Couple of New Pics of My 45 Colt Levers I Thought I'd Share

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Couple of New Pics of My 45 Colt Levers I Thought I'd Share

#1 Post by COSteve » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:37 am

I didn't like the old pics I had of my Uberti 45 Colt levers I took back in 2013 laying on the carpet, so a few months back I took a couple new ones outside 'in the wild'. I think they turned out nice so, on this cold wintry day, I thought I'd share as a nice picture of a good looking firearm warms my heart.

My Uberti 1873 Special Sporting Rifle:

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My Uberti 1866 Yellowboy Carbine:

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Both are fun shooters and with my 255grn X-Treme plated handloads they both feed slick as snot and shoot great. I chrono'd my most recent handloads last September and it turns out that my Rifle produces 1,209fps with them while my Carbine produces 1,163fps. I was a bit surprised that with a load of Unique powder charge in an 'under 14,000psi load', the bullets are still accelerating even out of the 24" barrel.

Both leverguns are great fun out in the woods with my Uberti Cattleman SA Army, also in 45 Colt but shooting some 255grn Elmer Keith style hardcast lead bullets, strapped to my hip.

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#2 Post by Pitchy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:43 am

Great pictures of some nice iron Steve, thanks for sharing. 8) :)
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Re: Couple of New Pics of My 45 Colt Levers I Thought I'd Share

#3 Post by gamekeeper » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:29 pm

Pitchy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:43 am
Great pictures of some nice iron Steve, thanks for sharing. 8) :)
Plus one....... 8) :mrgreen:
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#4 Post by OldWin » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:40 pm

Very nice! The toggle rifles are really fun to shoot.
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#5 Post by COSteve » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:27 pm

If you haven't tried Uberti's cool flip sight on their carbines, you're in for a treat. Folded down it works fine when sighted in for 100yds with my 255grn full power standard pressure 45 Colt loads.

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Flipped up it's a great 3 in 1 sight as the notch at the bottom of the oval is great for 200yds, the center works for 300yds, and the v at the top works for 400yds.

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Re: Couple of New Pics of My 45 Colt Levers I Thought I'd Share

#6 Post by Ysabel Kid » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:11 pm

Nice. I wish my 1866 repro was in .45 Colt. :mrgreen:
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