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oldwolf

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Where do I find the Uberti date code stamp on my new Dragoon?

All Dates Prior to 1954 Have Year in Digits.

Code Year
I = 1945
II = 1946
III = 1947
IV = 1948
V = 1949
VI = 1950
VII = 1951
VIII = 1952
IX = 1953
X = 1954
XI = 1955
XII = 1956
XIII = 1957
XIV = 1958
XV = 1959
XVI = 1960
XVII = 1961
XVIII = 1962
XIX = 1963
XX = 1964
XXI = 1965
XXII = 1966
XXIII = 1967
XXIV = 1968
XXV = 1969
XXVI = 1970
XX7 = 1971
XX8 = 1972
XX9 = 1973
XXX = 1974
AA = 1975
AB = 1976
AC = 1977
AD = 1978
AE = 1979
AF = 1980
AH = 1981
AI = 1982
AL = 1983
AM = 1984
AN = 1985
AP = 1986
AS = 1987
AT = 1988
AW = 1989
AZ = 1990
BA = 1991
BB = 1992
BC 1993
BD 1994
BF 1995
BH 1996
BI 1997
BL 1998
BM 1999
BN 2000
BP 2001
BS 2002
BT 2003
BZ 2004
BZ 2005
 

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Somewhere around the proof marks that are marked on the guns frame you will see a little square or rectangular box with the letters in it.

For those who don't know, this dating code only applies to black powder guns made in Italy.
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On mine there is "PN" below the serial number and a "CR" on the right side of the frame. None of these correspond to the data in the date list though. Maybe my list is wrong. Where are the proof marks typically?
 

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I recently bought a new 1860 Pietta. It has CB so since your list only goes to 2005 I assume yours or mine was made in 2006 and the other in 2007?
 

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Your CB probably is 2007, that follows the pattern. Mine looks like CN, whatever year that is.
 

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I think BU decodes to 2004 (you have BZ for both 2004 & 2005), CA for 2006 and CB for 2007. Recently bought a Uberti Walker with a CB date code, so I'm pretty sure about those last two codes.

I suspect your CR is really a poor stamping of CB, which would be 2007. Is it inside a square?

The date code on my new Walker is on the right side of the frame below the cylinder, just ahead of the two proof marks (PN under a 5 pointed star inside a garland and a coat of arms under the same star and garland).
 

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This is not to correct but...
according to my list
2004 = BU
2005 = BZ
2006 = CA
2007 = CB
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Long Johns Wolf said:
This is not to correct but...
according to my list
2004 = BU
2005 = BZ
2006 = CA
2007 = CB
Long Johns Wolf
Isn't that what I said? :confused:
 

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Found it, and yes, it inside a square.

CB=2007

Has the Uberti Whitneyville been manufactured for a long time?

Which Dragoon models came along first and when were they first manufactured?
 

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If I recall rightly the first revolver of the Dragoon family of pistols made by Uberti was the Walker, in the 1960s. For detailed info, suggest you check back with Suzanne Webb of Uberti in Gardone [email protected]
In another context she recently confirmed that Uberti started manufacturing the Colt M 1860 Army in April 1963.
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Long Johns Wolf said:
If I recall rightly the first revolver of the Dragoon family of pistols made by Uberti was the Walker, in the 1960s. For detailed info, suggest you check back with Suzanne Webb of Uberti in Gardone [email protected]
In another context she recently confirmed that Uberti started manufacturing the Colt M 1860 Army in April 1963.
Long Johns Wolf
Sir, thank you. Excellent information.
 

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On mine there is "PN" below the serial number
That is not the date code, that is one of the Italion govt proof marks. The pn stands for pulvera negra(sp?) which of course, is Italian for black powder.
 

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