Double-edged sword, my friend.
Pietta's QC has come up echelons in the last decade. What they offer now is precise machining allowing for complete interchangeability of like parts...a plus! Also, their bluing is superb.
Uberti gets the nod for more realistic repros, better wood and wood-to-metal finish, and most of all...the Pietta "tail" bothers me to no end, being a Colt fanatic.
Uberti is suffering some serious QC issues and really needs to address the whole competitive pricing issue. It may be solely due to Cabela's "power buying" that we can buy a Pietta for 20-30% cheaper than a Uberti, but for many of us, the Almighty Dollar speaks very loudly.