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I just bought this from an old friend of mine who was needing some money. I gave him $250 for it. I may have over paid a little bit but it went to a good cause.
Plus it's pretty cool. Fully functional and I like it.
He told me it was a Uberti and that he's had it since the mid 1980's.
It's obviously a replica of an 1858 Remington New Army c&b revolver.
But, I'm not sure it is a Uberti.
Can any of you ID this thing?
Thanks in advance. :)

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Was $250.00 too much to pay for an old replica from a defunct company? 😄
 

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The company of Aldo Uberti is owned by Beretta Holdings. It is a company in its own right, with no connections with any other black powder-era firearms manufacturing concern. Here in UK this revolver, in this condition, might fetch as much as the equivalent of $200, but only if it had a bunch of stuff with it, like a mould et al.

It is pretty dire, TBH.
 

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Was $250.00 too much to pay for an old replica from a defunct company? 😄
Euroarms is still around. They made pretty good stuff back in the 1970's and 1980's.

A Pietta version is $316.00 from Cabela's, not including the gas to and from the store for me, since they are in-store purchase only. PLUS you saved a friend his self-respect, so not a bad price at all.

Cylinder finish is a bit beat up, BUT I'd take off the blue with Evaporust or 50/50 molasses and water, then I'd do a controlled rust and polish it back, so it'd look a lot more like an old original. It also would eliminate any rust in the chambers or barrel interior.

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Well, right now it seems like none of the retailers have any in stock in store or online.
I looked around a little bit.
 

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I think under current market conditions the price is reasonable. Maybe a little high for the condition I see in the pictures. But as you say, funds were for a good purpose. You have to feel good about that.
 

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AE in the box is the date code indication 1979 manufacture.

I like it ! :thumb:

IMO, you did alright - if it was mine, I'd do something to increase the patina on the better-finished portions of the gun to give a little bit more of the look of a surviving gennie…….
 

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More than I woulda paid considering the condition. But, to help a friend I might've bought it.
 

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IMHO, the bottom line is clean it up, check it out for functioning, then take it out and shoot it, does it load well, do the caps fit the nipples properly, is it in time (chambers to barrel when cocked), is it accurate (try different sized balls), and is it reliable (do the spent caps jam up the action) ?
If you can answer those questions in a positive way, you got a good deal, if there are some minor issues, you still didn't overpay, try to find a decent handgun for $250.00 anywhere right now, just get on U-tube and watch the how to videos, those guns are not complicated, while getting to know your gun you'll be fixing and bugs it might have, and you'll feel better about yourself and what you've learned.
If you keep a positive attitude it can be a very rewarding, uncomplicated, and fun project.
It's a win/win no matter how you look at it. :thumb:
 

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If it came with the holster you did okay. I have an older Arno San Marco and like the feel of it compared to my Piettas. All are 58 remmys. It shoots well.

If it was mine I would try to cold blue the cylinder to start and see how it hold up to use.
 

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