View Full Version : Lead Times for Delivery Too Long!
Big Tex Red
04-26-2006, 09:39 AM
Sportsmans Warehouse quoted me a 3 MONTH delivery time on an 1873 Winchester Short Rifle. Anyone else seeing long delivery times like this and does anyone know why? Does Uberti only manufacture based upon order? I want to get started but waiting 3 months for the rifle seems a bit excessive.
05-26-2006, 07:17 AM
Howdy, Big Tex
I'm a displaced Texan (Fort Worth) who was banished to NC by my wife.
As to your question, I had the same problem ordering a top break .44 Russian. I finally called Navy Arms and asked why there was such a long wait period for the revolver. Their answer was that Uberti only ran a couple of different type firearms at a time and the Russian was only made once or twice a year; at the time I called, they were currently running the Schofield in .38 Special and Navy Arms had no idea when the .44 would go into production. I could have been looking at a wait time of six months. Luckily, I found a fellow Texan who had one that was LNIB and I purchased it from him.
I've also read on other sites that Uberti runs full time on their most popular guns, but is seasonal in the production of the "odd balls". Don't know how true that is, but from Uberti's ability to fill orders, it makes sense.
Good luck on yoour search.
07-22-2006, 09:37 PM
Nate Cole's quite right. I ordered a Navy Arms New Model Russian back in March through the Fort Knox PX. I'm still waiting, and Navy tells me I might see the pistol by mid-October. Glad I'm patient and that I can afford to wait. I've got a couple of boxes of .44 Russian and a custom-made Slim Jim holster from Rick Bachman in Montana waiting for it.
[ 07-22-2006, 08:37 PM: Message edited by: allfreej ]
07-24-2006, 09:54 PM
Seems like everytime I order a gun I have to wait a LONG time. And gun companies want to complain about not making money?? You have to actually produce the product to make a sale. The auto industry has a problem with overproduction. The gun industry has the opposite problem--they vastly underproduce.
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