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Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Donor Pistol
« Last post by Niederlander on May 27, 2024, 06:27:43 PM »
Finally got a Cimarron Frontier .35 by Pietta to convert to .44 Special.  It does have a few sharp edges that need stoning, otherwise a very nice pistol.  I can see why people like Pietta SAA's!
Tall Tales / Re: May we move on, for coffee and chat ?
« Last post by DeaconKC on May 27, 2024, 05:13:01 PM »
Well, got home a little bit ago, got the Bus unloaded and catching up on emails. A wonderful weekend with family, God is so kind. Back to work tomorrow, no travel plans for a couple of months, but family coming in June, so we get to spoil kids some more. A couple of bad storms while we were gone, the Bus took some small hail dents one night, aggravating as it only has 5,000 miles on it. Anyway, y'all be good.
USFA CSS / Re: My 1st USFA, what do I have?
« Last post by King Medallion on May 27, 2024, 03:55:52 PM »
Ah, I see it now!
One thing true about CAS and the old west era emulated...lots of "ol "fossil around  ;D
USFA CSS / Re: My 1st USFA, what do I have?
« Last post by Black River Smith on May 27, 2024, 03:13:28 PM »

Look at the two pictures in this link.
Jahoody has very good pictures of what is and is not USFA (correctly abbreviated this time, HA HA).  The two photos are the loading gate cut-outs for Uberti's and USFA's.  This is also the third (3rd) sticky above in the USFA CSS Forum section.

Also go back to this link that I posted previously in your other posting about the USFA's.
Buckaroo Lou's photos of Ejector housing and cylinder flutings are still present showing Uberti vs USFA down in Reply #15.
Frontier Iron / Re: Cimarron's new American model!
« Last post by Johnson Barr on May 27, 2024, 02:38:00 PM »
 Speed your 'play' problem is not unusual as even original S&W top breaks had this problem. So how did the S&W factory solve this problem?

 I've spent a lot of time with original No.2 frame SA's and DA's. More parts than you would imagine are interchangeable even with productions dates 40 years apart. The factory adjustment was the shaft diameter of the barrel latch screw. I have measured no less than 4 different shaft diameters on the No. 2 frame top breaks that I have. That difference is the adjustment between the barrel latch/rear sight and the barrel latch lugs on the frame. Smaller shaft diameters make the lockup looser and the larger shaft diameters make the lockup tighter. I have no idea if Uberti offers latch screws with different shaft diameters to 'tune' the lock-up of any of the Uberti made top breaks. 

 The  posted pic is of a pair of Second Model 38 SA framed (dated to 1881 and 1883) revolvers with Third Model 38 DA 5" barrels and Fourth Model 38 DA cylinders (post 1900). The better metallurgy in the post 1900 cylinders makes the light smokeless powder loads I create much safer to shoot. Light loading is to not abuse and be more gentle on the BP frames
USFA CSS / Re: My 1st USFA, what do I have?
« Last post by Buckaroo Lou on May 27, 2024, 01:45:18 PM »
I still am unclear where your talking about the loading gate part.

After you remove the cylinder, with the loading gate open and the barrel pointed away from you look down from the top with your revolver slightly tilted to the left at where the loading gate pivot stud fits into the frame and you will see either a small triangular shaped hole or a slightly larger rectangular shaped hole right where the pivot stud and frame meet. If it is rectangular shaped, then USA frame and if triangular then Italian frame.

And I agree with Coffinmaker. You have a very nice revolver to enjoy for years to come.
Frontier Iron / Re: Something Wonderful My Way Cometh....
« Last post by Tuolumne Lawman on May 27, 2024, 01:28:42 PM »
AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!   Had to cancel going to my annual match, as my wife wasill and the kids came to see her this weekend.  I'll go to a 6 stage local match on the 8th to wring them out a bit more
Tall Tales / Re: May we move on, for coffee and chat ?
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on May 27, 2024, 12:11:13 PM »
While thinning the rooster flock, tried ripping off my left little toe. No blood, but it is swelling. So, I am icing that foot.

Put in an order with Coon Creek for trousers, shirts, etc. for Micah, Sackett and I.

USFA CSS / Re: My 1st USFA, what do I have?
« Last post by Coffinmaker on May 27, 2024, 10:40:28 AM »

 :) Hey there KING  ;)

To begin with, you have a really fine Revolver.  Nothing to be concern'd with at all.

The Hammer and Firing Pin as shown are Italian Parts as is the Ejector Rod Housing.  No reason not to believe it is built from Italian Parts.  USFA took Italian parts in the white and turn'd 'em into really FINE guns.  Folks also forget, when USFA began to make their won parts, they copied the previous Italian parts so an ALL US parts gun has exactly the same overall dimensions as the prior guns.

Oft, Collectors get all Wudge wudgy over the difference between Italian parts USFA and US parts USFA.  In the bigger picture, the only people who care where the parts came from are Collectors who don't even shoot their toys.  Log view, matters not if an Italian parts gun or US parts, as their all the exact same dimensions and doesn't have anything to do with how well the guns shoot.

Yours does have a little too much steel inna barrel though.  Near three inches too much.  That can be fix'd though  ::) 
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