Author Topic: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring  (Read 4080 times)

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Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
« on: July 25, 2019, 10:25:18 am »
I have a Uberti pepperbox with a broken mainspring.  Numrich has none.  Any idea where I might find a replacement mainspring?

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Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 12:35:12 pm »
Dixie Gun Works ?
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Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 03:58:26 pm »
Good try, but no cigar.  Dixie only has one screw available.

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Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2019, 09:08:23 pm »
Somewhere I think I heard it could (?) use either a stock or modified Remington Pocket revolver mainspring?  Maybe?
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Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2019, 09:17:25 pm »
No, that was wrong.  I can now tell you that that particular model was actually made by IAB for Uberti, among others.  You might have to search for another complete gun.
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Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2019, 12:50:18 pm »
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Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2019, 04:41:39 pm »
S&S looks promising.  I emailed them to ask if their spring will fit the Uberti replica.  I found a spare S&W J frame mainspring in my junk drawer;  I may be able to rebend it to make it fit.  Awaiting a response from S&S....

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Re: Uberti (Sharps) pepperbox mainspring
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2019, 02:55:16 pm »
Bought pn JA118A from S&S (see link above).  They warned it would require some fitting; tweaked the spring and trimmed about .10" off the length.  Test fired and it works!  Thanks for the help.