Short stroke 1873 and strength of a .357 version

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Scott Tschirhart
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Short stroke 1873 and strength of a .357 version

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I have been offered a Uberti 1873 in .357 at a price that is hard to pass up. It has a really great trigger, but I think the previous owner put a short stroke kit in it.

Slick as glass and I think it would be a hoot to shoot, but I wonder if the short stroke does anything to weaken the action such that I should not shoot my regular .357 loads in this rifle? [14gr of 2400 under a 158 gr XTP].

Anybody have some insight on how this works and whether my concern is valid?
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Re: Short stroke 1873 and strength of a .357 version

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I couldn't tell you if installing a short stroke kit would lessen the action's strength at all. But, the way to tell if it has a short stroke is the hold the receiver horizontal and work the lever forward, if it goes just slightly beyond vertical, it's most likely a full stroke gun.
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Re: Short stroke 1873 and strength of a .357 version

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As long as its going into full lock up it shouldnt make any difference
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Re: Short stroke 1873 and strength of a .357 version

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Im no expert and Nate posting makes my input redundant. But I had the understanding a short stroke kit can greatly weaken the ability for full house loads. I havent seen direct references to problems with 357 but on The Wire there are fellas who have bent their toggles pretty good running 44mag in a stroked 73'.
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BUY IT IS A REALLY GOOD DEAL...AND ASK NATE IF YOU SHOULD PUT IT BACK TO STOCK LEVER
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Please keep us updated!
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Re: Short stroke 1873 and strength of a .357 version

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Tycer wrote:
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:56 am
Please keep us updated!
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