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Kirst Konverter in a Wells Fargo

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by likesblackpowder, Sep 6, 2006.

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  1. likesblackpowder

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    make sure its the right konverter for the right weapon:
    uberti converter for an uberti WF or Pietta converter for a pietta WF
     
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    Yep, as will the R&D that I have in my Uberti 1849 Wells Fargo.
     
  5. likesblackpowder

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    cut a loading port?

    The Kirst site mentions that you have to cut a loading port for the ported '58 konverter, but doesn't mention it for the '49, but it looks in the picture like there needs to be a loading port. I ordered the WF haven't gotten it yet to compare it to the picture. Before I order the konverter, does anyone know what kind of mod to a WF is needed if any?

    Thanks!
     
  6. Seth Hawkins

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    If you want to use the Kirst ported converter, you'll have to cut a loading port in the frame.
     
  7. Cincinnati Slim

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    Cuttin' Yer Loadin' Port

    Howdy,

    The Kirst will work without the loading port but You'll have to Knock out the wedge and pull off the barrel and cylinder to reload, just like the R&D.

    Cuttin' yourself a loading port is easy but kinda time consuming.
    I think I musta' went through a dozen Dremel sanding drums last time I did it.
    One really nice side benefit is when you put the percussion cylinder back in with the loading port cut-out The cap fragments just fall out the right side as the cylinder rotates. Cuts WAY down on cap jams. The downside is the hot cap fragments fall onto your trigger finger ! (unless your a lefty, then no problemo!)

    Just take yer time and work carefully grinding out the port groove. Test fit the converter with a shell casing and only grind away enough metal to allow easy loading and ejection. Most folks use a little allen wrench to poke out the brass. It pretty much falls right out with mild "Cowboy" loads.

    Good Luck,

    Cincinnati Slim
     
  8. Seth Hawkins

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    Sure. You don't have to cut a loading port in the frame to use the Kirst ported converter. But it kinda negates the whole purpose of buying the ported converter if you don't...doesn't it?
     
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