View Full Version : Uberti 1873-looks like a SAA

February 21, 2009, 07:33 PM
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.

February 21, 2009, 07:43 PM
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.


February 22, 2009, 11:42 AM
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. ;)