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« on: December 16, 2017, 10:29:10 pm »


Whilst conversing with Cimarron about the upcoming Chronicle article about their Richards Type II article I wrote, we discussed other guns I would like to write about.  I said, "how about an Uberti 1858 gated conversion in .45 Colt?"  Well, lo and behold, it showed up at my local gun shop yesterday, along with a Texas Jack slim Jim holster for it.  This is going to be fun: a Richards Type II in one hand and a Remington gated conversion in the other.  My 1860 Henry will be very happy... Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 07:39:29 am »

It will be interesting, how your 1st. impressions have endured.
You did an article 10 years ago on this very model.
You traded it to me you'll recall,  I had for several years but traded it myself.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 09:46:17 am »

I do recall, Sir! Grin  I am thinking it would be good to pair with my Richards Type II.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 09:28:19 am »

I'm interested to see what you think of it. I've been eyeing one of these for a few months now. Granted, I'm eyeing a lot of guns, at all times.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 10:38:08 am »

I had one before 12 or 13 years ago when they first came out and really liked it.   I traded it to Major2.  I am in a different place now with my Cowboy Action Shooting.  I care more about historical and love of conversions than I did then.  A gated 1858 conversion and a Richards Type II conversion seem perfect match for my Henry.  I even have some .44 Colt box labels for my .45 Schofield boxes.
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2017, 04:00:13 pm »

Wow!  I visited my 1858 gated conversion while it is in 10 day Kaliforncation jail (along with a 583 series Mini-14).  It has the absolute BEST trigger pull of any out of the box imported CAS pistol I have ever seen.  It is smooth, no creep, and crisp at about 2 to 2.5 lbs tops.  I can't wait.  With the 1858s great sight picture and that trigger pull, I have a feeling it will be my "accuracy pistol" for the long or delicate shots.  Up to now, I have been using the Richards Type II in that role, as I shoot it more accurately than the 1875 Schofield.  This is going to be sweet! Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2017, 11:31:40 pm »

A local shooter named Chisos got a pair of them in 44-40 (shooting smokeless, alas  Cheesy )  several years ago, and while he is not a fast shooter, he did go a whole bunch of matches before having his first pistol miss.
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 01:12:33 am »

I'll say this with Black Hills factory cowboy loads, mine was a accurate shooter, I did shoot some BP loads and it was very good as well.
Only issue , to me it was somewhat an uncomfortable grip, seemed front heavy and cramped my knuckles when fired.
Because of this it languished in the safe  Roll Eyes most of the time I had it.
It did not pair well ( a personal feel ) with my Richards Type II (main match) .

 
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2017, 01:46:26 am »

i use a pair of ubert 58's in stainless with 5.5" barrels and gated kirst konverters in 45colt as my main match guns... they both have action jobs, wolff springs and custom front sites (uberti blades are too thin for my eyes). I absolutely love them!!!


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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 09:10:55 am »

Thinking of getting that exact gun to use for mounted shooting, How do u think these hold up compared to the Rugers ?
I have a 58 remington with the removable conversion cylinder as 1 gun, just need a second and mine is kinda a pain to reload.
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 07:06:11 pm »

Thinking of getting that exact gun to use for mounted shooting, How do u think these hold up compared to the Rugers ?
I have a 58 remington with the removable conversion cylinder as 1 gun, just need a second and mine is kinda a pain to reload.

Rugers are a tank, especially the large ones.  You would go broke if all you did was Vaquero repairs!  With that said, the 1858 is a robust design, and I think it in the 5.5" would be dandy for mounted.  With a R&D in one, and the gated conversion in the other, muscle memory would be the same.  Besides, you would get class points!
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