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Colt 1851 .44 pietta cylinder vs Colt 1860 .44 cylinder

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by asparwhite, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. asparwhite

    asparwhite Member

    Does anyone know if the cylinder used on a pietta .44 Colt 1851 Navy is the same as one used on their Colt 1860 army? I do not have both models to compare and was wondering if it might be true since the 1860 uses the 1851s frame with a rebated cylinder (and my repo 1851 in .44 uses a rebated cylinder).
  2. DutchmanDick

    DutchmanDick Well-Known Member

    Should fit just fine. In fact, change the barrel and you've got an 1860 Army...
  3. Yankee John

    Yankee John Well-Known Member

    Yep, They are the same.
  4. asparwhite

    asparwhite Member


    So if I wanted to purchase a cartridge conversion I could get the one for a .44 Army then. Thanks for help yall.
  5. asparwhite

    asparwhite Member


    Man I've been reading this forum for a while before posting not wanting to do a repeat threat but I found a few threads by a catfish33 about this same topic. Does anyone know if he succesfuly converted his .44 navy? Has anyone else done it?
  6. asparwhite

    asparwhite Member

  7. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    I don't know the answer to your question, but you can send a PM (Private Message) to catfish33 and ask him. Go to User CP (upper/left corner on your screen) and then Private Messages. Then click on Send New Message.

    I'm not sure about this, but I believe there might have been a hold-up concerning a conversion that had a loading gate, vs. one that didn't.

    Hope this will help. ;)
  8. astrolump

    astrolump Member


    yep..they seem to be the same. i have both the 1851 navy and the 1860 colt and just swapped cylinders..worked fine.
  9. esmitty82

    esmitty82 Member

    So it's possible...

    To buy the converter and install it on, say a 1860 Sheriff's model? Maybe? :)
  10. sjohns

    sjohns Well-Known Member

    I heard it is not advisable to put a conversion for a 60 frame onto a 51 frame. The recoil shield part may not seat properly, I don't know.
    But the manufacturers do not make conversion kits for 44 cal 51's.

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