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Old 10-03-2007, 10:57 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever managed to take their revolver chamber, drill the holes so that a larger caliber can fit, and then changed the barrel to a larger caliber?

Is this very feasible or not?
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:35 AM   #2
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Very DANGEROUS idea !

Would change the strength/heat treat/design pressure levels of the cylinder and go down hill from there !

Whom ever would do it would assume complete liability for outcome and VOID original manufacturers liability and warranty.

Better to own one in each caliber you desire.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:19 AM   #3
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Why would you bother?

Just buy another gun in the caliber that you want.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:54 PM   #4
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Default revolver conversions

I have professionally converted several revolvers from .44 mag or .45Lc to .454 casull HOWEVER to do the job right(only way to do it)I machine a new cylinder from blank to 5 shot,replace barrel,adjust timing and lockup,etc. In NO WAY would I reccomend doing it with factory cylinder/barrel. There's a lot of good reasons to convert calibers such as if the model isn't available in that paticular caliber. For example,I like .454 casull in ruger blackhawk or redhawk-NOT super redhawk as the actions of these 2 are vastly different and double action pull is better in regular redhawk from design standpoint.
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Old 01-04-2008, 06:33 AM   #5
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Default rechambering/rebarrelling

At some point in their development nearly all wildcat rounds were done like this; refitting existing frames with correct bore barrels and rechambered cylinders. There is no 10mm revolver available, for example, but a Ruger .357 Blackhawk can be rechambered and rebarrelled to create one.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:54 PM   #6
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Default S&W 610 10mm revolver

Plenty of S&W 610 revolvers around still....very accurate and well built !

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