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Old May 28, 2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Leech & Rigdon

Finally, here's a photo of my newest addition... my Uberti Leech & Rigdon.
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Old May 28, 2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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Very nice!
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Old May 28, 2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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A sweet looking revolver indeed!
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Old May 28, 2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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very nice, I likey
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Old May 28, 2012, 07:01 PM   #5
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Saweeeeet !

Are the BS/TG nickel, or is it just the lighting?
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Old May 28, 2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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Hey Fingers,
Is there such thing as a 44 cal Leech & Rigdon (as a repro)?
My Dance revolver is as close as I can get.
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Old May 28, 2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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That "Leech & Rigdon" repro is sure better made and a lot nicer looking than the originals.

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Old May 29, 2012, 07:50 AM   #8
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Beauty. I need one of those to go with my G&G.
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Old May 29, 2012, 10:02 AM   #9
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I took the photo with my LG phone, directly beneath a 12" fluorescent light fixture (which is mounted beneath the upper shelving of my desk). That bluish lighting makes for a nice photo but like Fingers pointed out, it made the brass TG/BS appear silver. They ARE brass.

I've polished the internals with 1000 and 2000 grit finishing paper and lubed with a white lithium/teflon spray. I've got to replace the engraved cylinder with a plain one, switch out the trigger/bolt 'flat' spring for a piano-wire one and decide on a resting place for it.

I'm contemplating IDAHOMIKE's/Beagle's open front rig concept for it. I don't see my 51's or 61 residing in such a rig, but since the L&R seems a bit more exotic than it's stable-mates, it just may be destined for more exotic leather-wear then it's brethren. Seems like the perfect match.
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Old May 29, 2012, 11:13 AM   #10
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I just picked one up off another board, NIB but so far all I've done it look at it, But it was my first Uberti and that's all I buy any more, I do likw the Pietta 1858 Remingtons though.
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Old May 29, 2012, 11:28 AM   #11
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Is there such thing as a 44 cal Leech & Rigdon (as a repro)?
My Dance revolver is as close as I can get.
I don't think anybody makes a L&R in .44. Pietta and a couple of others made Griswold and Gunnisons in .44 which is the same gun with a brass frame.
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Old May 29, 2012, 12:20 PM   #12
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Is there such thing as a 44 cal Leech & Rigdon (as a repro)?
My Dance revolver is as close as I can get.

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I don't think anybody makes a L&R in .44. Pietta and a couple of others made Griswold and Gunnisons in .44 which is the same gun with a brass frame.
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There may have been some made in the past; but no one lists one now
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Old June 6, 2012, 08:46 AM   #13
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Guys, this replica is fine , but the barrel is round ! isn't it ?
It looks like Griswold & Gunninson as it produced, i guess.

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Old June 6, 2012, 09:39 AM   #14
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Sebou, the barrel is round. The steel frame with a round barrel makes it a Leech & Rigdon. A round barrel with a brass frame makes it a Griswold & Gunnison. A 51 with a brass frame and octagonal barrel is a Schneider & Glassick.
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Old June 6, 2012, 11:59 AM   #15
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What Hawg said
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Old June 7, 2012, 07:18 AM   #16
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Uberti produced round barreled 51 navy style revolvers with both steel and brass frames in .36 and .44. Navy Arms was one of the main retailers. Some of the Uberti marked .44's were marketed with a ".44 Reb" or .44 Reb revolver" on the barrel lug. Most well have only "Navy Arms Co. Ridgefield N.J. Italy" on the top of the barrel.

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Old June 7, 2012, 08:21 AM   #17
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Those were some of the first Uberti's were they not MCB?
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Old June 7, 2012, 09:35 PM   #18
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Oh yes, quite nice indeed!
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Old June 8, 2012, 07:02 AM   #19
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Those were some of the first Uberti's were they not MCB?
Yes sir. Late 60's and early 70's date stamps on the ones I have owned. I have two or three in various states of disrepair in the parts locker.
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Old June 10, 2012, 10:32 AM   #20
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Question...

Does anyone know where I can get an un-engraved cylinder for my Uberit L&R? All I am able to find are the 'Navy' engraved ones? Otherwise, how much work is involved with polishing out the engraving and re-bluing the cylinder?
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Old June 10, 2012, 11:17 AM   #21
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Contact hoof hearted here on the board, He can machine your's and reblue.
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