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!
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.