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

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

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  1. asparwhite

    asparwhite Member

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    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

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

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    Yep, They are the same.
     
  4. asparwhite

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    So

    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

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    Man

    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?
     
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  7. Old Fuff

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    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

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    same..same

    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

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    So it's possible...

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

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    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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