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« on: July 27, 2015, 09:21:57 am »


Hi, I already have a non-descript SAA clone with a 4 3/4" barrel. Brass Trigger guard. New style.  I don't know the manufacturer- I bought it used. It works "okay" I guess. I sort of want a 7 1/2" barrel and an old model with the screw to retain the cylinder, etc.  Cimmaron sells Pietta cattleman that I located but I'm not sure of how accurate a copy of the original and how good the quality.  What are some good picks?
    On the newer style as far as the cylinder pin, etc. what year were those changes made?
Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 11:31:40 am »

The BP frame (Old Model ) till 1896 ..then the cross pin retainer Pre-War 1896 - 1940

Pietta US 7th Cavalry is a 7 1/2 barrel Old Model
as is the Uberti US 7th Cavalry
you and also get a 7 1/2 Stainless in either Uberti or Pietta


more that likely your non-descript SAA clone with a 4 3/4" barrel. Brass Trigger guard. New style is a Jager Dakota
the Dakota didn't have a maker’s logo.  Brescia proof marks and a “Made in Italy” script were the only indicators of origin.

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 12:24:19 pm »

This is an area that is outside my normal area of interest, specifically in regard to the SA's.

The Colt models of 1877 and 1878 both use the spring loaded cylinder pin stops. It is important to note that these are both DA models.

I would need to do more research into when it was first used on the SA's, but I believe it starts in 1892 and becomes standard in the new SA's by 1896 with the International Matches held in Beasley, England during this time period.
It is best that you do your own research into this area, than it is to depend on what maybe my very faulty memory, on my part in a an area I don't care much for.
I am sure any corrections will be forthcoming.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2015, 06:26:39 pm »

Hi, I already have a non-descript SAA clone with a 4 3/4" barrel. Brass Trigger guard. New style.  I don't know the manufacturer- I bought it used. It works "okay" I guess. I sort of want a 7 1/2" barrel and an old model with the screw to retain the cylinder, etc.  Cimmaron sells Pietta cattleman that I located but I'm not sure of how accurate a copy of the original and how good the quality.  What are some good picks?
    On the newer style as far as the cylinder pin, etc. what year were those changes made?
Thanks.

There are people that will argue the current production Colts are not accurate copies of the "original."  Like all machines there have been running production changes since the gun was introduced.  A Colt SAA from 1873 has differernces from those made in 1883 and 1893 and 1923 and 1957 and 1967, etc.  Personally of the two major makers (Uberti and Pietta, USFA has closed its doors) I prefer the Pietta.  Most of it's parts interchange with the "originals" and it uses a recoil bushing like the "originals."  Both, however, are well made guns and will give good service.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2015, 08:06:36 pm »

Colt changed to the spring- loaded base pin latch in 1896 at SN 164,100.
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2015, 06:57:31 pm »

I prefer the Uberti made clones since they are more faithful to the original 1873 SAA and with Cimarron you get more authentic markings.
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2015, 10:46:14 pm »

 About 4 years ago when I first dipped my toe in the CAS water, I was very impatient and wanted to get my revolvers ASAP. I had decided on 44 Special, so that made it a little more difficult to find revolvers. I called Cimarron and all the had in that caliber was a 5 1/2" Model P black powder frame. The screw retained base pin was not exactly what I wanted, but I decided it would do. I was not disappointed.
  Most CAS competitors yawn when the subject of accuracy comes up, but in my opinion, if a manufacturer holds his tolerances close enough for a pistol to shoot accurately, then good mechanics and overall quality are a given. That said, my Cimarron Model P still amazes me every time I shoot it. Even at 50 and 100 yds., it shoots like Ruger revolvers should:
 
 

 

 

 The only fault I found with this revolver, and actually ALL Uberti produced revolvers, is the base pins are WAY too soft for the larger, heavier recoiling calibers and tend to peen where they hit the retaining screw or cross screw. But replacing the base pin is simple enough.

 FWIW, I recently bought a brand new Uberti Bisley in 45 Colt. It too has fired some very impressive groups although I haven't wrung it out like my .44's.

 Good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2015, 10:19:23 pm »

Good shooting out of a good looking revolver.

I've had mixed results with Ubert, although very few actual issues.  My father has one of there Millennial guns, the bead blasted black oxide cheap version.  It's got the nicest barrel of any single action I've ever seen, looks like it's chrome lined.  I've got a Uberti BP frame from Cimmeron that is full of chatter marks and rough areas in the barrel.  After fire lapping it shoots decently, but is a PITA to clean.  I got one from somewhere, can't remember offhand, the trigger sear of barely there and if you breathed on it it would go off.  Easy enough to fix.  Or one from Cimmeron that had a 44 cal. cylinder and a 45 cal. barrel.

I have seen and handled the new Pietta Great Western 2's and they are very nice pistols.  I want one, but being out of work curtails that plan.  The best I've got is a Taylor's Smokewagon, what a joy to shoot and very accurate with my hand loads.

Either Uberti or Pietta make good pistols, very few are perfect out of the box, though Taylor's offers the hand tuned Smokewagon and I believe EMF offers a tuned Pietta.  They cost a little more, but well worth it in my opinion.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2015, 11:38:04 am »

I have a pair of pre-war Uberti's in .45 Colt. Been very good to me, black powder run through them only. If I had to do it again I would get 44-40's. I just might.....
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2015, 08:47:54 pm »

Smoke Wagons by Taylor's (Uberti) Cool
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2015, 12:48:19 am »

Smoke Wagons by Taylor's (Uberti) Cool

I have had nothing but great dealings with Taylor and Co.  I am bias since they are here in Virginia about 40 miles away.
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2015, 12:19:48 am »

I stumbled on to this one on Gunbroker

It is a Uberti in SS, Model P 7.5" 45LC PW  MP4502

 it is marked Cimarron ,  It was new in box and had been nicely tuned.....
The internals are polished and the action is very sweet.

What was amazing , I was the only bidder ... no reserve , opening @ $400

Cimarron list it @ $712.40 & then there are two set of Grips it came with,  not to mention the Action work.

Shoots very,  very well and is a looker....

A Late night peruse  on GB paid off   Cheesy





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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2017, 12:26:34 pm »

Lucky you! What a great find. I love it when that kind of stuff happens!
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2017, 03:21:32 pm »

NECROMANCY!!   Roll Eyes

I get the biggest kick out of someone resurrecting an older thread and giving us a chance to repeat ourselves before we realize just how old the thread is. 

Oh, almost forgot.  PLUS ONE to Pettifogger!!  The current build Pietta guns are the most faithful reproductions.  And, just to reiterate,
I HATE the term CLONE!!  The reproductions are NOT clones.  Gerrrrrrrrrrr.

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« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2017, 07:29:02 pm »

I can say that 7.5 gr of Unique with a 200gr hard cast Lee 44 special Bullet out of My Uberti Cattleman is
A lot more of a load then in my Ruger NMV .

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