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Offline Pangaea

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USFA OMNI POTENTS
« on: February 26, 2021, 09:50:48 AM »
Omni's are some of my favorite USFAs.  There is a consecutive nickeled target pair on gunbroker at the moment.  My question is this, they are early numbered guns and most likely have mostly Uberti parts.  Did Uberti ever make that style of frame found on the Omnis or were the frames made by USFA with all the other parts on these early guns made by  Uberti?

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Philip

Offline LonesomePigeon

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Re: USFA OMNI POTENTS
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 10:22:38 PM »
Uberti made Flattop Target SAA and Flattop Target Bisley replicas. The frames on those Omni's look very similar to a Flattop Target Bisley but I don't know if they're exactly the same.

Offline The Pathfinder

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Re: USFA OMNI POTENTS
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2021, 08:30:54 AM »
Looking at them I would say it looks like a Bisley frame, the weird part is that backstrap/triggerguard combination, so I'd probably guess the frames were made by Uberti.

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Re: USFA OMNI POTENTS
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2021, 12:04:46 PM »
Wow, odd hard to find guns in .32-20 no less!

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Re: USFA OMNI POTENTS
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2021, 05:45:10 PM »
Correct me if I am wrong, but apart from the "flat top" feature (which was also offered on the SAA), I believe that the frames used for the Bisleys & the Omnis were nothing more than the basic SAA frames with different back straps, trigger guards, hammers & triggers.  This, of course, just muddies the water as US made frames could have been used equally as well as Uberti made frames.
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Re: USFA OMNI POTENTS
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Offline Coffinmaker

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Re: USFA OMNI POTENTS
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2021, 06:51:51 PM »

 :)  Sorry Capt. John   ;)

The Omni's were in fact based on Bisley frames.  The weird Back Strap ant Trigger guard were made to mime the 1878 Colt . . sort of.  The early Omni had a Bisley style hammer and were Poo Poo'd by SASS.  The Later Omni was revamped with a more "SAA" pattern hammer and were OK'd by SASS. 

I special ordered a pair, 38 Spl.  Super well made guns.  I could not find a way to draw and shoot them Gunfighter.  That Weird Grip Set just didn't work.  Sold them on.  Probably should have hung on to 'em.  Hind Sight.

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Oh, and I have no idea if they were Uberti sourced or USA sourced.  Wish I could have found a way to shoot 'em.

 

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