1851 Conversion?


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smokey30725
May 2, 2012, 08:57 AM
I have a Pietta brass frame 44 caliber Navy revolver that I used to carry in re-enactments. I know that some companies sell conversion cylinders to shoot modern cartridges through the. However, I believe that they only work in steel frame guns. My question is if anyone knows of any conversion cylinders that would be safe to use in my gun. Another oddball question would be whether or not this gun could be converted to 22lr for cheap fun. I no longer do re-enactments and don't do much black powder pistol shooting and would like to breathe a little life back into the gun.

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junkman_01
May 2, 2012, 09:15 AM
Conversion cylinders cost much more than your gun is worth. Just buy what you really want and sell the brasser.

smokey30725
May 2, 2012, 11:05 AM
The gun was a gift from my grandmother and will one day be my son's. I have other guns that I shoot more frequently. I was just wondering if there was a way to enjoy this one as well other than shooting black powder.

arcticap
May 2, 2012, 12:19 PM
If they're not already making it, this post indicates that Kirst is planning to make a .22 conversion that can be used with 1851 brass frame guns.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=7507246&postcount=17

Jay Strite of Raven's Roost Custom has merged with Kirst.
Contact him for more info. about what's currently available:

http://www.ravensroostcustom.com/

mykeal
May 2, 2012, 12:20 PM
Answering your questions, no, there are no currently produced conversion cylinders recommended for use in brass framed guns. As for the .22 conversion, I've never heard of it being done.

smokey30725
May 2, 2012, 01:35 PM
Thanks for the link! I am definitely going to look into it.

arcticap
May 3, 2012, 05:35 AM
Answering your questions, no, there are no currently produced conversion cylinders recommended for use in brass framed guns.

Kirst clearly states that their Remington .22 conversion kit can be used with the brass frame 1858's.

http://www.kirstkonverter.com/22konversion.html

Introducing the .22 Konversion Kit for the
1858 Remington New Model Army .44

(This .22 Kit can be used in either BRASS or STEEL frame revolvers)

mykeal
May 3, 2012, 07:11 AM
You're right! I missed that. Thanks.

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