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Old September 6, 2006, 02:49 AM   #1
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Strange Revolver Request...

Perhaps I should have posted this in the black powder section but maybe you all can help.

This is probably a really strange request but anyway...

I'm really enjoying shooting a Remington 1858 remake (like this http://www.chuckhawks.com/uberti_new_army_syn.htm)

I love the look of it, the weight, the strange octagon barrel.

Is there a similar gun that uses cartridge ammo? Black powder is fun but quite messy and of course quite a hassle sometimes.

I don't know if there is a cartridge remake of the gun or maybe something that is just similar looking/feeling that isn't black powder...

Anyway, perhaps a weird request but if anyone I figure someone here might know.
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Old September 6, 2006, 06:27 AM   #2
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alot of those "original" guns were converted to cartridge guns, if you can't find anything that trips your trigger, I'm sure there are lots of modern smiths that could do the same for you, as was done back then...
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Old September 6, 2006, 06:38 AM   #3
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The Remington 1875 is similar but does not have the octagon barrel
http://www.impactguns.com/store/uberti_1875.html
There are cartridge conversions
http://www.muskets.net/Handgun%20Inf...eets/P-011.htm
And there is an after market conversion (scroll down)
http://www.buffalobillsshootingstore.com/cowboy3.html
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Old September 6, 2006, 06:40 AM   #4
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R&D Makes conversion cylinders for various makes of 1858 replicas.... if you go to www.midwayusa.com and just search for 1858, you'll see a lot of them.
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Old September 6, 2006, 07:59 AM   #5
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Wow, now I feel like a gun noob again. I wasn't aware such conversions were out there.

So...I have to use the special "cowboy" ammo if I were to do that? Some sites have conflicting information on that aspect of it.
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Old September 6, 2006, 08:18 AM   #6
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Cimarron

Cimarron is one of the - if not the - best sources for conversions. www.cimarron-firearms.com Good luck.
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Old September 6, 2006, 05:12 PM   #7
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So...I have to use the special "cowboy" ammo if I were to do that? Some sites have conflicting information on that aspect of it.
I believe you would have to
The gun is still a gun designed to shoot black powder.
And the warnings on the frame should still be in force.
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Old September 6, 2006, 05:17 PM   #8
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EMF sold (and may still sell) a Remington copy in .357.
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Old September 6, 2006, 06:19 PM   #9
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All of the converstions for the 1858 44 rem

are for 45 long colt I think. And then you would have to figure out what type of load is appropriate. I suspect, but don't hold me to it, that any modern black powder gun could hold up to modern smokeless loads for the 45lc... as long as you didn't push it. But then shooting pyrodex would be much cooler...
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