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Offline ShotgunDave

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Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« on: December 22, 2018, 04:24:05 PM »
Hey guys, just thought I'd show off my new Uberti L&R. She's a real beauty! Smoothest, tightest revolver I own. It locks up like a bank vault and the action is like a Swiss watch. The previous owner fitted a new cylinder to it, without the roll engraving. It looks much closer to an original now. Hope you enjoy the pictures.




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Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2018, 07:37:26 PM »
Nice pics Dave. I have the same revolver. I went ahead and removed the cylinder roll engraving myself. Like you, I prefered a closer representative to the original.

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Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 08:12:10 PM »
Nice!

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Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 09:36:08 PM »
Thanks Gents. I'll give a full report after I put some lead downrange with it.

I have to say, I really like it here. I have a pretty good collection of pistols now. I'll be posting more pictures as the days go by.

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Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2018, 03:59:24 AM »
Hi Dave, very nice looking revolver. Does that model have the typical Uberti short arbor?

I look forward to your shooting report.

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Richard
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Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2018, 08:01:22 AM »
Hi Dave,

That is a pretty revolver.  I can't tell for sure in the photo but is the front sight dovetailed?

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Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2018, 09:26:36 AM »
That looks like a Remington sight. L&R's had a Colt style cone.

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Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2018, 10:18:29 AM »
Hi Dave, very nice looking revolver. Does that model have the typical Uberti short arbor?

I look forward to your shooting report.

Regards,
Richard

Thank you Sir. The arbor on this gun does appear to be short. I will be addressing that shortly.

Hi Dave,

That is a pretty revolver.  I can't tell for sure in the photo but is the front sight dovetailed?

Thanks Gary. The front sight isn't dovetailed. Hawg is correct, it has a Remington type short sight on it, that was installed by the previous owner. It does offer a really nice sight picture, but I will be removing it in favor of the original brass bead. I believe the original sight is under the Remington one. I think it is just glued on top of the bead. Should be an easy fix.

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Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2018, 12:38:34 PM »
I'm betting they removed the original sight and soldered that one in.

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Re: Uberti Leech & Rigdon
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2018, 03:48:14 PM »
I'm betting they removed the original sight and soldered that one in.

I hope you're not right. LOL! But we'll find out here pretty quick.