Uberti Single Action Revolver is not exactly new, though it reappears under a new name every few months. In the 1960s the spaghetti western movies and the quick-draw craze appear to have hit Italy and several companies began making cheap and cheerful copies of the Colt 1873 Frontier to meet the demand.
One or two of them realized that there could be something better in this, and seeing that there was a large demand for good single-action revolvers (since Colt had stopped making theirs) began making good quality pistols and exporting them. Uberti is one of the best, and their products have appeared under their own name, under the names of various importers in the United States (eg. Mitchell Arms Crops, Costa Mesa, Ca; Western Arms, Santa Fe, NM; Iver Johnsons, Middlesex, NJ; and many more), and under various brand names – Cattleman, Buckhorn, Trailblazer and so forth.
The Uberti Single Action Revolver standard .45 uses a 7.5 in barrel on a nicely color-hardened frame with a brass trigger guard and solid walnut grip. The foresight is a serrated blade on a ramp, the backlight a square notch with adjustment for elevation and windage. The finish, both in appearance and in a fit of the cylinder, is excellent, and the single-action trigger ‘breaks’ very cleanly with a consistent feel. It is capable of very good accuracy, provided some care is taken over selecting compatible ammunition; groups of under two inches at 25 yards are possible when rest-fired.
Calibers and barrel lengths
The Uberti design can be had in a wide variety of caliber and barrel length options; .44 Magnum and .357 Magnum chamberings are offered, and barrel lengths of 4.75, 5.5, 7.5, 10, 12, and 18 inches are possible; with the latter a shoulder stock is available.
Technical specifications: Uberti Single Action Revolver
|Manufacturer:||Aldo Uberti, SpA, Brescia, Italy|
|Type:||six-shot, solid frame, single-action revolver|
|Barrel:||7.5 in (190 mm)|
|Weight (empty):||40 oz (1134 grams)|
|Magazine capacity:||6 rounds|
11 thoughts on “Uberti Single Action Revolver: A copy of the Colt 1873 Frontier”
how much is it?
What are the prices of these Uberti Colt replicas&
Can you email a catalogue ?
Is it posable to get a bigger handle. I have large hand can’t get a good grip, necessary when handling them!
Would need .22LR/WMag to be of interest. Otherwise very nice looking and would love to sample it in .357 Mag and I presume .38 Spcl.
I’ve had my Uberti Frisco Cattlemen for many years now. Still a favorite.
what is the price ?
I’ve owned many of these back in England, but cannot fin any here in Canada now that I’ve moved
Need a cost and where to buy info.
Good guns for the money, A Vintage Colt can cost $3000.00+ and you are paying for the name. I have a Colt and a Umberti and both shoot the same.
Is there a catalogue available?
Have a Uberti Cattleman in 44-40…It’s quality is second to none. Most accurate handgun I own! And handloading makes it affordable to shoot.