Uberti 1873 45 Colt Revolver Carbine
The uberti 1873 45 Colt Revolver Carbine has a long history. It is a beautiful revolver and feels great in the hands of anyone who values its arts.
Aldo Uberti (d. 1998) founded his company in the foothills of the Italian Alps in 1959 to recreate long-obsolete but iconic firearms from the days of the American West and the U.S. Civil War. The factory was (and still is) in Gardone in the province of Brescia, an area renowned for arms and armor manufacturing since the late Middle Ages. In particular, a manufacturing tradition of that area (dating back to the Renaissance) has been that of replicating foreign-style armor, most notably armor in the German style to be exported to and used in Germanic countries. This was done in part to help establish the area as an important arms-manufacturing center, which it remains today, and in part to showcase the ability of local artisans and metalsmiths.
Aldo Uberti had attended the Zanardelli gunsmithing school, and by age 14 he was already apprenticing with Beretta, a determining factor in his early career. He founded Uberti on the eve of the U.S. Civil War’s 100th anniversary, when he was approached by U.S. businessmen who wanted to cater to the budding but promising reenactment market.
Today, Uberti caters to collectors, cowboy action shooters, civil war skirmishers as well as working ranchers, hunters and other outdoorsmen who need or prefer to carry traditional firearms into the field. Historically, Uberti has produced parts such as frames, cylinders, and barrels for several other manufacturers like Beretta, Taurus, Charles Daly, Colt and USFA, while current firearms made by the company are offered under both the Uberti brand names and those of importers Cimarron and Taylor’s.
Features of the uberti 1873 45 Colt Revolver Carbin
- Manufacturer: Uberti
- Model: 1873 Revolver Carbine
- Caliber: 45 Colt
- Barrel Length: 18″
- Overall Length: 34″
- Number of Grooves: 6
- Capacity: 6-Shot
- Twist: 1:16″ RH
- Grip: A-Grade Walnut Straight Stock
- Finish: Blue
- Weight: 4.4 lbs.
- Frame: Case Hardened