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« on: May 06, 2015, 05:45:53 pm »


 Please tell me about the uberti 1883 whitney burgess 44/40 x 25 1/2 " barrel ,,,anyone got one,,shot one,,???





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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2015, 06:47:26 pm »

It is a Burgess.  The Whitney is a completely different rifle that no one reproduces.  I did an article on one for the SASS Chronicle several years ago.  Very well made.  But, candidly, it is not a reliable mechanism and you can't really shoot it at competitve speeds.  With BP in .44-40 and operated at a slow to moderate speed it is a fun gun and different from pretty much everything else available.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015, 07:29:41 pm »

 Mr. Fogger,,thank you,,and as usual your input is golden. What price range are we talking about here,,how often does one see one ( used) for sale ?





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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2016, 06:38:34 am »

I didnt shoot one but I handled one in the Shot Show in 2012. A more compact and a more handy rifle than a 1873, and I would say, more beautiful, probably the most beautiful lever action ever made.

like allways with italian replicas, the originals were probably better.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2016, 01:03:37 am »

I love lever guns but got rid of my Uberti, it was not smoot and had issies with ignition.
I could of sorted it but got another 73 instead. I have four including a late third modle in 44 WCF.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2016, 06:26:37 am »

Burgess had over 900 patents and his first guns were built by Whitney. But the Uberti Burgess rifle is a colt copy

I have a Uberti in 44-40. Great rifle and extremely accurate. But not a contender for CAS use. Very slow compared to a 66 or 73.....But great style points!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WAdtUEUVNw
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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2016, 03:46:51 am »

The carbine looks nicer than the rifle, would have bought one if Uberti had thought to make one. May be a missec opertunity.
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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2016, 04:46:25 am »

A local SASS shooter showed at one on my NCOWS matches , with two on his cart ...brand new replica & and an original .
Normally he said " he has raced & ss'ed 73's and brought the Uberti to shoot the match, cause his 73's would not pass NCOWS muster."
He also said the original was there for a look see for all , not a to shoot...

The Uberti was a beauty in 44/40 and he ran it through 6 stages without a hiccup, nothing remarkable about his speed.
He still has it , 3 years later , tho I haven't seen him at NCOWS since with it , but doesn't trot it out to SASS matches either.
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