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Old June 4, 2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Had the gunsmith cut the barrel back to 6 1/2 inches. Re-crowned the barrel
and cut dovetail for sight. Cost 40.00. I sanded the grips and gave them a
oil finish. Ordered a set of aged Ivory grips from "Tombstone" grips. It sure
handles a lot better. This is a factory 45 Colt conversion. Before & after

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Old June 4, 2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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Looks great!
I lust after the factory conversion in 5.5"....
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Old June 4, 2012, 10:13 PM   #3
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very nice, kwhi.

me too, wheely.
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Old June 5, 2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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Very nice! My .36s are 6.5 and I love em!
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Old June 5, 2012, 10:41 AM   #5
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Without doubt. Your gunsmith is very good at his trade. Excellent job. I if not many others would be interested if your pistols sighting has changed any? Please thread and keep us informed Sir.
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Old June 5, 2012, 12:24 PM   #6
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Well believe it or not, the gun has never been fired. I've only had it about a week. We are going to Friendship next week, have a 3-day shoot this comming weekend. Out of time right now. But soon.
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Old June 5, 2012, 12:32 PM   #7
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I guess we are looking at an Uberti factory conversion? Whats it look like with the cylinder and parts and such removed? Sure is purty.
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Old June 5, 2012, 01:00 PM   #8
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It is a Taylors factory conversion in 45 Colt. Made by Uberti. Very high polish
and GREAT blue job. The frame is forged and is slightly larger than their
cap & ball Remingtons due to the cylinder being larger to hold 6. Frame has
better heat treat. Should stand up well. Twist in barrel looks "Fast" I would
say 1-20 to mebby 1-28 twist. That's just a guess. They don't have a drop
in cap & ball cylinder for it right now. Suppose to be in the works. The back
plate is held on with one screw. The ejector rod is a nice touch. The inside
of the frame is very well finished. The revolver is heavy tho. Action and trigger are excellcent. They say that it will hold up well to Buffalo Bore 45 Colt SAMMI spec loading of a 255 gr bullet at 1000 fps . I have several boxes
of that along with quite a bit of Goex Factory Black Powder loads, and quite
a bit of Black Hills Cowboy Ammo. Sounds like it's time to shoot a little.
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Old June 6, 2012, 11:45 AM   #9
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I converted my Pietta Remington about 5 years ago. It's not gated, as your's are, but reloading isn't that bad since I've done it so much. Gated conversion revolvers are considered Firearms in Michigan, were I come from. So, instead of going through all the paperwork and trips to the Sheriff's office, I just used a Howell [back then R+D] cylinder. I've never had a misfire, or timing issues either. The gun shoots well, cycles fine, and is a joy to shoot. I use Black Hills, and Ultramax 250 grain rounds. I even use .45 Schofield sometimes in my 1860 conversion, 230 gr. and 180 gr. But they do leave a ring in cylinder, just above the bullet, so it needs scrubbed more than using .45 colts . But the Remington with 250 gr. bullets is my favorite.
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Old June 6, 2012, 10:06 PM   #10
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Very nice looking work. I've also been thinking about shortening my 1858 ...but seem to love the longer barrel 1858's just as much as the shorter barrels.

However, your ability to clear leather faster is a plus with that shorter barrel.
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Old June 6, 2012, 10:49 PM   #11
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Gated conversion revolvers are considered Firearms in Michigan
That's a very good point you made buckhorn. I'm now wondering what category a converted C/B would fall under in regards to its Registration with the ATF?
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Old June 6, 2012, 11:17 PM   #12
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Not a problem in most states. A cap and ball revolver converted by you for your own personal use does not need to be registered (again, in most, but not all states) with anyone UNLESS you sell it.
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Old June 7, 2012, 06:53 AM   #13
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Old June 7, 2012, 01:23 PM   #14
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Did somebody want to see the crown?
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Old June 7, 2012, 07:06 PM   #15
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That's a very good point you made buckhorn. I'm now wondering what category a converted C/B would fall under in regards to its Registration with the ATF?
It's been discussed a time or two before. It's a firearm to the ATF. The ATF doesn't care whether it's converted or not - if it can fire modern cartridge ammunition, it's a firearm. But the ATF doesn't register firearms. Local and state laws vary wildly, of course.

And I've got to say that this particular one is a beauty!
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Old June 7, 2012, 07:28 PM   #16
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Nice dovetail cut on the bottom of the barrel.
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Old June 7, 2012, 08:01 PM   #17
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Yep, That's done by Uberti.
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