Isn't the 2nd gen colt 1851 navy made by Uberti? Why not shoot it and clean it? Enjoy your Colt repro.
As I understand it from my reading and research, the 2nd gen Colts are substantially made by Colt, using some Uberti parts. Colt will "letter" these guns, whereas the 3rd gen "Signature Series" Colts have much less work/fitting actually done by Colt (they are basically Ubertis with Colt markings and finish) and Colt will not issue letters for them. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong . . .Isn't the 2nd gen colt 1851 navy made by Uberti? Why not shoot it and clean it? Enjoy your Colt repro.
Because the Italians make 'em so cheap. Nonetheless, I think there still is a market for a good quality percussion revolver/SAA in the 600-800 dollar range.With such a large following for percussion revolvers, how come they are no longer "made" in America?
Here we go again. They are marked "Colt"!
Cyclone, thanks . . . this past Saturday's range trip, I found myself taking one of my Uberti copies -- and not my "new" 2nd Gen Navy. Just can't get myself to shoot it -- yet, anyway. And we all know, it's not the SHOOTING, but the CLEANING afterward that really puts the miles on these C&B guns.I know what you mean Greg. I've got the same problem. Bought a new 2nd generation Colt 3rd Model Dragoon with the intention of shooting it. But it's so nice, I can't bring myself to shoot it yet. Have had it for 30 years and am beginning to think that it's probably not going to get shot. In the indecisive intervening years, the Uberti Colt copies have done much to compensate for not shooting the Colt. You might want to compensate in a likewise manner while you decide what to do with the Colt.