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Re: Starting my second Kirst 1858
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2023, 05:17:40 PM »
...I am tempted to get a pair of the stainless 5.5" Pietta 1858s as I think they look gorgeous. Then I think perhaps for the money involved these days I should wait for a pair of factory converted 1858's in stainless. Too many choices... :)
Yeah, lots of choices, however stainless is not one of them.  :)  The Uberti factory Remington conversions are not made in stainless.  To me, satin stainless (Uberti) does not look right on an old west firearm, anyway.  But that is just my own preference.  However, you can get a nickled conversion which not only looks awesome, nickle is period correct if that matters to you.  This one is a 44-40:

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Re: Starting my second Kirst 1858
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2023, 06:48:40 PM »
BINGO! That be it. Nickle it will hafta be. Thanks! :)

I do not find that offering on Cimarron's webpage currently... limited run?

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Re: Starting my second Kirst 1858
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2023, 08:52:48 PM »
BINGO! That be it. Nickle it will hafta be. Thanks! :)

I do not find that offering on Cimarron's webpage currently... limited run?
Not a standard stocked item. I 'think' this one came that way from Uberti, including the grips.  It was one of the guns that Cimarron sent with me to some big match in New England a while back (it did not sell).  I took the picture of it because I loved it!  In the past you could special order most anything nickle plated.  Either they'd order it nickled from Uberti or if it was a blued gun from stock they would send it to Ford Plating.  Takes time, of course.  Not totally sure if they still do that, but of course anybody can send their own to the plater of their choice.

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Re: Starting my second Kirst 1858
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Re: Starting my second Kirst 1858
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2023, 12:58:17 PM »
You need to add this one to your collection. Pietta wth kirst drop in .45 colt

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Re: Starting my second Kirst 1858
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2023, 01:16:41 PM »
Pappy, I'm leaning towards that. I have the Howell drop in cylinders but the Kirst kit is looking like a pretty enjoyable little project, the more I read about it.

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Re: Starting my second Kirst 1858
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2023, 12:32:28 AM »
Pappy, I'm leaning towards that. I have the Howell drop in cylinders but the Kirst kit is looking like a pretty enjoyable little project, the more I read about it.
It is out in the classifies.

 

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