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458winshooter
May 12, 2012, 03:32 AM
I bought a Uberti 44-40 recently and I had seen some on GB that had a 44spl cylinder that came with them.I got a very good deal on this gun but no extra cylinder.A local gunsmith is now machining one for me at a cost of $300.My question is was this too much to pay?It is a custom fit to this gun and will allow me to use either 44spl or 44-40 by simply changing out the cylinder.By the way the barrel slugged at .429 so the issue of bullet diameter is mute.Thanks Russ

Hawg
May 12, 2012, 10:05 AM
Way too much. http://www.midwayusa.com/product/181260/uberti-cylinder-1873-cattleman-44-special

TrailBlazinMan
May 12, 2012, 11:10 AM
Whatever new cylinder you choose to get would need to be timed to your gun. If this is included in his price then it looks like you are on par with the internet order.

Hawg
May 12, 2012, 11:46 AM
Whatever new cylinder you choose to get would need to be timed to your gun.

Not so. This isn't the old days of hand fitting. You can swap cylinders out of just about any revolvers these days as long as they're the same brand and model.

James K
May 12, 2012, 10:41 PM
$300 is very reasonable for making a revolver cylinder in a small shop. But if you have "seen some on GB that had a 44spl cylinder that came with them", wouldn't it have been easier and a lot cheaper to buy one from Uberti's importer or Gun Parts for less than half that?

As for fitting a cylinder, the timing is not usually the problem, headspace and barrel-cylinder gap are. Fitting a SA cylinder is easier than fitting one for a swingout type gun where the crane fitting and ejector have to be taken into account, but even an SA cylinder can be a bit tricky to fit.

Of course, I have no idea what a gunsmith made cylinder would look like; it could be a perfect fit. Or a less than perfect fit.

Jim

458winshooter
May 13, 2012, 08:23 PM
Not as expensive this way the prices on GB would run another $200 or more than doing it this way.
I am not sure that cylinder will fit.This is for a 1875 Reminton Outlaw Replica that is for a Cattleman which is a Colt SAA Replica.