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Old 11-03-2019, 08:34 PM
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A good looking Uberti 1873 .22Mag just sold



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for $1,600 on GB this evening. I bid on it but dropped out at $1,450. I'm sure the new owner will like it a lot.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/839961640
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:52 AM
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Wow i didn't even know that Uberti made any 1873s in .22 or .22 mag. Very nice rifle.
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Old 11-04-2019, 03:43 PM
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Wow i didn't even know that Uberti made any 1873s in .22 or .22 mag. Very nice rifle.
It was news to me too. Winchester made 1873s in .22 Short and also in .22 Long. A friend found one of the .22 Long versions in an antique shop last Spring, it was missing side plates and links among other things, the shop was asking $25 but my friend got it for $15. He brought it to me and after gathering parts and a very long wait I delivered it to him a few weeks ago, it is a shooter again. It is nowhere as pretty as the auction item but is a real 1873 .22 that he has only around $400 in. It still needs a proper butt stock, the current one is a home-made oak item made many years ago. I have an original 1873 in 38-40, mine was made in 1887, same as my friend's .22 version.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:38 PM
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wow , i didnt know either , now im going to look a bit , thats a fiine looking example would look nice next to my larger pistol caliber version ,
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:06 PM
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wow , i didnt know either , now im going to look a bit , thats a fiine looking example would look nice next to my larger pistol caliber version ,
They are the same size as the centerfire versions, parts from the centerfire rifles interchange with the rimfire rifles. I wanted it but the buyer wanted it more. By the look of it Uberti did a good job of the reproduction. My friend's is fun to shoot with the .22 Long ammo, I might've bid harder if the Uberti were a .22 Long Rifle.
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It was news to me too. Winchester made 1873s in .22 Short and also in .22 Long. A friend found one of the .22 Long versions in an antique shop last Spring, it was missing side plates and links among other things, the shop was asking $25 but my friend got it for $15. He brought it to me and after gathering parts and a very long wait I delivered it to him a few weeks ago, it is a shooter again. It is nowhere as pretty as the auction item but is a real 1873 .22 that he has only around $400 in. It still needs a proper butt stock, the current one is a home-made oak item made many years ago. I have an original 1873 in 38-40, mine was made in 1887, same as my friend's .22 version.
My friend now has the rifle at a local gunsmith's shop, there is a problem with the trigger safety involving the geometry of either the lower tang or the lever, the lever doesn't contact the safety button. Either the tang was bent when the hand made buttstock was fitted or the lever was bent. I think the problem is beyond my "expertise", such as it is, and recommended he take it to a professional. He needs a proper Winchester buttstock in any case, once he has that and gets the trigger safety issue sorted he'll have a very nice rifle.

Uberti made a .22 Long Rifle version of the 1873, I've seen them for sale in a carbine version, the one that was recently sold was the full sized rifle configuration. Still wondering if I should've pursued that GB rifle...
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That certainly is a beautiful rifle.......
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If these are dimensionaly the same as the larger calibers, I can only assume they are even heavier due to the increase in metal left in the barrel. My 357 version is nice but heavy, though that is appreciate in 357. Not sure the weight would be appreciate while plinking with a 22?
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It is a bit heavier. My 1873 is in 38-40, which is actually 40 caliber. My friend reports that he has it back from the gunsmith's shop, now the dust shield works as it should, as does the trigger block safety. A reproduction stock has also just arrived. Mike is 6'6", a good 270 pounds, the rifle looks like a toy in his hands.
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Old 11-24-2019, 09:50 AM
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If these are dimensionaly the same as the larger calibers, I can only assume they are even heavier due to the increase in metal left in the barrel. My 357 version is nice but heavy, though that is appreciate in 357. Not sure the weight would be appreciate while plinking with a 22?
A heavier barrel is actually a plus when shooting off hand. Silhouette match competitors use heavier barrels because they help to control and reduce the wobble that is inherent when shooting off hand.
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Old 11-24-2019, 11:53 AM
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The 22 M1873's are a lot heavier. Mine has a round bbl. and is quite bbl. heavy. It is a 22 short and is a ball to shoot. Very expensive rifles in good condition. Most I have seen are beaters. Big Larry
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My friend's rifle would be classified as a beater, though it now functions as it should. He is a talented woodworker and should be able to fit the new reproduction stock. The old handmade one has a 1.5" longer LOP which suits him, I'll give him a Limbsaver that will bring it back to a more useful length.

My 1873 is in 38-40, I have an 1892 half magazine SRC in the same caliber, it is a much handier firearm.
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i have a 60 , 66 , 73 in center fire pistol caliber , it would be fun to have them in 22s , must look into this - go nicely with the 73 colt 22 cal SAA revolvers
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Wow i didn't even know that Uberti made any 1873s in .22 or .22 mag. Very nice rifle.
The made 1873 and 1866s too.

in 22LR. dont know about the mag, but i had both.
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