Hi ya'll 1st Uberti.......I think?
I was wondering if I could get some help on getting some information on a pistol I just picked up. Through all of my research, all I could find out is that it was made by Uberti. The pistol is a SAA, 4-3/4" barrel, 45 LC. On top of the barrel is stamped "Mitchell Arms 45 Long Colt". On the bottom of the barrel is stamped "A. Uberti, Italy". On the left side of the frame below the cylinder is stamped "CAT. 1518". I would assume that the number stamped, where the trigger guard meets the frame, is the serial number, "84***".
The pistol is nickle plated with no pitting, with the exception of the plating flaking off of the hammer. The action is very crisp and it indexes flawlessly. It has a nice looking set of walnut grips. With the exception of it being dirty, it is in excellent condition. It strongly resembles the Cattleman line, but the CAT 1518 stamp and lack of model leads me to wonder. I know that a nickle Cattleman retails for around $600, so I don't feel too bad about the $200 I paid. If anybody has any knowledge about this pistol, please reply. I do have a few questions regarding the hammer. It is not the usual setup.
have you tryed contacting Uberti? they could likely give you most accurate info on it.
Thanks Splash. Do you have a good contact there that would be a good source to ask about it? I will have some pics of it this weekend, to send to them also.
I have been trying to contact Uberti through their "Contact Us" link, but every time I submit the request, I get a database error, and cannot send the mail. Does anybody have an e-mail address I can use?
try the URL below. enter zip and state and miles to get a list of them nearby.
Last edited by mishtub; 08-14-2008 at 08:36 PM.
Thanks for the input. Though it took quite the research time on my part and a stroke of luck. I have come to the conclusion that the pistol is as follows:
1990 Uberti Cattleman 1873 Colt replica imported by Mitchell Arms co.
4-3/4" 45 Long Colt.
Finish is Nickle with Walnut grips
Could put pearlish grips and call it a Cody.