Thinking of buying a brass framed 1851 Colt and cutting down the barrel to make a snubby/belly gun/avenging angel/whatever as I've seen some here do. If I manage to do this without screwing it up and create something accurate and/or useful, will I be able to transfer the cut-down barrel (and cylinder, if needed) to a steel frame 1851 Colt of the same caliber and manufacturer? Both revolvers would be .44 Cal. Both would be Piettas unless Ubertis are better for this. The steel framed model might be purchased a year later than the brasser. My only experience with BP revolvers is with 1858 Remingtons, so my knowledge of the 1851 Colt is close to zero.