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the Black Spot
July 10, 2010, 11:22 AM
are they still making these drop in's for 1860 armies?
i know they make for 45 colt and s&w, but wondered if they still had them for 45 acp(cheaper to buy).
thanks in advance

Hawg Haggen
July 10, 2010, 12:21 PM
Doesn't look like it. Buffalo Arms has one for a Uberti Remington but is advertised for cowboy loads only.

Oldfalguy
July 12, 2010, 12:36 PM
Just checked the Krist Convertor website and they only mention
.45 Schofield for the 1860.
But I do remember seeing 45 acp for something- might be 1858's
I thought about it but if one has to use only 45 ACP lead bullets I passed-
I use schofield in all my conversions, 45LC in the Ruger

the Black Spot
July 12, 2010, 09:08 PM
well, i was hoping they did, that way i could share ammo with my son(he has a 1911).
maybe i will just buy an extra c&b cylinder.

andrewstorm
July 19, 2010, 01:05 PM
45 acp in a 1860 is blasphemy,cheaply done,and fun,try buffalo arms or able or dixie or r n d

Claddagh
August 13, 2010, 09:21 AM
Unless you were willing to restrict your ammo to lead bullets and very light charges, I wouldn't pursue this one too avidly IIWY. SAAMI standard .45 ACP loads operate at approx. 50% higher pressures than .45 Colt or .45 S&W (Schofield) do and, while modern repros are made of better steel than the originals, IMO that in and of itself doesn't render a 160 year-old design 50% stronger.

Personally, if it was going to be my hands, eyes, etc. behind any repro revolver of any caliber with a conversion cylinder installed I'd stick to moderate BP and/or sub-max Trail Boss loads only.