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Old September 12, 2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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How it's made, Uberti revolvers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=qYOJa8ZNxmE

Cool youtube short on how Uberti revolvers are made, click on the link above.
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Old September 12, 2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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Old September 12, 2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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There was a lot more hand fitting than I expected. It makes me wonder how they get them to shoot right on like most of them do.
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Old September 13, 2013, 06:57 AM   #4
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I enjoyed the video, but thought it was a bit misleading.

What they call the bluing salts are probably more of an acid bath. You don't put guns into salts and get a color case hardened looking (as opposed to color case hardened) finish.

The assembly was over simplified too. It showed no fitting of the four working parts (hammer, hand, bolt and trigger). It's as if you could drop them in like a Lego kit.

For a quick presentation, it's fine, but for anyone who has greater interest (gunsmith, CAS aficionado) it makes you want more.
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Old September 13, 2013, 08:34 AM   #5
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Video: That was interesting.
Watched a gunsmith doing about the same work once. But he was no where's a quick as the guy in the video was, with his tune-up. All in all it's nice to see how their put together. Thanks for posting the clip.
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Old September 13, 2013, 09:56 AM   #6
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Interesting video
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Old September 13, 2013, 12:02 PM   #7
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More hands on than I would have thought. The engraving being done by hand is cool.
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Old September 13, 2013, 12:31 PM   #8
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Still an interesting video though the narration has changed from the first time I saw it on the TV a few years ago. It would have helped if the narrator had a better idea of what was being shown and had a basic knowledge of firearms.
One interesting part was the color case hardening. I believe the salts reported to be used are cyanide.
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Old September 13, 2013, 01:12 PM   #9
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It was interesting. Something to keep in mind is that this is produced for consumption by the general public, and compressed into a very short segment. It would have been a little different if say, Michael Bane and the Shooting Gallery crew had travelled to Italy and spent most of the hour program on production, fitting and finish. I would watch that. But then again, I am a fan of the "pasta pistols."
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Old September 14, 2013, 06:14 PM   #10
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I have no doubt that a gunsmith wasn't "...as quick as the guy in the video was".

The gunsmith doesn't do it a couple of hundred times a day.

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Old September 16, 2013, 10:40 AM   #11
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What they call the bluing salts are probably more of an acid bath. You don't put guns into salts and get a color case hardened looking (as opposed to color case hardened) finish.
actually , you can with the way they showed . but it depends on the mix of the salts and what temperature the salts are at .
standard bluing salts or even niter type salts wont if they are the only salts in the mix .
If you take note , when the parts are removed from the salt , they are not blue . This tells me that they are not using bluing or niter salts .
Now if you watch and note the quench is aerated .
thats key and is what give the cased coloring
So what they are doing is actually called nitriding which is type of color case hardening using salts.

i do think they probably passed up a few steps though and as you said , rather a simple explanation

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