View Full Version : Converion Cylinder for 1873 Cattleman ? ?

February 20, 2011, 02:40 PM
Does anyone make a converion cylinder for this Pistol ?
Pietta 1873 cattleman colt peacemaker

February 20, 2011, 02:43 PM
what would you convert it to?

February 20, 2011, 02:54 PM
.45 Colt

February 20, 2011, 02:59 PM
There isn't any after market conversion cylinder for it.

Hawg Haggen
February 20, 2011, 03:14 PM
The firing pin and hole in frame is offset to make conversion difficult but it can me done. just not easily.

February 20, 2011, 03:37 PM
i thought a 1873 colt peacemaker was already in 45 colt?

Hawg Haggen
February 20, 2011, 03:42 PM
I think he's talking about the C&B version. At least that's what I assumed.

February 20, 2011, 03:46 PM
i wouldent call it a 1873 peacemaker if its not in 45 colt

February 20, 2011, 03:50 PM
You have to either weld up the off center hole in the recoil shield and make a new one, or install a bushing that centers the hole, then install a centerfire firing pin in the hammer, and find yourself a .45 Colt or .45acp cylinder.

Hawg Haggen
February 20, 2011, 03:58 PM
It's been discussed before. http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=285127