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Dino.
May 9, 2010, 01:56 PM
Took some pics of my new 1849 Uberti Pocket model today and wanted to share. :)

I've always loved the look of open top revolvers, but the large framed models just felt a little too big for my hands. This one feels perfect!

Eventually, I'll add a Kirst Conversion cylinder (.32) and a loading gate channel.
Unfortunately, I'm told the kits are currently on back-order. :(

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a274/DinoBonanno/1849Uberti.jpg

sebou
May 9, 2010, 03:40 PM
hi
Very beautifull revovler, this version have a nice feeling from the Colt 's models.
Just grips are not so good featuring looks, but that's possible to custom them as well as possible.
Seb

ClemBert
May 9, 2010, 04:14 PM
Congrats...Its a beauty!

Hawg
May 9, 2010, 04:37 PM
Very nice. You can strip the Uberti orange off the grips and stain them.

okiefarmer
May 9, 2010, 06:27 PM
Very nice looking piece. I think I have the 1860 Sheriff model in 44.

What is the difference in yours and a very similar model but called the Wells Fargo model, chich does not have a plunger to load the cylinder.

Just asking.

Dino.
May 9, 2010, 07:22 PM
What is the difference in yours and a very similar model but called the Wells Fargo model, chich does not have a plunger to load the cylinder.

That's the only difference that I'm aware of. ;)

ebr-lvr
May 9, 2010, 08:58 PM
Mighty Purdy gal, does she have a name yet?

Dino.
May 10, 2010, 12:24 AM
Very nice. You can strip the Uberti orange off the grips and stain them.

Look'n to do just that. ;)
Looks like it's just a matter of removing three screws to get the grip off.
Is that right?


Mighty Purdy gal, does she have a name yet?
Thanks!
Funny you should ask .... her name is Josey.
Named after "The Outlaw Josey Wales", who carried an 1849 Pocket in the movie.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a274/DinoBonanno/TheOutlawJoseyWales.jpg

I was actually thinking about having the name "Josey Wales" engraved on the back-strap. :D

Hawg
May 10, 2010, 03:50 AM
Looks like it's just a matter of removing three screws to get the grip off.
Is that right?


Yes. Grips might be a little trouble to work off of back strap if they're tight.

Dino.
May 10, 2010, 07:23 AM
Yes. Grips might be a little trouble to work off of back strap if they're tight.

Thanks Hawg! :)

copdills
May 10, 2010, 09:00 AM
very nice peice, just getting into Bp I have alot to learn, congrats on the new addition
copdills

ebr-lvr
May 10, 2010, 12:08 PM
Thanks!
Funny you should ask .... her name is Josey.
Named after "The Outlaw Josey Wales", who carried an 1849 Pocket in the movie.

A Goodish name. Wasn't Josie Wyatt Earp's second wife's name also?
I think I would just have Josie engraved, as that's actually her name.
Just my .02 worth

P.S. Would somebody please school this 'low-tech' redneck as to how to put in a "quote"? PM me.

Dino.
May 10, 2010, 02:01 PM
Thanks ebr-lvr.
That's a good idea.

P.S. Would somebody please school this 'low-tech' redneck as to how to put in a "quote"? PM me.

Highlight the text you want to quote, right click and copy.
Then paste it in your response, highlight it again, and click the "quote" icon located in the above toolbar. That's it! :)

ClemBert
May 10, 2010, 02:14 PM
ebr-lvr,

The icon looks like http://thefiringline.com/forums/images/editor/quote.gif.

To get fanicier and to identify the person you are quoting just type the following after the first word QUOTE that you see in the brackets:

=<userid> where the <userid> is the user's ID you are quoting.

To quote Clembert instead of Clem's quoted message[/QUOTE ]

Type: [QUOTE=ClemBert]Clem's quoted message[/QUOTE ] note: that space between /QUOTE and ] should be left out.

It will look like this: [QUOTE=ClemBert]Clem's quoted message

bedbugbilly
May 11, 2010, 09:20 PM
I'm sorry but this is one "butt ugly" pistol . . . . I think you should get it out of your house immediately! Box it up as quick as you can and send it to me . . . I'll get rid of it for you! PM me for my address - I'll take care of it . . . no charge! :D

This is one sweet looking little pistol . . . it's on my "want list"! Enjoy and I hope you'll report back on it and let us know how it shoots! Thanks for the post! :)

Erich
May 13, 2010, 08:43 AM
I've always wanted one of those, and you're sure not helping, Dino! ;)

Dino.
May 13, 2010, 12:48 PM
hi
Very beautifull revovler, this version have a nice feeling from the Colt 's models.
Just grips are not so good featuring looks, but that's possible to custom them as well as possible.
Seb

Very nice. You can strip the Uberti orange off the grips and stain them.

Well, I stripped the grips, applied dark walnut danish oil, let it sit overnight, and then applied several coats of tru-oil (using 0000 steel wool between coats).
Then on the final coat, I let it dry just enough to get "tacky" and rubbed it into the finish with a soft cotton cloth.

Any better?

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a274/DinoBonanno/1849UbertiPocket.jpg

And you probably can't tell from that pic, but I did have the name "Josey Wales" engraved on the backstrap. :D
Sorry, no pics on that ... it's a real b!tch trying to photograph shiney objects and still be able to read the engraving.

Erich
May 13, 2010, 04:02 PM
Man, the wood looks much better. Great work, Dino.

sebou
May 15, 2010, 12:49 PM
yes Dino, your gun is very beautifull now !
Good job

Dino.
May 15, 2010, 01:53 PM
Thanks guys! :)

Head-Space
May 15, 2010, 05:12 PM
OK, here's a story. I have the CVA "Wells Fargo" model. Same model, no charging lever. It was in the "junk case" at the local shop, "as is" for $20.

It was jammed up, but felt like most of the parts where in place. Decent shape, no rust, no buggered screws -- "French Grey" (I just learned this term.)

I figured for $20 it would look nice on the coffee table, and if nothing else give me something to work over. First thing I do is re-finish the grips in Tung Oil.

Anyway, I get it home, take it out to the bench and take it apart. It's all there. the leaf spring for the trigger and cylinder pawl is installed upside down. Flip the spring over and the gun is fixed. $20.

I hate it when stuff like this happens to me! :D

CajunPowder
May 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
Head-Space:

My Grandmother had a magic bubble gum elf in her purse ...

Sounds like you ran into the magic GUN ELF!

That's too much, TOO MUCH!

Now that you've worked it over, you could sell it here or trade it for a quick and easy profit ... or ... keep that little puppy for a LONG time.

Nice score!

Head-Space
May 16, 2010, 12:09 AM
I attached a photo, above -- (Newbie, learning this site, and file on the other computer).

I dressed up the muzzle, crown a bit, polished the brass, refinished the grips, straightened out the curve in the trigger. I've never shot it. It's a coffee table item, along with the replica Philadelphia Derringer (cheap Spain) I picked up for about $40.

Seems like there's a fair amount of abandoned BP stuff out there that people have failed to clean. Some work in the shop and most of it comes back.

I picked up a 54 cal. Plains Rifle kit cheap from a shop. It'd been sitting forever because the locals want rifling for conicals and elk. I just wanted a kit to build.