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Offline Electric Miner

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« on: November 26, 2019, 05:43:40 PM »
My favorite local gun store has an Uberti-made Colt 1871 in .38 Special. Thought about it for awhile. Left without it. .38 Special isn't really my caliber, but I like the gun. If it's still there next week, I may snag it. They want $350 for it.

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 06:21:09 PM »
The SASS shooters like .38 special in just about any Colt style gun.   At $350 you could buy it and be able to get rid of it easily if you really don't like it.

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 07:50:44 PM »
Mile's right.  At 350 just go for it.  It's unloadable and possibly you may like it. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 08:21:51 PM »
We'll see if it's there next Monday, which is when I can get there next.

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 01:59:02 PM »
Here it is, folks...





Stopped by today, and it was still in the case. Bonus - they'd marked it down another $20. Looks almost like it's never been fired. If it has, it hasn't been much and it was meticulously cleaned.


I wonder if the wife will notice the gun on the stand has been changed. She hasn't so far, and in the last month and a half, it's had an 1851, 1860, and a Dragoon on it.



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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 02:17:35 PM »
Very nice Open Top!

My wife wants to know why I have so many because they all look alike to her.

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 05:40:27 PM »
That's a helluva deal EM. $330 is a great price. You could certainly re-sell it right now and get more than you paid.

And my wife can't tell one from the other either. But that makes us even, when she shows me a new purse that she's bought.  (7+"
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 08:11:49 PM »
Glad you went back for EM.   I bet you (or your wife) end up liking it.   

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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019, 08:21:56 AM »
I may have to pick up some brass and load some BP loads for it. Goex says a 158 gr. bullet and 16 gr. of fffg gives 870 fps.

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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2019, 09:37:24 AM »
That was a sweet deal, EM. Glad you got your mind right and went back for it! L@.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2019, 09:53:29 AM »
It would be hard to say no to that one. Good find!
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 11:48:26 AM »
Congratulations, Miner.  You made a good buy.  It's a beauty and the price was right, really right.
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2019, 01:02:53 PM »
The markings on this are very strange. On top of the barrel, it identifies it as being made by Uberti, and sold by Stoeger. It also has all the original Colt patent markings. On the side of the grip frame in tiny letters it says 38 cal. The on the underside of the barrel, near the forward end of the ejector rod housing it says 38 COLT & S&W SPEC. Date code is CN.

The hammer "safety" is a bit puzzling. If you don't know it's there, you might never notice it, and since it requires a small screwdriver to use, I'd bet it almost never gets used. It less of a safety than an off switch in case someone unauthorized gets hold of it.

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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2019, 10:24:33 AM »
The markings on this are very strange. On top of the barrel, it identifies it as being made by Uberti, and sold by Stoeger. It also has all the original Colt patent markings. On the side of the grip frame in tiny letters it says 38 cal. The on the underside of the barrel, near the forward end of the ejector rod housing it says 38 COLT & S&W SPEC. Date code is CN.

The hammer "safety" is a bit puzzling. If you don't know it's there, you might never notice it, and since it requires a small screwdriver to use, I'd bet it almost never gets used. It less of a safety than an off switch in case someone unauthorized gets hold of it.

Pics of the safety?
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2019, 12:27:07 PM »
Notice the small screw in the side of the hammer and what looks like a tab on the front of the hammer...




Turning the screw with a small screwdriver deploys the safety, which is a spike that keeps the hammer from falling far enough to let the firing pin hit the primer...




Since you have to have a screwdriver handy to use the safety, I'm not sure when it would get used. Except, maybe, in a household with small children who might get hold of the gun. On the other hand, not keeping the gun loaded, or keeping it out of reach of the kids would work just as well.