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Re: Talk to me about 38-55 Single Shot
Reply #30 - Apr 25th, 2021 at 7:55pm
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Retreever,

Not all Pedersoli are listed on their sight. BA has had a DST 30" 38-55 which I purchased  a few years ago and it looks really good and at less than an original action or MVA action you get the whole rifle. It does have the .382 bore but a custom mold. And I bought a CPA scheutzen stock and Schoyen plate to convert it. a real budget entry into the sport. I have been shooting scheutzen only since the mid 1980's and the 38-55 is the most universal cartridge IMHO>

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Reply #31 - Apr 25th, 2021 at 9:35pm
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bohemianway,
Are  you sure that your Double Set Trigger Hi wall is not
Uberti ?  I believe the Pedersolis had Single Set Triggers.
What is the twist of your rifle?
The Pedersoli's are 12 twist and the Uberti's are much slower twist.
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Re: Talk to me about 38-55 Single Shot
Reply #32 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 12:09pm
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bohemianway wrote on Apr 25th, 2021 at 7:55pm:
Retreever,

Not all Pedersoli are listed on their sight. BA has had a DST 30" 38-55 which I purchased  a few years ago and it looks really good and at less than an original action or MVA action you get the whole rifle. It does have the .382 bore but a custom mold. And I bought a CPA scheutzen stock and Schoyen plate to convert it. a real budget entry into the sport. I have been shooting scheutzen only since the mid 1980's and the 38-55 is the most universal cartridge IMHO>

Charles


Thanks Charles , who is 'BA' you referenced in your first sentence?

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Re: Talk to me about 38-55 Single Shot
Reply #33 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 12:58pm
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Uberti makes the High Wall actions for Pedersoli. Currently Pedersoli comes with a single set trigger but oddly the Sporting model has it set in a trigger guard made for 2 triggers. Uberti has a single standard trigger but did offer a double set in a trigger guard like Pedersoli's. Who knows?
BA is Buffalo Arms.
  
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Re: Talk to me about 38-55 Single Shot
Reply #34 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 2:04pm
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Beltfed,

I looked it over and yes the action is labelled A Uberi on the upper tang and the barrel is marked "manufactured for Cimmeran repeating arms...". No other marks. I tried a tight patch but still got measurements between 12 and 16 so I will try something else. Luckily my use is for lighter schuetzen bullets and not the heavyweights.
  
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Reply #35 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 2:14pm
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     "Uberti makes the High Wall actions for Pedersoli."

Where did this information actually come from?
  

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Reply #36 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 5:35pm
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Actually Uberti and Pedersoli are in the same corporation.
They "share" several projects
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Reply #37 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 5:35pm
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John,  I can't remember the source, I think it was Dick Trenk that gave us that information.  The arrangement I remember is that Uberti supplied receivers to Pedersoli, who then installed set triggers, barrels and stocks.  Pedersoli in turn supplied Sharps receivers for Uberti's use.   

I don't know if that arrangement is ongoing now.  But, in the past it was how the Pedersoli high walls were produced.
  
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Reply #38 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 5:38pm
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Retreever,
BA is Buffalo Arms Co.
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Reply #39 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 6:29pm
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When they were announced in early 2008 there was quite a bit of discussion here. One of our guys posted this in February, 2008:

Hi Green_Frog

I spoke with Pedersoli in Italy about this, they say the the action frame is made by Uberti but they were not satisfied with the DST from Uberti so they manufactured a SST instead, so the lever is possebly the lever from Uberti DST setup, I also asked them if they were going to make a DST but for now they had no plans for that. Sad

The barrels and stocking are Pedersoli made.
  
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Reply #40 - Apr 26th, 2021 at 7:50pm
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This is actually quite interesting I watched a documentary on I believe his first name is Antonio Pedersoli giving a tour of his factory. And coming from that my understanding was he was providing Uberti and Cimmeron Arms with what they were selling.
  

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Reply #41 - Apr 27th, 2021 at 12:51am
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I think, at least in the beginning, that Pedersoli was providing Sharps actions to Uberti and getting Uberti's High Walls.
  
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Re: Talk to me about 38-55 Single Shot
Reply #42 - Apr 29th, 2021 at 6:29pm
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The OP never said what he wants to do with it did he?  Just less recoil.  So why not go for the king of the schuetzen calibers, the .32-40?
  
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Reply #43 - Apr 29th, 2021 at 8:57pm
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Hi All, again thanks for all the feedback and suggestions.

For those of you that have read through all my comments you will remember me mentioning my 1881 Spanish Rolling Block that has been re-barreled for 45-70. So I have decided to continue with that project - the parts (extractor) to make it shoot-able arriving this week then off to the gunsmiths.

That said I am still thinking about the 38-55. I bought a 1902 Remington Rolling Block #1 Action today and I believe I have located a source for a barrel here in Canada. Can someone tell me if a .375 bore +/- 0.0003 would be suitable for a 38-55? And if so I have the option for 1:10 or 1:12 Twist Rate - which one would be best for maximum range?

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Re: Talk to me about 38-55 Single Shot
Reply #44 - Apr 29th, 2021 at 9:09pm
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Yes, the .375 groove works very well.  I have a 1 1/2 emington rolling block that was rebored with that size and it shoots bery well.   I also had a  Winchester 1894 rebarreled with an octagonal barrel in that diameter and it shot very well too.   Anywthing from .375 to about .380 works very well, but the bullet availability is best with a .375 inch groove diameter.

And, the 38-55 is a wonderful caliber.   Great for both hunting and target shooting.   pretty hard to beat as an all around cartridge.

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