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Uberti's 1873 .44 Magnum Carbine
6/8/10 | GenXteacher

Posted on 06/08/2010 10:05:04 AM PDT by GenXteacher

I noticed on the Uberti website that they are offering an 1873 carbine (19" barrel) in .44 Magnum. I have not seen any information other than that. I was wondering if anyone had one, or knew of an article about them. I kinda like the idea of this gun in .44 Mag myself....if they have in fact pulled it off.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: banglist; cowboy; guns
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1 posted on 06/08/2010 10:05:04 AM PDT by GenXteacher
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To: GenXteacher

Link?


2 posted on 06/08/2010 10:06:05 AM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: manic4organic

http://www.uberti.com/firearms/1873_rifle_and_carbine.php


3 posted on 06/08/2010 10:09:18 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Are You Ready?)
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To: GenXteacher

I have an 1894 Winchester carbine in 44 mag. It’s a thumper.


4 posted on 06/08/2010 10:09:36 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe)
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To: manic4organic

My bad:
www.uberti.com


5 posted on 06/08/2010 10:12:00 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: GenXteacher

My only comment is they didn’t have a .44 magnum caliber slug back in 1873.

I like authenticity.


6 posted on 06/08/2010 10:12:04 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: GenXteacher

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/1894Centerfire/1894.asp


7 posted on 06/08/2010 10:13:51 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: GenXteacher

I was alway under the impression that 44 mag was too hot for the toggle link action of the 73. They must have done some extensive testing to start offering them in that caliber. I have one in 44-40 and love it. It smokes like a freight train with 777 loads. I love the sport of cowboy action shooting


8 posted on 06/08/2010 10:14:56 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: GenXteacher

It looks nice. My brother has a 44 mag rifle, it is accurate and seems to hit pretty hard.

Seems like it would make a decent short range deer gun.


9 posted on 06/08/2010 10:15:37 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: cowboyway

not as much as an 1894 in 45-70 :)

my problem with the ‘94 in .44 is they seem to need .432” cast bullets, or really slow loads, else they tumble.


10 posted on 06/08/2010 10:17:55 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: GenXteacher

Wow, I want one. The Henry Big Boy is heavier than it needs to be (but still a made-in-America beauty). Hopefully the shorter barreled versions of this ‘73 will be nice and light. 44-40 is okay but 44 mag will make this gun much more flexible and able to produce clean kills on deer, boar, and bad guys.


11 posted on 06/08/2010 10:18:16 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: BobinIL

That was my impression as well. The only things I’ve turned up searching the net about this particular gun brought that up in a few forum posts here and there. But I’ve not seen anything by anyone who’s actually shot one of this particular kind.


12 posted on 06/08/2010 10:18:24 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: ltc8k6

Those are good guns- solid and good shooters.


13 posted on 06/08/2010 10:20:53 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: ZULU

So do I, actually. But, I was thinking about a companion rifle for a Ruger Blackhawk, and I like the appearance of the 1873.


14 posted on 06/08/2010 10:26:44 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: Monterrosa-24
The Umberti 1860 Henry replica is a beautiful rifle.
15 posted on 06/08/2010 10:32:18 AM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: GenXteacher

Well, Uberti makes good firearms.

I’d like to get myself one of those Montana repro Sharps Rifles someday. Bit pricey though.


16 posted on 06/08/2010 10:35:19 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: GenXteacher
Hope their gunsmiths are more competent than their editors.
"Right: Like the 1860 Henrys, the 1873 Winchester rifles included a lever lock to insure the lever remained securely in place. "
"...a factor that really insured the success of the 1873 Winchester rifles...
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17 posted on 06/08/2010 10:49:36 AM PDT by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: GenXteacher
Used to shoot one in 44/40 all the time, liked it quite a bit, and 44/40 is highly available from custom loaders across the country.

Make sure, however, if you do buy this that it came from a reputable source. A 44 mag ‘second’ is a sure way to find out what happens when you've got a catastrophic failure. (IE: Avoid Cabellas, a special sale at your local gun shop, etc.)

18 posted on 06/08/2010 10:53:21 AM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: ZULU

Zulu -
I have seen one up close - very nice. I think Gunbroker or GunsAmerica might turn up one from time to time. As the Euro falls, maybe one will be available for a little less next year.

12Ga.


