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sffred
01-09-2013, 3:19 PM
Hello my fellow Calgunners,

I'm thinking on getting an A.Uberti .357 mag 6 shot single action 7" revolver.
It's based off the 1875 single action army but instead of a .45 long colt, its a .357 magnum.

I've seen a couple youtube vids, and a couple of reviews online, but nothing I can really get a good review on. Have you heard anything bad or would turn me back on this?

This would be my 1st revolver, I know this is not the best, but for the $400 ticket I was really considering it since this would be the cheapest I've found for a .357 mag

Thanks ahead of time for your opinions and suggestions!
Sffred

sffred
01-09-2013, 3:22 PM
I'm sorry I know this is not a C&R due to it being a 2012' production, but I was thinking it might have more replies here being a 1875 remington single action army clone.

Tallship
01-09-2013, 4:18 PM
OK, first thing let's get the nomenclature correct. A Single Action Army is an 1873 Colt. A Remington is an 1875 Army. I don't believe Uberti makes a Remington in .357, so which are you asking about?

Alan Block
01-09-2013, 4:27 PM
Uberti make high quality products sold under their own and other names in the US like Cimmaron. The Remington 1875 clone differs from the original (except for caliber) in that the cylinder pin is retained by a cross-pin catch like later version colts. The original catch was at the end of the cylinder pin underneath the barrel.
http://www.uberti.com/firearms/outlaw-frontier-and-police.php

orangeusa
01-09-2013, 4:31 PM
Uberti made and still makes a .357 mag. Beretta bought them years ago and their quality has improved.

I've got a Beretta Stampede .45LC which is marked on the barrel with both companies names. It is an outstanding gun which I bought used. One thing I like is that it has the controls of the old Colts, but still has a transfer bar, so you can load 6 in the cylinder without compromising safety...

And yes, this is not C&R. Does it matter on a handgun? No. C&R has no meaning wrt pistols....

If it seems like a deal to you, go for it. SAA handguns (esp the Cowboy style) are a lot of fun and fun to introduce to new shooters.

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sffred
01-09-2013, 4:53 PM
OK, first thing let's get the nomenclature correct. A Single Action Army is an 1873 Colt. A Remington is an 1875 Army. I don't believe Uberti makes a Remington in .357, so which are you asking about?

I believe what he told me is a remington single action army? Iuno but I think he's right? Here is some pics.
I really don't like the bronze colored trigger guard but for the money I can't complain. If it is going to be a single action, I really want it to be reliable and accurate.

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad311/sffred/Snapbucket/2CFD1F99-orig.jpg
http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad311/sffred/Snapbucket/ACDBDD15-orig.jpg
http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad311/sffred/Snapbucket/D9943FC4-orig.jpg

Cowboy T
01-09-2013, 5:02 PM
Yep, that looks like a Remington-style repro, but centre-fire. I'd heard such guns existed, based on the centrefire conversions of existing BP rifles way back in the day. If you go to Uberti's Web site, you'll see that one, as well as open-top, modern "BP conversions".

http://www.uberti.com/firearms/army-navy-conversion-and-open-top.php

I don't see anything wrong with such a revolver. Looks like it'd be lots of fun! Remember that you can also shoot .38 Special out of a .357M wheelgun, so you can do the lighter loads, too, if that's what you're wanting to do any given day.

sffred
01-09-2013, 5:15 PM
^yup, I just want to venture out onto different firearms. Since the AR's and AK's are very overpriced nowadays I've purchased a m91/30 and now I'm going for a SAA. I love that you can shoot .38special out of a .357mag. Do I need to purchase moon clips to do so? I know .45long colt to .45acp you have to get moon clips.

Tallship
01-09-2013, 5:18 PM
^yup, I just want to venture out onto different firearms. Since the AR's and AK's are very overpriced nowadays I've purchased a m91/30 and now I'm going for a SAA. I love that you can shoot .38special out of a .357mag. Do I need to purchase moon clips to do so? I know .45long colt to .45acp you have to get moon clips.

No, .38 will shoot just fine in a .357, it's just a shorter case. But don't try the other way around.