Howell for 1860?


Shotgun Willy
September 28, 2011, 10:21 AM
As the title suggests, I'm wondering about getting a Howell conversion cylinder for my Pietta 1860. I'd like some feedback from anyone who's had experience with their 5 shot cylinder for the 1860.
I once had an 1858 with an R&D and liked it, but am wondering about the 5 shot.

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September 28, 2011, 02:54 PM
There are 13 reviews for that specific cylinder on the MidwayUSA product page:

Here's the Midway search results for "howell conversion cylinder " to read reviews about their other conversion cylinders:

Shotgun Willy
September 28, 2011, 06:39 PM
Thanks Arcticap, I'd seen those. I just wanted to get some feedback from someone here, too.
I've got an e'mail into Howell, with a couple of questions. One of those questions is, why does Midway list the 1860 cylinder as 'semi drop in', and the cylinders for the 1858 as 'drop in'.

Prairie Dawg
September 28, 2011, 06:48 PM
I had one for a long time.
Worked perfectly.
Wish I still had it.
I have a snubby that it would work very well in.

Shotgun Willy
September 28, 2011, 09:39 PM
I got my return e-mail, earlier, on the same day I sent the questions. Gotta like that!

They are for the .45 Colt and .45 Schofield and they are listed as a "semi" drop in as some of them need custom
fitting to the revolvers, especially the Piettas, which is due to the revolver manufacturer as all of the cylinders
are CNC machined and sometimes the revolvers aren't all the same, so Kenny custom fits them for $40 which
includes the return shipping. Hope that helps and yes, you can buy directly from us and our price is $220 and
they can be engraved for another $35.00 if you prefer that look. Let us know. We appreciate your interest in
our product.

Regina Howell

Now to shake loose the funds.:)

Prairie Dawg
September 29, 2011, 12:16 AM
I have had Kenny fit a few.

Perfect job & well worth the cost.

So there are no worries on the shooter's end.

Taylors fits them too if you buy it from them.

Mr. Melcher
September 30, 2011, 03:49 AM
I find the 45 Kirst cylinder to be great for my 1860, rather than having to take the cylinder out to reload(which I believe is what one needs to do with the R and D).
Assuming you are fine with cutting the loading port in the side of your frame.

Good luck.

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