Author Topic: M1867 Sharps .50-70 conversion: original/reproduction side by side  (Read 128 times)

Offline Drydock

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I've been asked how my Chiappa M1863 .50-70 conversion compares to the real thing.  This weekend I had the pleasure of seeing an original being shot at the Nebraska Division Muster, and Whisky Double took a nice side by side photo.

I learned something here: I had complained about Chiappa using a modified Percussion hammer as opposed to the purpose built hammers on the originals I had previously seen, but this original did indeed have a modified percussion hammer.  Chiappa left the nose too long, but it seems at least some of the original conversions indeed used this style of hammer.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 05:54:25 pm by Drydock »
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