New from Uberti: .22 Magnum Silverboy

 Uberti Silverboy in .22 Magnum

Uberti has been selling SilverboysYellowboys and Henrys for many moons. The Italian arms maker has just added a new model to satisfy America’s swelling number of levermaniacs: the .22 Magnum Silverboy. Uberti’s presser (after the jump) touts the new gun’s unique selling point (other than the new chambering): “Uberti’s Silverboy lever action brings a brand new twist to an old, but ‘tried-and-true,’ design. A unique cartridge-control mechanism inside the action allows controlled-round-feed so that the gun can be fired while held at any angle—the action will cycle reliably, even when upside down.” Trick shooters need apply. And, yes, it’s a good first gun for young ‘uns—once they achieve the appropriate stature. Six bills buys you the gun and not a single cartridge more.

ACCOKEEK, MD (May 3, 2013) – Uberti proudly announces the introduction of a new caliber for the Silverboy™—the ultimate small-bore lever-action rifle. An Italian designed, all-original lever-action firearm, based on the classic styling of the “Old West” lever-gun. The Silverboy embodies the best features of the proven lever-gun design that goes back as far as the mid-1800s, when lever-guns were chambered for pistol calibers like the .44/40 and .45 Colt. Now Uberti adds the .22 Magnum caliber to that illustrious list.

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Uberti’s Silverboy lever action brings a brand new twist to an old, but “tried-and-true,” design. A unique cartridge-control mechanism inside the action allows controlled-round-feed so that the gun can be fired while held at any angle—the action will cycle reliably, even when upside down.

The Silverboy™ is a perfect first gun for youth shooters as well as a great firearm for teaching people of all ages how to handle and shoot a rifle. In the right hands the Silverboy’s excellent accuracy makes it a great gun for varmint and small game applications. The Silverboy is also ideal for the cowboy-action shooter that wants to put in lots of shooting practice without breaking the bank buying ammunition. Pair the Silverboy™ with a couple of Uberti single-action Stallions in .22 Mag and you’ve got a great training rig that will cost pennies on the dollar to shoot compared to a standard cowboy-action rig. This is a beautiful, great handling gun with a lot to offer both beginners and experienced marksmen.

SPECIFICATIONS: Caliber: .22 Magnum Barrel Length: 19” Sights: Fixed Rear Sight; Windage-Adjustable Front Sight Metal Finish: Blued barrel; Chrome-finished Alum-Alloy Receiver Stock Material: Walnut Finished Hardwood with Straight Grip Average Weight: 6.4 lbs. Overall Length: 36” Length of Pull: 13.2” MSRP: $599

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9 Responses to New from Uberti: .22 Magnum Silverboy

  1. avatarKirk says:

    Oooooh…shiney (I’m secretly a magpie).

  2. Lovely, except for two things. First, .22 magnum(if you can find it) is $15 a box. Wouldn’t it make more sense to make this in .22lr? Not that you can find that any easier. Second, for that money, wouldn’t most of us buy an American-made Henry’s?

  3. .22 Magnum? I’ll admit, I do not like the standard .22 rimfire in any situation short of introducing newbies to firearms, but am a staunch believer that there are too few guns chambered for .22 magnum. I might need to look further into this.

    • avatarSixpack70 says:

      My dad’s Ruger with. 22 mag is a real noise maker. We had to check to make sure we didn’t have the. 357! It is a fun cartridge to fire and I wish some if the .22lr guns could also fire the magnums.

  4. avatarRalph says:

    I wonder how that shiny chrome is going to look next year.

    • avatarPaul W. says:

      In my care, it’d be dinged up.

      I love levers and love 22 mags, but I’m a bit off by the price; damn near might as well buy an actual Henry!

  5. avatarTom in Oregon says:

    I’m still looking for a ruger 22 mag auto loader.

    • avatarJon says:

      Good luck with that. 22WMR auto loaders are as rare as hen’s teeth. The 10/22′s are almost impossible to find and go for $600+

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