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Old August 12, 2012, 05:57 AM   #1
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Uberti Remington 1875

I walked away from a used uberti yesterday in excellent condition, no box, for $340. I've always liked the looks of the 1875, but don't know too much about the quality of the uberti copy, or even the quality of the original. Obviously, it didn't overtake the SAA for popularity; is there a reason for that other than marketing?

Anyway, anyone have any opinions if that was the deal of a lifetime that I walked away from?
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Old August 12, 2012, 06:50 AM   #2
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I've got a Uberti Remington that I bought used in 1999. It's a great shooter. It has seen God knows how many rounds in it's life. Uberti makes a good gun. I also have twelve other Uberti revolvers and two rifles. Have no complaints. $340 is a pretty good price for a 75. As for the originals, they had their adherents. Frank and Jesse James among them. Contrary to what the movies show, not everyone carried a Colt in the "old west".
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Old August 12, 2012, 07:06 AM   #3
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I owned this one for awhile. .45lc Made by EMF.



It always shot well and I had a trigger job done on it by my gunsmith. I just couldn't get used to the tiny rear sight and the grip is very different from the SAA. I ended up selling it and buying a SAA. They aren't a bad gun though it just depends what you like.
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Old August 12, 2012, 07:40 AM   #4
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I bought this one back around 1980 for $275.00 new.
I've shot countless rounds through this gun over the years,and it's one of my guns I'll never sell.
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Old August 12, 2012, 08:12 AM   #5
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Do you recall what caliber it was?

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Old August 12, 2012, 09:57 AM   #6
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$340 isn't a screaming deal, but it's not bad.

I have four .44-40's with the post front sight like Grant D's. One was $431 w/shipping & transfer fee in '09, one was a straight across trade for a ten year old G26 with a lot of holster wear that I paid $459 for in '99, and the other two were acquired in '06 as a package deal along with a stainless Vaquero .44-40, belt, holsters, some ammo and a couple hundred pieces of brass for $630. That was a pretty sweet deal, as the Vaquero alone will bring nearly that much now.

The .44-40's don't like Remington brass - the rims seem to be a tad thicker and most will drag on the recoil shield somewhat. All four of mine eventually developed a burr around the firing pin hole that needed to be stoned off as the primers would drag on it. All four also shoot about 8" - 10" high at 25 yards, so when I used them in Cowboy Action Shooting, I perch the targets atop the front sight and it works out fine.
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Old August 14, 2012, 02:55 PM   #7
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Sorry to get back so late: it was a 357. It sure was pretty. I am impressed that I did not buy it as I am a sucker for a perty 'gun.
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Old August 14, 2012, 03:04 PM   #8
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I made a trade once. I had a choice between the 75 Remington in .45 Colt or a Ruger Bisley in .44 mag. Like a dumass I took the Bisley. Hated the thing after I got it but it worked out in the end. I traded the Bisley for a NIB Uberti Cattleman in 44-40. I still wish I'd gotten the Remington tho.
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Old August 14, 2012, 07:06 PM   #9
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I bought mine back in 1979, I was inspired by reading a Guns and Ammo Annual
article about Frederrick Russell Burnham, and later his book Scouting on Two Continents. Those his was in 44-40, mine in 45 LC. Mine came with a post front sight, shot too low, I had Behlert's install a higher one, been fine ever since. Yes, it's a good question as to why the Colt outsold the remington.
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Old August 14, 2012, 07:29 PM   #10
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There is one thing about the Remington that always bothered me. People say the 1875 Remington was a rip off/copy of the 1873 Colt. The 1875 Remington looked VERY much like the 1863 Remington percussion revolver. Both had a solid frame with a screwed in barrel and a grip that was part of the frame. The Colts available in 1863 were open tops with the barrel held on by a wedge pin and a screwed on grip frame. I've never understood how Remington copied Colt.
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Old August 14, 2012, 07:44 PM   #11
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Probably because of this but I don't think Remington copied it. They may have gotten the idea from it tho.

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Old August 14, 2012, 08:40 PM   #12
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Don't think so. Every time I hear it, it's comparing the 1873 Colt and the 1875 Remington specifically.
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Old August 15, 2012, 06:21 AM   #13
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OK, Hawg: What's that pretty little thing?


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Old August 15, 2012, 06:26 AM   #14
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That is a Colt root revolver.
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Old August 16, 2012, 12:16 PM   #15
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I bought a new 1875 earlier this year. It would lock up frequently and I was never able to complete a match with it. Checking here I 'talked' with 7 others who had about the same problem. The older guns don't have the same problem or at least no one here did. The importer and factory would not honor the warranty, luckily the shop did.
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Old August 17, 2012, 01:29 PM   #16
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There was a Colt Model 1855 revolver, rifle, carbine and smooth bore that were designed by Elisha K. Root. He was Sam Colt's right hand man.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...highlight=root

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