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Uberti Adds Retractable Firing Pin to 1873 Cattleman Revolvers

January 19, 2016

ACCOKEEK, MD (January 19, 2016)Uberti’s acclaimed 1873 Cattleman SAA replica lineup, a longtime favorite among single-action shooters and collectors, now delivers the benefits of a modern transfer bar revolver through the addition of a retractable firing pin. The new Uberti Cattleman II Brass and Steel models with retractable firing pins avoid pin on primer issues while enabling the revolver to look 100 percent historically authentic from the outside.

Traditionally, cowboys have always carried their single-action revolver with the hammer resting on an empty chamber. The reason for this is that otherwise the fixed firing pin could be rested on a live primer, thus risking discharge if the hammer were to be struck or bumped. The new and innovative Uberti retractable firing pin floats free in its guide inside the hammer, thereby exerting no pressure towards a chambered round. Only when the trigger is pressed from a fully cocked position will the sear that engages the firing pin lock it in the forward position so as to ignite the cartridge primer. When the trigger is then released, the firing pin floats free again, exerting no forward pressure.

From the outside, this added safety device enables this line of historical replicas to look perfectly true to the original revolver design since no additional element like a hammer safety bar or transfer bar impinges on the clean lines of the hammer, firing pin or frame.

Available in .45 Colt, .44-40 WCF and .357 Magnum, the Uberti Cattleman II Brass with retractable firing pin features a brass trigger guard and backstrap with an MSRP of $549; the Cattleman II Steel with retractable firing pin has an MSRP of $559. Matched sets of Cattlemen II Steel in .45 Colt or .357 Magnum, are also available and have an MSRP of $1,159.

These prized reproductions of timeless single-action models feature one-piece satin walnut grips, case-hardened frames and blued barrels. Available barrel lengths include 4 3/4, 5 1/2 and 7 1/2 inches.


Uberti 1873 Cattleman II Brass – Retractable Firing Pin

COMMON SPECIFICATIONS: Calibers: .45 Colt, .44-40 WCF and .357 Magnum. Barrel Lengths: 4-3/4, 5-1/2 and 7-1/2 inches. Materials: Case-hardened frame; brass backstrap and trigger guard. Cylinder: 6-shot, fluted. Number of Grooves: 6. Twist: Right. Total Length: 11 inches (5-1/2 inch model). Weight: 2.3 pounds. Finish: Blue. Grip: 1-piece walnut. MSRP: $549.

 

Uberti 1873 Cattleman II Steel – Retractable Firing Pin

COMMON SPECIFICATIONS: Calibers: .45 Colt, .44-40 WCF and .357 Magnum. Barrel Lengths: 4-3/4, 5-1/2 and 7-1/2 inches. Materials: Case-hardened frame; steel backstrap and trigger guard. Cylinder: 6-shot, fluted. Number of Grooves: 6. Twist: Right. Total Length: 11 inches (5-1/2 inch model). Weight: 2.3 pounds. Finish: Blue. Grip: 1-piece walnut. MSRP: $559.

 

Uberti 1873 Cattleman II Steel – Retractable Firing Pin (Matching Set)

COMMON SPECIFICATIONS: Calibers: .45 Colt, .357 Magnum. Barrel Length: 5-1/2 inches. LS and RS matching serial numbers. MSRP: $1,159 per set.

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