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Remington Factory Conversion

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by kwhi43@kc.rr.com, May 19, 2012.

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  1. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

    kwhi43@kc.rr.com Member

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    Been thinking about one of these. I kind of like the 5.5 inch barrel. I think
    most everybody is out of stock, but have the 8 inch. I had a 8 inch in my
    hand last weekend. Polish and blue were Super. It was a Taylor's. If it were
    the 5.5, I think I would have bought it. Any of you have this revolver and if
    so how do you like it? Would you take the 5.5 or the 8 inch? Here is the one
    I had in my hand. I could have bought it for 450.00 Probably still can.

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  2. YumaKid

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    Purr-rrrr-rrrty! Don't have $450 in the coffee can under the bed at the moment; but lemme tell you, if'n I did.......
     
  3. towboat_er

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    Nice.
    I'd probably go with the 5 1/2.
     
  4. Jaymo

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    I like them both, but the 5.5" is SO handy.
     
  5. Armored farmer

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    I have both too. I like the 5.5" far better. I carry the cyl from the 8" as a spare for the 5.5" if that tells you anything.
    As I have said before, I hardly shoot my cartridge guns since I got the 5 1/2" Rem '58.
     
  6. Driftwood Johnson

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    Howdy

    For what it's worth, I two 1858 Remmies equipped with R&D cylinders. Mine both have 8" barrels. I usually prefer long barrels on a revolver. So if it was me, and I was going to buy one of those nice conversions, I would go for the 8" barrel.
     
  7. sltm1

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    I think it was only offered in the 8" length originally if that enters into your decision making.
     
  8. mackg

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    Love it! It's hard to choose; shooters seem to find the 8" to be a bit heavy. Much more interesting at $450 than at $600 like around here...

    Could anybody post pics of the back of the cylinder out of the gun?

    Thnx
     
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    I had the exact gun. The only problem I had was with my BP reloads, the trigger guard slapped my middle knuckle pretty hard. The uberti is smaller than the pietta. I sold mine and bought a used Pietta shooters model and had the kirst conversion and richards extractor put on. BUT, the uberti's are accurate and I have no complaints except for the knuckle rap...
     

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    You better check out the Uberti site....they don't seem to offer htem in any length any more!!!

    Saddlebag Preacher, here's my fix for the finger slapping problem, I copied it off a S&W 44 Russian...or maybe a LeMat cavalry pistol, can't seem to remember where I stole it from LOL.
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    Limits your holster choices a bit I imagine.
     
  13. Armored farmer

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    It appears that the recommendations are running nearly even between the 5 1/2" and the 8" versions. Let us know which you choose.

    haul to the range and shoot for score = 8"
    carry in the woods and shoot for fun = 5 1/2"
     
  14. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    Well I called the guy and I'm going over to his house tommorrow and we are
    going to talk. If I take the 8 inch tommorrow I will cut it off to 5.5 . The front
    sight is dove tail in so no problem. I will just crown it and put some cold blue
    on it and you will never know it was a 8 inch. I could buy a 5.5 Pietta from
    Cablas tommorrow and put a R&D 45 Colt cylinder in it. But I would have 179
    in the gun plus another 240 for the cylinder. And it would not be as cool as
    this. You gotta figger in the cool factor you know. There's one on Gunbroker
    with both cylinders but it's going to take 375-400 to get it plus 18 shipping.
    Again not as cool. I'm set on having it 5.5. Here is the difference.

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  15. junkman_01

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    Go for it Phil!
     
  16. Jaymo

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    Having seen your photoshopped 5.5" Remington, I think it's an awful shame Pietta doesn't make their 5.5" Remington with a full length loading rod.
     
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