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    Post Uberti SAA production tables

    Hello,
    Do you know where I can find any info about Uberti Single Action Army revolver production tables..?
    serial #, years of production.... for old (Uberti & Gardone) and recent (Beretta Uberti) models.
    Any help will be appreciated.

    Friendly,
    François
    Last edited by oxi81; 06-20-2008 at 11:54 PM.

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    I'm not sure what you mean by Uberti & Gardone. Uberti's manufacturing facilities are located in Gardone, Val Trompe(Valley of Trumpets), Italy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clermont View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean by Uberti & Gardone. Uberti's manufacturing facilities are located in Gardone, Val Trompe(Valley of Trumpets), Italy.
    Hello Clermont

    I'm just talking about barrel's marking on early productions :
    "A.Uberti & C.Gardone VT Italy" (as written on my old 44/40). Marking on top of barrel.

    On my more recent .45 SAA : "A.Uberty - Italy" only. Marking under the barrel just in front of cylinder pin.

    François

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    I am not by my library but maybe someone could check this one for me. Can't you determine the proof date (and thus the approximate manufacture date) by the markings from the proof house? I cannot recall if Italy includes date information on their proof markings.

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    Hello MJ

    I've read somewhere that date of manufacture marking code can be found under the barrel (two letters into a square) and two examples were quoted : AC = 1977, AS = 1987.
    Mine has AH into a square. Any idea?

    François
    Last edited by oxi81; 06-25-2008 at 12:54 PM.

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    According to information I've just located, that in addition to proof marks the year of proofing will be stamped in Roman numerals beginning in 1945 with the Roman numeral I. 1950 would be VI, 1980 would be XXXVI, and 2008 would be LXIV. The information doesn't state where, on the firearm, it will be found. Isn't this almost the same as dating, in Roman numerals, mussolini's reign beginning in 1922 with the Roman numeral I and so on stamped on Beretta handguns and ending in 1944 with XXIII?

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    No.
    No roman numeral on my Uberti SAA.
    Only stared proof marks : PSF (polvere senza fumo = smokeless powder) and a crest with two crossed rifles on both barrel and cylinder.
    Another strange marking under barrel : CAT1589.
    But that's all....

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    I've done additional research and found that the Roman numeral system I mentioned in an earlier post was used until 1974. Beginning in 1975, a two letter code in a rectangle was implemented to date firearms. The code dating applies to all Italian firearms.

    AA-1975
    AB-1976
    AC-1977
    AD-1978
    AE-1979
    AF-1980
    AH-1981
    AI-1982
    AL-1983
    AM-1984
    AN-1985
    AP-1986
    AS-1987
    AT-1988
    AU-1989
    AZ-1990
    BA-1991
    BB-1992
    BC-1993
    BD-1994

    This is all the information I have.
    Last edited by Clermont; 06-24-2008 at 06:47 PM.

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    Hi Clermont,
    Thanks a lot for your help.
    I was looking for this table for long....

    Friendly,
    françois

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    Here are the rest of the year codes for Italian firearms from 1995 to 2007.

    BF-1995
    BH-1996
    BI-1997
    BL-1998
    BM-1999
    BN-2000
    BP-2001
    BS-2002
    BT-2003
    BU-2004
    BZ-2005
    CA-2006
    CB-2007

    That is all the codes except for the current year.

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    You are the best, Clermont.
    I have two Uberti SAA :
    one is AH (1981) and the other CA (2006).

    Thanks again,
    François

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    Default Francois, I sent you a PM.

    I posted this link on the Italian firearms site, but will add it here, too:

    www.gundata.net/italiandatecodes2_arms.html

    this is a site listing the date codes from 1959-2000.

    FWIW, hope it is useful to someone.

    mark

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