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Old April 26th, 2016, 05:32 PM   #16
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Beautiful. Does Cimarron overstrike the top barrel markings?
No...look at the photo.

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Old April 26th, 2016, 07:15 PM   #17
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Sweet! Nice Uberti! Is it a 20" short rifle? They are very handy! You know I love my Uberti 73's, one in .357 and the other in .45LC!



You will want a Henry as well, whenever I take mine to the range, it becomes a favorite! It is in 44-40.


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Old April 27th, 2016, 02:51 AM   #18
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Sweet! Nice Uberti! Is it a 20" short rifle? They are very handy! You know I love my Uberti 73's, one in .357 and the other in .45LC!

You will want a Henry as well, whenever I take mine to the range, it becomes a favorite! It is in 44-40.
Yes it is the 20" short rifle. I have a Henry Big boy also in 45LC, and would like a 1860 Henry but don't want to add a 44-40 to my collection. Uberti makes a 1860 Henry in 45LC so that may be my only option to keep all of my shooting irons in the same caliber.

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Old April 27th, 2016, 04:33 AM   #19
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Yes it is the 20" short rifle. I have a Henry Big boy also in 45LC, and would like a 1860 Henry but don't want to add a 44-40 to my collection. Uberti makes a 1860 Henry in 45LC so that may be my only option to keep all of my shooting irons in the same caliber.
I know what you mean about adding another caliber! I have had the Henry for about 10 years, it showed up NIB one day at the LGS that I was dealing with and my dealer made me a good deal. At the time I had a real 73 SRC in 44-40 and an Uberti SAA in 44-40 so it wasn't that bad to add another in that caliber. After the great divorce collection split the Henry is the only 44-40 that I have, gives me a good excuse to add a couple of more guns while I am rebuilding.

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No...look at the photo.
You mean the blurry photo that makes it look like they've been overstruck?

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Old April 27th, 2016, 01:05 PM   #21
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You mean the blurry photo that makes it look like they've been overstruck?
Yes, but here is a better photo showing the overstruck lettering. Clearly there was a jump in the stamping process. Good thing this isn't an issue with me.




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I am down to 1 Uberti, I had a 1873 in 45LC with a 30"bbl, I've never had a bad Uberti Rifle....I'll need to buy a few more to test that theory out I guess:

But, someone wanted a lot worse than I did, so let it go. I still have my Uberti 1860 Henry in 44-40. It is a great shooter and well made!

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Yes, but here is a better photo showing the overstruck lettering. Clearly there was a jump in the stamping process. Good thing this isn't an issue with me.



So... it WAS overstruck. Cimarron overstruck the Uberti stuff.

It wouldn't bother me I was just asking to confirm. But then you said they didn't... so...
beautiful rifle in any case.

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Old April 27th, 2016, 03:30 PM   #24
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Mine all have the old Taylor roll mark






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Old April 27th, 2016, 03:40 PM   #25
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Pulling the trigger on a Uberti 1873

Some years ago I had an inherited Winchester 1873 in .38. The rifle came off the line in 1888. Supposedly belonged to my great grandfather, my grandfather and finally my dad. It sat in my dad's closet, unfired, for more than 40 years. It was in bad shape with a poor patina, chipped hand guard, someone's initials carved in the stock and what I think was a broken, free-ranging dust cover. But the action worked, it shouldered well and I really wanted to shoot it.

When my dad passed, my mom wanted his few guns out of the house so I took them home. Never quite worked up the huevos to put a modern round in the 1873. It sat in my safe taking up space for years. I'd take it out once in a while, work the action, even tried to run down the initials on the stock but the huge "family tree book" failed to reveal the owner of the initials. In fact, no one in our family over the previous 160-some years (that as listed) even had those initials.

I'm not much into wall-hangers. I briefly entertained sending her to Turnbull for a soup-to-nuts restoration. That was until I received the restoration quote at near $5,000. Swallowed hard and said, "I like my guns, but I don't know if I like this one THAT MUCH." Back in the safe she went until I got the itch for a 1903 sniper. I used the 1873 as a partial trade. The shop gave me what amounted to $1500 for the 1873, after which the 'Smith said, "Hell yeah, I'd take this out back and shoot it right now."

I think I took in a "fair" trade value on the 1873 but I've since regretted getting rid of my family's rifle. Who knows where that rifle went, what it got into, what food it put on the table, who shouldered it etc. I know my dad never shot it, and I'm not sure my my grand-dad or his dad ever really owned it; however, it came into our family at some point.

So - now I'm on the kick to get an Uberti 1873 to make up for trading in the Winchester. Wasn't sure of the quality since I've never seen one in any of our local shops. Looks good on the Interweb though.

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Old April 27th, 2016, 04:39 PM   #26
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Some years ago I had an inherited Winchester 1873 in .38. The rifle came off the line in 1888. Supposedly belonged to my great grandfather, my grandfather and finally my dad. It sat in my dad's closet, unfired, for more than 40 years. It was in bad shape with a poor patina, chipped hand guard, someone's initials carved in the stock and what I think was a broken, free-ranging dust cover. But the action worked, it shouldered well and I really wanted to shoot it.

When my dad passed, my mom wanted his few guns out of the house so I took them home. Never quite worked up the huevos to put a modern round in the 1873. It sat in my safe taking up space for years. I'd take it out once in a while, work the action, even tried to run down the initials on the stock but the huge "family tree book" failed to reveal the owner of the initials. In fact, no one in our family over the previous 160-some years (that as listed) even had those initials.

I'm not much into wall-hangers. I briefly entertained sending her to Turnbull for a soup-to-nuts restoration. That was until I received the restoration quote at near $5,000. Swallowed hard and said, "I like my guns, but I don't know if I like this one THAT MUCH." Back in the safe she went until I got the itch for a 1903 sniper. I used the 1873 as a partial trade. The shop gave me what amounted to $1500 for the 1873, after which the 'Smith said, "Hell yeah, I'd take this out back and shoot it right now."

I think I took in a "fair" trade value on the 1873 but I've since regretted getting rid of my family's rifle. Who knows where that rifle went, what it got into, what food it put on the table, who shouldered it etc. I know my dad never shot it, and I'm not sure my my grand-dad or his dad ever really owned it; however, it came into our family at some point.

So - now I'm on the kick to get an Uberti 1873 to make up for trading in the Winchester. Wasn't sure of the quality since I've never seen one in any of our local shops. Looks good on the Interweb though.
Ouch! I know that that hurts, thinking back on a family 73, I would have given my left walnut for a family 73, all we had floating around were some double barrel Damascus shotguns, a Winchester M25 .12 ga, a Winchester M59 .22 and a Mossberg M42b.

The real Winchester M73 SRC that I had was a Turnbull restoration, absolutely beautiful! I did not pay for the work to be done, somebody else did and I picked it up later at my LGS.

Uberti quality is outstanding! You will not be disappointed if you get one!

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Old April 27th, 2016, 05:56 PM   #27
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Yes, but here is a better photo showing the overstruck lettering. Clearly there was a jump in the stamping process. Good thing this isn't an issue with me.


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My lone Uberti Cimarron '66 was barely struck. Same thing with my pair of Uberti Smokewagons.

Actually, I like the way yours came out.

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And not one rifle pictured has the leaf sight on the barrel. All you Lonesome Dove fan's should be ashamed.

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Old April 29th, 2016, 01:14 PM   #29
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My 1860 Henry...and the iron frame one above do..

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My 1860 Henry...and the iron frame one above do..
Where, Maner's #2 rifle is hard too tell?

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