyway so it's not as big a deal to me as it might be for some. If I was planning on a lot of high-volume and/or competitive shooting I might feel differently. Rugers in general have crept up in price over time, which is another consideration. YMMV as always.
     
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  8. FFGColorado

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    ooooy.jpg I have this.branded Beretta but made by Uberti..and I love it. 357/38..accurate, fun, not expensive(I got is 'pre-owned' for $325)...
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  9. Barbaroja

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    I don’t own any uberti guns (yet) but I had the opportunity to shoot my neighbors “evil Roy” and s&w no.3 schofield and was impressed with the quality of both guns. I REALLY like his evil roy, as I understand it that model has had Wolff springs and some action work from the factory. I’m now waiting for a 357 version to come into my life when finances allow for it.
     
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  10. ontarget

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    I have 3 of them. All are great! Go buy it.
    $500.00 is not out of line around here.
     
  11. doubleh

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    If you want it, go get it. I love Ruger SAs but there is just something about the SSA clones that I like also.
     
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  12. tubeshooter

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    I do want to add that I haven't fired the Uberti yet and I don't want to badmouth the gun without giving it a chance.


    I think my gun looks handsome and the price was reasonable IMHO. I don't feel cheated or filled with great regret. I (more or less) knew what I was getting into with this.
     
  13. Armored farmer

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    I agree with @DocRock , .45colt is well suited to a SAA.
    My 4.75" uberti el patron is fun and a great shooter. No problems with the retractable firing pin. ....but I have fired hundreds, not thousands.
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  14. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    I am probably not the guy to try and talk you out of a Uberti revolver, as I own a few and am very happy with them. All of my Ubertis and Cimarrons are in .44Special or .45Colt except for a Richards Mason conversion in .38Special. I also own quite a few Rugers and am quite happy with them as well. I have Rugers in calibers from. 357Magnum through .44Spl, .41Mag, 44Mag and .45Colt.

    My son recently acquired a new Taylor's .357Magnum SAA clone and it is very nice. I was so impressed with it that a couple of weeks ago, I bought a new Taylor's 1873 lever action carbine in .357Magnum. Very nice carbine...not quite as smooth as my Cimarron Uberti 1873 octagon barreled rifle in .45Colt but it is a nice little carbine. Certainly lighter and more handy than my 24" barreled full size rifle in .45Colt.
    Both rifles have excellent finish and fitting with very vivid case coloring on the receiver.
     
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  15. Targa

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    Yeh, I just can't try and talk you out of a nice gun at a decent price...sorry, but I say buy that thing! :D
    If I weren't dead set on a Colt saa I would already have one of the Uberti’s
     
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    I do not own a Uberti Cattleman 2 and have never shot one. But, I have read about them. The retractable firing pin has been a problem with some Cowboy Action Shooters.
    Many people have shot hundreds and thousands of rounds through Uberti guns with the retractable firing pin and have had no problems.
    If you are not shooting it in competition, heck, even if you are, I say go for it.

    If the firing pin becomes an issue someday just contact Uberti.
     
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    Got two more on the way myself!
     
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    I'd hate to have you guys in my AA group. "Go ahead, have another drink! What could it hurt?!" o_O:scrutiny:
     
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    You don't want to associate with me if you're trying to get cured off guns! :p
     
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    Subjective question with predictable results. Sorta of like asking carpenters what hammer they like, EstWing or Vaughan. I have the Cattleman 45C/45ACP. Modern rendition of a historical firearm. Absolutely love it. I like Rugers too and have several, different approach to the same tool, same results.
     
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    How long's the barrel?
     
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    Uh...you’re in the wrong meeting group. You want Enablers Anonymous :evil:
     
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  24. JeeperCreeper

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    Just where I want it

    But now I'm considering a Ruger.... Ughhh
     
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    You can’t go wrong with a Ruger Vaquero or get one of each ! :thumbup:
     
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