Lee PrecisionRotoMetals2Titan ReloadingADvertise here
MidSouth Shooters SupplyInline FabricationStainLess Steel MediaGraf & Sons

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 39

Thread: Uberti 1873 Cattleman "Antique" questions

  1. #1
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    446

    Uberti 1873 Cattleman "Antique" questions

    A man down the road has an unfired Uberti Cattleman 1873 "Antiqued" revolver for sale. He wants $350.00 for it. I looked it over, worked the action, really didn't see any flies on it.

    The Antiqued cattleman is the gun Uberti sells that looks like it was left out on the loading dock for a couple of weeks to make it look like it is 100 years old.

    Anywho, does anybody have one of these, and if so is $350 a decent price and are there any issues to look out for?

  2. #2
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    The deep south,... of Vermont!
    Posts
    4,654
    Quote Originally Posted by Love Life View Post
    A man down the road has an unfired Uberti Cattleman 1873 "Antiqued" revolver for sale. He wants $350.00 for it. I looked it over, worked the action, really didn't see any flies on it.

    The Antiqued cattleman is the gun Uberti sells that looks like it was left out on the loading dock for a couple of weeks to make it look like it is 100 years old.

    Anywho, does anybody have one of these, and if so is $350 a decent price and are there any issues to look out for?
    I believe Doguguy here on the forum has one, and really likes it. His does have very large cylinder throats and required a fat boolit to shoot well.

  3. #3
    Boolit Master



    M-Tecs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    4,653
    It's well under the current GB price http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx...%22Old+West%22
    Last edited by M-Tecs; 03-11-2017 at 05:53 PM.

  4. #4
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    446
    Thanks for the info!! I believe I may pick it up as it is undervalued (thanks M-Tecs!), but dang if it doesn't rank up there with buying jeans with holes already in them!

  5. #5
    Boolit Master
    Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Southern Arizona
    Posts
    2,976
    A friend has a Shiloh Sharps with an "antiqued" finish. The case colors are dulled and in some spots barely there.

    As long as a gun is new anyway, I'd rather buy it as such and "antique" it myself by use and handling, but to each his own. The price on the Uberti is very reasonable. If you don't positively dislike the finish, and it's in good working order, it sounds like a bargain.

  6. #6
    Perma-Banned



    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,727
    It is worth the price...if you don't buy it and it is a 44 special...let me know about it.

    Thanks

  7. #7
    Boolit Master

    Beagle333's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Back in the woods a piece, just outside Auburn, AL.
    Posts
    4,788
    I'd snatch it fast. It is definitely undervalued.
    Colt 1860, it just feels right.

  8. #8
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    gardners pa.
    Posts
    2,543
    that is a good price I would by it in a heartbeat. even though I do not like the antique finish. they do charge more for that finish. I just got a uberti for $450 today. it is a 7 1/2 barrel in .38-40. and it shoots great tried it soon as I got home.

  9. #9
    Perma-Banned



    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,727
    Quote Originally Posted by Bent Ramrod View Post

    As long as a gun is new anyway, I'd rather buy it as such and "antique" it myself by use and handling, but to each his own.
    He said it was already "antiqued" and it is a lot cheaper than buying a regular new gun and antiquing himself.

  10. #10
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    446
    It is the Old west model which has a factory applied antique finish. By antique finish it looks like somebody left it outside to long, then buried it in the yard out of spite after realizing they left their gun outside...

    I have a colt that is 90 years old, and it's antique finish looks really good. Uberti needs to change the name to "Abused" finish, lol.

    I plan on picking the gun up tomorrow. For a beater, who cares what happens to it, fully functional 45 colt revolver I reckon the price is good to go.

  11. #11
    Perma-Banned



    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,727
    Quote Originally Posted by Love Life View Post
    It is the Old west model which has a factory applied antique finish. By antique finish it looks like somebody left it outside to long, then buried it in the yard out of spite after realizing they left their gun outside...

    I have a colt that is 90 years old, and it's antique finish looks really good. Uberti needs to change the name to "Abused" finish, lol.

    I plan on picking the gun up tomorrow. For a beater, who cares what happens to it, fully functional 45 colt revolver I reckon the price is good to go.
    It might be a good one to powder coat.

  12. #12
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    446
    Quote Originally Posted by shoot-n-lead View Post
    It might be a good one to powder coat.
    Should I use the shake and bake method? Lol.

    I also have some krylon left over from a couple camo projects...

  13. #13
    Perma-Banned



    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,727
    Quote Originally Posted by Love Life View Post
    Should I use the shake and bake method? Lol.

    I also have some krylon left over from a couple camo projects...
    I have seen a couple of guns that guys sprayed with powder...they looked great.

    Matter of fact, if I had a static gun, I have a couple of old guns that I would try it on...couldn't hurt'em.

  14. #14
    I have one of those and I think there are 2 types. One, has the cylinder pin retained with a screw and the other is retained with a spring loaded pin.

    The spring loaded one is over $100 more than the one with the screw retainer I think.

    Good luck, post some pics and enjoy.

  15. #15
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    MI (summer) - AZ (winter)
    Posts
    2,938
    My Uberti catalog shows them with a MSRP of $659 so you pay extra for that well worn look! It shows them in 45 Colt and 357 - but that's the Uberti catalog and Cimarron or Taylor may order them in different configurations. The illustration also shows it with the BP frame - i.e. the cylinder pin is held in with the screw instead of the spring cross pin on the 'new frames" - either style is just fine and both work well.

    The price you are tailing is a very GOOD price and if it were me, I'd snap it up. I love my Ubertis and all are good quality, good fit and finish and accurate - I have 357 and 45 Colt. While most dealers will sell under MSRP - I highly doubt you will find it in a LGS for that price - if you don't like the finish on it - just pretender's blued or shiny if that's what you like! The ones that I've seen in the "old west" finish look nice.

  16. #16
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    446
    This one is the black powder frame. Instead of a slotted screw to remove the cylinder pin, it is a thumb screw which I think is kind of neat. I'll try it out with 255 gr bullets and see what happens from there. I'm hoping for POA/POI. If not, hopefully it hits low. If it impacts high then I am going to use it to hammer nails and will curse Uberti from this point on.

  17. #17
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    gardners pa.
    Posts
    2,543
    my .38-40 seams to shot to point of aim. at 20 yd. first shot I held at the bottom of a playing card hit low. the other five held center and that is where they went.

  18. #18
    Boolit Master 35 Whelen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    North Central Texas
    Posts
    1,053
    That's a **** good price for ANY new Uberti. I'd buy it in a nanosecond. Remember, functionally it's going to be the same as any Uberti.

    A few years ago I had one of their Rooster Shooters:





    I wanted to keep it so bad, but at the time, they were all but impossible to find, so profit went ahead of pleasure.

    35W
    "Only accurate rifles are interesting." -Col. Townsend Whelen.
    NRA Life Member
    Certified Texas Hunter Education Instructor

  19. #19
    Boolit Bub
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Raleigh Co. WV
    Posts
    49
    I have an earlier Uberti 357 with the NY distributor marking and brass frame. A 147 grain round nose bollit and 2.8-3.0 grains of TiteGroup is my load. This gun will out shoot my Ruger three screw 357 hands down. Buy it, excellent price too!

    Joe
    "That's bold talk for a one eyed fat man" Lucky Ned Pepper

  20. #20
    Boolit Master

    Virginia John's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    West-by-God
    Posts
    285
    I had the Beretta version, Stampede also made by Uberti. If you decide that you don't want it, let me know.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check