New toy arrived: Cimarron/Uberti 1873 7th Cavalry revolver

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Big Mak, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I got the F company stamp. Probably the first to die at little bighorn. :)
    Thank you once again Paul Notch, my FFL guy/good friend.

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    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

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    Man Mak! That thing is sexy!:D
     

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    Mac I thought you were a Colt snob? :)
     
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    Swifty Morgan Good times Supporting Member

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    I've been shooting one forever. Very accurate and trouble free. Fun to shoot too.
     

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  5. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It *IS* a Colt! (reproduction, right down to the stamping) :D
     
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    Swifty, can't wait until mine gets that dark stained look on the grip from many years of shooting and cleaning. Very NICE!
     
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    Ya-Hooo!!!! Good for you Mak!!! Now some fun begins!!!!! For pure, unadulterated fun, with your clothes on, it's hard to beat a SAA in 45 Colt.
     
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    I want one.

    I read somewhere that Colt buys blanks from Uberti and finish them out as their SA Colts. I am not sure if this is true. You can't find any Colt SA anyway and if you do they are over $1500.
     
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    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks fellas!


    Cimarron has certain standards that must be met by Uberti with the pistols that sell under their name for import. Apparently they have a higher standard of quality, tighter tolerences.
    One place this lacks is the machined screws. They are not hardened so if you booger a screw, it's marred. They sell an after market screw set for $89 that resolves this issue.

    Edit: Found out Brownells has a hardened screw set for $56.
     
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    Congrats on one very nice revolver, Mak! I've got one just like it - and I really enjoy shooting it more than any other pistol I own. For grins and giggles - try some of the Winchester .45 Colt "Cowboy" ammo. Mine loves the stuff. I load all of my ammo to duplicate it. Had to go with the Lyman 255 grain Keith-style cast bullet (and use Unique powder), and it is very pleasant and accurate to shoot. The Oregon Train 250 grain "silver" bullets also work very well in it.

    Tried to load some black powder rounds for it, but while fun to shoot, the base pin picked up so much carbon that after a few cylinders the action became hard to operate. I carry my .45 in a Cavalry holster on a web "prairie" cartridge belt like the Troopers used to use. The flap-over holster works great as protection from dust and scratches for the weapon, and looks great, too.
     
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  12. Big Mak

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    Thanks for your follow up Jim Brady.
    When I ordered the revolver I also ordered 20 rds of Hornady Cowboy loads, 255 gr.
    THank you for the recipe!
    I've yet to get the dies/brass/bullets, Mama says "Next month's budget".

    Interesting on the BP loads. I will probably experiment one day with BP but for now I'm going smokeless.
    Best regards.
     
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    Good looking hogleg, Mac. Looking forward to the range report.
     
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    Never tried the Hornady ammo - just the Winchester Cowboy (boxes of 50) and it was fantastic. When you get set up for reloading, PM me and I'll let you know what I've used. This is one great pistol/caliber and I'm thinking you're gonna love it!
     
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    I love the coloring.