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Old February 6, 2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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Wanting to get a 1875 Remington clone

So I've decided to be a selfish prick with my tax return and get a hold of an Uberti 1875 Remington clone in .45 Colt, and some reloading supplies.

I've been doing tons of reading about them, but all the same, I thought I'd ask for thoughts. I know Mike Beliveau from Guns of the Old West magazine likes them, so thats a big vote in their favor. What do you all think of them? Any advice? I don't do Cowboy Action Shooting yet, maybe one day, so for me this'll be a fun range gun, maybe an every now and then carry gun (I'm very used to single action revolvers.)
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Old February 6, 2014, 03:44 PM   #2
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Very nice pistol, I have been trying to talk a friend out of one for years.

They perform only fair to middlin' with Black Powder, if that is important to you. Not much of a gas collar on the front of the cylinder, although better than on the 1858 C&B model. Grip is a bit different than a SAA, a bit more space between the rear of the trigger guard and the 'front strap'. Some find that a bit awkward, some do not. Lastly, Uberti redesigned the cylinder pin latch system, it is not the same as on the originals.

But still, a very nice piece and I would certainly grab one if I came across a used one. Actually missed out on one about five or six years ago by only minutes.
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Old February 6, 2014, 04:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! I got to handle the 5.5 inch barrel model, and I found I liked the grips, but I just love the looks of that long barrel. They're just elegant looking weapons.
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Old February 6, 2014, 06:22 PM   #4
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I bought mine years ago, was inspired to get one after read an article in the 1973 Guns and Ammo Annual on Frederick Russell Burnham-his was in 44-40 with a cut down Indian Head cent for a front sight. Mine came with the post front sight, had to have a gunsmith make a higher custom one as the original shot way too low for me.
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Old February 6, 2014, 11:04 PM   #5
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Robert Duvall quite liked his in Open Range

But seriously, I've toyed with the idea of getting one myself. What I'd really like to do though is replace the 1875 ejector assembly with an 1890 assembly to make a 7.5" barreled 1890, which Uberti currently does not offer.

Unfortunately, they also don't offer either in .44 S&W Special, which is what I'd prefer
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Old February 7, 2014, 01:20 AM   #6
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I have a pair in nickel I'll be using in CAS matches. I love them...oh, and they're great shooters.

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Old February 7, 2014, 07:28 AM   #7
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Mine came with the post front sight, had to have a gunsmith make a higher custom one as the original shot way too low for me.
If you're shooting low you have to lower the front sight not make it higher.
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Old February 7, 2014, 03:12 PM   #8
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It's been 30 years since I had it done so I forget which way it shot. But it is fine now.
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Old February 7, 2014, 04:38 PM   #9
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There are a couple of them

For sale on the gunbroker.com.
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Old February 7, 2014, 09:28 PM   #10
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.44-40's, every one. They all shoot about 10" high at the close ranges of CAS, so I use a low 6 o'clock bullseye hold and they do just fine.

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Old February 8, 2014, 03:17 AM   #11
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Old February 11, 2014, 10:18 AM   #12
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So why are they only fair with Black Powder? Do they foul easily or something? I'm just curious; Unless if some place in Northern Kentucky or southern Ohio starts stocking actual black powder, I won't be able to load with it anyway.

Also, thanks for the replies, folks. Appreciate it!
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Old February 11, 2014, 11:44 AM   #13
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I used to own an EMF 1875 in .45lc. I never had any problems with it and it shot well but I prefer the sights and grip on the SAA. Just feels better in the hand and I really didn't care for the tiny rear sight notch on the 1875. I would definitely recommend handling one before you purchase it if possible.
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Old February 11, 2014, 12:13 PM   #14
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See I have a SAA and I'm the opposite. It just doesn't fit my hands well at all. I'm actually debating swapping out the grip frame for the 1860 Army style. Sights aren't bad. I got to handle the shorter barreled 1875 and enjoyed it. Just fit my paws a bit better.
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Old February 11, 2014, 05:30 PM   #15
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Got one in a 7.5" .45 and it's a great shooter. Sights are tiny but it shoots to point of aim. I still like the Colt SAA design better. On paper, the Remington is superior but in my hands, the Colt feels and handles better.


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Unfortunately, they also don't offer either in .44 S&W Special, which is what I'd prefer
That would be my preference as well. I'd love to have a .44Spl 1890.
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Old February 13, 2014, 04:34 PM   #16
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So why are they only fair with Black Powder? Do they foul easily or something? I'm just curious; Unless if some place in Northern Kentucky or southern Ohio starts stocking actual black powder, I won't be able to load with it anyway.
The bushing on the front of the cylinder on the Remington 1875 and 1890 is not very tall, so it does not shield the cylinder pin from BP fouling blasted out of the barrel/cylinder gap as well as the bushing on a Colt or clone does.

Here is a photo of the bushings on, left to right, an Uberti Cattleman, Ruger 'original model' Vaquero, and 2nd Gen Colt SAA. I have found that bushings like these do the best job of deflecting BP fouling away from the cylinder pin. Fouling working its way onto the cylinder pin is the main cause of cylinders binding. The Remington 1875/1890, at least the Uberti version, is not quite so tall, and does not shield the cylinder pin quite so well. It certainly is better than the 1858 Remington design, with its total lack of a bushing, just not as good as the Colt or Ruger.

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Old February 13, 2014, 11:57 PM   #17
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Okay, got it, thanks! Got the tax return in. Gonna save up just a little bit more for reloading supplies, and then that Remmie is mine. I'll post pictures when I get it. Thanks for all the help. Best wishes to you all.
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Old April 1, 2014, 01:24 PM   #18
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Well, I grabbed the 1875 Remington. Mine is from Taylor's & Co., and I gotta say, I love this gun. It points well for me and feels great in my hands. Though I'm only an okay shot, I found that I can punch a ragged hole in the bullseye at 25 yards with it, good accuracy for me. It shoots high, and maybe to the left, but that could have been me. Mechanically, It's just fine, no problems. I'll upload pictures as soon as I get my new grips for it.
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