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Old 05-13-2018, 10:32 PM   #1
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:44 AM   #2
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No help here, but welcome to the Forum from Minnesota.
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Here either but, welcome from Washington State.
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:52 AM   #4
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Although I don't have direct experience I have read nothing but good things about Uberti's.

http://www.ubertireplicas.com/product/1851-navy/
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I agree with Terry, Uberti makes outstanding reproduction firearms. True to the original design with improvements for modern ammunition. They sell here in the states through Cimarron and Taylor's & Co.
and some retailers buy directly from Uberti. I have a 1873 Army Stallion in .22lr. It is a great gun extremely well made and one of my favorite guns to shoot.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:42 PM   #6
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Welcome ................. Uberti dollar for dollar is the best buy . I like the Remington pistols they are the best and super accurate . All my guns are for sale and don't family to will them too .
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:16 PM   #7
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Looking for recommendations on the best 1851 navy reproduction to buy.
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I will be a dissenter here. I shoot Cowboy Action Plainsman events which require the use of cap and ball revolvers. While Uberti's are good, I have found that over the last couple of years, the Pietta's seem to be much better in for, fit, and finish. If you don't plan on shooting it much, a brass frame gun will work just fine for you but if you intend to use it often, you will be much better off in the long run getting a steel frame gun. In time, with full-up loads of 3F or 2F black powder, the brass frame can work loose. To use them reliably, any cap and ball will need a LOT of TLC before they get running smooth. One after-market item you will definitely need will be SliX nipples to replace the one that come on your gun. Use them with a #10 Remington cap and most of your caps will stay on your nipples and not fall off and drop down between your hammer and frame causing a frustrating jam. Additionally, with the SliX nipples, since you don't get as much blow-back, you can use lighter powder charges so you don't have to have the hammer tension cranked down so hard so you can lighten the hammer spring to make it easier to cock.
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:44 PM   #8
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I agree on the new production Pietta's, at least as far as their quality being better, theses days. My Cimarron Frontier 357 by Pietta has been a remarkably good gun. Price was very reasonable. Best of all, it is more accurate than any Ruger Vaquero I've owned.
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Best of all, it is more accurate than any Ruger Vaquero I've owned.
Ya gotta like that!
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Use them with a #10 Remington cap and most of your caps will stay on your nipples and not fall off and drop down between your hammer and frame causing a frustrating jam. Additionally, with the SliX nipples, since you don't get as much blow-back, you can use lighter powder charges so you don't have to have the hammer tension cranked down so hard so you can lighten the hammer spring to make it easier to cock.
I would change nipples . I only use 1 brand caps and fit the nipple to hold caps .

Lighting the hammer can cause stringing your shots . I use instant cream of wheat for reduced loads and keeps the barrel clean .
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I would change nipples . I only use 1 brand caps and fit the nipple to hold caps .

Lighting the hammer can cause stringing your shots . I use instant cream of wheat for reduced loads and keeps the barrel clean .
That's the whole point of using the SliXspring brand of nipples (cones) is that they reduce the blowback so which means you don't have to have the hammer cranked down so hard to keep the cap from blowing off. With that, you can lighten the hammer which translates to easier cocking and faster cycling of the gun and that makes a lot of difference when shooting in competition. The SliX nipples were designed from the outset to fit Remington #10 cap so no fitting is required.
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I've shot BP for over 50 yrs , most was in competition in USIMLC and in CAS/SASS match I won a bunch . I've never seen or shot SliXspring brand of nipples . I normally adjust the stock nipples if needed . The all my Uberti pistols I think are SliXspring brand nipples and are great out of the box . I use RWS #1075 for over 30 yrs and are very uniform in firing . Here a pistol I designed and built .
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I've shot BP for over 50 yrs , most was in competition in USIMLC and in CAS/SASS match I won a bunch . I've never seen or shot SliXspring brand of nipples . I normally adjust the stock nipples if needed . The all my Uberti pistols I think are SliXspring brand nipples and are great out of the box . I use RWS #1075 for over 30 yrs and are very uniform in firing . Here a pistol I designed and built .
Now that is an interesting piece of kit. With nice results to boot.
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Now that is an interesting piece of kit. With nice results to boot.
That is not a kit gun . I scratch built that gun .
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:23 PM   #15
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That is not a kit gun . I scratch built that gun .
Not intended as an insinuation of a box built, off the shelf piece of parts from the Traditions Firearms variety of guns. You said that from the start it was your own design. Lighten up. "A piece of kit" has a variety of meanings depending on the context. Most will be aligned with the literal meaning of "a good piece of kit" -- or the even more British-sounding "a lovely piece of kit" -- an item particularly good at performing its task in hand." Don't be so defensive. It's a complement to your endeavor of engineering and craftsmanship.
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