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Old March 11, 2012, 02:26 AM   #1
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1873 pietta through dixie?

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!
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Old March 11, 2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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It can be done and there's different ways to do it:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...highlight=1873
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Old March 11, 2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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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!


WHY ?

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Old March 11, 2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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to me it looks like they were just half way drilled through. but would the firing pin be off center from the primer?
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Old March 11, 2012, 05:31 PM   #5
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to me it looks like they were just half way drilled through. but would the firing pin be off center from the primer?
Yes
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Old March 11, 2012, 08:15 PM   #6
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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.
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Old March 11, 2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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it's much easier to slap a conversion cylinder assembly in a 1860 or an 1858
That's why.
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Old March 11, 2012, 10:26 PM   #8
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But the 1873 just looks so much cooler.
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Old March 11, 2012, 10:32 PM   #9
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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.
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Old March 11, 2012, 10:48 PM   #10
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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.
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Old March 11, 2012, 11:34 PM   #11
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Ya i know....but anyways, where on earth would i buy a 73 cylinder? ive looked EVERYWHERE!
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Old March 12, 2012, 05:40 AM   #12
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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.
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Old March 12, 2012, 09:31 AM   #13
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Sounds like it.
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Old March 12, 2012, 11:05 AM   #14
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VTI Gun Parts lists the cylinders for the Pietta 1873:

http://www.vtigunparts.com/store/sho...1873+Colt+GWII

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Old March 13, 2012, 01:01 PM   #15
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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
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Old July 4, 2012, 03:05 PM   #16
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Finally done!

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?
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Old July 4, 2012, 03:38 PM   #17
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Sure, we want pictures.
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Old July 4, 2012, 04:17 PM   #18
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pictures coming!

Ok. I will get a few pictures on here soon
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Old July 4, 2012, 04:37 PM   #19
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pictures!

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
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Old July 4, 2012, 04:38 PM   #20
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more pictures

here are 2 more
Sorry for the image quality. cell phone pictures.
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Old July 4, 2012, 05:30 PM   #21
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I don't think there is such a thing as registering a gun.
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Old July 4, 2012, 05:40 PM   #22
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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.
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Old July 4, 2012, 09:42 PM   #23
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Yep! now im starting on my 1911 build.
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