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Offline scooby

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My New Paterson
« on: June 05, 2014, 10:51:21 PM »
I won this jewel off gunbroker recently. I have long since desired a version with the loading lever, but the serious collectors have outbid me on my previous attempts. Had I known that uberti would stop production, I would have gotten one back when I got my first Paterson sans the loading lever in 1995.

This one came to me in brand new condition, never fired since the factory, hardly turned at all, and never dry fired. The cone edges retain their factory crispness and there is not even the faintest indent in the hammer face from some dolt dropping the hammer on an uncapped cone. It is date coded BH/1996.

It did have a lot of cosmetic flaws from piss poor handling, mainly a lot of scratches and dings on the bbl and frame and multiple dents in the grip. Since it will never be for sale during my life and I am not so much in to preservation of factory finishes on reproductions, I opted to refinifh it so as to have a brand new appearance. I am really tickled to finally aquire this particular Uberti version of the Paterson. What a fine revolver for any Colt enthusiast to own.






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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 05:09:57 AM »
Very nice Scooby.  I was watching (not bidding) that one on GB also.  There has been several for sale recently,  seems like more that usual.  The grips look great. 

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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 09:41:27 AM »
it does seem like more have been up for sale lately. this spring i saw one in tombstone for $600 and looked new. didnt hold it or know the maker or have the $'s. they also had  cased pair of 48 pockets that looked new, too. thought that both prices were competitive but i didnt try negotiating.     mark
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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014, 12:42:32 PM »
Beautiful gun, Scooby, and drop-dead gorgeous grips. And, you are not entering the photo contests with this one....why? L@J
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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 05:37:00 PM »
Oh heck Capt, I am OK with any of my photos being in a contest, but I did nor realize that it was me that had to enter them. You pick one of these three that you like and put it up for the nect one. I take so many pics of guns that it would be hard for me to choose which one warrents being placed in a contest  :P

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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 06:07:42 PM »
Any or all of your pics should be up for the contest Scooby.

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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2014, 07:19:24 PM »
Very nice, I think that is the first time I've seen one with a loading lever.

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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2014, 03:41:28 AM »
Does the Paterson have a two piece rammer?  It appears thus in the photo.  How does it function?

Nice blade!  Did you make that one?
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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 09:36:11 AM »
Does the Paterson have a two piece rammer?  It appears thus in the photo.  How does it function?

Nice blade!  Did you make that one?

It is indeed a two piece rammer. It has a pivot point at the juncture where the plunger/rammer meets the lever and is held in place by a screw. Then there is another pivot point located midway along the plunger. This point is sort of a tounge and groove affair and the two pieces are held together by friction fit pin. I will include another close up photo that will allow one to see more detail of the assembly.



It was a buddy of mine that shaped the blade and applied that handles. The blade was cut from an old circular saw blade used in a local sawmill around here back in the day. He made a bunch of knives of various shapes and sizes when he first retired and I ended up with a passel of them.

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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2014, 04:35:20 AM »
Thanks for the photo of the jointed plunger.  I was in a bit of a fog as to how it would function.

Any of those blades for sale?
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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2014, 04:57:27 PM »
Hey Strawhat, pm sent

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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2014, 09:59:48 AM »
I was able to buy a Uberti Patterson, with a loading lever, this last week. Mine is unfired and unturned.

The seller, a percussion revolver collector, emailed me with the offer and I gladly jumped on it.

It should be here Friday or Saturday...

Bill
« Last Edit: August 03, 2014, 03:55:24 PM by Stillwater »
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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2014, 11:54:36 AM »
Excellent,  good for you Stillwater.  Hope you can post some pictures when after you receive it.

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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2014, 10:07:13 PM »
I received the Uberti Paterson with the loading lever on it today. I can't find a flaw with it. It is much better than the owner represented it to me.

It is unfired and unturned. The blue still covers all of the sharp edges.

However, my digital camera is now on the fritz...

Bill
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Re: My New Paterson
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2014, 06:50:28 AM »
Scooby,

Where did you get those grips for the Paterson? The wood is beautiful! 8)