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Author Topic: SCORE ! .31 Uberti Model 1849 C&B Revolver  (Read 418 times)

Offline PetahW

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SCORE ! .31 Uberti Model 1849 C&B Revolver
« on: February 11, 2021, 05:52:27 PM »
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These two revolvers came up for sale elsewhere this afternoon, and I was fortunate enough to see the ad about 5mins after it was posted - so I bought the .31 Uberti M-1849, tuit' suite.

The seller later told me that I grabbed it just in time, as somebody else wanted to buy both revolvers about 15min after I committed to the unfired M-1849 !

( the later buyer took the  EMF .44, anyway )

Mine is the lower/smaller revolver below


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Re: SCORE ! .31 Uberti Model 1849 C&B Revolver
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 07:41:12 PM »
 :hairy

I really enjoy my C&B Revolvers.
I'm sure you'll have a "ball" shootin' that little guy.
I've never owned the little .31cal Colt pistol, but it's high on my bucket list.

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Re: SCORE ! .31 Uberti Model 1849 C&B Revolver
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 10:34:34 PM »
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I've been looking online for a new replica C&B revolver for a while now, but all the usual suspects are on backorder everywhere - so I jumped on this never-fired example when I happened on it.

Evidently, the Italian replica makers have been shut down for the past  10mos due to the pandemic - which hit Italy particularly hard.
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Re: SCORE ! .31 Uberti Model 1849 C&B Revolver
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2021, 03:38:09 AM »
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I've been looking online for a new replica C&B revolver for a while now, but all the usual suspects are on backorder everywhere - so I jumped on this never-fired example when I happened on it.

Evidently, the Italian replica makers have been shut down for the past  10mos due to the pandemic - which hit Italy particularly hard.

Yep, all the major distributors are saying the exact same thing...."Out of Stock"
Caps have gone through the roof on top of that!
Even DGW has gotten downright silly on both selling and shipping lately, although I did get a nice 1858 Navy in "Sheriff's Model" but it took right at five months.
It's just another sign of the times and nothing to get upset about....yet.
Although that time may be closer than many would like to admit, myself included.
On the last count, I had about 6 boxes each of #10 and #11's....I use a lot more 11's in my Uberti Revolvers than #10's,  plus I use a good number of the #11's in some of my rifles too, so I just may be running on reserve with a dozen boxes, if ya get my drift.
Of course with my Rifles, I can always fall back on my Muzzleloaders if push comes to shove, but ya just can't do that with a C&B Revolver.
Have you tried the new SlikShot Nipples?
Early on the price ran me off, but taking a second look they may be just what we need in this day and time.

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Re: SCORE ! .31 Uberti Model 1849 C&B Revolver
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2021, 09:55:47 AM »


Caps have gone through the roof on top of that!

On the last count, I had about 6 boxes each of #10 and #11's....I use a lot more 11's in my Uberti


I was visiting an old gun shop yesterday that is waaay rural - and found they had a bunch of #11 caps @ $9.95/100.

I bought only about 5 tins, leaving the rest in case others are in need.

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Re: SCORE ! .31 Uberti Model 1849 C&B Revolver
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2021, 12:28:22 PM »
Russ, Hadn't heard of those nipples.  Looked them up and they do look pretty neat.  And $36 isn't too bad for a set of premium nipples.  Pricey, but not too bad.  Are you aware of any chrono tests that have been made?

I have no idea how many containers of RWS 1075 caps I have, but some are even in the metal tins.  Is there a shelf life on caps?  At my current rate of fire, I am sure I have a lifetime supply, and then more.  Heck, right now, a tin of caps could be that.  And then, of course, there are the musket caps and conversion nipples I could use on the rifles.  Plus a handful of rocks for the flint guns.

Petah, I cannot help but think that you maybe should have jumped on both of those pistols while you were at it.  That Sheriff's model in .44 does indeed look interesting.  How much did they want for that one?

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Re: SCORE ! .31 Uberti Model 1849 C&B Revolver
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2021, 05:00:24 PM »
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I've been on a short buying spree, and only had enough $$$ for the Uberti (I no longer used plastic).

The .44 Sheriff went for $275 + shipping.

I also found a .44cal 1851 Pietta 5" bbl  @ $300 shipped: https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/threads/pietta-51-navy-44.129177/

(EDIT: It looks to have sold, in the time since I posted about it)

Someone else there has 3 C&B revolvers @ $150 each, that have some rust issues (pics in separate ads for each gun)

https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/forums/firearms-for-sale-trade-wanted.92/
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Re: SCORE ! .31 Uberti Model 1849 C&B Revolver
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2021, 11:45:01 AM »
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The Uberti arrived yesterday, and it's new/un-fired, as advertised - the grips are IMO spectacular, and the seller included a box of 100 round balls !







I'm gonna be making a presentation case for it soon.

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Re: SCORE ! .31 Uberti Model 1849 C&B Revolver
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2021, 03:12:24 PM »
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Re: SCORE ! .31 Uberti Model 1849 C&B Revolver
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2021, 04:35:05 PM »
What Russ posted!  :bl th up
 
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