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1851 Conversion?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by smokey30725, May 2, 2012.

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  1. smokey30725

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    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.
     
  2. junkman_01

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    Conversion cylinders cost much more than your gun is worth. Just buy what you really want and sell the brasser.
     
  3. smokey30725

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  6. smokey30725

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    Thanks for the link! I am definitely going to look into it.
     
  7. arcticap

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

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

     
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    You're right! I missed that. Thanks.
     
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