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Anyone have a 1858 cartridge conversion. And do you like it.
« on: March 28, 2021, 06:18:39 PM »
Having purchased an 1858 Cartridge Conversion in .45 colt I began using it in the Local matches.  I use a load of 28 grains of 2Fg in Schofield cases behind a 230 grain cast conical.  What I want to know is there any one else who owns one and how much do they like it.  For the record, I really like mine.
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Re: Anyone have a 1858 cartridge conversion. And do you like it.
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2021, 06:24:56 PM »
Yes, an R&D in .38spcl.
I do enjoy it, and did not bother grinding the recoil shield.

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Re: Anyone have a 1858 cartridge conversion. And do you like it.
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2021, 08:32:49 PM »
Yep, I think the Howell (or Howell type) 6 shot conversions in 45 C are the best setup for the Remington platform. The Remington is an excellent set-up for use of a "drop cylinder" conversion. One of my favorite revolvers was a Pietta made '58 with a 5 1/2" tube in 45C. !! Very accurate!!!
  My current favorite is a ROA with a Kirst conversion. It is a drop cylinder as well but I'm almost done with a gated conversion which will turn the ROA into the most versatile S.A. revolver ever made!!

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Re: Anyone have a 1858 cartridge conversion. And do you like it.
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2021, 10:03:44 PM »
Grapeshot, I take it you are talking about Uberti's ready-made conversion.  I haven't shot one, but a local pard, Chisos, had a pair in 44-40 a few years back.  He shot smokeless in them, but I seem to recall he went a whole lot of matches with no misses.

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Re: Anyone have a 1858 cartridge conversion. And do you like it.
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2021, 10:14:16 PM »
I had one of the first Uberti forged 45 conversions in 2007 ( not the C&B revolver with drop-in )

7.5 inch barrel,  Nice piece , shot well and accurate for CAS ...
 Down side was it was front heavy . and at least for me the TG thumped my knuckle, and with full case BP it'd get stiff after the second stage.
 I much prefer the Uberti Colt Richards
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Re: Anyone have a 1858 cartridge conversion. And do you like it.
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2021, 10:59:39 PM »
 :-\    Ahhhhhh !!! Totally missed that !!  You guys are right (not a drop-in cyl question).  I have had a couple come through the shop and was impressed with them. Both got coil spring upgrades and I just happen to have my eye on a '75 Rem. that's available at a local gun shop. OP should have a lot of fun with his conversion.

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