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View Poll Results: Which caliber 1873?

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  • 357 Magnum

    54 44.63%
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Thread: Which cartridge in 1873 and why?

  1. #101
    Boolit Master


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    I have a Uberti '73 in .357, it's held up just fine for many years, lots of .357 rounds and lord knows how many .38's. My favorite though is a Uberti in 38-40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddixie884 View Post
    I just noticed this is an old thread. I will say that I don't think the toggle link action is up to years of .357 pressures..........
    For a few years Uberti chambered their 1873 in .44 Magnum. I had one.

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    I would think modern materials greatly increase the ability of the toggle action to resist wear over time. The old guns were relatively soft - we now have the benefit of improved production and testing.

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    Over the last few years a couple of photos of destroyed 1873's have surfaced. In each case the action survived while the barrel was blown out of the action in one case and the barrel had a hole blown in it in the other. I'll see if I can find them.

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    I would like to see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J. Spangler View Post
    I would like to see them.
    I thought I had saved the photos to my computer but can't find them. I know for sure that I saw them on www.cascity.com forums. I'll see if I can find them.

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    Found it, or at least one of the posts. Scroll down to post #25.

    Smokeless in an Original 73!

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    Last edited by 35 Whelen; 08-05-2022 at 10:56 AM.
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    I had an original in 38-40 and it was sweet! Traded it for a 44-40 with a better bore and it didn't shoot any better, I was sorry I traded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCSO View Post
    I had an original in 38-40 and it was sweet! Traded it for a 44-40 with a better bore and it didn't shoot any better, I was sorry I traded.
    Me too, only I still have it; an 1886 production (the one on top of the post)-



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  10. #110
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    Unless you are carring a hand gun in the same calibor. I would go with the 45/70. Can load it up or down for what ever you need ?? We carry a 45/70 in bear country. More rounds in gun than shotgun and more powerful >>

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35 Whelen View Post
    I thought I had saved the photos to my computer but can't find them. I know for sure that I saw them on www.cascity.com forums. I'll see if I can find them.

    35W


    Oooh ok an original. Makes sense now. I thought you meant a repro.

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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
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