Uberti, 1861 navy conversion to .38 special

Uberti, 1861 navy conversion to .38 special

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5 years 10 weeks ago, 10:55 AM

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Think the one that i read about had close tolerences and therefore needed to be cleaned, but they said uberti was going to change that.. Still can't be as bad as black powder.

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5 years 10 weeks ago, 10:58 AM

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It reall does not require cleaning any more than a normal cartrige type wheel gun.
seems the firing pin is the first to show signs of fouling.

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 4:22 PM

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Help buddy!
This piece is giving me a FTF rate of about 60%.
I've cleaned and oiled all I can. You got any advice or do I need to take it to the gun doc?
I have adjusted the drift wedge to almost lock-up and still FTF.
I LOVE shooting this one. It would mean a lot if you could offer some advice.
Thanks.

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 5:09 PM

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i had one of these and found it to be sensitive about what caps i used.i finally settled on CCI caps.if the gun has been fired enough times the nipple holes will plug up with bore butter and powder fouling so use a small wire and check that all nipple holes are clear.and go REAL EASY! on the oil since it will mix with powder fouling and cause FTF and misfires.

4 years 41 weeks ago, 5:11 PM

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i missed the conversion part of it.sounds like the firing pin isnt striking consistintly.are all the primers dimpled the same?some hit harder than others?try different brands of ammo since some primers are harder than others and this gun may not a heavy enough spring in it for hard primers.

4 years 41 weeks ago, 5:58 PM

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Sorry so slow, connection issues. -ve tried different lots of factory and different lots of reload with different primers. Same result. Primers look to be dimpled pretty much the same. I'm thinking hammer spring or worn firing pin. Your thoughts?

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4 years 22 weeks ago, 1:22 AM

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Your familure with the real history on these im sure.. thier were so many 1858s, and 1860s out there that they did the "mason" conversion ring on them in Connectcut.. My understanding is that this and the ejector rod were pretty inexpensive.. and of course now the owner could use those "new fangled" self contained black powder bullets..

To me its the best of all worlds, you have the look of the old 1858 Navy, Always thought the roll engraved unfluted cyls are bout the best look going..Did you know the Navy out sold the Army, that surprised me due to the 36 as opposedd to 44 thing.. Must have been some other reason..

The only test i've read on this said it fouled real easy, and needed cleaning a lot, also said it was a first run deal, and might be fixed in production.. As you can see Pard says it is..

Ok buddy, bed time for this lop.. take care Chuck, know your niece and friend will be fine.. See ya tomorrow..

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4 years 22 weeks ago, 2:06 AM

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i had the black powder

36 cal. Navy, i did replace a couple springs in it when i found the timing was off,that worked for me,but i had drag marks on the cylinder so that is not it with your gun.I'm guessing your pretty much fucked here,nope i got nothing.I'm sure you have checked your clearances at cylinder to forcing cone to see if you have any movement,mine was staked at the barrel,so i wonder if it could have "walked"on ya,creating a greater distance than a firing pin can go.I'm interested to find out how this problem gets solved.

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3 years 9 weeks ago, 7:01 PM

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He said it needed a new cylinder latch. I hope to hear from him soon. I miss it!
Nice guy, lots of Barrets and McMillans laying around. Tried to sell me one but it wouldn't fit in the wifes car. HA!

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3 years 9 weeks ago, 7:12 PM

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Now that's nice Vaq,

hell's bells man, I would lash the sombitch to the roof if that was all that was keeping me from hauling it home.......LOL! I would like to eventually collect a few pieces like that but I too have a champagne apatite on a beer budget...lol

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3 years 9 weeks ago, 7:19 PM

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thats a pretty pistola...ive been lookin at them. Good lookin gun for sure.

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3 years 9 weeks ago, 7:30 PM

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it up and running again.

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3 years 9 weeks ago, 7:45 PM

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Thanks guys

I've hauled it to numerous shops. In the city they just want to work on Sigs and Glocks.
This guy is out (way out) and lives across from a range. Different clientel every Sunday!
ispc,sass.........

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3 years 9 weeks ago, 7:53 PM

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A craftsman, not the 'high volume' guy.

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2 years 50 weeks ago, 8:31 AM

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daisy this is it

The brass you linked to is exactly what I ordered. Sorted it last night. Got 44 small primer cases out of 1000. Better ratio than I expected : )

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