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Offline Virginia Gentleman

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Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« on: January 31, 2017, 06:16:18 pm »
Does anyone have one and have any thoughts about how it works and shoots?

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 12:41:51 pm »
Are you referring to the now discontinued Berretta Stampede made by Uberti? If so I would stray away from that particular model. They were fraught with problems and repair parts are nearly impossible to obtain.

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 04:10:46 pm »
I think he is talking about the new Uberti hammer with a firing pin that will slide back into the hammer when pushed (by your finger when it is at full cock or by a primer if the hammer is down on a live round), unless the trigger is pulled.

I think Uberti is calling this the Cattleman 2 (or II ? ).  Word is they will coerce the importers to sell this one by refusing to pay the liability insurance that they formerly paid on the standard Cattleman.

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 02:44:23 pm »
Abilene!!

Say it isn't so!!  PLEASE!!  That is just SO INSANE!!  Also STUPID.  And DUMB!!  Have Uberti lost their collective minds??

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 03:37:56 pm »

I think Uberti is calling this the Cattleman 2 (or II ? ).  Word is they will coerce the importers to sell this one by refusing to pay the liability insurance that they formerly paid on the standard Cattleman.

Ugh, I sure hope that isn't the case. I love the simplicity of the Colt SAA, and Uberti's repro's by extension.
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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 04:00:32 pm »
At least the threat of these firing pins caused my lovely bride to tell me to go immediately to my local gun store and buy a new revolver last year.  I would have a very hard time deciding to buy a revolver that had one of those.

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 10:13:35 am »
Unfortunately liability concerns are the way of the world and an industry here in the good old U.S.  People will say they like simplicity and rail against manufacturers that have installed transfer bars, etc.  However, when those same people have an accident it is SOMEONE else's fault no matter what or who caused the accident.  If someone gets hurt your best buddy will sue you as quickly as a total stranger.

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2017, 01:11:46 pm »
Cosmetically, it looks better than the current hammer block that most imports have.  Liability, we can all thank the PC snowflakes and the ambulance chasing lawyers for it.

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2017, 04:22:51 pm »
Cosmetically, it looks better than the current hammer block that most imports have.  Liability, we can all thank the PC snowflakes and the ambulance chasing lawyers for it.

And who knows? It might even work.

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2017, 12:08:50 am »
I just mistakenly bought one thinking the gun had 4 clicks , bought it sight unseen which was a big mistake then worked the action and feel and hear 3 clicks . They don't have the safety notch and I really don't like the way it feels at all. In fact I'm trying to find out if I can put in the old style hammer and correct this problem . Anyone know if this can be done?

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2017, 12:25:05 pm »
I have one. Shoots beautifully, never had a problem with it.
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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2017, 03:23:46 pm »
Not ME!!

I shoot Cap Guns.  Don't need no stinking Firing Pins   ;D

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2017, 06:03:16 pm »
At least the threat of these firing pins caused my lovely bride to tell me to go immediately to my local gun store and buy a new revolver last year.  I would have a very hard time deciding to buy a revolver that had one of those.

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2019, 11:10:57 am »
I have one. Shoots beautifully, never had a problem with it.

I have one also. Did an action job on it, and you wouldn't know that has that improved system if I didn't tell you. Every bit as smooth and light as one of my older guns.  ;)
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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2019, 11:39:30 am »

First.  A CAVEAT:  I don't own one.  I haven't own'd one.  I won't own one.  It isn't that the funky stupid miserable retracting Firing Pin Can't/Doesen't/Won''t work.  It does.  I just don't like Uberti .... Remember???

I have now had the opportunity to fondle a couple of them.  They ran fine.  Took em apart and looked at all the extra parts and found nothing amiss.  I wouldn't want to let em get gummy from unsanitary bathing habits.  Other than a Funky Stupid Miserable retracting firing pin, they be fine.  The retracting firing pin, is in answer to a question none of us ever asked.  STUPID. 

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2019, 03:19:59 pm »
Coffin,

They took a lesson from Smith & Wesson's fine example of how to alienate a large segment of your customer base.

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2019, 07:05:34 pm »
First.  A CAVEAT:  I don't own one.  I haven't own'd one.  I won't own one.  It isn't that the funky stupid miserable retracting Firing Pin Can't/Doesen't/Won''t work.  It does.  I just don't like Uberti .... Remember???

I have now had the opportunity to fondle a couple of them.  They ran fine.  Took em apart and looked at all the extra parts and found nothing amiss.  I wouldn't want to let em get gummy from unsanitary bathing habits.  Other than a Funky Stupid Miserable retracting firing pin, they be fine.  The retracting firing pin, is in answer to a question none of us ever asked.  STUPID.

All very well and fine that you don'r like Uberti, but why then, do you want to waste time responding on a "Uberti" thread??   ???
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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2019, 08:10:21 am »
BECAUSE!!  Sumthin to do   :o

Oh yea, and I had a minor amount of pertinent input.

FORGOT:  And because the forums' have been really really QUIET lately.  Needed a little stirring.
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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2019, 02:04:04 pm »
I don't have one, but, is it possible to make it non-retractable, with some JB Weld? 

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2019, 04:14:47 pm »
I don't have one, but, is it possible to make it non-retractable, with some JB Weld?


ALL things are possible with JB Weld.     ;D

 You would have to take the rod out of the hammer, remove the firing pin, and fill the channel with enough JBW to hold the pin in the proper place. Still only gonna be 3 clicks. Best metod is to replace the hammer and trigger.
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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2019, 04:46:40 pm »
here is a concept  :)  buy a pre floating firing pin gun....
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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2019, 06:27:09 pm »
I had one in the shop and made some drop in "safety deletes" for them.  Just remove the pin that holds the spring and plunger in the hammer, remove the spring and plunger, drop in the S.D. and replace the pin to keep it in place. Much cleaner and faster than JB.  It allows you to re-install the safety device if you ever want to sell it or carry it with 6.

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2019, 10:06:11 pm »
here is a concept  :)  buy a pre floating firing pin gun....

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2019, 09:22:13 am »

PLUS ONE to Major 2 and Cliff Fendley

PLUS .... Bear in mind ..... Pietta don't have those Funky Suck Butt floating Firing Pins.  Yes, I know, Pietta do make an SA with a Transfer Bar.

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2019, 09:53:11 am »
Um .  .  .  .  foul!!

Mr. CM, you don't like Ubert's anyway!! Lol. So, just a waste of electrons!!

At least it ain't quiet anymore!!   ;D

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