The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 10, 2013, 11:34 AM   #1
Willie Sutton
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 26, 2012
Posts: 1,066
1851 v/s 1861 Colt frame question

Just bought a set of parts from a member here (Roshi, who is a true gentleman in every respect) to convert a Uberti to a Richards-Mason conversion, those being the BBL and the ejector assy. I'm planning to fit it to a frame and then use a Howells gated conversion cylinder after modifying the frame for the cutout. Howells is close to me, so I will likely just drive there to obtain the parts and will likely let him modify the frame with the cutout as well.

The question is regarding what frames are usable for this. Are the 1851 and 1861 frames and arbors dimensionally identical, meaning I could use either one, or not? I've got a 51 here, but not a 61 to compare it to.



Willie

.
Willie Sutton is offline  
Old March 10, 2013, 08:30 PM   #2
Willie Sutton
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 26, 2012
Posts: 1,066
Nobody?

Come on guys!



Willie

.
Willie Sutton is offline  
Old March 10, 2013, 09:13 PM   #3
Bob Wright
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 10, 2012
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Posts: 1,944
What's black powder?




I'm a revolver man and sure wish I could help you, but, well, its not a Ruger Blackhawk.

Bob Wright
Bob Wright is offline  
Old March 11, 2013, 12:04 AM   #4
James K
Staff
 
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 20,001
Within manufacturing tolerances, and with the exception of the "step" for the Model 1860 rebated cylinder, the Model 1851 and Model 1860 frames are identical. The arbors and lock work parts are the same, but arbors were individually fitted since the arbor controlled the fitting of the barrel and cylinder.

Jim
__________________
Jim K
James K is offline  
Old March 11, 2013, 04:30 AM   #5
Hawg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 11,862
The 51 and 61 navies both use the same frame.
Hawg is offline  
Old March 11, 2013, 10:06 AM   #6
Willie Sutton
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 26, 2012
Posts: 1,066
^^^ Thanks.

That's what I figured, and had hoped.


Willie

.
Willie Sutton is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07544 seconds with 9 queries