Conversion cylinder for EIG Navy .36 cal


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mach1.3
September 1, 2010, 03:05 PM
I recently acquired a BP gun from my mother's estate. It is an EIG Navy--which is a replica of the 1851 Colt Navy revolver. It's a .36 caliber and in v. good condition. It has a brass frame and has been shot rarely and cleaned up properly in the past. I'm wondering if an after market conversion cylinder is available in .38 Colt or .38 Spl. for this gun?? I have aquaintances who shoot cowboy loads but not BP. Just wondering what is possible---getting all the BP supplies and getting up to snuff on BP may take awhile and I want to shoot now.:)

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mykeal
September 1, 2010, 05:27 PM
I'm not aware of any conversion cylinders for any brass framed bp revolvers. In general, the conversion cylinder marketers warn buyers not to use the conversion cylinders in brass framed guns.

Pyro
September 1, 2010, 05:39 PM
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That is true. Brass framed revolvers are inherently weaker then steel framed revolvers, stress will cause the frame to stretch and warp (something not wanted in a revolver that requires strict tolerances). Uberti does make conversion cylinders for their black powder replicas, but again these are for the steel framed versions only. Could you put one on a brass frame? Probably but it's not recommended for safety reasons.

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