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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2013, 09:31:48 am »

a old asm army. i re-done the grips. finished them with cordavon leather dye.  some store bought holsters that i got from cabellas and took apart. added a deer skin lining a toe plug and some tool work

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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2013, 11:53:45 am »

Hi,
Here is my 1860 Conversion based on a Signature Series, a Kirst Ring and a modified uberti cylinder.
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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2013, 01:09:16 pm »

When you say "modified uberti cylinder" do you mean you bored the Uberti cylinder out and to what calibre?
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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2013, 03:55:32 pm »

Hi,
1. I cut the front of the cylinder off to allow for a bushing.
2. I cut  the back of the cylinder off outside of the ratchet to clear the Kirst ring.
3. I sleeved the cylinder and barrel to 38 special.

I would have liked to keep it at 44 or 41 but the locking notches in the cylinder are too deep to allow these calibers.
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2013, 11:03:21 pm »

Ok Thanks,

We cant get the Kirst kits here any more because of the export ban so I am looking at other ways to convert my 1860 to a Type 1 Richards. I have the Type 2 in 44 colt and Two Open Top's.

I was hoping to get the 41 to work and have picked up a case today to see if it will work.

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« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2013, 09:25:41 am »

Hi,
I tried the 41 and found that the chamber will intersect the bottom of the bolt notch with 2-3 thousands of overlap.  In other
words the chambers will be barely visible at the bottom of the bolt notch.  While I wouldn't advocate shooting a gun with
this condition, I am told that some of the 19th century 44 conversions were made this way.  It also looks tacky and scary.  Kirst
solves this problem by going to a five shooter with the locking notches between the chambers, but I wanted a six shooter.
After line boring the cylinder sleeves, the gun shoots as accurate as my Ruger vaquero.

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« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2013, 02:45:54 pm »

I have two Army '60's (Pietta's) never used them in CAS.  They just sat in my gun safe, so after looking at a lot the conversions shown here... I said, I can do that... I have converted one of the revolvers using Kirst Konverters with ejector assembly. Waiting on Hoof Hearted to send me the Kirst conversion for the second revolver (back ordered). I have defarbed the barrels and ground the Loading Lever Retainer off and reblued the barrels. I did not shorten the barrel's, left them at 8".  After installing the Kirst on the first one, had some timing problems with the hand pawl, but that has been corrected. I used Pettifogger's method of changing the original spring hand to a spring coil plunger hand.  It may or maynot be historically correct, but since I will never use a stock on these Army '60's,  I am not really crazy about those 2 large stock screws in the sides of the frame.  So I removed them to the trash can and cut off the nipples for cap and ball and screwed them into the holes. I think it looks better, now I have 2 lubricating holes... laugh. The most time consuming event was making the cut for the loading port. But the first one is fini and all works well. Here are some pics of the completed army. I am very pleased with the way this project ended.


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« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2013, 12:03:33 am »

a old asm army. i re-done the grips. finished them with cordavon leather dye.  some store bought holsters that i got from cabellas and took apart. added a deer skin lining a toe plug and some tool work



I have to say that you did one heck of a fine job in making some vintage looking holsters out of those Cabela's holsters. I'm really impressed.
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« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2013, 03:29:32 pm »

Here is my 60 Army with the barrel shortened to 5 1/2 inches.
It has the R&D conversion on it - 5 shot.  .45cal
All steel.


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« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2013, 01:17:49 pm »

My Cimarron 1860 Richards Type II .44Colt, pictured with an el cheapo Oklahoma flap holster and Leatherman blackpowder belt with DGW hand forged buckle. Knife is a custom skinner by ML Knives. I want to have this sixgun chopped back to 5", fitted with a dovetail front sight, antiqued and fitted with aged one-piece TruIvory.




Pictured with the big Dragoon.

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« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2013, 04:21:44 pm »

Here is my 1962 Centaur 1860 NMA 3rd Model Cavalry, (Designation from www.1960nma.org).
She was stored badly for 50 years and has some freckling and the most damage can be seen on the left bbl at the loading rammer. Someone tried to remove the pits with stee lwool it looks like.She will be a shooter though non fired at this point. Yes she is capped and ready to go to the wall as she is my Home Defense System...after the dogs.
Sorry iit took so long to get these up.



