Thread: Conversions
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Old June 17, 1999, 11:28 PM   #2
James K
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I noticed that Mike mentioned something very few have, that the conversions are weaker than a top strap type revolver and loads should be kept down.

The percussion versions have less problem because the entire cylinder recoils putting the pressure on the center of the recoil shield. But a conversion is a cartridge gun, so the cartridge case moves back, putting pressure further up on the recoil shield and exerting more leverage in a way that can bend the frame. Of course, the modern guns are steel, not wrought iron, so the problem is less, but it is still there.

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