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Old February 21, 2009, 07:33 PM   #1
greywolf444
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Uberti 1873-looks like a SAA

saw one of the uberti 1873 percussion revolvers recently. looked pretty slick, balanced well, nice case colors. used .452 diameter balls. aside from having to load the cylinder with a seperate tool, how are they? this one had fixed sights and were not filed yet. I thought this might be an interesting piece to add to the collection.
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Old February 21, 2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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Fine shooting gun, easy to point and hold on target, accurate, well balanced and very nicely finished.

The cylinder removal and loading stand requirement is a PITA. One other bad trait: there's little room behind the cylinder to shed expended caps or pieces of caps; thus the gun is prone to cap jams.

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Old February 22, 2009, 11:42 AM   #3
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Personally, if I'm gonna shoot cap `n ball, I'd rather do so with a topless Colt replica. The 1860 being my favorite. I like my 1873's to shoot metallic cartridges, the way the good Lord and William Mason intended.
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