Uberti Single Action Revolvers

It’s taken me a little while to explore the forum. I decided to share some of my sixguns. All Uberti’s, but imported by different importers.

None are safe queens!

First is the 45 Colt, with a 45 Auto conversion cylinder

One of two the 357 Mags

One 44 Magnum, with a 44-40 conversion cylinder

One of the 44-40’s

Older group pic

To top it all off, also included is the Uberti Winchester 73’, with a Maclom scope. I have taken deer, groundhogs, coyotes and a few beavers with this rifle.

I started out in this world with a 1952 Winchester 94, 30-30…but soon ventured into everything 44-40.

I call the 45 Colt, a 45 Colt…cause it is a 45 Colt.
I call the 44-40 a 44-40 due to Marlin’s change of the 44 WCF to 44 CF then 44-40 for Marlin Safety in February 1890.
When I carry the Winchester, I call it a 44 Winchester ;-), but the title of the website is “Chasing The 44-40”!

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So i got this cimarron model P 1873 in 45 Colt for a customer. It is a nice revolver for the money.
As you probably already know, uberti makes the guns for cimarron firearms company.

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So this is my Colt Single Action Army manufactured in 1901. It started life as a 5-1/2” nickel plated 32-20. I made the barrel and converted a second gen cylinder from 44 special to 44 WCF. I COLOR CASED the frame and hammer. Rebuilt the entire revolver and had the elephant ivory grips installed. This is my daily carry gun. When i finish this custom 41 SPL i am working on i will retire this for display in my John Wayne collection in the gun store.
The second revolver with wood grips is a standard manufacturing single action in 45 Colt. They are expensive revolvers but the entire revolver is 4140 steel beautifully machined and finished. Even the screws are timed! Very high quality! I purchased this one to see if it was as high quality as everyone was saying. It was worth every penny! My fantastic brother in law loved the Standard Manufacturing single action so much i gave it to him for Christmas.

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I got one Uberti Cattleman II .45 Colt, shown here with loaded ACME powder coated red bullets.

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It looks like it would be too, is that NOS? It appears there’s just a hammer spur and no safety block, correct?

Yes there is no safety.

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How old is it?

Brand new i just ordered it for a customer

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Well that’s cool, didn’t know that option could still be had :+1:

Dunno about these new Berti guns, but the old ones had a two position base pin. Out was normal operation, all the way in blocked the hammer. Hated that effing feature.
Used black powder over a full charge of 3f. More power than standard smokeless, louder too, but cool.

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Haven’t seen that feature on mine. I had heard Uberti was shipping transfer bar and non transfer bar models at the same time.

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Yes that is true. You can get both with transfer bar and without.

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I always liked the pre TB Rugers as well, although the new models that any of the great smiths go through load and shoot pretty nice. When Ruger first came out with the transfer bar, they screwed up the timing of the loading and unless you installed a reverse spin pawl they were a pain in the ass to load.
Corrected it in later new models.

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If they got rid of that base pin issue so much the better. It was a stupid idea on the Virginia Dragoon, and should have died with that gun because it interfered with function of the gun.
Im not sure if there is a good safety on a sixgun other than the brain, but probably the most liveable is the transfer bar, if its done right.

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If you will allow me, i am responding to a couple of different comments in one reply post.
I make custom guns including Ruger Blackhawks.
The old model is so much smoother, simpler, and better firearm inside where most people do not see. When ruger added the transfer bar and the new model was born the smooth sweet action of the Blackhawk died on the spot! It can be revived but only with parts replacement and/or a lot of work. Rugers metallurgy can not be beat! There is no reason to have a safety on a revolver. The safety is between the ears of the user. I am not here to argue the virtue to carrying 6 rounds over 5 rounds. I have been carrying a first generation Colt SAA manufactured in 1901 for many years now. I carry the hammer down on an empty chamber.
Federal law requires import guns to have certain sites, safeties etc. like anything companies apply for variances from the law due to historical arms design etc. as those age they keep getting farther from the intent due to precedent. Some companies bring in parts and assemble here in the USA so they can get around some of these laws. So there is a lot of legal BS in those safeties and why i try to avoid them.

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Safeties IMO are about making people money rather than people safe.

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Mostly lawyers making money!

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The combo makes for a good song but that’s about as far as it goes

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