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    New Uberti El Patrón

    I picked up a new Uberti El Patrón in .45 Colt! (The enablers on this forum will go unnamed but you know who you are.)

    I opted for the CC coloring and 5.5” barrel. It seemed to make a nice match for my 3.5” Birds Head in the same caliber. Trigger is great and seemed to shoot well in the first couple of cylinders I put through it. Overall, very happy but I have a concern.

    When at half cock, the cylinder aligns slightly too close to the loading port and the case rim catches on the loading port not allowing the cartridge to drop in. Same when unloading. Just slightly moving the cylinder allows for the empty to fall right out. (See pics)

    My initial internet search described this as an ‘alignment’ issue not a ‘timing’ problem. Some said it’s common with SAAs including Colts and no reason for concern. I don’t have any way to measure alignment at the chamber but visually inspecting it looked good and the first ten rounds shot like a dream!

    So, what do you guys think?

    Thanks!

    Keith




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    Nice lookin' pistol! As long as the timing is right (and you've shot it so it must be), I'd say don't worry about it shoot away!
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    Nice!

    Good looking pistol!


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    Not a issue. You have to manually turn the cylinder to load or unload anyway. Not a timing issue.
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    If it was not color cased I would just remove enough metal to clear the rim.
    If it really bothers you I might be inclined to do that anyhow as it would be covered all the time.
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    Sorry to hear that. It's defective and will never be right. Send it to me immediately for safe dismantling and disposal. Hurry, before it's too late.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. It's something I can live with as long as it won't lead to other problems down the road. I was able to get a bore light against the firing pin hole and the chambers seemed to align fine with the barrel.

    Rob- Thanks for your gracious offer, but I wouldn't feel right to burden you with a paperweight! On another note...I believe Tom mentioned his had the firing pin bushing, but mine did not. May be the difference in his "Competition" model. Is that a common issue outside of SASS and other high volume shooters?

    Keith
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    Very nice looking revolver. Which handle/grip style do you like the best? They both look great!
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    Very nice looking pistol. Congrats.
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