Well here goes... I went to a Navy Arms Writers' event about 10 or so years ago and along with all of the other new stuff for that year, Val was showing off an interesting variant of the SAA clone he was having Uberti build for him. It was a tricked up version with Wolff™ springs replacing the stock ones and just a general slicking up of the action. The example he showed us was in 32-20, and AFAIK that was to be the only caliber for this special run of guns. I knew at the time I just had to have one, but other considerations arose and all of a sudden they had been discontinued.
Now comes my question, has anybody shot one of these extensively enough to know how they will hold up to heavy shooting. I know that Uberti still makes a version of it, and I assume I can get (or adapt) repair parts from them, but I'm wondering whether this will be necessary. I just picked up a like-new gun, with just a serial number and an assembly number on the frame, 32 WCF on the side of the barrel, and Navy Arms and the address plus Made in Italy on top of the barrel. The barrel and cylinder are nicely blued and the frame is color cased.
I'm going to write to my buddy Val, but our mail interchanges tend to be very slow for some reason. Any first hand knowledge of this variant would be most appreciated and I would also like to hear how others of the "Cattleman" series of Uberti SAA revolvers have been holding up for you... accuracy-wise as well as durability-wise. As always, TIA!