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Another Uberti '73
« on: May 03, 2016, 03:35:05 PM »
I bought this used a few years ago, shot it a bit and put it away. I feel the need to blow the cobwebs out of the bore again!

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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 03:37:00 PM »
This rifle is in 45LC:


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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 03:39:15 PM »
My rifle is the 24" version and was built in 1996, 20 years old!


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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 03:41:25 PM »
My stock is very plain, no figure at all to speak of. Still, I like it! L@.

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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 04:35:19 AM »
Good looking rifle, I like the idea of the chambering, 45 long Colt.  The 1873 has been a favorite of mine ever since I saw the Jimmy Stewart movie.  I have handled and shot quite a few but never owned one, original or replica.  Enjoy it, what loads are you considering?

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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2016, 04:53:03 AM »
Very nice Mazo.  Uberti does a good job on their reproduction rifles.   The 1873 is still on my list of wants.   .45 Colt or 44 WCF either way would suite me fine.   

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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2016, 01:56:43 PM »
Kevin, I shoot mostly black powder loads, but will (and have shot) load some light smokeless loads also.

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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2016, 10:38:54 AM »
Just like strawhat, the 1873 Winchester is a favorite for me too.

Those Uberti versions are a good way to go without spending a lot of time looking for a fair priced and shootable original.

Yep Mazo, you better blow the cobwebs out of her.

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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2016, 10:39:57 AM »
Very nice!

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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 04:17:36 AM »
Well my friend, did the cobwebs get burned away?
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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 10:10:20 AM »
That is a fine looking rifle.

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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2018, 02:32:28 PM »
I finally broke down and bought one of these last year. Love the gun! It is quite accurate. Mine is 44-40. I shoot only black in the cartridges. I find cleaning to be a snap. I am not getting any blowback into the chamber as my friend does with his in 45 Colt. I am guessing the little bit of bottle neck may be sealing it. Anyone have thoughts on this. Anyway, using a white cloth in the chamber area, I do not get even a tiny bit of discoloration on the wiping cloth.

I originally sighted it in at 50 yards. Tried it at 100. It is dead on. Of course it no doubts is lacking a lot of punch at that range! ha

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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2018, 02:41:03 PM »
I still don't have an 1873.  I'm not sure why I haven't looked harder for one.   I do have a Henry in 44WCF that has plenty of punch at 100 yards.

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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2018, 10:44:14 PM »
I run a rossi 92 saddle ring carbine 20" barrel in 45colt for SASS. light, accurate and reliable to boot! I love that rifle!

p.s. it will handle "ruger only" loads so it's good for bear country self defense
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Re: Another Uberti '73
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2018, 08:11:49 AM »
I finally broke down and bought one of these last year. Love the gun! It is quite accurate. Mine is 44-40. I shoot only black in the cartridges. I find cleaning to be a snap. I am not getting any blowback into the chamber as my friend does with his in 45 Colt. I am guessing the little bit of bottle neck may be sealing it. Anyone have thoughts on this. Anyway, using a white cloth in the chamber area, I do not get even a tiny bit of discoloration on the wiping cloth.

I originally sighted it in at 50 yards. Tried it at 100. It is dead on. Of course it no doubts is lacking a lot of punch at that range! ha

Terry

Yep Terry, you are correct. The bottleneck case does serve in sealing the chamber and preventing blowback much better than a straight walled case.

44 WFC is my all time favorite cartridge. I have multiple specimens that shoot the round. Like you, all I shoot is black powder.