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Uberti 1837 Cattleman $250

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by JCallaway82, Apr 21, 2011.

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  1. JCallaway82

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  2. snooperman

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    YES... Buy it now..

    A very good gun for the money. The Uberti 1873 cattleman I have is a fine gun and a joy to shoot. You wont be disappointed at that price. I have 3 Uberti guns and like all of them.
     
  3. JCallaway82

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    Thanks for the help snooperman!

    Alright...next dilemma.

    In .45 LC or .357? :O

    The .45 is classic and that big bore looks menacing.. ammo price? Availability? I have no idea...

    In .357, well I could shoot magnum, but I could also shoot the considerably lighter .38 rounds to make it fun (and cheaper) for plinking...

    I can't decide...cool factor or versatility. Any insights?


    Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer an opinion.

    ~Joseph
     
  4. towboat_er

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    Yay
    Love the 45, but expensive to shoot, unless ya reload. Shooting 38s in the 357 will save some bucks.
     
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    The older ones had a leaf spring for the hand. Weak point. Newer ones use a coil spring like the Ruger Vaquero.
    The other weak point is the trigger/ bolt spring. Replace it.

    Otherwise, good buy.
     
  6. JCallaway82

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    Thank you fellas. I appreciate it, indeed.

    The only thing left to mull over before I "pull the trigger" on the purchase is the caliber...

    Decisions...Decisions....
     
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    You can be more competitive with the 38s.

    Get a Marlin in 38. Please don't get a Win. 92 or 94.

    Good double or pump. The older Stoeger (Baikal) is good. You can pick up a Win. M97 for around $400.00.

    Best shooting sport ever.
     
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    I didn't see where he was buying it for CAS.

    I'd pick .45 Colt every time, but that's just I. And, yes, I do reload. If that's not an option for you, then I can understand where .38 might be the better choice.
     
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    I bought the same one a few years ago ($260 which was a great price in my area) in 357. No issues after a couple thousand rounds (mostly 38s). I'd buy another.
     
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    Hi,

    Tanner is only offering the 45LC with the $250 auctions. :) I asked about other calibers when I called them about payment.

    Enjoy it!
     
  11. JCallaway82

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    @Daf57. Thanks for the info.

    I'm guessing you purchased one then? ;) Good stuff.

    What? No. .357. ? That would make my choice that much easier...but this auction they have up is a bit conflicting/confusing...

    Here is the original Auction 45LC (188 left. 13 days)
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=226445419

    and here is one of their other auctions...

    Tanner Auction for .357 (24 left. 28 days)
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=226504420


    Maybe you talked to someone who had no idea about their other auction going on? *shrugs*


    It's OK though,because I am leaning .45LC now anyway, but if anyone wants the .357 the auction is above.
     
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  12. snooperman

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    The 45 Colt is traditional in this type of handgun, but

    if you are not going to be doing the "Cowboy action game" and you just want it to have fun shooting, I would go for the .357 magnum. Later , you could add a 45 if you like this type of gun. If you do not reload, the 45 Colt is generally much more expensive to shoot. Have fun.
     
  13. JCallaway82

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    So, I wont be mocked endlessly for choosing the .357 version? :D

    I must admit though, although it is embarrassing, I won't be plinking too much with it. I shoot autos. I just really want a cowboy gun to twirl around (unloaded of course) and to shoot here and there for the novelty. I have thought about CAS or SASS, but I would need to be a decent shot before I started even thinking about something like that...ha!
     
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    The lesser price is based on a trigger guard and backstrap being made of brass in place of steel, and a matt blue in place of high polish on the rest of the revolver. None of this affects the way it shoots, which makes it a great "budget buy."

    However if you don't reload your own ammunition the ammunition cost of .45 Colt cartridges over .38 Special/.357 Magnum may cancel the cost advantage of the gun. You might be better off buying a used Ruger .357 in the long run.
     
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    So, I wont be mocked endlessly for choosing the .357 version?

    As I said the one I bought is 357. I reload but I don't have any 45 LC and i didn't want to stock another caliber for one gun.

    It does have a transfer bar type safety (firing pin on hammer) so you could load 6. I just load 5 though.
     
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    $250????
    holy wow! That's a GREAT price.
    I bought a new Cattleman Brass 5 1/2" 45 Colt about 4 months ago & it was just north of $400.
    (and I really like the brass accents)
     
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    The $250 NIB price, beats my NIB sale price of $269.88 for the same Cattleman~! Go for it~! ;) :)
     
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    I paid $500 for mine 2 years ago. I guess I got ripped off.
     
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    @dashootist

    Was it the Hombre with the bronze or another version? Some of the other versions of the cattleman are more expensive, and there are still plenty of listings for the Hombre in the $400 range. But a few places have good deals on them now it seems...
     
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    Mine had case hardened finished. I guess it wasn't an Hombre.
     
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    I must admit to finding it interesting that so many prefer this revolver in .38/.357 rather than .45 Colt.

    Though I completely understand the economical advantage of the .38 special over the .45 Colt, when I see an SAA Colt, my mind goes right to the 19th century and the .45 Colt or .44-40 Winchester.
    When I think of .357 magnum (or even .38 special), I think 20th century.

    Even when reloading, I still realize the cost of .452 255gr LFRN over .357 158gr LRN is still around 50% more (not to mention the additional powder charge).
    However, the Peacekeeper just seems to justify the additional cost... unless I planned on shooting it a heck of a lot. Honestly, even then I'd probably still choose the .45 Colt over .38/.357mag.

    But that's just me. I also have very little interest in a 1911 chambered in 9mm. This is simply because my mind refuses to associate it with anything other than .45acp, even though I'm fully aware the 1911's predecessor was chambered in .38ACP and the 1911 was commercially offered in .38 Super very early on. Perhaps I have Aspergers or something but that's just the way my brain's wired.

    On a separate note, I would like someone to enlighten me on what loads are in the cylinder of the revolver below. At first I thought perhaps grease packed JHPs of some kind (but why?), though I now think they could be MagSafe rounds and that "grease" is actually epoxy. This is the kind of thing that will bug me until I figure it out. Again, I'm strange that way.

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  24. JCallaway82

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    @dashootist yeah that makes sense. The case hardened is a step up in price.

    @Snowdog. I'm definitely getting .45LC. I waxed and waned and I couldn't bring myself to get anything other than the .45 in a cowboy gun. I'll be getting it later though, I snapped up an LCR .357 for a CCW instead because of a good deal. :) The hombre (or similar) is next on my list.
     
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    JCallaway82

    I know just how you feel. When I went looking for a Single Action Army last year, the only caliber I would consider was .45 Long Colt. I finally found a brand new Beretta Stampede for a little over $400 and I am very happy with my purchase.
     
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