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Old April 30th, 2017, 10:20 PM   #1
 
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Question Uberti Cattleman .357 ?'s

Hi guys after being fortunate to find a Uberti 1873 Winchester Lever Action Rifle in .357. I really love the Color Case Hardening finish. There is a very nice Uberti Cattleman 1873 Colt Clone SAA with a 5.5 barrel that also has the same finish & bluing on it. This revolver appears to have low round count looks really good. Its advertised to have EL Patron springs in it?? Does this mean it has different springs vs a regular Uberti Cattleman 1873 revolver? My usage will not be with Cowboy action shooting but just casual recreation shooting and target practice. Mostly using medium to mild .357 loads with more .38 Special diet vs .357 This gun has the original box and is priced at $400.00 I tried to work out a trade + cash deal and tried to even things out but the seller wasn't wanting to do this. So I figured its better just to work out a cash deal. Does $400.00 seem like a decent price?? I was also looking a Ruger NM Vaquero in .357 5.5 barrel blued with Rugers Colored Case Harden finish that looked really sharp. I haven't seen many Rugers like this model. But I missed out on this gun, one thing I noticed Ruger's grip frame looks to be aluminum thats has a black finish comparing this to Blued steel grip frame there is no comparison!!! I wished Ruger would do a steel grip frame with their Blued steel SA's no matter but I would appreciate comments & thoughts on the Uberti Cattleman thanks in advance!!!



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I have a Uberti 1873 Cattleman in 45Colt and it is one of my favorite SA revolvers. The fit and finish are superb - real case color (not the faux inks Ruger tried) and a deep, beautiful bluing plus the grip panels have excellent fit. The trigger is great and the gun shoots very well. You hear the Ruger Vaquero is more robust, backed by better CS, etc. and that may be true (?) but for the general recreational shooting I do I'll never wear it out. If you can work out a deal I think you'll be happy with the Uberti you're considering. As for price I would look at what they cost new and go from there. I was actually looking at a brand new Uberti 1873 Cattleman in 357 recently that would match my 45Colt and the dealer was asking $499.
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el patron springs are smoother not necessarily lighter though they usualyl are.
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I have an even cheaper Pietta made Cimarron Colt clone that outshoots the Ruger NM Vaqueros I've had. Fit and finish is better, too. I wouldn't hesitate to add a Uberti Colt if I could find one.

As for the case colored versions of the Vaqueros, be very careful. Inspect these guns for rust. It's actually a dye, not case color, that can turn these guns into rust magnets. I know of two for sale, locally. One is obviously rusted, but the other appears okay until you open the loading gate and see rust underneath to the point of pitting. Have heard, though that Ruger will do a blue job on these guns, for free, but can't verify it.
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