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« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2013, 09:49:26 am »

Here is a pic of my 60's. Still would like to have a Type I Richards. Just don't have the money and not sure if I want to have one of my guns gone for the period it takes.


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« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2013, 11:16:33 am »

Nice Centaur Charlie Wink
I shoulda bid a bit higher so it could've been mine!

The neat thing about the Cavalry is that it has a 7 & 1/2" barrel and with a Navy size grip would be a rare bird! Lot's of affeciando's here would like to have one........

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« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2013, 07:43:40 pm »

I have been crying for Uberti to release an 1860 using those specs, I think that Pietta has proven that there is a market for the Navy Grips and shorter barrels on the big 44.   
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« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2013, 10:39:04 am »

Here is my 1962 Centaur 1860 NMA 3rd Model Cavalry Yes she is capped and ready to go to the wall as she is my Home Defense System...after the dogs.





For about 20 years or so in my early days, the only home defense weapon I had was a Uberti copy of a Griswold, brass framed .44 (I know) that I bought in 1970.  I kept it loaded, capped and in a flap holster hanging off the bed headboard next to my head. ( I still have it, but have not shot it in years.) I had a couple of moments that I needed it, but just the site of that cannon in my hand stopped the disturbances.  I never felt under gunned.

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« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2013, 12:05:40 pm »

My recently acquired Uberti Stainless Steel fluted cylinder 1860 Army.  Made in the mid 80s, imported by Allen Firearms, Santa Fe, NM

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« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2013, 07:11:53 pm »

http://www.tombstonegrips.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TGG&Product_Code=Colt_54a&Category_Code=Colt

Any one used this grips on the 1860.
I would like to get a set for either my Opentop or Pietta 1860.


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« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2013, 08:19:56 am »

Here's my new pair of '60 Piettas!!!  Can't wait to get them dirty!!!



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« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2013, 10:32:42 pm »

Just got this pair. Put a nice U notch rear sight. Reshaped the end of the rammer, put in a wire bolt/hammer spring. Smoothed the internal parts. Refinished the grips in oil. Tresco nips with choke tube release lube.
Picture was shot with a Sony Camera on Toy Creative mode. It mimics plastic lens kids cameras. I like the effect for old guns.

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« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2013, 04:56:26 am »

The color is very cool effect, looks like the blue on my Orig.
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« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2013, 11:16:30 am »

The color is very cool effect, looks like the blue on my Orig.

It does look like the Uberti Charcoal blue finish, doesn't it?
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« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2013, 05:12:05 pm »

Wow.  Those are beautiful.

I don't know what it is about the design of the Colt open top revolver, but it's got to be the sexiest gun ever made.  The lines are perfect; every model is a true work of art.

I think the epitome of the design is the 1861 Navy.  Just a drop-dead gorgeous bombshell of a gun!
I like the design so much I have a 62 Police 5.5 coming Friday. The picture of three of em will look like the "Incredible Shrinking Pistol"
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« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2013, 08:26:41 pm »

Just got this pair. Put a nice U notch rear sight. Reshaped the end of the rammer, put in a wire bolt/hammer spring. Smoothed the internal parts. Refinished the grips in oil. Tresco nips with choke tube release lube.
Picture was shot with a Sony Camera on Toy Creative mode. It mimics plastic lens kids cameras. I like the effect for old guns.



I need to get brave enough to tear into mine and do the same, internally!  Where's the best place to get the Tresco's??
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« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2013, 09:47:06 pm »

I got them from the Possibles Shop and he's been great to deal with but the nipples I got had ragged thread ends making them almost impossible to screw in. I had to take each one and dress down the threads with a swiss needle file.
I have since ordered Slix Shot nipples. They come perfect. I got them from Desperado Bullet Supply. Cost is virtually the same and in my brief experience, so is performance although people have their preferences. You pays yer money...
http://www.cowboybullets.com/SliX-Products_c_15.html
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« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2013, 09:25:05 pm »

Thanks for the link , Fred!!!
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