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Old March 26, 2013, 12:35 AM   #6
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I converted a 44 brass 1851 sheriff model with a Kirst Konvertor. I believe I shot almost a 800 Winchester Cowboy loads through it and a couple hundred BP loaded cases. Held up great... until the cylinder pin showed signs of crushing through the loading port area. The pin became loose in the direction of the loading port.

This pistol was my first conversion and I cut the loading port too deep and the stress of firing eventually pushed the cylinder pin through the overly thin loading port metal. I believe, the brass if cut properly, should hold up fine. It should no signs of stretching. Granted, a brass pistol will never be as strong as a steel frame pistol. I will leave a lot more meat on my next brass conversion.
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