No one dreams of the Old West without conjuring up images of six-shooters, lever-action rifles, and the celebrated buffalo guns that could shoot a mile. These days, original guns are worth thousands of dollars, and most are housed in museums and private gun collections. The thought of shooting one of these treasured collector’s items would set a museum curator’s nerves on edge. In fact, the thrill of shooting a gun from the Old West might have been lost if it had not been for gunmaker Aldo Uberti.
In 1959, Aldo Uberti founded A. Uberti, S.r.l. in the village of Gardone Val Trompia in the Italian Alps and began making replicas of Civil War-era cap-and-ball revolvers. Over the years, as the experience and skill of his craftsmen grew, Uberti expanded into replicas of classic lever-action rifles, cowboy six-shooters, and big game rifles. >
From Civil War reenactments to the fast-growing sport of Cowboy Action Shooting, the demand for replica firearms has never been stronger, and Uberti has never been in a better position to meet it. Imported by Stoeger Industries, a member of the Benelli USA family of companies, Uberti firearms are now available in America directly from the source. Only Uberti firearms marked “Imported by Stoeger Industries” are warranted and can be serviced by factory-trained gunsmiths using genuine Uberti parts in the U.S.A.
Uberti recreations of historical firearms are accurate in every detail except one—they are better than the originals. Made with stronger materials and modern machine tools, they are far more durable and accurate than any firearm from the era of Oliver Winchester and Samuel Colt. Uberti cartridge firearms stand up to modern smokeless powder loads and display the superior accuracy today’s shooters expect.
Competitors in the fast-growing sport of Cowboy Action Shooting have been quick to recognize that Uberti firearms set the standard by which others are judged. The Uberti 1873 lever-action is currently the sport’s most popular rifle, and the 1873 Cattleman revolver is the hottest-selling Cowboy Action handgun.