Uberti sixgun

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by HM2Grunt, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. HM2Grunt

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    My vision has been changing as I grow older, and I find that I am not able to use the iron sights on my long guns. Even with the last change of glasses, I am out of luck. I am wanting to "re-tool" and get another handgun. Seem to do better with them, so far. On my last trip to my local gun purveyor, I saw a Uberti-made Colt-style six-gun that looked pretty sweet. I did some looking at the company sight, and found that it was, "hand fitted and timed" with "Wison springs" set up for cowboy style action shooting. I own some of their black powder revolvers, and I liked the feel of the pistol I am looking at. It is stainless steel. I have a history of buying shiney things on impulse, so I am asking the forum if anybody knows anything about this six-gun before I go back to give it a second look. I think it has been out better than a year, but the sticker price is the same as Uberti's. This is unusual for this dealer. I had to renew my permit to purchase,(which I think is against my second amendment rights, but that's another thread) so I have been given three days to make up my mind. Any body have experience with this hand gun? It is called the "El Patrone".
     

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  2. Jimski

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    I have two Uberti revolvers. Both are 22 cal. The first is the Stallion Target model with 6 1/2" barrel and a Cattelmen with a 5.5" barrel. I love the way they look and shoot. These classic 1873 Colt single action army replicas are a couple of favorites in my collection.

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  3. texaswoodworker

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    I have heard good things about Ubertis. I believe that is a version of their "Cattleman" revolver. It's listed on their site for $759. I'm not meaning to change you mind on it, but I know of another gun you may like.

    A Ruger Vaquero. Basically the same gun, and build like a tank! You can find them for $500-$600 depending on the finish and barrel length.

    Here's the 357 version.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=375471254

    And the 45 Colt version.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=375467795

    Honestly, I don't think you could go wrong with either.
     
  4. gr8oldguy

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    I have a one in 38spl. I hand load light loads with Trail Boss. Very accurate, very pleasant to shoot. My gun has traditional cowboy fixed sights. They tend to be hard to see. A little bright red nail polish fixed that problem. good luck and I hope you have fun with your new gun.
     
  5. dwmiller

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    I've got one in 44mag that I absolutely love. Color case hardened case and frame. Fitted a set of stag grips I got at a gun show. Too big stock, ground them down to fit this gun. Shoots like a dream with 44 special loads, really feels "cowboy"! ;)
     
  6. HM2Grunt

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  7. HM2Grunt

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    I like the looks of this Uberti, a more traditional design that probably comes with it's traditional problems. The ads say that this model gun goes through Uberti's "factory custom shop". I don't know what that amounts to, but the pistol I looked at what really smooth and very well finished. Says they tune the gun and put in new Wolf's, (not Wilson"s) springs. Would like to have the longer barrel, but I don't know if the extra length makes any difference except in other life's sports.
     
  8. dwmiller

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    Custom shop usually means extra time polishing internals, better springs and tighter tolerances due to hand select parts. Mine is a custom shop gun and fit and finish are flawless! Action is very smooth and trigger is a nice crisp 4.25 lbs by my scale. Could have better sights but its not the target model.

    Extra barrel length = more velocity = longer sight radius ( better accuracy)

    Also equal heavier gun and slower to draw. ;)

    You pay your money and make your choices!
     
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  9. HM2Grunt

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  10. tomingreeneco

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    I have one and love it. As another poster mentioned try a little nail polish on the front site to help you see in better. With stainless you might want a darker red or some other dark color to contrast with the bright stainless. You can pick up a few colors at the dollar store and try them to see what works best for you.
     
  11. PRM

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    Everything is a trade off. I have my glasses custom made and I have sat in the office looking down the sights of my gun until the prescription was adjusted so I could focus the sights. It works. The trade off is a little clarity in reading. I am just about at the point that I will be going to a pair or glasses for my long guns and a second pair for reading.

    As far as the Uberti(s), I have had good luck with them. I have had to tweak them a little out of the box. Not familiar with the one your looking at. Sounds like a lot of the tweaking is already done. I would put the Wolff wire type trigger bolt spring in any SAA/or Clone, pretty much permanently solves the breakage issue with that part.
     
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  12. CrunchyFrog

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    Uberti makes the Smokewagon for importer Taylor's & Co. and the Evil Roy edition for importer Cimarron Firearms as "race ready" revolvers for cowboy action. The El Patron is the same idea and is a pretty nice gun. What I particularly like about these guns is the wide sights that are more visible than the ones on the early Colts.

    Buy two and come shoot cowboy action!
     
  13. HM2Grunt

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    I looked up .45 Long Colt ammo today and was surprised to see how much it is, almost 90cents a round. This will be the first time I have used .45LC, so I did not know what it cost to feed one. Don't buy factory ammo much Looks like I will have to tool up right off, and reload. Components seem high too.
     
  14. texaswoodworker

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    Get into casting you own lead bullets, and try to make the brass last longer. That will bring down the costs quite a bit. ;)

    If you don't want to get into casting right now, may I suggest these?

    http://www.missouribullet.com/results.php?category=5&secondary=14
     
  15. HM2Grunt

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    Texas woodworker- Thanks for the scoop. Those prices are better. I do cast my bullets for black powder shooting. It would be a matter of securing another mold, and then some way to lube-size. I don't have that capability yet. So after getting some Star-bar brass, and the dies, I should be good to go until I am ready to cast. I have a pot, a ladle, and a bunch of lead and antimony.:)
     
  16. texaswoodworker

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    No problem. I'm going to order some of their bullets for my .357 Mag and 45 ACP pretty soon too. :D
     
  17. dwmiller

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    Take a look at lee, their bullet molds are hard to beat. They also have a cheap sizing/gas check seater. Works in your press and sizes from the flat base. No nose dies for different molds. I use this for my cast bullets in reduced 44mag cases.

    http://leeprecision.com/6-cavity-452-255-rf.html

    Should be about the right bullet, 6 cavity for $53, remember to get a set of handles!

    http://leeprecision.com/new-lube-size-kit-.452.html
    and the sizing kit for $25
     
  18. HM2Grunt

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    Well guys, I didn't end up with the six gun. The night I went down to get it, was the night they had something else in the racks that I always wanted. It just so happened I had the money on me. Like a boy and a new toy, I had to have it. So now I have a British FAL Parts gun put together by DS Arms, on their receiver. I wasn't going to buy another long gun because I can't see the sights anymore, but this has a peep sight, that I can still use. I initially had some function problems after being told by the shop I could shoot .308 WIN in it. Turns out that, maybe you can, but in this gun, you can't. After securing some bonafide NATO-spec 7,62mm ammo, the FAL works perfectly,(and the NATO stuff was cheaper) Thanks for the response and advice. Will keep it in mind when I have enough money to go back for a six gun
     

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