View Full Version : 1858 loading gate conversion

November 10, 2010, 12:10 PM
I am looking for an 1858 conversion cylinder with a loading gate and 6 round capacity. I have only seen the 6 shot drop ins, but why are there no 6 shot cylinders with a loading gate? some say its an issue with the diameter of the cylinder to hold 6 shots. but if the drop ins can hold 6 shots why cant the one with the loading gates hold 6 shots? thanks for anyones help.

Don P
November 14, 2010, 05:15 PM
Don't make what you are looking for. I have a 1858 and a drop in conversion cylinder. The open top revolvers say from 1860 were converted for metallic cartridges with loading gates. Those conversions were done around 1872 by R&M