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    Anyone have UBERTI experience? Look nice Wondering

    Looking at some Uberti rifles, and sure do look tempting. I see they have a ne w"stalking" rifle in 303 Brit.
    Also think the 50-95 lever gun, or the 45-70 high wall might be fun to play with.
    Wondering if anyone has any experience with these. I guess my main concern would be overall quality.
    I'm sure someone here has played with some.

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    I've had a few Uberti cap and ball revolvers that were fine. I just got this Uberti/Stoeger 1876 in 50-95 a little over a month ago. I had wanted one for a long a time and found this one on a auction, I bid the minimum price and lucked out and won it. I've put 100sh or so rounds through it so far in both smokeless and black powder. So far it shoots best with cartridge grade Goex, however it shoots decent with smokeless (there is very little data out there for smokeless loading).

    Overall I am very satisfied with the rifle. The only two issues I have so far are:

    1: the mainspring is a little too short and popped loose on me. I took a dremel tool and made a very small divot where the tip of the tension screw presses on the spring, and that seems to have cured it.

    2: the rear sight notch is rather wide and the front blade narrow so it makes holding a real fine bead a little bit of a challenge. The front blade is 1/16th wide, I think I'll replace it with a 3/32nd beaded sight and see how that works. This is a very minor issue but easily addressed.

    Other than that I have no issues with the rifle. I've read where the springs are very heavy and the actions a little rough to cycle, that has not been my experience. I always wanted an original 76 to go with my other Winchesters however for doing a lot of shooting the Uberti was probably the better way to go (at least until I find a good deal on an original). If you buy a 76, ammo and load data is hard to come by however if you reload and especially if you cast it is no big deal.

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    I have several of their SAAs and an 1885. I think they are the best quality of the regular firearms produced in Italy.

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    I have a couple Uberti pistols and one rifle, and really like the quality and balance of their firearms. They really seem to be "in tune" with the cowboy crowd!

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    The Courtney Stalker .303 British Win.1885 looks real good!

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    I took a long look at that Selous High Wall as well.

    Over about a month I bought 2 Uberti's. An 1860 Army on sale from Midway and an 1873, NIB at a local auction. To my surprise and chagrin both needed worked on before I could use them. The revolver hand was dragging on the cylinder pin so bad it locked up first time I tried to cock it. That was not a difficult fix but a fella shouldn't have to work on something like that on a brand new revolver. The carrier on the rifle was corroded and stuck. Would not lift, period. Another easy fix but doggone it, the darn thing was new! I've had a lot of Uberti's over the decades and that has not been my usual experience. Ordinarily they've just needed a couple hundred rounds and they slicked up pretty good. I'd certainly buy another...and the Selous rifle and '76 have my interest but, I'll darn sure check closer.
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    Hpbear, thanks for your detailed reply. Thanks to all that replied.
    That 1876 50/95 really has my interest. I find punching 1/2" holes in stuff very pleasing.
    I certainly am not looking to "magnumize" the old round just a 4-500 slug travelling around 13-1400fps would suit me fine.
    I shoot a trapdoor 50/70 with BP and enjoy shooting that alot. If I were to get that 1876 would most likely use smokeless, as much as I appreciate BP, I would not want to "deep clean" the lever gun after each range session.
    The Selous stalker looks nice, and 303 British is decent. I have a feeling if I saw one in person, and handled it, it would go home with me.

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    I don't believe that you can go wrong with the Uberti / Cimarron rifles and pistols. I have Model "P" revolvers in 357 and 44-40. Also 5 rifles in either 38-55, 45-60 and 44-40. No problems as they shoot as accurately as I am able. I reload for all of them and like that they are true to original designs.

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    I have the 1885 high wall in .45-70 govt. It was secondhand to me and the factory barrel was replaced with a Badger barrel. I used it exclusively for BPCR competitions and won a few trophies with it.

    Haven't shot it for years and one of my goals this summer is to get it out and shoot some groups with it to see what it can do at "only" 100 yards.

