Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Ugly Sauce, Jul 28, 2022.
Who am I to argue with innovation!
The absolutely did convert 1851's with the original octagon barrel.The Richards conversions were only applied to the 1860. Richards-Mason conversions were applied to everything else.
Here you go, the eyewash station is right this way…
Well I guess you learned me something today.
Ahh...that's better. I need to go look at that original conversion in .44 Colt again.
Aww man, that just ain't right!
The revolver pictured is an Open Top.with the S lug barrel. When Colt started making conversions out of the unsold percussion guns and thousand and thousands of existing rough and finished parts they had enough barrels. As they worked through this existing inventory they finally ran low on barrels. They started making the S lug barrel that had no provision for the loading ram as these guns were made to shoot cartridges only. The 1871-72 Open Top used the same S lug style barrel and no conversion ring which included the loading gate.The loading gate on the 1871-72 Open Top is frame mounted. The era of the cartridge conversions is fascinating to me as they were built at the same time as the cartridge revolvers spanning 1869 to 1879. Between the Colt's and the Remington's there is enough variations to keep a collector busy for years.
That's what I was thinking of when I said the barrel was wrong. Mine does have the S lug barrel and it even has the 1871, 1872 patent dates. It was the 71-72's that used the round barrels of the 1860 and 1861.
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