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Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« on: May 11, 2011, 11:24:59 PM »
Let's see your pictures and write-ups on your black powder cartridge and conversion revolvers!
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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 12:49:39 AM »
I just won this Conversion on Gunbroker... http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=228500653#BID I
I don't have any Remington Conversions till I get this one...
I have them Posted under Other Revs on my Forum and Smokey's I believe.
I'll go look um up and I can post the link here for ya. As this is a Remmie exclusive I don't know as i should post the R&S, or ROA here.
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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 01:01:04 AM »
Here's a link to some ROA pics http://blackpowdersmoke.com/oldcoots/index.php?topic=36.0

A few pics of Colt Conversions one's a factory original http://blackpowdersmoke.com/oldcoots/index.php?topic=100.0

A couple pics of my Rogers & Spencers http://blackpowdersmoke.com/oldcoots/index.php?topic=72.0

I think I had more on Smokey's Forum also.
Hope that works for ya  ;)
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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011, 11:07:09 AM »
Smokin_Gun, you have some nice looking guns there. I like them.
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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 07:15:41 AM »
       smokin gun your doin good!

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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2011, 12:13:31 PM »
Thanks Guys  ... I try. Would love to have this Convertion in a Rem Lyman Unberti to see if it works in one ... Seems to work well in the Piettas ... and Functions well inthe ASMs ... with ther excetion of the half cocked position, I jus'' need to pull the hammer back a lil' more for it to freely rotate.
It wiorked well in my Son's Rem by Pietta... guess I have to get another Pietta Rem or try a Uberti Rem with it.
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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2011, 12:19:42 PM »
I got my Pietta .45LC con. cylinder on GB for $225. This same seller has them for Unberti too. Same price. These are new ones. Mine has been great. No problems or anything. Still no rust on it too.
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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2011, 12:24:40 PM »
Did you get the R&D(Howell) Or the Kirst? Either oneis an exlint choice... the more auithentic may be the R&D as wa the one Clint Eastwood used in Pal;e Rider as the Preacher ... serving the justice do to them Outriders... {?( :)
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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2011, 12:36:48 PM »
Mine is the R&D one. I did look at the Kirst ones but, they were out of my price range. Heck, Kim is still trying to grab this one and list it on GB.  :(
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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2011, 12:22:14 AM »
I like the R&D alot especially in a Top Strap like the REMs, R&S, ROA ... I want one for the Starr SAA .44  :)
I also have a Pietta 1861 Colt 5.5" bbl .36  C&B with a .38SPL/38Colt Kirst with Loading gate...love it I'd go Kirst if wanting a loading Gate.
I Do also have for a Reminton Pietta, ASM, or Lyman Uberti, a Kirst with a P and Patend Pending on it ... that's a 5 shot no space for the hammer to set on.
They both are good it's a matter of usage, preferance and cost I guess.  {L*
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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2011, 01:11:07 AM »
Thinks fellows you have give good food for thought. I'd like to have a convert cylinder for my 58 remmie with 5.5" and 1860 w/5.5" barrels. but a loading gate means it has to stay center fire and the cylinder with out means you can go back to shooting rd ball. Some might not want to spend the money right now to convert one and have to spend money later to buy another revolver to replace the rd ball shooter. The cylinder that can be popped out and rd ball cylinder back in seems more like the way to go. These post you have put up help out a lot so people like me can see what you are getting into befour you jump into something now and wish later on that you hadn't done it. :)
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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2011, 04:48:58 AM »
i dont see how a loading gate could affect the cap and ball capabilites?
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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2011, 09:42:37 PM »
The loading gate is only there to load the cartridges much faster.
If you buy a converter without a gate you have to remove the cylinder, load the rounds and put the cylinder back into place.
If you wanna shot regular round balls again - you simply install the original cylinder again.

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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2011, 07:21:03 PM »
If you were to only use BP in the cartridges could you safely use the converter cylinder in a brass framed Remmie?
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Re: Black Powder Cartridge Remingtons/Conversions
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2011, 07:59:12 PM »
The confusion comes from the fact that ya have to modify the frame to use the loading gate - cartridges won't fit in the original capping cutout. If ya modify the frame to accommodate cartridges, it's no longer an "antique" under federal law, so it's legally a "firearm" the same as a centerfire revolver for FFL transfer purposes. Ya can still use the percussion cylinder in the modified frame. Likewise, ya can use a gated conversion cylinder in an unmodified frame just the same way ya do an ungated one.
Did that make it more confusin'?  ???