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kokopelli
December 26, 2009, 12:59 PM
Quick question, I'm about to either order an Uberti Cattleman online, or buy a used one at a local shop.
The one at the gunshop is the 'Frisco' with the case frame, charcoal blue cylinder and barrel and pearl grips. It has a firing pin mounted on the hammer.
Do the current models have this setup, or a 'flat' hammer with an internal firing pin??

tpelle
December 26, 2009, 01:13 PM
I have one that's quite a few years old, and it has a hammer-mounted firing pin. It also has a passive hammer block so that the firing pin cannot reach the primer on the case unless the trigger is pulled.

The hammer block is evidenced by a slot milled through the rear surface of the hammer beneath the spur, and a "tab" on the block is visible riding up and down in the slot.

I looked on Uberti's web site, and also read a review from Guns And Ammo magazine, and no mention is made of the passive hammer block. However they do, in their troubleshooting page, mention that the cylinder base pin has two settings, and if inserted to the deepest setting will protrude through the rear of the breech and block the hammer.

Maybe someone else can chime in with more info

rickyjames
December 26, 2009, 03:44 PM
my 3 uberti's all have the hammer mounted pin. i am unaware of any internal block or other feature but my guns are a few years old. great guns btw.

MJN77
December 26, 2009, 09:07 PM
Ubertis are true replicas of original colts, meaning what the old Colts had so do Ubertis. ( hammer mounted firing pin) I have six Ubertis from a 20 year old .44 mag buckhorn to a 2 year old cattleman and they all have the firing pin on the hammer just like the old Colts.

MJN77
December 26, 2009, 09:12 PM
Oh, forgot. Uberti did away with the hammer block safety about 10 years ago or so. My 20 year old Buckhorn and 14 year old 75 Remington have it but the first cattleman I bought about 10 years ago and the others since do not.

w_houle
December 27, 2009, 10:11 PM
Mine has the passive block on the eighth cock: It's like the 1/4 cock but the trigger pushes into the notch activating the block. I also have two notches on my cylinder pin, and if I have the pin on the notch farther back; the gun will not fire.

Major 2
December 28, 2009, 07:38 PM
Quick question, I'm about to either order an Uberti Cattleman online, or buy a used one at a local shop.
The one at the gunshop is the 'Frisco' with the case frame, charcoal blue cylinder and barrel and pearl grips. It has a firing pin mounted on the hammer.
Do the current models have this setup, or a 'flat' hammer with an internal firing pin??

Yes ..Hammer mounted F-Pin ( The Beretta Stampede will have the Ruger Style Transfer Bar, the Stampege is made by Uberti )
Beretta, Benelli and Uberti are under one Corporate umbrella when the merged
in 2007.

The charcoal finish is quite nice looking, but it's not a tough finish,
It will not wear nearly as well as the standard blue/CHC.

Wobble
December 28, 2009, 10:55 PM
Yes, Uberti Cattleman has the firing pin on the hammer, as were the originals. No Ruger transfer bars. However.....they do have a non-original safety feature that allows you to move the cylinder arbor back a notch. This prevents the hammer and firing pin from accidently falling on a chamber.

Major 2
December 29, 2009, 07:02 AM
While this is true ( base Pin extra length & notch )
The Lawyers made it so...:rolleyes:

I know several that had either replaced the base pin ( Colt or USFA replacement part) or simply cut, grind & polish the OEM base pin to the standard one notch length...


The hammer block that is referred to, may be found on Uberti's Open Tops & Conversions
This little screw controled cam like block, can be set to keep the Hammer from full travel downward and safety the gun.

sundance44s
December 29, 2009, 09:09 AM
My Uberti Colt is an early one it does not have the 2 notches on the cylinder pin .
A friend bought a new one last year and it does , took ,me and him a few mins to figure out why it wouldn`t fire when he tested it .
I don`t like it , he has to be careful which notch it is resting on when he tightens the holding screw .
I have only handled the 2 Uberti Colts ...but both have the smoothest actions out of the box , I`ve seen on Italian made guns .
I will be buying another one when I find the mate to mine . :D

Wobble
December 29, 2009, 07:18 PM
The two-notch cylinder pin is not a big deal and is not noticeable. In fact, I didn't know it was there on my gun for weeks after I purchased, until I read the owner's manual.