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Old July 12, 2018, 01:47 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Driftwood Johnson
Don't bother.
I wasn't advising doing it, just saying that it could be made to work.

Since the modern conversion cylinder has throated chambers, to use the .44 Colt Original you would have to bore out the troats to .451" or .452" -- which would then render it unusable in a firearm with a modern .44 caliber barrel.
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Old July 13, 2018, 08:20 PM   #27
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I'm considering getting a Howell conversion cylinder for my Pietta 1858 Remington "Navy" - don't want to steal this thread but do have a question that others may wonder about as well. On the Howell conversion for the Remy Navy - cylinder would be in 38 Special - are the chambers "straight bored" - i.e. with no throats?

You are shoving a .358 lead bullet down a bore that is .374 ish- so I would be using a 145ish grain hollow base round nose lead bullet. I'm just wondering if they are straight bored or throated so you can use a "heeled bullet" that is .375 on the business end but that can be seated in a 38 Colt Long casing (Starline). In reading he description of them on Taylors, I don't see anything as to how the chambers are bored (cylinders for 38 Colt Long/38 Special)?

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Old July 14, 2018, 04:41 AM   #28
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Howell makes the same recommendation that Kirst makes - use hollow base bullets or have your barrel lined to .357.

I'd bet the chambers are straight bored but you could give them a call and ask.
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Old July 16, 2018, 04:18 PM   #29
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1860 Army snub nose with kirst konverter

COLT 1860 Army cartridge conversion snub nosed. Came out nice. Functions flawlessly.
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