SOLD FOR: $1580
Make: Uberti, Imported by Stoeger
Serial Number: SH27037
Year of Manufacture: 2006 (CA date code)
Caliber: .45-70 Gov’t
Action Type: Single-Shot Breech-Loading Falling Block Rifle with Set Trigger
Markings: The bottom of the barrel is marked with the serial number and “CAL. 45/70 / CAT. 10599” in front of the forend. The left-front of the receiver has Italian proofs and “CA” in square date code, the top tang is marked with the serial number (under the peep sight). The top of the barrel is marked “STOEGER – ACCOKEEK, MD” and “A. UBERTI – ITALY”.
Barrel Length: 26?; Half Octagonal, Half Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a globe-style sight with a replaceable aperture reticle dovetailed to the front of the barrel. A reticle sheet is included with various interchangeable reticles. The upper tang is equipped with the base of the disassembled tang sight which is a fully adjustable peep aperture wheel that is marked 0-2.5 in increments of .25 on the left side.
Weight: 8 lb., 12.4 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a pewter capped forend, straight grip, straight comb, blue steel buttplate and cheekpiece. The wood shows no noteworthy imperfections and the checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8? and 14? from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows some very faint marks at the heel. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are only a few scattered minor marks and light operational wear. The receiver’s case color has faded a bit but is generally still strong. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock position. The lever locks up tight. The trigger is light and crisp when set. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes in a cardboard box with foam inserts, the previously mentioned tang sight and reticle sheet, and a manual for the sight. The internal foam is damaged at the forend. The external cardboard box shows some scattered little tears and minor compressions. Overall, the box and foam together rate in about Good-Plus condition.
Assessment: Christian Sharps introduced one of America’s first and most successful breech-loading rifles with design starting in 1850 and improvements continuing into the 1870s and the metallic cartridge era. This rifle is a nice reproduction of the 1874 model cartridge rifle made by Uberi in Italy. It is chambered for the .45-70 cartridge with a 26? barrel and nice sights. This rifle will be nice for recreational target shooting or even for hunting, though a bit heavy to carry around. Where it will really shine is in BPCR competition shooting. Please see our photos and good luck!