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Old May 20, 2020, 03:50 PM   #1
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Waiting on new revolver

I waited too long to fulfill an intch I had for a Uberti stainless target model 1858 Remington. After ordering it from Taylors I got an email stating it was back ordered and no time frame offered as to when it may be in.
I figured covid was to blame as Italy has been hard hit by it, and sure enough I found this today, two months old, but it seems to indicate that their shut down is far more grievous than ours has been.

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wire...virus-69811062

"Unions in Italy have fought especially hard to have more sectors considered nonessential in order to protect workers."

Anyway, I hope I didn't break any rules posting this, it is related to most black powder shooting. I do hope Uberti and Pietta don't close down for good.
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Old May 21, 2020, 01:21 AM   #2
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This outfit has it listed as being in stock. --->>> https://www.ccsutlery.com/store/revo...ss-target.html

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Old May 21, 2020, 04:21 PM   #3
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I doubt that Pietta and Uberti will close down for good. IMO, there is a large demand for their products and will only increase as this situation continues. I checked the EMF website today and at least 50% of their offerings (Pietta) are temporarily out of stock. I found no site offering anything on sale (Cabela's, Dixie, Taylor's, Cimarron, S&S, Buffalo, Old South, etc.).

I have noticed that prices have skyrocketed recently on Ebay for Pietta parts.

Some folks like me are retired on SS with a small pension so don't have to worry (yet) about income, as small as it is. We got our stimulus checks in mid April, were/are well stocked with food & supplies, and I want to buy a BP revolver of a certain type, but it's not available.

If their few gunsmiths die from this virus, I am sure there are others in Italy to take their place. Both companies utilize CCC machining, so not much hand-fitting involved.

Regards,

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