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Old May 14, 2009, 06:06 PM   #1
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32 s&w 1849 conversion

Hi all, so I am the proud new owner of a Uberti 1849 Wells Fargo Colt Pocket revolver and the Kirst Konverter for it. My question is this, can I shoot typical 32 S&W Short loads in this? I know it says BP or equivelant in the Kirst instructions, but how do I know if the ammo I have is equivelant? My sense is that this would more apply to the 38 conversions that have a wide variety of modern ammo available, the instructions that came with the Kirst are universal for the '49,'51,'61 revolvers and I have a hard time believing that the tiny 32 short could cause any trouble, but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this.
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Old May 14, 2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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I have an R&D conversion for my Uberti '49 Pocket Model. Paperwork with it said to use .32 S&W. It work pretty good with the Remington 32 S&Ws I bought for it.
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Old May 14, 2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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Thanks, I figure the factory .32 s&W loads are light enough anyway. Cutting my loading port now, kinda went too wide, and am unsure if I am supposed to cut into the ring on the breech face, seems to be the only way shells will get in or out......
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Old May 14, 2009, 09:42 PM   #4
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I'd love to see somebody offer some of the pocket models in a factory cartridge conversion complete with ejector assembly. Throw in the `61 Navy too!
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Old May 15, 2009, 06:22 AM   #5
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They do. It's called the Ruger Bearcat.
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Old May 15, 2009, 02:23 PM   #6
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The Bearcat isnt really a copy of anything, more of a hybrid of the Remington style grip frame on a scaled down Colt SAA or Remington 1890 in .22. Very cool nonetheless, but as far as I know not rooted in history.

CraigC: I think they do make 61' Navy conversions, do you mean the 62' Pocket Navy or Police? That would be sweet, they dont even make conversion cylinders for those, which is a shame.

In any event I found a smith who is going to fab up an ejector assembly for my 49' which is pretty cool, but a factory conversion would be cheaper than this will end up. 49 Wells Fargo $275 + shipping
Kirst Konverter $230
Custom Ejector $250 No bargain compared to the $400-$500 a factory conversion goes for, but it will be a bit more unique

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