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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2013, 05:44:51 PM »
Here is my pair of 1861s.  Bought years ago to replace a pair of originals I had been using.  A collector wanted the originals more than I did so I used some of the money to by these Ubertis.



These, although not fired of late, remain my favorite revovlers.

That looks like an 1851 snubbie to me............
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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2013, 05:40:56 AM »
That looks like an 1851 snubbie to me............

Hmm, I suceeded in posting the wrong photo, perhaps this is a better photo of my 1861s.


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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2013, 11:50:32 PM »
I'm purchasing an all steel 61 conversion with a 5 1/2 in barrel, that I think one of y'all did.
I haven't seen it, but I trust the "old Coot" that I'm buying it from.
Might anyone fess up , and show any pictures?

Like, does it have a ring that folds out for loading, does it have an R&D drop in?
loading lever, or ejector?
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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2013, 10:26:05 PM »
Proud new owner and of course I couldn't leave em alone. Cut a nice .080" U notch sight in the hammer. I polished the internals, put in a wire bolt/hammer spring and some SlixShot nips. (Now) I found a lighter main spring that still busts caps. I reshaped the end of the rammer for balls. I removed the painted on stock finish and refinished in oil.
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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2013, 07:06:06 AM »
1861 Navy Richards-Mason Conversions, chambered for .38 Long Colt, built by Kenny Howell of R&D.










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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2013, 07:55:48 AM »
1861 Navy "Richards" Conversions, chambered for .38 Special, stamped as being built by Navy Arms.




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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2013, 08:41:40 AM »
A group photo: 1861 Navy "Richards" Conversions by Navy Arms (ASM), an 1848 Baby Dragoon with an R&D conversion cylinder, an 1860 Henry converted to .44 Henry Center Fire, engraving by Ken Hurst, and a Randall Skinner with Sambar Stag handle and Damascus steel blade.  Leather by Jim Simmons.


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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2013, 11:35:38 AM »
1861 Navy Richards-Mason Conversions, chambered for .38 Long Colt, built by Kenny Howell of R&D.

Nice set Seth!

I have one like that built long ago...........How old are yours?

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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2013, 02:44:57 PM »
Old.  I don't know the exact date of conversion.  I bought them used and Kenny wouldn't provide any help with dating them.

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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2013, 06:27:20 PM »
Kenny wouldn't provide any help ........

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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2013, 07:22:54 PM »
I gotta take some decent pics of my '71's.  They put the Howell conversions to shame. ;)

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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2014, 05:21:15 AM »
Hi Gent`s ,
like to share C&B  Uberi Navy 1861
Bought him used for around 150 Bucks and like him much
Don`t know exactly when he was made but seems to be in the 1980th

hereby some pics with my Holster and some Cartridges  and the Navy











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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2016, 04:27:58 PM »
"Replica Arms Inc. - Marietta Ohio" marked Uberti, man'f 1970. Appears to be unfired.


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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2017, 08:31:34 PM »
My CVA 1861 kit gun. This was started 30 years ago, left in finished. I was gifted the piece in the original packing box. I completed the piece.
I call it my "RAT ROD 61"

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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2023, 12:34:15 PM »
I am looking for a 1861 Navy conversion revolver in .38. I have an Uberti RM 1860 Army with 5 1/2 barrel in .45 colt new in box I would trade. I have it listed in the classifieds.

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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2023, 05:26:02 AM »
My pair of 1861 RM Conversions in .38 Long Colt cal.
They are my main match pistols since 2018.
The one with the silverish grip frame is a 2nd gen Colt, the other a 4-screw frame Uberti.
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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2023, 09:27:52 AM »
I started out with an EMF Heritage 61 Navy London Model, and the Kirst was fitted, and the barrel bobbed to 3"
The Cyl. & barrel were hot salts blued...
Later, I also had a 51 barrel lined & blued.

The downside was the cost, I have more outlay in the gun than a Factory conversion.
 But at the time, the conversions were not made, so all was well in Whoville  :)



 
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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2023, 10:25:16 AM »
Very nice, Major,
And I like the holster, too.
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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2023, 04:21:23 PM »
Oil am looking for a 1861 RM conversion in 38. I have a Pietta Remington 58 with Kirst drop in cylinder and BP cylinder from trade.

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Re: OFFICIAL 1861 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2023, 04:55:17 PM »
There is no such thing as an 1861 Richards-Mason conversion.  Neither historically nor has any manufacturer ever reproduced one.   Closest you can get is with the Type II in .38.  And that will not have the correct barrel shape for a R-M '61.  The large underlug portion of the barrel would need to be shaved down to make it look right.

 

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