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Baltimore Ed
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« on: April 06, 2017, 09:34:38 am »


 I mentioned this discovery in my .45 lc Spanish Contract carbine thread but am not getting any response so I thought that I would start a new thread. Having to cut down the magazine tube made my build into a 9 shooter which is no good for cas so I did some experimenting with LC and Schofield loads with different weight bullets in order to find a combination of 10 and found that 10 rds of  200 gr Schofield loads that are correctly seated at the crimp groove would function fine in my rifle!!  Looking down into the action, I can see the Schofield load in the lifter and the next load protruding into the lifter. When the lever is worked the lifter rises and cams the next rd back into the mag tube. I've always thought that the load in the lifter acted as a cartridge stop until the lifter was raised enough to be the stop. I was going to invest in a .45 acp/cowboy special lifter in order to get 10 rds but not now. Is the normal for Uberti carbines? The gun was supposed to be new but had a shiny muzzle which I took as maybe it was refaced for some reason and not reblued. As I knew it was going to become a sacrifice for a build  I wasn't concerned.
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 10:50:18 am »

Yep, that's the way they work, as long as the round on the carrier doesn't get too short.  Good explanation by Pettifogger here:
http://www.theopenrange.net/articles/togglelink.pdf

My 16" Cimarron '73 holds ten 45 Colts, but it is difficult to load the tube.  I switched to Schofields and it works fine.

As for the unblued muzzle, many new Ubertis come that way.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 11:21:41 am »

PLUS ONE to Abilene!!!!  You Betcha.

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 12:04:53 pm »

Mystery solved. A very informative article Mr Pettifogger. Thank you for the explanation. Baltimore Ed
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017, 12:09:23 pm »

In my experience I've found the longer OAL you can get by with cycle more smoothly since it doesn't have to push the rounds back into the tube. Of course the stiffness of the magazine spring effects that.

I actually like the unblued muzzle because it's more authentic. That is the way the original 73's are.
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