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STORM / Re: 44 Special OT .44-40 conversion?
« Last post by RoyceP on Yesterday at 07:24:35 PM »
So I went the other way. My Uberti Cattleman is originally a 44 WCF gun. I bought a new cylinder chambered for 44 Special from Numrich. I think the new cylinder was $150 plus shipping.
The Barracks / Re: Nebraska Muster
« Last post by Hair Trigger Jim on Yesterday at 07:20:56 PM »
Sounds like your only problem will be figuring out which guns to use!
The Barracks / Re: Nebraska Muster
« Last post by Cessnapilot89 on Yesterday at 07:19:24 PM »
Thank you! 

I have started amassing some period military arms.  Started with a Martini Henry, then a Trapdoor, then a NWMP Carbine, and now a Colt Walker.
STORM / Re: 44 Special OT .44-40 conversion?
« Last post by fortyshooter on Yesterday at 07:00:16 PM »
Thanks! I have a small machine shop but the cost of the roughing and finish chamber reamer is over 300 bucks. Haven't a shop yet that can do the job using my 38 Special cylinder.
STORM / Re: 44 Special OT .44-40 conversion?
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 04:29:48 PM »
Springfield Slim reamed a 44 Spcl OT cylinder to 44-40.  If I recall, it wasn't perfect but was perfectly useable.  If he doesn't see this and chime in, you could send him a PM.

You might find some discussions about it, most likely on this STORM forum.
The Barracks / Re: Nebraska Muster
« Last post by Mogorilla on Yesterday at 03:56:03 PM »
He Cessna,
Start here

It will give you the general guidelines.   You can use the typical cowboy arms, and clothing and shoot in the civilian class.   If you have those handy, it may be a good starting point before delving into military arms.   if you have 19th century military equipment, this is the place for it.   I picked up a trapdoor after my first one.   the bug will bite you hard.
The Barracks / Black Powder Single Shot
« Last post by Niederlander on Yesterday at 03:06:41 PM »
I'm starting work on being ready to shoot Black Powder Single Shot at the next Brigade Muster.  (1873 Trapdoor Springfield Carbine)  Twenty five pounds of Dupont black powder and a coffee can full of 405 grain hollow base bullets should get me started!
The Barracks / Re: Nebraska Muster
« Last post by Quick Fire on Yesterday at 02:34:54 PM »
River City, historicly, I have not asked for donations for door prizes,  so I will not be taking them this year. However it is something that stands to be discussed  with my staff for next year. Thanks anyway.w
The Barracks / Re: Nebraska Muster
« Last post by River City John on Yesterday at 01:33:40 PM »
I assume door prize donations are welcome?
STORM / 44 Special OT .44-40 conversion?
« Last post by fortyshooter on Yesterday at 01:20:37 PM »
Hey guys has anyone taken the Uberti/Colt 1872 OT in .44 Special and made a conversion cylinder for .44-40?

Reason for me is I recently picked up a nice Winchester 1892 that was made in 1895 and chambered in 44.40. Shoots really well if you load a .430 bullet and wanted a companion SA revolver
for it. Looking at what I have in my collection is a Ruger Flat Top .44 Special which I can get a new cylinder made for it or my 1872 OT in 44 Special. I like the look of the OT as it closer to looking the period.  I do have a 38 Special cylinder for it which could be "possibly" chambered for 44-40. Looking at the measurments  the case dia. of a 44-40 is about .010 larger at base than a .44 Special which should still leave enough cylinder wall for strength of standard 44-40 loads. The case head diameter is about .010 larger than the 44-40 and I have a good .030 of room before the case head would stick out beyond the cylinder O.D.  Case head thickness is same so no issue there.  Cartridge OAL for 44.40 is 1.580 as I load them and the 44 Special cylinder OAL is 1.608 so if I use a tight crimp hopefully bullet jump would not lock it up with typical Cowboy Action loads.

What do you think?
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