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1858 remmy
March 11, 2012, 02:26 AM
Hi, I was wondering if you guys thought this percussion revolver would be semi easy to switch to 45LC...to me it looks like all ya would need to do is get a different chamber or modify the percussion one and file the firing pin. any help would be appreciated. thanks yall!:)

arcticap
March 11, 2012, 02:53 AM
It can be done and there's different ways to do it:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=414559&highlight=1873

Fingers McGee
March 11, 2012, 03:19 PM
Hi, I was wondering if you guys thought this percussion revolver would be semi easy to switch to 45LC...to me it looks like all ya would need to do is get a different chamber or modify the percussion one and file the firing pin. any help would be appreciated. thanks yall!

:confused::confused::confused:

WHY ?

:confused::confused::confused:

1858 remmy
March 11, 2012, 05:16 PM
to me it looks like they were just half way drilled through. but would the firing pin be off center from the primer?

Hawg
March 11, 2012, 05:31 PM
to me it looks like they were just half way drilled through. but would the firing pin be off center from the primer?

Yes

Andy Griffith
March 11, 2012, 08:15 PM
WHY ?


Why not?

If you've got the money, someone has the time.

There are several threads on it. Seems impractical compared to others though, as it's much easier to slap a conversion cylinder assembly in a 1860 or an 1858.

mykeal
March 11, 2012, 09:03 PM
it's much easier to slap a conversion cylinder assembly in a 1860 or an 1858
That's why.

1858 remmy
March 11, 2012, 10:26 PM
But the 1873 just looks so much cooler.

Fingers McGee
March 11, 2012, 10:32 PM
But the 1873 just looks so much cooler.

So, just go buy a cartridge gun to begin with and avoid the hassle of futzing up a C&B version.

Hawg
March 11, 2012, 10:48 PM
So, just go buy a cartridge gun to begin with and avoid the hassle of futzing up a C&B version.

Yup, by the time you by the C&B 73 and the cylinder and do all the work it would have been easier and probably as cheap to have bought a cartridge 73 in the first place. Dude selling Hombres on gunbroker for 250 NIB.

1858 remmy
March 11, 2012, 11:34 PM
Ya i know....but anyways, where on earth would i buy a 73 cylinder? ive looked EVERYWHERE!

mykeal
March 12, 2012, 05:40 AM
This has come up before - someone who can't buy a cartridge revolver looking for a way to make one. Perhaps that's the case here.;)

Hawg
March 12, 2012, 09:31 AM
Sounds like it.

arcticap
March 12, 2012, 11:05 AM
VTI Gun Parts lists the cylinders for the Pietta 1873:

http://www.vtigunparts.com/store/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=74&cat=Pietta+1873+Colt+GWII



"Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:" :)

1858 remmy
March 13, 2012, 01:01 PM
Just want a cool looking gun that will shoot 45lc and 44 bp...ya i already have a 1858 remington so i dont need another one of those yet ;P

1858 remmy
July 4, 2012, 03:05 PM
I have just finished this revolver and now io can shoot 45ACP and 45LC and 44 C&B through this! Thanks for the advice yall! want pictures?

g.willikers
July 4, 2012, 03:38 PM
Sure, we want pictures.

1858 remmy
July 4, 2012, 04:17 PM
Ok. I will get a few pictures on here soon

1858 remmy
July 4, 2012, 04:37 PM
Here are some pictures. All i had to do was file a point in my firing 'pin', and make a different cylinder pin...made out of a old screw driver.
Now all i have to do is register the gun :D

1858 remmy
July 4, 2012, 04:38 PM
here are 2 more
Sorry for the image quality. cell phone pictures.

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
July 4, 2012, 05:30 PM
I don't think there is such a thing as registering a gun.

g.willikers
July 4, 2012, 05:40 PM
So, you bought two new cylinders, in .45Colt and .45ACP, fabricated a new cylinder pin of a different diameter and filed the firing pin?
And you now have three guns in one?
Yes?
Very cool.

1858 remmy
July 4, 2012, 09:42 PM
Yep! now im starting on my 1911 build.