Uberti Dalton 1873 revolver and 1885 Courteney stalking rifle
SHOT Show 2020 – New for 2020, the Uberti Dalton 1873 revolver and Uberti 1885 Courteney stalking rifle expand the well-known Italian company's already vast offer of historic replica firearms with a fascinating new entry in the "Outlaws and Lawmen" line and a brand new, albeit familiar, dangerous game hunting rifle reminiscent of the African exploration and colonization era!
The Uberti 1885 Courteney Stalking rifle and the Uberti Dalton 1873 revolver (part of the Outlaws & Lawmen Series) are among the 2020 new entries from Uberti, the well-known Italian manufacturer of historic replicas, and will be made available on the international markets in the coming months.
Adding to the popular Outlaws & Lawmen line of revolvers, the Uberti Dalton 1873 replicates a Colt 1873 single-action revolver commissioned by Bob Dalton – the Old West outlaw and leader of the Dalton Gang, who died after a botched bank robbery in Coffeyville, Kansas, on October 5, 1892.
The Dalton 1873 revolver is chambered for the powerful .45 Colt caliber, and features a 5"1/2 barrel and a set of fake mother-of-pearl grips, and is fully hand-engraved and hand-finished.
The entire "Outlaws & Lawmen" series will be expanded further in the following months, with the launch of several variants of existing models, re-chambered in .357 Magnum and capable to use .38 Special ammunition in order to meet the demand of modern-day shooters.
The Uberti 1885 Courteney stalking rifle, on the other hand, was built to celebrate English hunter, explorer and naturalist Frederick Courteney Selous (1851-1917) with a single-shot, falling-block lever-action rifle that will provide – albeit at a fraction of the cost – the looks, feel, and usability of the turn-of-the-century British single-shots that were first taken to the British colonies in the late 19th Century.
The Uberti 1885 Courteney is built on the ultra-strong 1885 action and makes its debut in the classic .303 British cartridge, by far the most used caliber in the British Empire. The rifle features a 24-inch blued barrel with a barrel band, a case-hardened receiver, a Prince of Wales stock with a classic rubber buttpad and an African hardwood-tipped forend.
Other features include sling attachment points on the barrel band and buttstock, a hooded front sight and an adjustable V-rear sight with a quarter-rib base machined to accept Weaver-style scope ring; a variant without provision for scope mounting will also be available.