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Old January 23rd, 2016, 11:54 AM   #1
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I went out to Grafs this a.m. to pick up some stuff and saw a 1873 in 45 Colt that made me excited ! It's not often a rifle gives me a thrill to look at and hold. It was the Sporting model with 24.25" barrel and the fit and finish was outstanding !!! Now I'm to have to get a 44-40 1873 to go next to my 1968 Winchester Classic 30-30 26" Octagon barrel. Anybody have one ? I just looked and saw it is the Cimarron Model.

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Old January 23rd, 2016, 12:03 PM   #2
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I have one Uberti 73 Sporting rifle in .357 and one in .45 Long Colt and a Uberti Henry in 44-40, they are great guns and among my favorites!

Here is my .357 and the Henry








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Old January 23rd, 2016, 12:38 PM   #3
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Man that '73 is just beautiful ! I can't believe that the thought of getting one has me so excited I'm looking up brass,bullets and powder and everything to reload. I guess it's a done deal, now gotta' either go back to Grafs or hit GB. Thanks for pushing me over the edge !!!!!!!

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Old January 23rd, 2016, 02:06 PM   #4
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Uberti old west reproductions are very, very good, and much more available than "real" Winchesters and Colts. I have only the one Cimarron 1866 Sporting Rifle in .44WCF, and the action is actually slightly smoother than my '73 Winchester.

Not to mention, I find spare parts availability not too bad.

http://www.vtigunparts.com/store/

ETA: 1860 Henrys and their 1866 cousins are drop dead gorgeous due to their shiny brass receivers. Just be mindful that there are no lever safeties on these, unlike the Win '73. Be sure that you close the lever fully before pulling the trigger.

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Old January 23rd, 2016, 02:28 PM   #5
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I will never part with mine, they are superb and so much fun to shoot! The .357 is a trip to shoot .38 wadcutters out of, it was a favorite backyard rifle when I lived on five acres back in Virginia.

I need to get both of my 73's out and take some pictures, they look so much better then the above pictures.

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Old January 23rd, 2016, 02:36 PM   #6
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Oh, and 1873's are some the easiest lever guns to strip, clean or lube, due to those easily removable side plates. A real working man's gun. I may be crazy, but I always find myself staring at the way action moves, feeding and ejecting. Fascinating stuff. The rifle will do it upside down too.

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Old January 25th, 2016, 07:23 AM   #7
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I have to admit I'm a little partial to the old lever guns and trapdoors too.


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Old January 25th, 2016, 09:07 AM   #8
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My Uberti...

Henry in .45 (long colt) is as close as I'll ever get to the real thing. I find the rifle just works and shoots very well. I have friends that love to shoot it also. Caused me to begin reloading the .45 colt when the ammo shortage of years back kicked in. In a moment of weakness I reloaded a smokeless equivalent of a black powder round...have never looked back.

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Several years ago I purchased a 20" Uberti '73 with a checkered pistol grip (instead of the straight stock) chambered in .45 Colt. it loves 250gr lead bullets behind "Trail Boss" powder

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Several years ago I purchased a 20" Uberti '73 with a checkered pistol grip (instead of the straight stock) chambered in .45 Colt. it loves 250gr lead bullets behind "Trail Boss" powder
I helped the wife of one of my buddies get a 1873 Sporter ( just like you have) for his birthday surprise. He does the SASS Cowboy Action and he loves it! The only issue he has now is finding Trailboss powder!

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Old January 25th, 2016, 01:49 PM   #11
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Love my Henry.

I am considering the 73 in 45Colt as well as the 1876 Centennial..

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Old January 25th, 2016, 03:57 PM   #12
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Yep , Cimarron is one of Uberti's biggest distributors and Uberti makes a lot of guns expressly for Cimarron , often to their specifications.

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Old January 29th, 2016, 03:09 AM   #13
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Dixie Gun Works had some deals on some pretty cool lever action rifles recently.
https://www.dixiegunworks.com/defaul...af1gop8ee5vaj1

This Henry is tempting...
https://www.dixiegunworks.com/produc...af1gop8ee5vaj1

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Old January 29th, 2016, 04:26 AM   #14
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I'm struggling trying to decide which one I want to add to my lever actions in the safes. I have the 1873, 1860, and 1876 on my want list. I want them in .45 Colt cause it's what I reload for.

Man this is a hard decision.

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Old January 29th, 2016, 04:50 AM   #15
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I'm struggling trying to decide which one I want to add to my lever actions in the safes. I have the 1873, 1860, and 1876 on my want list. I want them in .45 Colt cause it's what I reload for.

Man this is a hard decision.
Start with a 73 of some sort and go from there! A short rifle(20" octagon barrel, rifle stocks) is a great choice. I have two 24" sporting rifles, they shoot great but sometimes seem a little long. When I bought the two I have,the short rifle was not offered. I have handled Winchester 73 short rifles and Uberti's and they do seem great in your hands.

The 73's and the 66's are a little clunky, mechanical marvels when you shoot them, the Henry's, even clunkier. If you want something smoother, the Winchester 92 action is smooth as silk compared to a 73.

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