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Looking for a smith
« on: May 04, 2022, 09:05:14 PM »
Okay, looking for a smith to cut the barrel and reattach the front sight on a 1872 RM Opentop conversion. I don't want to wait for 2 years to get the assembly back, so one who is reasonably honest on his estimates. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Re: Looking for a smith
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2022, 09:49:29 PM »
Send the barrel to Coffinmaker!  I'm pretty sure he still has a hacksaw.   :)

But also, have you considered posting a "for trade" ad?  You never know.

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Re: Looking for a smith
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2022, 10:45:32 PM »
Mike is great idea, "if" he still has his shingle out.
Should that not be the case, Gary Barnes @ http://cartridgeconversion.com



Or you could order a Barrel from VTI or Cimarron and have a both the 7 1/2 and a 5 1/2 "
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Re: Looking for a smith
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2022, 11:07:28 PM »
I didn't think about da Coffin man. Was trying to avoid paying almost $200 for the barrel from VTI or Cimarron. The swap is a good idea.
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Re: Looking for a smith
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2022, 11:18:36 PM »
I wouldn't think anyone would need a shingle if you just send them the barrel.  Is this an octagon barreled '51?  If so, replacing the front sight is much easier than a blade.

Edit to add: $200?  You don't need to buy another ejector assembly, just swap it over.  I see barrel price is $181 at VTI, $137 at Cimarron.  Although how much you wanna bet neither has it in stock.  You going for 4 3/4 or 5 1/2?  If you do cut it you could even take it down to the ejector housing which would be 4 1/4.

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Re: Looking for a smith
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2022, 11:20:11 PM »
Okay, looking for a smith to cut the barrel and reattach the front sight on a 1872 RM Opentop conversion.

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Is that the Cimmaron? 44 or 38?
Are those barrels interchangable with the C&B ?

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Re: Looking for a smith
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2022, 11:27:26 PM »
Prof, the C&B barrels are not interchangeable with any of the cartridge guns.

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Re: Looking for a smith
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2022, 05:41:33 AM »
I wouldn't think anyone would need a shingle if you just send them the barrel.  Is this an octagon barreled '51?  If so, replacing the front sight is much easier than a blade.

Edit to add: $200?  You don't need to buy another ejector assembly, just swap it over.  I see barrel price is $181 at VTI, $137 at Cimarron.  Although how much you wanna bet neither has it in stock.  You going for 4 3/4 or 5 1/2?  If you do cut it you could even take it down to the ejector housing which would be 4 1/4.

By shingle ?, not meaning FFL, I meant he retried.
I talk to him from time to time, he does do occasional side work for friends, and for himself.

Perhaps he'll chine in here and advise  :)

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Re: Looking for a smith
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2022, 05:24:02 PM »

 :)  While walking down the street one day  ;).

In the merry month May!!  Somebody call my name??  Thought I heard my name called.  Anyway:  I am in fact RETIRED!!  I QUIT!!  I AIN'T GONNA WORK NO MORE!!

Firstest suggestion is to advertize for a tradezie.  I'd hold out for a 4 3/4.

Next Best is to inquire of VTI Gunparts and Cimarron.  With a long barrel and a short barrel, it don't get no better.

Next Next best is to ship it off to Gary Barnes (Hoof Hearted) and have Gary cut it and do a sight.  My specialty was to do Dove Tail Sights.  Way Cool.

Perfesser!!  Abilene be spot-on.  Open Top Barrels and Conversion Barrels WILL NOT interchange with Cap Gun barrels.  As a Point, a .38 Richards Mason barrel will mount upon an Open Top.  A .44 Richards Mason WILL NOT.  BOO HISSSSSS.

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Re: Looking for a smith
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2022, 09:05:20 PM »
Thanks guys, I appreciate all the input. It is a 45 Colt with a round barrel. I would be perfectly happy with a dovetail cut for the sight blade. My other is a 5 1/2" barrel, so I would go that length just so they match. Thanks for the suggestion on Hoof Hearted.
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Re: Looking for a smith
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2022, 01:32:15 AM »
Ah thank you gents.... great advice for Deacon
and useful info for the rest of us barrel swappers!

do you suppose that a larger hammer might "make" it fit?

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Re: Looking for a smith
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2022, 05:55:19 AM »
Uberti C&B and the cartridge guns are made on different arbor centers.
The replicant Cartridge Guns being slightly larger.
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