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Offline Hillbilly Drifter

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2019, 05:03:00 pm »
I have had a couple and used them for a season. They ran just fine. Sure were not very popular when I went to sell them though.....

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2019, 08:16:38 pm »
I have one now from Taylors and Company an engraved white polished metal.  Other than the 3 clicks it seems the same.

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2019, 08:45:53 pm »
I have several single action revolvers with the floating pin and they all work great. ;D
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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2019, 03:11:02 am »
I am gratified to hear that

a) they work
2) they can be easily defeated ... thanks Goon!
III) they are pretty.... and work!

penultimatley, they also generate conversation!

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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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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2019, 06:51:04 am »
Thanks Perfesser!!
  And on second thought, because of the "conversation generation" of the particular subject, I reckon it wasn't a waste of electrons after ALL!!  My apologies Mr. CM !!

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2019, 08:51:24 am »

HA  ;D   So There   8)

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2019, 03:10:04 pm »
Since they work and are safer, is the real objection over the fact that the 4 clicks are missing?

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2019, 11:26:57 pm »
Since they work and are safer, is the real objection over the fact that the 4 clicks are missing?

I believe, but cannot prove, that the objections are a mix of
?OMG you changed something?
Increased complexity
?It is no longer the 1873 that I know and love?

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2019, 12:50:27 pm »

I personally don't like either the idea nor the execution.  Must understand though, Ideas give me headaches and I have never been comfortable around executioners.  Makes me some nervous.

This contraption is simply a solution in desperate search of a problem.  The only driving force I can think of, beyond the lawyers, was/is to make the gun "look" more like a traditional Colt.  I don't see that as a necessity from a personal standpoint.  I'm happy with "Fine from the Freeway" and am not a fan of fixing something that isn't broken or not in need of improvement.

Seems, I am also in full agreement with The Professor of Marvelous fame.  The objections seem to be driven by "OMG ..... YOU'VE CHANGED SOMETHING." and of course "It's no longer MY Colt Clone" without consideration, never was a clone .... was a Replicant.  Heck, a 3rd generation Colt isn't a good clone.  It's also a pretty poor Replicant.  Oh, and the new gizmo is an increase in complexity.  That alone (complexity) will really start conversation.

If you really want to checkout the hand wringing and wailing into the Night, just wait until the "Retro Fit" parts are no longer available.  Uberti has a habit of not supporting previous manufacture when an "Enhancement" is made.  Soon, if you break one of the "older" pattern guns, you will have to buy a complete "kit" inclusive of the "new" hammer, pushrod, trigger, firing pin and other assorted hardware for your repair.  Most similar to what must be procured for their Toggle Link rifles.  Be fun to watch.

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2019, 10:51:57 pm »
I wonder if Standard Mfg. might sell hammers & triggers eventually? If Standard is based on the USFA and the USFA was based on Uberti it might not be too difficult to fit a Standard parts into a new Uberti.

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2019, 01:24:46 pm »
I have handled two over the course of the last year in the local gunshop and neither went to full cock reliably. Dont know if it was a fluke or just me.
 

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Re: Anyone have a "floating firing pin" Uberti SAA replica?
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2019, 10:17:15 pm »
I have a few of them..3 or 4 at least may be 5.

I didn't like the extra trigger weight or the feel.  Just me but wasn't happy with  them so I bought 4 click hammers and triggers from Cimarron and they were all dropped in and better feeling triggers IMO.   Timing was still spot on.  CNC machining and engineering at its best  ;D   Close to $80 my dealer cost per gun upgrade.

Solved the liability issue but didn't improve the SAA design in any way I can see.   Nothing wrong with simple in a firearm.

USFA hammer won't fit a Uberti.  They will some times fit a 1st or 2nd Gen Colt.
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