Uberti

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by BillB84, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. BillB84

    BillB84 New Member

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    I have just gotten a uberti .357 mag single action army replica was just wondering if anybody has owned one and what you thought about it.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Owned a half dozen -
    Excelleant Colt clones IMO :cool:
     

  3. BillB84

    BillB84 New Member

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    Ok thanks for the info I got it on a trade and I didnt really have time to check it out but I thought it would be a good gun for the woods.
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Shud be- like anything there are varing "degrees" of Uberti modles but never had a real problem with any i had- Be sure to check the POA vs POI on it- They aren't really target pistolas :eek:
     
  5. DoyleTheDog

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    I have a question about those. Are they safe to carry with the hammer down on a round? The SA Rugers have the Transfer Safety Bar and I know these Uberti's don't. Beautiful guns though!!
     
  6. kytowboater

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    I asked a guy at the gun counter that while I was looking at one, as he went into detail about how awesome they are, and how much he loved the two he owned and knew so much about.

    His reply was oh I don't know.....

    I would like to know the answer.
     
  7. BillB84

    BillB84 New Member

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    I was curious after u asked about safe carrying so i got it out looking at the manual it says and I quote " the old- tymers used to say that the safest way to carry a single-action revolver was to load only five chambers and let the hammer rest, in the safety position, on the empty sixth chamber. That's good advice even today. It still takes proper care in handling and use by you, it's owner."
     
  8. DoyleTheDog

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    Yeah Bill, the Ruger SAs with the transfer bar allow you to safely carry all 6 chambers loaded. The Ubertis are more like their original counterparts; like the the old Colts. I'd love to get one someday.
     
  9. Bob Wright

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    Depending on the Uberti you have. Best advice, carry an empty chamber under the hammer, I even do that with my New Model Rugers.

    Some Ubertis have a hammer block safety tht is activated when the hammer is placed in the safety position, the first click. This activates a hammer block, look at you hammer just under the firing pin. If there is a separate piece visible, that the hammer block.

    If it is not visible, then check your base pin (cylinder pin) for two grooves. This allows the hammer to be placed at the half cock, or loading notch, then depress the base pin latch and push the base pin in to block the hammer. Make sure the latch engages the second notch. Not a very practical safety, originated with the Hammerli Virginians as the "Swiss Safe" safety.

    To keep the cylinder from rotating while in the half cock position, pull the hammer to full cock, then lower it to the half cock. This will engage the cylinder bolt.

    Again, best practice is to keep an empty chamber under the hammer.

    Bob Wright
     
  10. Bob Wright

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    And, Ahem! Since you ask, here's mine:

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    They are a .22 L.R., a .44 Special, and a .45 Colt Flat Top. The .22 and the .44 have the "Swiss Safe" system, the .45 has the Uberti hammer Block.

    Bob Wright
     
  11. BillB84

    BillB84 New Member

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    Yes mine does actually have the hammer block its the deluxe edition which I didn't know previously so it has a few more upgrade that I was unaware of but in my defense I only got it this morning on a trade along with a marlin 30 30
     
  12. Bob Wright

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    How about a photo of your Uberti?

    Bob Wright
     
  13. BillB84

    BillB84 New Member

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    image-517720449.jpg

    There ya go Bob
     
  14. Bob Wright

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    One more question: What does it say on top of the barrel, as to importer? Stoeger, or Cimarron, or Taylors?

    Bob Wright
     
  15. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco New Member

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    Purchased one a while back and love it! Had to file down the front sight a little to shoot like my other SA's. I use a snap cap to let the hammer rest on.
     
  16. BillB84

    BillB84 New Member

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    It says taylor
     
  17. Bob Wright

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    Why? What's wrong with the empty chamber?

    Bob Wright
     
  18. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco New Member

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    When practicing if you accidentally dry fire on an empty chamber you can damage the firing pin. This will not happen with a snap cap.
     
  19. Bob Wright

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    I think you will find this only applies to rimfires where the firing pin can strike metal. Early on Ruger had a display with an early Single Six set up with a machine to cock and dry-fire the revolver, counting the number of times the gun had been dry fired. At the close of the show the count was in excess of 10,000 times.

    As for me, I prefer the empty chamber.

    Bob Wright
     
  20. HOSSFLY

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    Agree- Besides it'd confuse me and/or slow me up reloading-
     
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