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07-06-2011, 11:05 PM
I recently purchased 2 uberti el patrons in lc 45 for mounted cowboy shooting, after 12 rounds one of the guns hammers would stick and no problem with the other, these are new and do have the hammer safty, but seems like its somthing else i put thru about 20 live rounds and no problems, only when cycling the black powder rounds used in mounted shooting , cocking with the thumb engaging the safety? seems everthing jams the odd time i can rock the hammer and triger and get it to move but very dificult on a ramped up horse. had it appart but everything appears ok can cycle snap caps all i want no problem?
Sounds very similar to the problems I had with a new Uberti Cattleman in 45 colt last month. I would start with smokeless powder after about 50 rounds to become hard to cock. With black powder ammo made by GEOX it would lock up tight after 11 rounds and Winchester Cowboy loads at about 15 rounds. It turned out to be the cylinder/barrel gap on mine. Mine was gapped to less than .001" when is should be between .003" and .006". I sent mine to Stoeger Industries with an explanation and had the gun back in my hands fixed in 10 days from the time I sent it. It has worked great since. This seems to be a problem on a lot of different brands of single actions especially shooting black powder. If you decide to send it back for repairs please contact their customer service before you do so as if new they will arrange for the shipping at least they did in my case.
07-07-2011, 08:16 PM
thats what this is a cattleman 45 model sounds like that could be it because the whole mechanism structure seems to seize and lock up .I wasnt sure the triger safty would lock up the mechanisms didnt seem right that sounds more resonable i will look into that thanks
It is easy to check. Get a flat feeler gauge (sold in most auto parts stores) and check the gap between the cylinder and barrel. I have a set that goes from .001" up that I paid about $5.
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