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Re: Uberti Navy
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2018, 11:30:41 AM »
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"

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Re: Uberti Navy
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2018, 03:28:28 PM »

What are the fancy grips in the background connected to?

Is that a photo of the fancy-dancer Tiffany mod.  I'd be glad to sell one but would not give it 'house room' for any longer than it took to get the money.  That's some NYC robber baron never intended to be shot stuff right there.  Good pics of Cap's workin guns though.

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Re: Uberti Navy
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2018, 04:28:44 PM »
Before he went to prison.

Do tell...?

Mr. Wilson spent some time in prison for fraud.  I don't know if he had his conviction overturned on appeal.
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Re: Uberti Navy
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2018, 09:25:09 PM »
Is that a photo of the fancy-dancer Tiffany mod.  I'd be glad to sell one but would not give it 'house room' for any longer than it took to get the money.  That's some NYC robber baron never intended to be shot stuff right there.  Good pics of Cap's workin guns though.

Workin' gun indeed! That's my Goonerized ASP '60 Army after shooting it a bunch. Looks a whole lot better after I cleaned it.
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Re: Uberti Navy
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2018, 06:14:51 AM »
Stuck inside all weekend.  Checked trigger pull on Uberti '51.  Consistently averaged 1 lb 14 oz.  Stock springs, unmolested full cock notch.  I previously polished the pins and deburred frame.  Good internals on these things.
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Re: Uberti Navy
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2018, 09:44:47 AM »
Hi Dave, you mention that you used 0.380" buckshot balls? I also use Ballistics Products 0.380" buckshot, but they are hardened lead. Loading with a small on-the-gun loading lever is very difficult. They are also very tough on my Tower of Power loading tool loading off the gun. So as to not destroy my Tower of Power, I use an arbor press for the buckshot, see:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00068U7QS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If you load buckshot on the gun, how do you do it?

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Just a newbee Q; you guys who use .38 buckshots of harder/alloyed lead, have you noticed any adverse effects on the lands, like wearing down of the edges, or anything like that? I suppose we're talking Italian replicas, not US originals. Are the barrel steel of the replicas much harder than that of the originals?

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Re: Uberti Navy
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2018, 10:03:01 AM »
No wear at all.  Even soft Italian steel is a LOT harder than any lead bullet alloy.
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Re: Uberti Navy
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2018, 10:17:56 AM »
Hi Len, I use Oregon Trails Laser Cast bullets in my conversion cylinders and never noticed any barrel wear. The buckshot is much softer than the Laser Cast bullets. If you have a convenient means to load it, hardened buckshot is not a barrel wear issue.

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Re: Uberti Navy
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2018, 05:12:03 AM »
Dave & ssb,
what would the hardness be compared to wheel weights?

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Re: Uberti Navy
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2018, 05:43:55 AM »
Dave & ssb,
what would the hardness be compared to wheel weights?

Hi Len, some research shows:

1) Pure Lead @ 5 bhn
(2) Factory Swaged Lead @ 8.5 bhn
(3) Wheelweights @ 12.5 bhn
(4) Oregon Trails Laser cast bullets @ 22 bhn

The Ballistics Products buckshot is swaged lead with antimony to harden it to prevent deformation on firing. While pure lead can be work hardened a little, it anneals at room temperature and becomes soft again.

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Re: Uberti Navy
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2018, 07:55:17 PM »
Yep, greed got to him. He swapped out parts from guns he was inspecting/appraising as I remember. Too bad, but those are still some great books!