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1858 Remington New Army 44 by Uberti

   Posted by: Smokey   in Buying, Quality

I have handled a few 1858 Remington New Army 44s over the years. They all seemed to be decent quality without exception. I did like the larger grips and finish of the Pietta, and in fact thought Pietta may be the best of the Italian manufacturers, right up until the time I held an Uberti made 1858 Remington New Army in my hand.

The revolver had a much better feel and balance than the others. When cocking the revolver the action was exceptionally crisp and smooth, and the hammer was a bit stiffer due to the stronger mainspring.

Was this a new Uberti 1858 Remington New Army 44? Nope, it was made in 1971 by Uberti and imported under the Lyman Arms label. (Note: Only the 1858 Remington style revolvers by Lyman were made by Uberti. The Colts were made by Armi San Poalo).

The internals showed little wear, though the revolver had been shot quite a bit at some time. The barrel and frame had no nicks, unlike the revolvers manufactured by others with softer metals. Another factor could have been the fact that they just don’t make them like they used to.

I bought my Lyman and another one made in 1972 at GunBroker.com online gun auction. Unless the quality is consistently high on the firearm you buy, exercise extra caution when buying online.

If you are in search of a new Uberti 1858 Remington New Army 44 or any other firearm, ImpactArms.com has the best price I have found on the internet.

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3 comments so far

 1 

I have never owned a rem uberti. We sold Piettas though. But you know what’s funny. A swiss 64 year old man that has an arsenal of modern guns helped us w/shop and I had a Palmetto Rem and gave it to him. He shoots it and I examined it the last shooting we went to and the springs are very strong and action and accuracy are near great. The only thing I noticed was the trigger sets curled and too high when cocked. He said, I’ll bend it down a lil and do some filing. I thought these old Palmetto guns were poorly made but he likes it better than all the ones we have!? The Uberti colts have soft springs that will break especially hammer hand spring if not polished and set. But I like the Ubertis better than Piettas whether they are good or not cause of their looks. They look like colts. Anyway that is a shop keepers thougt

WBHARDY

December 23rd, 2010 at 6:42 pm
porkchop
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Will a Pietta 1858 cylinder fit and function in a Lyman/Uberti revolver?

April 6th, 2015 at 10:21 am
Smokey
 3 

No, They are not interchangeable.

April 6th, 2015 at 3:16 pm

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