SOLD FOR: $1150.77
Make: A. Uberti, imported by Beretta
Serial Number: L00742
Year of Manufacture: 2006 (CA date code)
Caliber: .38 Special
Action Type: Top-Break Single-Action Revolver with Extractor
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “”LARAMIE MODEL” CAL 38SP”. The right side of the barrel is marked “A. UBERTI – ITALY”. The top strap is marked “BERETTA U.S.A. CORP., ACKK., MD”. The underside of the frame in front of the trigger guard is marked with the “CA” date code. The grip frame at the butt of the grip is marked with the serial number “L00742”. The left grip panel has a “UGB” cartouche-style marking. There is a “3” and “96” on the face of the cylinder.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the top strap above the muzzle. The rear sight is a square-notch in the barrel latch.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth wood grip panels with Beretta logo medallions screwed to the grip frame. There are only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are light operational marks on the cylinder and the frame. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks in each position with no play when the trigger is pressed. The extractor works smoothly as the action is opened. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This handgun comes in a serial-matched Beretta Laramie cardboard box which includes the instruction manuals. The box shows some scuffing and wear consistent with handling and storage.
Our Assessment: The Beretta Laramie by Uberti is a Single-Action revolver reminiscent of the gun that was originally designed by Major George Schofield for use with the cavalry and became a popular option among shooters in the late 19th century. Particularly useful for the cavalry, the revolver’s top-break design and automatic ejection made the gun far easier to load and unload while in the saddle with reins held in one hand. This reproduction would be perfect for fun at the range, a utility gun while camping or cowboy action shooting competition! Definitely worth considering adding this historic design to your collection if you haven’t already. Good luck in your bidding!