Remington Factory Conversion


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kwhi43@kc.rr.com
May 19, 2012, 10:15 PM
Been thinking about one of these. I kind of like the 5.5 inch barrel. I think
most everybody is out of stock, but have the 8 inch. I had a 8 inch in my
hand last weekend. Polish and blue were Super. It was a Taylor's. If it were
the 5.5, I think I would have bought it. Any of you have this revolver and if
so how do you like it? Would you take the 5.5 or the 8 inch? Here is the one
I had in my hand. I could have bought it for 450.00 Probably still can.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/prizzel/Untitled44-001.jpg

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YumaKid
May 20, 2012, 01:27 AM
Purr-rrrr-rrrty! Don't have $450 in the coffee can under the bed at the moment; but lemme tell you, if'n I did.......

towboat_er
May 20, 2012, 01:36 AM
Nice.
I'd probably go with the 5 1/2.

Jaymo
May 20, 2012, 01:58 AM
I like them both, but the 5.5" is SO handy.

kbbailey
May 20, 2012, 09:22 AM
I have both too. I like the 5.5" far better. I carry the cyl from the 8" as a spare for the 5.5" if that tells you anything.
As I have said before, I hardly shoot my cartridge guns since I got the 5 1/2" Rem '58.

Driftwood Johnson
May 20, 2012, 11:00 AM
Howdy

For what it's worth, I two 1858 Remmies equipped with R&D cylinders. Mine both have 8" barrels. I usually prefer long barrels on a revolver. So if it was me, and I was going to buy one of those nice conversions, I would go for the 8" barrel.

sltm1
May 20, 2012, 12:59 PM
I think it was only offered in the 8" length originally if that enters into your decision making.

mackg
May 21, 2012, 05:01 PM
Love it! It's hard to choose; shooters seem to find the 8" to be a bit heavy. Much more interesting at $450 than at $600 like around here...

Could anybody post pics of the back of the cylinder out of the gun?

Thnx

Saddlebag Preacher
May 22, 2012, 09:37 PM
I had the exact gun. The only problem I had was with my BP reloads, the trigger guard slapped my middle knuckle pretty hard. The uberti is smaller than the pietta. I sold mine and bought a used Pietta shooters model and had the kirst conversion and richards extractor put on. BUT, the uberti's are accurate and I have no complaints except for the knuckle rap...

sltm1
May 22, 2012, 11:06 PM
You better check out the Uberti site....they don't seem to offer htem in any length any more!!!

Saddlebag Preacher, here's my fix for the finger slapping problem, I copied it off a S&W 44 Russian...or maybe a LeMat cavalry pistol, can't seem to remember where I stole it from LOL.
http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss205/sltm1/RemieSpur1.jpg

mackg
May 23, 2012, 02:30 AM
8" only at Uberti:

http://www.uberti.com/firearms/army-navy-conversion-and-open-top.php

Cimarron still shows both:

http://www.cimarron-firearms.com/Conversions/58NewModArmyConv.htm

junkman_01
May 23, 2012, 08:47 AM
You better check out the Uberti site....they don't seem to offer htem in any length any more!!!

Saddlebag Preacher, here's my fix for the finger slapping problem, I copied it off a S&W 44 Russian...or maybe a LeMat cavalry pistol, can't seem to remember where I stole it from LOL.
http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss205/sltm1/RemieSpur1.jpg
Limits your holster choices a bit I imagine.

kbbailey
May 23, 2012, 08:55 AM
It appears that the recommendations are running nearly even between the 5 1/2" and the 8" versions. Let us know which you choose.

haul to the range and shoot for score = 8"
carry in the woods and shoot for fun = 5 1/2"

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
May 23, 2012, 06:16 PM
Well I called the guy and I'm going over to his house tommorrow and we are
going to talk. If I take the 8 inch tommorrow I will cut it off to 5.5 . The front
sight is dove tail in so no problem. I will just crown it and put some cold blue
on it and you will never know it was a 8 inch. I could buy a 5.5 Pietta from
Cablas tommorrow and put a R&D 45 Colt cylinder in it. But I would have 179
in the gun plus another 240 for the cylinder. And it would not be as cool as
this. You gotta figger in the cool factor you know. There's one on Gunbroker
with both cylinders but it's going to take 375-400 to get it plus 18 shipping.
Again not as cool. I'm set on having it 5.5. Here is the difference.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/prizzel/Untitled19-vert.jpg

junkman_01
May 23, 2012, 06:22 PM
Go for it Phil!

Jaymo
May 23, 2012, 09:38 PM
Having seen your photoshopped 5.5" Remington, I think it's an awful shame Pietta doesn't make their 5.5" Remington with a full length loading rod.

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