Uberti Cattleman price opinion

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 1KPerDay, Oct 6, 2016.

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  1. 1KPerDay

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    Cabela's has a nice looking 7.5" .45 Cattleman, bright blue finish whatever it's called, pearly grips. Kinda pimpy looking but is $650 too high for a used one? Looks very nice. I figure Cabela's prices are generally about 20-30% high but thought I'd ask.

    And if you're going to post "do a search" or "check gunbroker" keep it to yourself. Why do you think forums exist?;)

    While we're on the subject, Pietta nickel or high polish stainless .45 SAA for about $450 too much? I don't think I'm ever going to run across a Colt for what I'm willing to pay. I'm about ready to give up.
     
  2. shootniron

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    Too high.

    Check Gunbroker...you can buy a new one for about $475.

    My last new Cattleman was stainless, less than a year ago and it was $470...plus shipping and transfer...total of $510.

    Pick an auction and watch it...if the gun is not bought in about 3 relistings...make an offer. You will be surprised how many dealers will deal on those guns. You will have to make the offer before the last listing ends...otherwise, it will not allow you to contact the seller after the listing ends.

    I am not real familiar with the Pietta, but I read good things about them...and it is my understanding that the newer guns are the best.

    I will say, that I will not buy another stainless SAA clone as they are a little too heavy for my liking. I like the SAA guns because of their size, weight, grip design and trigger...the stainless weight kind of detracts from that, for me.

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    Looks like cabela's used price is more than it can be found new elsewhere. Typical. :(
     
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    I've been wanting one, $650 should get you a new one.
     
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    I own a couple cattleman revolvers.
    I have seen some bargains at gun shows and gun shops. I did buy my 5.5" factory engraved on GB and got it at a pretty good price new. Once I shot it it was used and the value changed. So this one you might be looking at might just be "used" a little and they saved you the money when buying a new one.
    I bought another basic 5.5 inch case colored cattleman and got it out the door at my local gun shop with tax and transfer for under $500.00 new.
    I have read that the older charcoal blue finish is susceptible to wear.
    Uberti wants a lot of $ for fancier grips, nobody seems to make them so most common wood grips are the norm. The fancy grips like the black horn or faux ivory and pearlite cost a couple hundred bucks from Uberti.
    Kinda ridiculous but I wish there was some competition to choose from.
    Grip Prices from Uberti catalog
    370724 1873 Cattleman Simulated Ivory Grip $209.99
    370725 1873 Cattleman Simulated Black Bison Horn Grip $209.99
    370726 1873 Cattleman Simulated Pearl Grip $209.99
    370801 1873 Cattleman Checkered Walnut Grip $109.99

    I guess you're paying for those and the finish but the revolver probably shoots the same as any other 1873 model they have to offer.
    I am not 100% sure but I think I have read recently that Uberti is going to put a transfer bar or change the firing pin on the next generation of these pistols. That may be a good thing but I like mine the old fashion way with the pin on the hammer.
    If you want a Frisco model, it's gonna cost you more.

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    If the revolver is well used, in time the nickel plate will wear and peal on the front of the cylinder and around the bolt notches. The polished stainless looks much the same, but they're is no finish to degrade.

    Both can be a pain when shooting in bright sunlight, which is one reason I prefer a blued or case-colored & blued finish. Stocks are a mater of personal choice, ivory, pearl, wood. whatever.
     
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    The finish that Uberti markets as "charcoal blue" isn't really charcoal blue. It's nitre or fire blue and it is a very fragile finish. Which is why Colt only ever used it on small parts. Real charcoal bluing, as applied by Turnbull, is very labor intensive and among the most durable of the blued finishes. Here's a Cimarron Open Top finished by Turnbull in charcoal (carbona) blue with fire blued screws and color case hardened hammer/trigger. You can see the difference between the two blues.

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    There are plenty of options. The issue here is that the grips need to be fitted to the individual gun and most folks want something cheap and don't want to pay for the services of a custom gripmaker. Knowing what it costs to ship these things, $80-$100 one way, $200 for perfectly fitted grips on your Uberti is an absolute bargain.
     
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    That's about the prettiest thing I've ever seen. I love it when you post pics of your enviable wheelgun collection.
     
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    Mid 500's for a Cattleman is par. I wouldn't pay 650 for used unless it was in good condition, engraved, slicked up, and in the caliber I wanted.
     
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    Seems a little pricey to me too, especially for being a used gun.
     
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    Thank you!


    For those who may think he's referring to a standard Cattleman, this is what we're talking about. Charcoal blue and what I think is actually really good looking imitation pearl grips are extra cost options included on the Frisco model.

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    Red Cent - that's just butt ugly.
    That flat blue (if that's even what it's called) just screams unmentionables here.
    (as this is a family friendly site)

    I guess to each his/her own.
    It's definitely not for me.

    I currently own 2 very nice looking Ubertis, blue & Color Case
    I just love 'em.
    Had 'em out at the range just before dark tonite.

    But yes, $650 is too high for me.
     
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    Hit the pawn shops. I have been able to get nice used ones pretty cheap.
     
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    big news incoming...
     
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    I'm not a fan of them at all considering you can get a Ruger vaquero for $500 new. Unless you have to have it close to original in terms of function. The vaquero has the similar size and handling characteristics of the originals and is stronger/ more reliable.
     
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    Well, then...you need to buy the Ruger.

    They DO NOT handle like a SAA...close only counts in horseshoes, water balloons and hand grenades.

    And, 99.9% of shooters will never shoot a clone enough for the "reliability" to be a problem. My only New Vaquero had to make a trip back to Ruger to become "reliable"...so that generalization didn't bode so well, for me.
     
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    I had an old Vaquero but I missed the 4 clicks and the "correct" loading procedure. I sold it, but wish I had it back. I don't think I'll buy another, but I do want a Blackhawk or three. Preferably old models but they are getting as expensive as Colts now... :eek:
     
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    I didn't say they handled identical I said similar. It is so close that switching from one to the other would be easy to adjust too in a few cylinders worth of shooting.

    I'm sorry your Ruger broke. I have first hand seen lots of broken replicas compared to very few Rugers.

    I dunno how much he is going to shoot but the name ( 1kperday )
    suggests alot more than the replica will take. YMMV
     
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    With respect, the loading procedure is entirely different. Saying they are similar is like saying a manual shift car is similar to one with an automatic. Yes, they look similar. But operating one properly is a different kettle of fish. Yes, I can adjust to either. But I prefer one over the other.
     
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    If you want the correct loading process then the cattleman will do. Don't pay over $450 and don't shoot it alot unless you like to fix it. I would say on average of 1500-2000 rounds before they require some fixing on timing and springs.

    I thought I covered the possibility of the loading process with my first post to when I said. " Unless you have to have it close to original in terms of function". I see that is what you want and that's cool with me. Like I said above don't go over $450 used.
     
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  25. aarondhgraham

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    I bought mine through Taylor's and Co.

    I bought mine (Uberti Cattleman) through Taylor's and Co.,,,
    It saved me about $65.00 from what Cabela's wanted for the exact same gun.

    Click here please,,,

    Aarond
     
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