19 posted on 06/08/2010 11:08:48 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: PUGACHEV
Yep and I've been lusting after one of those Uberti Wright conversions of an 1851 Colt in 38 Special. They are so pretty and I just know they would point mighty nice too. 1851 Colt conversion to cartridge
20 posted on 06/08/2010 11:12:21 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: GenXteacher

I’ll second the OP who said they make very nice guns. My dad has one of their cowboy revolvers in .22LR/.22Mag (changeable cylinders) that he’s had since I was a pup. Still a nice shooting gun.


21 posted on 06/08/2010 11:18:32 AM PDT by Old Student
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To: Monterrosa-24

My .45-70 Handi- Rifle and .45-70 Springfield 1884 will hit you like a ton of bricks .


22 posted on 06/08/2010 11:28:46 AM PDT by Renegade ("Bring it on while I still don't need glasses to shoot your eye out ")
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To: 12Gauge687

Guess you can sometimes get a used one for less in good shape.

That’s how I got my Garand, M1917 and Trapdoor Springfield.


23 posted on 06/08/2010 11:33:01 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: GenXteacher

Every couple of weeks I go down and check out one of these chambered in 45 Long Colt. Fit and finish are great. It is a beautiful rifle. It is very expensive, over $1100 and I have not been willing to make an investment in shooting a new caliber. If all you want is a 44 Mag lever gun - check out the Marlin Model 1894 Cowboy, an excellent gun for a lot less money.


24 posted on 06/08/2010 11:47:02 AM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: GenXteacher

Question: Wouldn’t the “equal and opposite reaction” result in some violent rearward motion with a .44? The .30 - .30 always seemed to me to be the best of beauty, balance and precision. sd


25 posted on 06/08/2010 11:49:55 AM PDT by shotdog (I love my country; it's my government I'm afraid of.)
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To: shotdog

I’m certainly happy with my .30-30- shoots where I point it, and I’ve shot one of the Marlin 1894s. I don’t find either to kick excessively.


26 posted on 06/08/2010 12:28:35 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: atomic_dog

I’ve fired one of the Marlins- they are pretty good. These Ubertis are good looking guns if nothing else. I’m just mostly looking for more info on them. Your advice is well taken though- from a cost/benefit point of view you are certainly correct- that Uberti ain’t cheap....


27 posted on 06/08/2010 12:32:17 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: GenXteacher

Interesting. I guess I’ll stick to the tried and true. sd


28 posted on 06/08/2010 12:52:56 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country; it's my government I'm afraid of.)
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To: dangerdoc
Seems like it would make a decent short range deer gun.

I have the Marlin 1894 lever action in .44 Magnum with a peep sight for whitetail deer hunting. I put one right through the heart at 150 yards last season. I can hit a paper plate reliably free hand at 150 yards. You can group to about 4" with a rest. Aslo, good gun for "plinking" at things like engine blocks, shooting holes in rail road ties, etc. You know, just small targets. :)

Another good choice if deer hunting is your need is a 20 gauge with a rifled barrel and a sabot slug. You can make the same 150 yard shot with it.

29 posted on 06/08/2010 1:01:12 PM PDT by IamConservative (Liberty is all a good man needs to succeed.)
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To: absolootezer0
my problem with the ‘94 in .44 is they seem to need .432” cast bullets, or really slow loads, else they tumble.

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It depends. My new Trapper ( New in box ) shoots like a dream. The older "Ranger" that I ditched couldn't hit a barn. Funny, the trapper is 4" shorter. I like the 94's, because they ain't so testy about length. Load 'em up

30 posted on 06/08/2010 1:12:13 PM PDT by Idabilly (I'm tired of being Johnny B Good and I'm Gonna be Johnny Reb)
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To: GenXteacher
I love my Winchester Trapper. Nice little truck gun.
31 posted on 06/08/2010 1:19:42 PM PDT by Idabilly (I'm tired of being Johnny B Good and I'm Gonna be Johnny Reb)
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To: IamConservative
Have you tried loading any Hornady 265 gr bullets? They've become my new favorites.

http://www.hornady.com/store/44-Cal-.430-265-gr-FP/

32 posted on 06/08/2010 1:27:41 PM PDT by Idabilly (I'm tired of being Johnny B Good and I'm Gonna be Johnny Reb)
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To: GenXteacher

I looked at it and it seems as if theyve marketed it for cowboy action shooters. Im guessing then it’s built to be robust and should work just find. It certainly looks great.

