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Thoughts on Uberti lever actions

Jeff in TXJeff in TX Posts: 2,641 Senior Member
I'm toying with the idea of picking up an 1894 color case harden .30-30 win carbine.  I know a few of you own these.  What are your overall thoughts good, bad or ugly.  Three weeks ago they were $1365 but out of stock. Back in stock but now $1525.

Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

John 3: 1-21


  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 5,413 Senior Member
    They are amazing!  Buy it!!!  They only keep going up in price.  Uberti firearms are fantastic and quite frankly bargains when you take the workmanship and how they stack agains originals into consideration.  I’m think I’m up to 4 handguns and 3 rifles of theirs.  All of them world class!!!

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • Big Al1Big Al1 Posts: 8,814 Senior Member
    Was just shooting my 1876 today, also had along the replica S&W #3 in .44 Russian!! Have two other Uberti pistols and would not hesitate to buy any model. They've been hard to come by since the election infection!! 
  • BigslugBigslug Posts: 9,863 Senior Member
    The '73 and '76 are nicely done - I'd trust them on a '94.  I'd guess way better overall quality than a lot of the Winchesters from the darker days of the post-'64 and "Commemorative of the Week" era.

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 5,413 Senior Member
    Uberti is the company that allows me to enjoy a High Wall 38-55, a 45-60 Centennial Winchester ‘76 and a .45 Colt Winchester ‘73 shooting with impunity.  I could never swing originals that are this pretty.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • JayJay Posts: 4,629 Senior Member
    edited December 2022 #6
    I’ll be the voice of reason, although I could lose man card points… Buy the gun, if it’s what does it for you. 

    Uberti makes a fine gun. No doubt about that. Good stuff. 

    Spend $1500 on a pretty 30-30…not for me.. There are a lot of nice rifles you can get for $1500.. While I’m sure it’s a fine rifle, it’s a fancy 30-30.. I have an older ‘94 that does the same job, just not quite as pretty. 

    If I’m gonna spend money like that, I’d do something different. Just my opinion…which is worth what you paid for it. I just passed on a case color hardened 1874 Sharps in 40-65 that was gorgeous that sold for $1125…my money would go toward something with more character..  Again, that’s just me…
  • BigslugBigslug Posts: 9,863 Senior Member
    Cimarron lists them a little over $1300, which I guess prompts me to build on Jay's post a little.

    Real pre-1964 Winchesters have gone up in price, but they are not exactly rare, nor hard to find in good condition, nor hard to find for less than $1300.  They are a smokeless era gun, and while some of them have been rotted out by corrosive primers, the quantity of good survivors is nothing like the 1873 market where the only way to get a clean one for reasonable money is to buy a clone.

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
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