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Old January 26, 2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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Installing a cartridge converter

I'm thinking about installing a Kirst .45 Schofield converter with loading gate in one of my Pietta 1860 Colts. Who here has done that and what kind of work is involved in opening up a loading slot in the frame? I'm not afraid to go after the frame with a file if that's all it takes, but if it requires machinery, that makes me a little more apprehensive.
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Old January 26, 2011, 11:59 AM   #2
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I may have found my answer here: http://www.hobbygunsmith.com/Archives/May04/Feature.htm
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Old January 26, 2011, 05:21 PM   #3
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I was a big wuss and had Jay Strite do mine.





Labor as $65 when it was done last year.
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Old January 27, 2011, 12:52 AM   #4
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Instructions say use dremil tool..file won,t cut until you get through that case-hardening. Jay has proper jigs & Bridgeport tooling..For $65.00, I'd go with Jay...Plus, he will do a terrific trigger/action job if needed.
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Old January 27, 2011, 10:22 AM   #5
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Looks like Ideal and Clem just made up my mind for me! Thanks fellas!
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Old January 28, 2011, 08:26 AM   #6
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I was a big wuss and had Jay Strite do mine.
Labor as $65 when it was done last year.

You...you...you converted a Walker

Blasphemy

Get a rope.
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Old January 28, 2011, 10:59 AM   #7
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You...you...you converted a Walker

Blasphemy

Get a rope.
Yeah, I know...it seems silly to convert a Walker that can hold 60 grains of BP as a cap-n-ball revolver to a .45 Colt revolver that can only hold 40 grains of powder. Before you string me up consider this.

p.s. No, I haven't fired it yet. Been bogged down with other priorities. Should happen soon though. There will be remote video footage. Stay tuned....
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Old January 28, 2011, 12:44 PM   #8
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+1 madcratebuilder!

Still laughing over that one!
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Old February 4, 2011, 07:18 PM   #9
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I like it Clembert

One alternative to those that might not know is the RD conversion cylinders that fit in most C/B guns with no tooling or any adjustments- and you still have your C/B cylinder. I put one in a short barrel 1858 REm and shot 45 long colts. Rolled it out and put in the BP cylinder

The long colts won
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Old February 4, 2011, 09:42 PM   #10
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Looks really nice, Clembert.
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