I really like the Walker carbine (http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=8540390&postcount=3430) that someone had made. It made me think that doing such with a '51 or '62 Colt would make a great little critter gitter that can convert back to sidearm when wanted.
I fear it would be quite costly, but i'm certainly interested.
Anyone know where a 10-16" barrel could be made at? Or a stock?
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December 12, 2012, 08:59 AM
I must say that were I to do something like that I'd want a longer stock as the idea of busting caps and fire right by my face doesn't sit well with me.
December 12, 2012, 10:22 AM
you could start wit a 1860 colt repo.there are detachable carbine stocks for them.
December 12, 2012, 10:31 AM
But I want it to be a .36 cal. There's a detachable stock for an 1861, but a longer barrel with better sights would make a big difference in shooting little critters. Plus I'd prefer the cylinder be a little further from my face.
I really feel a need for an 1862, and to have a carbine barrel and stock would be great I think.
I have an Old Army and have thought about how a stock could be made for it as I think that would be cool too...
December 12, 2012, 11:58 AM
Pietta makes (made?) an 1851 Navy carbine in .44. Bottom one in the picture