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    Uberti miniatures

    On a recent visit to Brighton I saw some Uberti miniature pistols in WH Westons store. They are expensive, and I mean EXPENSIVE! But they are cool in a 47% of the real thing kinda way, but they are expensive.

    I have a Pietta Colt 1851 in .36 in France and was toying with getting the blank firing version as a display piece for the UK, but the scale ones are starting to tempt me.

    Someone please talk me out of it!
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    I have a Uberti Colt peacemaker blank firer .38 which I paid around 400.00 for about 9 years ago. It is seriously a thing of beauty and quality. I can bring it to the boinger bash if you would like a gander!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHW45 View Post
    I have a Uberti Colt peacemaker blank firer .38 which I paid around 400.00 for about 9 years ago. It is seriously a thing of beauty and quality. I can bring it to the boinger bash if you would like a gander!!
    Ooh yes please! Although I fancy the 5 1/2" steel 1851 to match my black powder gun, the function of the blank firing 1873 is more authentic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinbum View Post
    On a recent visit to Brighton I saw some Uberti miniature pistols in WH Westons store. They are expensive, and I mean EXPENSIVE! But they are cool in a 47% of the real thing kinda way, but they are expensive.
    Someone please talk me out of it!
    Did you know they are expensive?

    Seriously, I wouldn't view Uberti miniatures as any sort of investment like most others, they are produced in too great a number.

    I have a miniature Colt revolver (though I never quite figured out what model) maker unknown, that will only ever increase in worth.
    Wanted, any miniature guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicesperanto View Post
    Did you know they are expensive?

    Seriously, I wouldn't view Uberti miniatures as any sort of investment like most others, they are produced in too great a number.

    I have a miniature Colt revolver (though I never quite figured out what model) maker unknown, that will only ever increase in worth.
    I never considered it as an investement, just a toy. I like to have them to fiddle with occasionally, I like the clicks and clunks. Firing my black powder 1851 ruins it, it gets all grubby and smelly!
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    Absolutely right. I think my Uberti is still exactly the same price as when I bought it. Although not a brilliant investment mine is on display at home and inevitably my boy will inherit it when I pop me clogs!!!

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    Mine does not exactly match any original Colt I can find, makes me wonder it it is a miniature of a replica perhaps.

    What do the panel think? https://www.flickr.com/photos/819672...posted-public/
    Wanted, any miniature guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicesperanto View Post
    Mine does not exactly match any original Colt I can find, makes me wonder it it is a miniature of a replica perhaps.

    What do the panel think? https://www.flickr.com/photos/819672...posted-public/
    It looks close to an 1860 barrel......

    But that is drop dead gorgeous!
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    That is indeed beautiful

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    Not a Colt revolver, but I do have this little 1/2 size Colt No 3 pocket pistol.

    https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=0LTanlKuT_4

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1066 View Post
    Not a Colt revolver, but I do have this little 1/2 size Colt No 3 pocket pistol.

    https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=0LTanlKuT_4
    Now, embarrassing as this may seem, when I clicked the link all I got was loads of videos of me!
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    https://youtu.be/0LTanlKuT_4

    Oops! Try this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1066 View Post
    https://youtu.be/0LTanlKuT_4

    Oops! Try this one...
    Nice! But I've already made myself one like that in .22 RF
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinbum View Post
    It looks close to an 1860 barrel......

    But that is drop dead gorgeous!
    You are weakening,I can tell.

    I bet you get one before the year is out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enfield2band View Post
    You are weakening,I can tell.

    I bet you get one before the year is out.
    Hypothetically speaking, where would one look to buy one.
    Cogito ergo sum rectum!

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