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    Anyone have UBERTI experience? Look nice Wondering

    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser View Post
    I have a couple Uberti pistols and one rifle, and really like the quality and balance of their firearms. They really seem to be "in tune" with the cowboy crowd!
    I have the same. I have a high opinion of the rifle. Of the three revolvers, I had to send one back for “retiming”. I got it through Taylor’s via LGS, and they fixed it at no cost, replacing the cylinder and perhaps some other parts.

    The rifle is very nice, 45 LC, 1885. Fun and accurate. I’m changing out the sight, but there’s nothing wrong with the factory sight.

    Based on a sample of one, I would not hesitate to buy another Uberti rifle. I also have a Browning 1885 BPCR. The finish on the Browning is a little better, but the lock work on the Uberti is simpler, and closer to the original. I think the same is true of their lever action rifles.


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    I have but one Uberti, and love all 'cept its weight; it is a tad on the heavy (for me ) side. Mine is their A. Uberti, Brescia, Italy Model 1866 Yellowboy Carbine, imported by Stoeger, Accokeek, Md., 44-40 WCF lever action, 10 rnd., 19” barrel, s/n 96xxx, which was made on 17 July 2003. How do I know the manufacture date? I sent one email with serial number, and was sent the date on the very next day! This rifle is, without a doubt, what would be referred to as a "tack driver". Action is buttery smooth, and -- it "shoots". Again, the only thing I do not truly love about this firearm is its weight; but, then again, shooting some pretty stout cast .44-40 loads -- it "recoils" like a .22 rim-fire. A very pleasant arm to shoot. I've never hunted with it -- but it surely is impressive (75 yards) at the range.
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    I have a Highwall in 45-70, Rolling block in .357 and a Lightning carbine in .357. Have had no problems with any of them.
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    I've got several of their handguns, but only one rifle, an 1873 .44-40 carbine. I've never had any complaints about any of their guns except a .32-20 replica 1873 revolver which I had to change out the hammer. As for the carbine, I'd keep it and sell my Japanese-made Win. 1873 if forced to choose.

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    that staling rifle calls my name, but the price puts its fingers in my ears! $1849? Too much for what would be a toy for me.
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    4 Uberti 1873 single actions , 1 1873 lever action 45 colt and a 1886 45-70 sporting rifle , all nicely finished , fit is nice , no complaints .

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    1873 Rifle .44WCF
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    Maybe 50,000rds thru it.
    Replaced a couple springs. And most of the screws, buggered them up, you can only take out and put them back in just so many times.
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    Planning on adding another Uberti to my stable in the future. Absolutely impressed with the quality of my 1873 Peacemaker. Want to add a SASS Pro with the 5" barrel next.

    My Peacemaker has been flawless and is beautiful...

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    I see they have a ne w"stalking" rifle in 303 Brit.
    Also think the 50-95 lever gun, or the 45-70 high wall might be fun to play with.
    Wondering if anyone has any experience with these. I guess my main concern would be overall quality.
    218bee: Uberti - Pedersoli and Pietta are the primary makers of Italian firearms. Your concern for poor quality is unfounded for any of these firearms
    * Pedersoli makes the barrels for Uberti and these barrels are 'match grade'
    * Not sure who is making the 303 British Uberti barrels, probably Pedersoli because Uberti subcontracts all rifle barrels to Pedersoli
    * Fit to finish - all above average... my Uberti 38-55 DST Deluxe wood is near exhibition grade
    * I have firearms from all manufacturers stated, shoot them more than probably ever will and no broken parts
    * If parts for Uberti's are ever need, VTI and Taylors are the source
    * I have revolvers and long arms from all 3, shoot them heavily with no parts required for any of them
    re: the 50-95 ... I believe you are not a reloader and if so, you will need a 2nd job to feed it. Ergo, stick with the common calibers
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    I have repro Colt and Remington C&B revolvers and a '73 Winchester in 45 Colt. I also have the Cattleman revolver. Very satisfied with them all.
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    I really like the idea that they are making repros of all those fine old rifles, I had a uberti '85 in 38/55 and had to get rid of it as it required .383" boolits, I have plenty of 38/55 molds but nothing that big. Everything that I had keyholed badly, so out the door it went.

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