Uberti 1851 Colt Navy?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by sputnik1988, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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  2. PRM

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    I've owned Uberti(s) and 2nd Generation Colts. The Colts are my favorite - and that is mainly name brand. Uberti made a lot of the parts for Colt during that era, they were finished and assembled by under Colt license. Parts are pretty much interchangeable with occasional minor fitting.

    For shooting and overall quality you will be happy with the Uberti. They are some of the best repros out there.

    You can always defarb the "Made in Italy" if that bothers you ...LOL
     

  3. Hawg

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    Uberti supplied the parts for the second gen and Colt did the final fit and finishing. Colt warranted them and repaired them and will letter them. The 3rd gens are a different matter. Colt had nothing to do with them other than licensing the name. They didn't warranty them, wont work on them and won't letter them. They were made by the Colt Black Powder Arms Co.(not affiliated with Colt in any way) in the old Iver Johnson factory.
    Having said that you can't go wrong with a new Uberti or Pietta.
     
  4. gr8oldguy

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    I just bought an 1858 Army in stainless steel. I can't wait to shoot it. I'm sure the 1851, from what I've read will be great fun. good luck
     
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    I prefer the Remingtons, i have 2 Uberti 1858s, and a Thompson Hawken rifle. Be careful...its a slippery slope. BP revolvers can be addictive....I like loading them almost as much as the shooting part...:)
     
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    Not an 1851, but the Remington is one of my favorites. I bought mine sight unseen for $100 buck a couple of years ago. I figured I was either getting a shooter or a wall hanger. When it arrived, I was a little shocked to receive an almost new revolver. The Remington design is more like a modern revolver as far as shooting. All my Colt's shoot a little high, about 6 inches at 15 yards. Not a bad problem once you learn where to aim. The Remington is point of aim/point of impact and spot on with accuracy. I've also warmed up to the SS guns as I get older.
     

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  7. F4U

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    I have had the same experience, both of my Colts shoot high. My Remington is pretty much spot on.
     
  8. PRM

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    a lot of the issue in the Colts shooting high is the small front sight. I've seen taller ones put on them that corrects the problem, but to me, it takes away from the historical lines. With a little practice hitting what you want is not that hard. The only Colt C&B that I have shot that didn't print high on the target was my Signature Series Walker.
     
  9. towboater

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    Ive also seen the notch in the hammer deepened to improve poa.
     
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    These are funny animals, had to file down my front site to have it shoot dead on point of aim from 25yds. I have never had any desire for a stainless steel Remington, but your's looks nice and it is getting to me. I must be getting older!
     
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    Military weapons were sighted to a "Point Blank" range. The Navy firing a conical was sighted to strike the POI at 75 Yards. Holding on an enemies belt buckle the bullet would be a certain amount above or below the line of sight. This is a point blank hold. These were not target pistols. Hits in the upper torso neck and head even at one hundred yards were often fatal. Most people shot with percussion handguns died 3 days later from infection. :eek:
     
  12. PRM

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    Not sure I agree with the "point blank" theory in total, as it does not apply across the board between the Colt and Remington pistols. Both of which were used by the military.

    I have read for years on different forums that the Colts were designed for longer ranges. And, my experience has always been they do shoot high at closer distances. It would be interesting to see some source material on the design of the Colt pistol with respect to their sighting and distance if you can cite it.
     
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    I think one place its covered is in the book Civil War Firearms: Their Historical Background and Tactical Use by Joseph G. Bilby but I don't have my copy handy to verify it.