- Dec 2, 2020
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These were, as I understand, produced for those who lived in countries with a less liberal approach to "handguns" -- such as the UK where it is VERY hard to own a cartridge one.
Thanks for the heads up, I will keep an eye on it. I don't get to shoot much so it shouldn't be an issue. I am new to percussion revolvers and don't know much about them. How does this revolver differ from a normal percussion revolver, outside of the obvious fact that the only way to reload is pulling the cylinder?These were, as I understand, produced for those who lived in countries with a less liberal approach to "handguns" -- such as the UK where it is VERY hard to own a cartridge one.
If shot frequently they develop a problem. (Sorry for the next bit, Zonie). With a CF revolver the recoil moves the cartridge back against the recoil shield and it re-seats. With a ML the whole cylinder moves (how far? depends upon the manufacturing tolerances) so the ratchet hits the frame and it can develop burrs... so please keep an eye on it.
I see the cut out and the built in rammer. I guess my question is does the whole cylinder move on say the Old Army like jimhallam stated that the 1873 does? If it doesn't than what keeps it from moving? Just wondering if this could be an eventual problem on all percussion revolvers or is the problem just seen with the Uberti 1873.@10acres, your 1873 Cattleman's revolver differs from a normal revolver mostly in the access to the nipples to seat the percussion caps. In the pre-cartridge revolvers, the nipples are accessed by a cut out in the frame. Even the Ruger Old Army has the frame cut out. Most have the built in rammer. The Colt revolver has an open frame.
Take a look at the pictures in this thread and differences do become apparent.
Judging from the size of the patches, I am willing to speculate that the patches are intended to be use as an over powder wad of sorts.do you use the patches in the photo in the revolver cylinder?