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Oldelm
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« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2006, 04:21:59 pm »

Bill,....Wow,....again,...very nice work! Those Rogers & Spencer conversions look great,.......they're no doubt pretty accurate. I really like your antique finish on them.  You relined the barrels to .429, right? ...Or did they start life out as .44 Colt?  I don't know much about the Rogers & Spencers, ...'cept  that they're used alot in competition shooting.

Thanks for the specs on your .44 Colt cylinder.

I slugged the barrel in my new Howell conversion , it's .429( been relined). Yes, it was a used purchase (GunBroker).
It's one of Howell's earlier ones,...the serial # is 064. Dennis Adler, in his cartridge conversion book (2002 edition) said that Howell at that time had built over 300 Colt copies, but only about a dozen Remingtons. This must've been one of those dozen. As far as the Nickle Plate finish,......it's just too shiny for my likes,...I maybe could live with it if it was dulled down, ...but can it be dulled now? Bead blasted? I wonder. I'm at least going to de-plate the trigger guard (brass), and replace the grips. I'm looking forward to loading some .44-40 BP loads. I've heard the .44-40 shoots a flatter trajectory than .45LC.

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« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2006, 06:30:55 pm »

Oldelm,
No the barrells are not lined, I shoot a .44 hollow base bullet cast from a Rapine mold. The bore is the original .451. The R&G's are .44 percussion, that I chamber to .44 colt. You load the .44 colt just like you normally would only with the hollow base bullet. I would suggest you contact Brownells to see if they might have a chemical to dull down the finish...they may have something that would work...

Bill
 
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« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2006, 09:46:13 pm »

Howdy Pards/Pardettes.

Ottawa Creek Bill;  Whooo Hoo those are purdy.  Now all you need is for Clint or Tom to use them in a movie, and everyone will want a pair.  Thanks for the pictures.

Regards, Beaumont
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« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2006, 10:25:39 pm »

So it was YOU who snagged that fine R&D Remington conversion off Gunbrocker!  I was watching the auction,  but was a bit short on cash when it ended. Congratulations!

I agree with Bill- That nickled finish looks great!  Here is a pic of a couple of genuine originals to compare to.

John


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« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2006, 10:54:10 pm »

John,.......yep,...it was me. Wink   I figured it was rare that one of Ken Howell's Remington conversions comes on the market, especially chambered in .44-40,  so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try to get it. Couldn't stop thinkin about it for 2 days prior to auction's end,......LOL!  Did some research on Nickel de-plating beforehand and found a great, non-toxic, inexpensive,  simple product that could de-plate nickel,.... but am going to take my time in making my final decision about de-plating it. I know I'll do the trigger guard for sure,....just gotta see that brass.

Yes,...I like those pics you just posted of the NP originals,.......I'd love to get it toned down looking like those. Then, I think I could live with the nickel plate.
The gun has had some smokeless rounds put through it,....the barrel's leaded up, and won't brush out or break up with the stuuf I have. Will have to find some good lead remover. Also, the machining on the rachets was pretty rough and was tearing up the hand, so I had to do some specific, careful stoning on the rachets. Guess there's always something to work on and tweak with every gun we get,...that's all part of the fun with these great designs from the past.
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« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2006, 04:03:03 pm »

Se Koh Bill!

Small world it is, I think the last time we met was at the Feast a few years back. 

Luke (AKA the son of that guy in Brown County who "Stuffs" animals"  Wink
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« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2006, 07:04:15 pm »

Fred Jr!?,,
How you been?

Bill
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« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2017, 10:20:26 am »

hOWDY rEMNUTS+. i HAVE THE USUAL uBERTY oUTLAWS AND JUST SCORED MY FIRST original '75 Remmie in 44 RENcf. I've spent months reserching everything from re-chambering to finding loads. So far; my gunsmith will chamber the cylinder for 45 Colt and I have founs GAD and Old West Bullet Molds. I sent Bernie at OWBM my specs + slug measurements. I will be reading your entire post. Yhis is my FIRST mechanically excellant Remmie. Been looking for 20 years. Glad to be on board. Doc
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