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tplumeri
May 31, 2008, 06:04 PM
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33167&stc=1&d=1212274694


I was thinking of getting this and putting a regular grip on it and wearing it holstered to the next cowboy shoot.
thought it would get a chuckle or two, until i draw and fire it!:eek:
anyone have one?
thanks
tom

tplumeri
May 31, 2008, 06:12 PM
OOOPS! just found out Uberti makes an 18" 1873 Buntline revolver. so I guess i wouldnt surprise too many folks at the shoot. :o

Hawg Haggen
May 31, 2008, 08:20 PM
You'd have to have gorilla arms to draw 18 inches out of a holster.:D

tplumeri
May 31, 2008, 08:47 PM
Yeah, didnt think of that.
maybe a thigh mount with the muzzle in my boot.....Nah, hard to walk.
any suggestions?

alfred
June 1, 2008, 12:47 AM
How ever you wear it,I would love to see that draw.Perhaps a sling instead of a holster.I do not think that you wish to stuff it down inside your pants or inside a belt.

What caliber and how accurate is it at 50 and 100 yards?alfred

tplumeri
June 1, 2008, 01:43 AM
What caliber and how accurate is it at 50 and 100 yards?alfred

I know it comes in 45 colt and 357. dont know if other calibers.
Im guessing it would be as accurate as any other carbine legnth gun, if you can hold it steady!:eek:

the actual carbine model lists for around $750, but ive seen them on gunbroker for $475.
dont know what the buntline costs.

claymore1500
June 1, 2008, 06:39 AM
Just a note of caution, Maybe you already know this but in case you don't.

One of the main reasons that the revolving rifle never really caught on was due to the rather large flame blast from the cyl. gap being approx. 6 to 8 inches from your face.

I wouldn't shoot it without very good eye protection, and maybe a good hat, (Just to keep your hair from going up in smoke "LOL")

tplumeri
June 1, 2008, 09:07 PM
Claymore,
thanks for the heads up!
I lost some hair on a black powder misfire years ago.
now days i have much less hair to lose!
thanks
tom