Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 16, 2014, 06:27:15 pm

Login with username, password and session length

Search:     Advanced search
* Home FlashChat Help Calendar Login Register
Currently there are 0 Users in the Cas City Chat Rooms!
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  CAS TOPICS  |  Gun Reviews (Moderators: Marshal Halloway, Arcey)  |  Topic: 1866 Uberti Yellowboy 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: 1866 Uberti Yellowboy  (Read 7816 times)
Arizona Cattleman
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 939



« on: December 13, 2009, 01:36:33 pm »


Is this a good rifle for CAS?  Can it have an action job and short stroke done to it?

AZ Cattleman
Logged

SASS Member #86387
NRA Member
USCCA Member
Blackpowder Burn
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 843


Smoke & Lightning


« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2009, 03:54:48 pm »

Yes, yes and yes.

And it just begs to be chambered in a BP cartridge like 38WCF or 44WCF and shot with Holy Black!  Grin
Logged

SUBLYME AND HOLY ORDER OF THE SOOT
Learned Brother at Armes
Arizona Cattleman
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 939



« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2009, 04:19:31 pm »

Thanks, you have been a big help.


AZ Cattleman
Logged

SASS Member #86387
NRA Member
USCCA Member
Danny Bear Claw
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 755



« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009, 01:41:33 pm »

Mine is the Uberti Yellow Boy Sporting rifle.  That's the 24 inch octagon barrel version in caliber 44-40.  I've never shot the black in it but I got no complaints.  I love my Yellow Boy!   Cool
Logged

SASS #5273 Life.   NRA Life member.  RATS # 136.   "We gladly feast on those who would subdue us".
Daniel Nighteyes
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1113



« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009, 02:04:22 pm »

I love my Yellow Boy!   Cool

Me too.  Mine's a carbine -- shorter, light, easy to point.

Logged
Recon
Active citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 29


« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009, 02:23:54 pm »

I don't CAS.  

I like a crescent butt and a long octagon bbl.  However, I do ride my ponies around here and wanted a shorter rifle.  Thus, I got the short rifle (20" octagon).  I got it in .45 Colt since I also have my Colt SAA in .45.

I takes three men and a boy to pull the trigger (I'll get that fixed someday) but otherwise I like it.  The short rifle doesn't come with a saddle ring and I've always like the look, so I put one on my own self.  I also don't like the high gloss, red wood so I stripped it and toned it down some:

 
Logged
Curley Cole
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 2122



« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 03:15:38 pm »



Took my yellowboy out this weekend and shot it first time in awhile. Was a sheere pleasure to shoot. They had a target with clays in it, and I was shootin 38sp. most of em just put a nice round hole right in the middle.

good shootin
curley
Logged

Scars are tatoos with better stories.
The Cowboys
Silver Queen Mine Regulators
dammit gang
Johnny McCrae
Bristol Plains Pistoleros
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 2220


The older the violin, the sweeter the music


WWW
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2009, 04:58:14 pm »

An 1866 Uberti Yellowboy in .38 special from Taylor's has been my main match rifle for the last three years. I'm not a good shot and yet I very seldom miss with it.

My Yellowboy is sensitive to overall length. I use a special 147 grain TC bullet that makes for a longer overall length with a standard .38 special case. In the picture a 125 grainTC bullet is on the left, a 158 grain RNFP bullet on the right and the 147 grain TC bullet is in the center. I have over 4000 of the 147 grain rounds through it and they have been trouble free.


* 1866web.jpg (100.6 KB, 1059x288 - viewed 250 times.)

* bulletsweb.jpg (112.17 KB, 800x739 - viewed 223 times.)
Logged

You need to learn to like all the little everday things like a sip of good whiskey, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk,  and a feisty gentleman like myself
Grapevine Jimmy
Active citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 35



« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 07:58:12 am »

I bought one this past Saturday at a gun show and now I have to start saving for the short stroke kit and whisper springs and, and, and ...... I ain't gonna wait to shoot it 'til I get the other work done to it but it's gonna happen. I'm a happy camper. Merry Christmas to me.

You heard that form the "Grapevine"
Logged

BOLD #809
Hiram's Ranger #30
Carolina Cattlemen's Shooting & social Society
Waiting at the South Gate:"...it is good to meet you thus alone."
Arizona Cattleman
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 939



« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2009, 09:48:47 pm »

Finally got my Yellowboy.  I got the sporting rifle 24 1/2" Octagonal barrel in .45LC.  It's a 2003 Taylor's by Uberti.  Never shot and I got it for 1/2 the cost of a new one today.  Has a really smooth action and a nice trigger pull.  I am excited to shoot it Sat.


