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Old 12-26-2004, 07:31 PM
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Do any of you out there have any experience with the Uberti low wall in 30-30? I like 1885s, but prefer the trim look of a low wall over the typical high wall. This rifle/chambering would seem to me to be a plumb wonderful deer rifle. And likely fun to shoot with cast.
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Old 01-06-2005, 07:31 PM
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rockfarmer..just went to the Uberti site and I don't see were as they make a 1885 low-wall let alone one in 30-30...But you are right about the low-wall being trimmer and ligther than the high-wall .....Browning/Miroku made some low-walls in .22hornet, .223, .243 and .260 but no more ..they also made some in .357mag, and .45colt (and maybe in .44mag. I don't know).. I have two in .45 colt and they are neat with outstanding wood...Been kicking myself in the rear for not buying one in .260 Rem when they where being made as they are hard to find used.... they are still being made in .22RF, .17HMR, and .17HM2... I think one in 38-55 would be great!!! who knows maybe someday...cheers..mic
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Old 01-07-2005, 08:34 AM
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www.uberti.com no longer lists a 30-30 or 38-55 low wall, but www.ubertireplicas.com and Cimarron arms still do. I attempted to buy one of these about a year ago and couldn't find one. I would call Cimarron, they seemed to be much more helpful than anyone else I talked to who said they were a Uberti dealer. According to all the dealers I talked to, Uberti lists a whole lot more guns (and accessories) than what they actually produce for some reason. I ended up with a High wall 30/40 which is a great rifle, but certainly not very handy to carry through the woods,which is OK because I bought it for target shooting.
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Old 01-09-2005, 05:03 PM
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Thanks for the heads up on the Low Walls carried by Cimarron ...Their Low Walls at 7 1/2 lbs.+ is a little to much by a 1 1/2 lbs for me when the Brownings weighed just over 6 lbs..a guy could cut the barrel down to 24" ...also I want to load the 38-55 up to 2000fps with a 250gr. cast bullet...That cresent butt would be a little mean on the shoulder... I have a conversion plan in mind but have to find a Browning first..cheers mic
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Old 01-09-2005, 06:57 PM
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This is not an aquisition problem, my local shop has several on the shelf. I was wondering what those of you with experience with them thought quality and accuracy wise. I was envisioning Partitions on deer and cast lead and 8 or so grains of Unique for fun. Kind of a 32-20 you could deer hunt with. Nrut I agree with you on the barrel, I figured cut it to 24-26" to shed some weight out where I don't like it. I also like the Brownings, and have had original 1885s. But this thing is $650 out the door, and it is already complete. I'm about to the point where I like shooting better than projects. Thanks all.
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Old 01-09-2005, 07:02 PM
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Hey Nrut, next time I'm in that shop I'll have them throw that thing on their scale and I'll post the weight of this example. It didn't seem THAT heavy, but it could be in the balance. Thanks again.
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Old 01-09-2005, 07:38 PM
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rockfarmer your 32-20/30-30 project sounds tempting...as far as qualilty and accuracy of the Uberti's read this reveiw..
www.gunblast.com/Cimarron-Highwall.htm SMK maybe able to add to that.....mic
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:02 AM
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I am glad to hear you can get one. I tried pretty hard with no success to get a 30-30 low wall to hunt with, but I also wanted a heavy barrelled high wall for target shooting. I got the 30/40 Krag high wall from Cimarron and it is a really nice rifle. I got the special sporting version with the pistol grip and checkering and 30" octagon barrel. It weighs 10 lbs. I put a globe front and peep tang on it. I lightened the trigger from 4 lb to 2 lb for target work. It shoots 1 3/4" with jacketed bullets (still working with cast) which is about as good as I can shoot open sights. I would still love to have a 30-30 low wall, I may have to look again. By the way, my stepdad has an original high wall from the 1890's and I think the fit and finish on Uberti is just about as good. I noticed one difference in the way the guns work, however. The original high wall cocks the trigger as the action is opened and closed and the Uberti does not. You have to manually cock it each time. Also, after dissassembling the Uberti, I found that there are quite a few slight differences in construction. The basic action is very similar, but I don't think too many parts would interchange. For $650 out the door, I would take it home !
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