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Uberti 1871 Navy Open Top Early Model .45 Colt 5.5" 341356
Model: 1871 Navy Open Top Early Model
Caliber: .45 Colt
Cylinder: 6-Shot, Engraved
Barrel Length: 5.5" Round
Grips: 1-Pc Walnut
Case-Hardened Frame, Brass Backstrap and Trigger Guard
Weight: 2.6 lbs
The Uberti 1871 Colt Navy Open Top Conversion revolver (model 341356) sports a 5.5 inch round barrel. Another model is available with a 7.5-inch barrel. A case-hardened frame matches up nicely with the brass back strap and trigger guard and to the blued-steel barrel assembly. The brass back strap and trigger guard lends a nice contrast with the rest of the revolver and when matched with some highly polished walnut grip panels, the overall revolver is very stylized and sleek looking.
As part of the conversion to cartridges from percussion revolvers, the 1871 Colt Navy Open Top Conversion revolver has a spring-loaded ejector rod that assists in ridding the revolver of spent cartridges. Similar to the ejector rod used on later 1873 Colt “Peacemaker” revolvers, the ejector rod is on the right side of the barrel (secured by a heavy screw in the frame) and has a small lever that must be first rotated upward and then rearward to expel the spent cartridge. A loading gate keeps the rounds within the cylinder and a simply push of the tube outward releases the loading gate.
The front sight is a fixed blade that is inset on the front of the barrel while the rear sight was unique to the 1871/72 Colt Navy. The rear sight is a raised notch at the rear of the barrel.