I wouldn’t mind to have for a truck gun.


33 posted on 06/08/2010 1:46:11 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: GenXteacher

Are the Uberti and Cimarron Arms guns not from the same factory, but just with different maker stamps?


34 posted on 06/08/2010 1:47:10 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: astyanax
Actually, insure was the common American English spelling until the last 20 or 30 years. Ensure is trendy, and a word I don't use unless I'm talking about the old folks drink.
35 posted on 06/08/2010 2:44:25 PM PDT by jimt
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To: jimt
Insure and ensure have been two distinctly different words in the USA for a very long time, I can assure you. You can ensure that this is true by checking with any US dictionary. Insure means to purchase an insurance policy against some sort of risk.
36 posted on 06/08/2010 2:56:03 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Armedanddangerous

I’ve read something to that effect, but nothing authoritative.


37 posted on 06/08/2010 3:20:50 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: Monterrosa-24
Yep and I've been lusting after one of those Uberti Wright conversions of an 1851 Colt in 38 Special. They are so pretty and I just know they would point mighty nice too.

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Ruger Montado Pictures, Images and Photos

38 posted on 06/08/2010 4:50:43 PM PDT by Idabilly (I'm tired of being Johnny B Good and I'm Gonna be Johnny Reb)
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To: GenXteacher
Before you buy, take a look at


39 posted on 06/08/2010 5:05:22 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

Now that is a nice looking gun. Hmm...Be nice if that came in .44 Mag....


40 posted on 06/08/2010 5:18:13 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: GenXteacher
The 1892 is claimed to be the best. I've never owned one

http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/detail.asp?family=022C&mid=534162

41 posted on 06/08/2010 5:34:44 PM PDT by Idabilly (I'm tired of being Johnny B Good and I'm Gonna be Johnny Reb)
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To: GenXteacher
Also check out the Bounty Hunter.
It's available in .45LC, .44-40, and .44 Mag for S1,250.00.


You might consider a Puma Model 92 in .454 Casul.


But the better caliber is 45-70. For example look at this
42 posted on 06/08/2010 5:42:14 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: GenXteacher
Okay.
342750* Special Sporting .44/40 24.25" Case-Hardened Frame, Buttplate, and Lever $1379

Just click on the photo or the link above on any of these photos listed before.

43 posted on 06/08/2010 5:49:41 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest; GenXteacher
10/22's Big brother. Anyway, just another option

Ruger 44 Carbine Pictures, Images and Photos

44 posted on 06/08/2010 5:54:39 PM PDT by Idabilly (I'm tired of being Johnny B Good and I'm Gonna be Johnny Reb)
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To: GenXteacher

In as such as a lever gun goes I like my Marlin chambered for .357 magnum or any combination of .38specials. Just cannot use a sharp pointed bullet unless its the new “lever” bullets that have a soft polymer tip.


45 posted on 06/08/2010 5:58:55 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: GenXteacher
Reference the .44 mag, Taylor's & Co., Inc. is located at Winchester, VA 22603.
You might E-mail them at "info@taylorsfirearms.com" and asked if they'll build you one of those rifles in .44 mag.
46 posted on 06/08/2010 6:03:32 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Idabilly
I think he wanted a repeating rifle.
Take a look at
47 posted on 06/08/2010 6:21:45 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: jimt
"Ensure is trendy..."
Personally, I wouldn't consider 500 year old Middle English "trendy", but maybe that's just me. ;)
48 posted on 06/08/2010 7:36:43 PM PDT by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: GenXteacher

Several years ago, a friend bought one of the Uberti 1873 rifles for Cowboy Action Shooting. It was pretty, but the lockwork was poorly fit and it jammed frequently. Hopefully they have corrected the problems, but every Uberti I’ve ever handled demonstrated poor fit and poor metallurgy. I stopped handling them several years ago due to their quality.


49 posted on 06/08/2010 7:40:59 PM PDT by sig226 (Mourn this day, the death of a great republic. March 21, 2010)
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To: GenXteacher
Have you seen the Marlin Deluxe ?

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/firearms/deluxe_models.asp

50 posted on 06/09/2010 5:34:08 AM PDT by Idabilly (I'm tired of being Johnny B Good and I'm Gonna be Johnny Reb)
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