Conversion revolvers....

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by JavelinaRuss, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. JavelinaRuss

    JavelinaRuss New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I've seen on a few websites you can take a percussion revolver, like say a Colt Dragoon and convert it to .44WCF or .45LC but it says "some gunsmithing required". Is it just getting the timing back in order or more to it? Thanks for any info,

    Russ
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    Revolver conversions

    First off,what you are doing when converting a cap and ball percussion revolver to cartridge may or may NOT be legal in your area so you need to check that first. When doing conversion,you'll be using a completely different cylinder so you not only have to check timing,you'll also need to check/set lockup,endshake,barrel/cylinder gap,etc. Unless you really know a good bit about working on revolvers,it's best to let gunsmith install it so it'll be safe and correctly installed.
     

  3. JavelinaRuss

    JavelinaRuss New Member

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    Heck I live in Texas (South Texas for that matter) it will would be considered a firearm instead of black powder and prefectly legal. I just would like to see what all it would take to turn a Dragoon into a .45LC, and I was thinking right by your post I need to take it to a gunsmith to get it done. Has anyone done this before?