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Old February 26, 2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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no pics yet... but I will soon... lets see your cartridge conversion C&B guns...

just bought my 2nd open top cartridge conversion gun to add to my single action collection...

1st one was a lil 36 pocket revolver my buddy strengthen up & chambered for 32 S&W (no extractor on that one )

2nd one I just got, is ( sorry, not really into C&B revolvers ) a 44 open top that's been rebarreled, strengthened & chambered in 32-20... that one has an interesting spring loaded flip tab extractor

both are steel guns with brass grip frames, I think both were purchased originally from Cabela's if that helps with the brand the guns started out as, but my local builder buddy has completely rebuilt these, making alot of tool steel parts, adding extra retention components ( more than just the wedge... the 32 -20 also has a tapered roll pin which helps keep the headspace tighter & more consistant )...

BTW... was at my local builder buddys house the other day, & a civil war re-enactor came over with a really nice converted revolver that he wanted some work done on, & after he left, I commented on how nice looking it was... next thing I know, my buddy's pulling out revolver # 2 & asking if I wanted to buy it... how could I resist ???

got any pics of your guns ???
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Old February 26, 2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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so... no one has one??? the guns are camera shy??? there are legal issues ???

or don't I post enough in this section of the forum ???
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Old February 26, 2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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Old February 26, 2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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Here are a few pics of the twins:

Colt's Sig Dragoon's before their 45colt conversions:


Here's one of the girls with the conversion and a close up of the loading groove and gate:




And here they are dressed up for the dance with their little brother Remmie:
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Old February 26, 2013, 03:07 PM   #5
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Thanks for the pics love the dragoons... so there isn't an easy way ( conversion kit, or ??? ) to put a shell extractor on those guns ???

sorry, new to this end of the sport... my 32 S&W pocket doesn't, & my 32-20 have a very nice "trick" one...
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Old February 26, 2013, 05:42 PM   #6
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I use a brass rod bent like an allen wrench then dipped in rubberized tool dip to keep down the scratches.

They make ejectors for certain models, none for the dragoons that I've ever seen.
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Old February 27, 2013, 05:16 PM   #7
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Can you still use the old BP cylinders or is the transition permanent?
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Old February 27, 2013, 06:13 PM   #8
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If done right you can swap from cartridge to original BP cylinders in seconds.
I had mine done by the Smith recommended by Kirst the maker of my conversions. Money well spent in my opinion.

I use them for Cowboy Action Shooting.
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Old February 28, 2013, 07:46 PM   #9
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Remmy Love

I don't know if I have ever shown this one, but here she is ...

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Old February 28, 2013, 09:23 PM   #10
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Here's my Remington with R&D cylinder.

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Old March 2, 2013, 04:00 PM   #11
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Here's mine, timed by Taylor's &Co.
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Old March 2, 2013, 08:23 PM   #12
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Old March 2, 2013, 09:27 PM   #13
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Here's my latest. Open top .44 colt
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Old March 3, 2013, 11:33 AM   #14
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Tayor's timed mine so I can use either cyl. Have not fired it yet, should be interesting with the 12 in. barrel, was thinking of schofield rounds to start out as they are shorter, have looked around, some have them, some don't, any thoughts on that?
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Old March 3, 2013, 11:45 AM   #15
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No pics, but I have a ROA with a 45 LC conversion cylinder.
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Old March 3, 2013, 10:50 PM   #16
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here is my snubby conversion not quite done, but couldn't resist posting when i saw the thread. Should be done in the next couple of days, needs bluing and only has fist coat of stain. Stock grips reformed and going for a satin black.
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Old March 4, 2013, 01:43 PM   #17
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Looking good Buck.
What are you using? Files or mill?
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Old March 4, 2013, 03:58 PM   #18
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Rigmarol,

I used a hack saw, files, machinist square, a dremel for the loading port, and a bench grinder. Went about it the old fashion, cheap way, and surprising myself with what taking your time can really do. I've always been a craftsman but this was my first at gunsmithig.
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Old March 4, 2013, 04:18 PM   #19
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so I assume, that one gets a brass trigger guard back on it, or are you leaving it trigger exposed ???
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Old March 4, 2013, 04:26 PM   #20
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The tigger guard is being oxidized right now, giving it a black petina, then yes it will go back on.
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Old March 5, 2013, 07:42 PM   #21
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Well got the snubby done just waiting on the bluing kit and front sight to show up. As you can see the brass trigger guard didnt turn out black like I described, tried liver of sulfer on it. It did dull the patina and give it a slighty more brown look. i guess I'll stick with it. But cleaned it up put it all together and took it to the range today. First time with the konverter in it, 6 outta 10 shots on the paper at 25yds with just the V notch, no front sight. I'm Happy!!! haha
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Old March 6, 2013, 06:51 AM   #22
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not my gun, but if you're going to blue the rest, I like the brass trigger guards...

BTW... what the the heck have you done to those bullets... they look tactical
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Old March 6, 2013, 01:25 PM   #23
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Yea, I think I'm going to keep the brass as is now. It does give a good contrast. Haha, I just filed crosses on the flat tops and removed any bures with some 0000 steel. Figured they'ed be good defense rounds, kinda a hollow point knock off. Then some old vets told me they were illegal as hell!! So i blasted em off at the range yesterday.
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Old March 6, 2013, 02:52 PM   #24
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It's not illegal to do that to a pistol bullet. Yet... I'm sure it's on somebodies list somewhere.
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Old March 6, 2013, 03:23 PM   #25
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Thanks woodnbow
I'll have to file a couple more for sittin on the nightstand
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