View Full Version : My Armory as promised in another thread

January 26, 2012, 09:25 PM

from the top:

Rogers and Spencer .44 Remmie with a Howell drop-in conversion cylinder.

Pietta Army Police .36 with a Howell gated conversion cylinder ( a challenge to install, Kirst next time! )

Pietta Nickel Navy Marshall .44. Never fired, too pretty to shoot.:D Considering selling this one.

Pietta .44 Navy in process of being tuned. Thinking about shortening the barrel on this one to resemble the Cabela's Wells Fargo Pocket Revolver. Really like the style on that one. The grip's a little beat up, I'll have to refinish that.

A funny little Twisty derringer .36 I picked up as a kit one day. This still needs to be finished, polished, etc.

January 26, 2012, 09:34 PM
Very nice indeed!

Fingers McGee
January 26, 2012, 11:29 PM
Nice Sandman

January 26, 2012, 11:41 PM
thank you noelf2 and Fingers for your kind words

January 27, 2012, 12:13 AM
Nice armory! I agree with you about the Marshall. I'd keep it new and shiny too.

January 27, 2012, 12:17 AM
dont know if you can tell from the photo, but the Marshall's cylinder is fluted, a feature i really like

Fingers McGee
January 27, 2012, 01:32 PM
I've got a few of the Marshalls and they clean up real good after firing. Piettas high polish process is pretty good.

Doc Hoy
January 27, 2012, 06:49 PM
Yep....I like them.

January 27, 2012, 06:52 PM
tell me about the Police .36 and the conversion, please!

January 27, 2012, 11:46 PM

The loading channel in the frame was easy to cut - just hold the grinding stone in the right spot and make sure the metal doesn't get too warm. By the way, this is for steel frames only the manufacturer stressed, no brassers.

The hard part was attaching the ring. Two holes had to be drilled and tapped in the frame for the two attaching screws and this process required a very long drill bit. The manufacturer recommended using a drill guide but I did not buy one. Wish now that I had because I used the gated ring itself as a guide and I had a little difficulty keeping it steady while I drilled. But it all worked out well. The ring and cylinder fit perfectly, timing was excellent, and no other gunsmithing was needed. The original Police cylinder was fluted and I do miss that fluting, but overall I'm happy with the result. That's it in a nutshell, hope my description of the process was coherent.

I have since discovered that Hollow Base cartridges are recommended over regular ammo - not that common, but those can be purchased through Cabela's or Midway.