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kwhi43@kc.rr.com
May 9, 2010, 07:59 AM
Just got a Pietta 1851 Sheriffs model in 44 cal. Do you all think the R&D
converson cylinder for a 1860 army will work? This is a steel frame. Gun came
from Taylors. Will post pictures later. Got to go shoot.

PetahW
May 9, 2010, 11:13 AM
[ Pietta 1851 Sheriffs model in 44 cal. Do you all think the R&D converson cylinder for a 1860 army will work?]

No - AFAIK, The frames are different, between an M1851 and an M1860.

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Hawg
May 9, 2010, 12:01 PM
They're different between a .36 and .44 and that's just the step for the larger cylinder. Everything else interchanges I don't see why cylinders wouldn't too. I have no personal experience tho.

Doc Hoy
May 9, 2010, 12:23 PM
It has a straight cylinder.

Every .44 I have is rebated.

Hawg
May 9, 2010, 12:42 PM
It has a straight cylinder.

Every .44 I have is rebated.

That's the difference between a .36 and a .44. The OP has a 51 in .44 so I see no problem. I've been wrong before tho.

Fingers McGee
May 9, 2010, 07:32 PM
Just got a Pietta 1851 Sheriffs model in 44 cal. Do you all think the R&D converson cylinder for a 1860 army will work?

Yes, the frames are the same. Cylinders will interchange.

FM

PetahW
May 9, 2010, 09:32 PM
FWIW

From R&D:

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"R&D DROP-IN CONVERSION CYLINDER, for Colt 1851 Navy
Now available for the Colt 1851 Navy (.36 Caliber Only !) (Steel Frame Revolvers Only !)"

"This R&D Conversion Cylinder is available for the Pietta and Uberti 1851 Navy reproductions only."
"Not available for the 1851 Colt US Marshall .44 caliber."

note: "For Colt revolvers, You must not use the conversion cylinder if the cylinder pin is not tight in the back of the frame. If there are any questions, you should seek assistance from a professional gunsmith."

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Good Luck.

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