AZ Cattleman
Logged

SASS Member #86387
NRA Member
USCCA Member
Recon
Active citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 29


« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2009, 10:37:50 pm »

Never shot and I got it for 1/2 the cost of a new one today. 
AZ Cattleman

WOW!  Merry Christmas on that one, eh?  How did you manage that?
Logged
Arizona Cattleman
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 939



« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2009, 10:53:57 pm »

Right place, right time.  They needed the money, and had not used the gun for six years.

AZ Cattleman
Logged

SASS Member #86387
NRA Member
USCCA Member
General Burleson
Settled in Texas in 1830
Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 8


« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2010, 04:43:11 pm »

Bought a Cimmarron Yellow Boy short rifle in .44 Special from a club member last month. It has the complete action job with all the modified parts. It is really sweet. I can't tell the difference in how it shoots from my main match gun - a Cimmarron 1873 deluxe short rifle in .357/.38. I choose this caliber because I wanted to have a back-up rifle that qualified for the Wild Bunch Matches and I want to add a pair of 1872 Open Tops in the same caliber. Now I can't decide which gun to shoot - aren't life's problems frustrating.
Logged

General Edward Burleson aka Starr Kealhofer
Indian Fighter and Republic of Texas General
SASS # 69766
Silent Joe
The Netherlands
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5461


Lady Lis and Me


« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2010, 02:30:16 pm »

Bought this Uberti Yellow Boy 14 years ago. It's a carabine in .38 Sp. and I love it.


* MY YELLOWBOY.jpg (47.76 KB, 640x303 - viewed 409 times.)
Logged

The Secret of Life is One Thing..........Just One Thing! (Curly in City Slickers)
Citizen of CAS City #203 * SASS L # 10461 * SBSS # 2064 DWSA # 120 * GAF Intern. #694* IPSAC #43 * Prayer Posse * WartHog * B.o.t.A. >>>------>* TWHS

Virginia Gentleman
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1143


Here's a McRib for Allah


« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2011, 12:53:22 pm »

Very nice and did it come with the engraving?
Logged

Major 2
"Still running against the wind"
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 7186


NCOWS Senator * Cracker Cow Cavalry


« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2011, 02:40:23 pm »

I bought a SRC 66 in 38 Spcl in 1980...shot the beegeses out of it for 9 years...
never a hickup.....
It was one sweet shooter, I still kick myself for selling it... (sold my Henry at that time too )
The Hospital had a prior claim on the birth of my Daughter.
Almost 10 years later My wife replaced the Henry @ Christmas 99  with a new one Grin
then in 08, I bought back my 1st. Henry ...He still shoots the Yellowboy though.
He has not had any problems with a steady diet of Factory Ammo.
I might add the Loading gate is OEM and has never failed....that's 30 years !
Logged
Virginia Gentleman
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1143


Here's a McRib for Allah


« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2011, 01:22:06 pm »

What is great about these modern reproductions is they are more durable than the originals and made of better materials to more exact tolerances.  We are going to let our Yellow Boy get patina on the brass parts as it is so shiney now.  I like the used semi-tarnished look on the brass plus as many have pointed out, it cuts down on glare.
Logged

Silent Joe
The Netherlands
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5461


Lady Lis and Me


« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2011, 01:27:24 pm »

Yes, V.G. I've bought it with the engraving. The copper nails on the butt I did it myself, so it got an more Indianlook.
Logged

The Secret of Life is One Thing..........Just One Thing! (Curly in City Slickers)
Citizen of CAS City #203 * SASS L # 10461 * SBSS # 2064 DWSA # 120 * GAF Intern. #694* IPSAC #43 * Prayer Posse * WartHog * B.o.t.A. >>>------>* TWHS

Mako
Shooter of the "holy Black", Frontier Gunfighter #1, STORM, Henry 1860
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1710


Cowboying since the Mid-20th Century


« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2011, 03:18:16 pm »

What is great about these modern reproductions is they are more durable than the originals and made of better materials to more exact tolerances.  We are going to let our Yellow Boy get patina on the brass parts as it is so shiney now.  I like the used semi-tarnished look on the brass plus as many have pointed out, it cuts down on glare.


You mean like this?





As you can see from the top view the rifle is scrupulously clean, it is just tarnished and stained from shooting BP loads over the years.

~Mako
Logged

A brace of 1860s, a Yellowboy Saddle Rifle and a '78 Pattern Colt Scattergun
NRA, TSRA, MCA, MCAA, ANA, MOAA, ASME, SAME, BMES, STS
Virginia Gentleman
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1143


Here's a McRib for Allah


« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2011, 08:37:48 am »

That brass looks like it is almost 100 years old now, well cared for but used out on the trail.  Very nice and about how long did it take to start to patina?
Logged

Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  CAS TOPICS  |  Gun Reviews (Moderators: Marshal Halloway, Arcey)  |  Topic: 1866 Uberti Yellowboy « previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.064 seconds with 21 queries.