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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2016, 11:25:38 PM »
Least expensive (notice the term, ain't nothin' cheap with the ROA , (?^ ) conversion cylinder I've seen so far for a ROA is this one (all the way at the bottom left side of the web-page).

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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2016, 02:29:52 PM »
Gated ROA conversion huh gooner...........


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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2016, 05:31:21 PM »
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and also mean they might never be legally allowed to sell it anyway
I have read that tapping the frame to except a "permanent" conversion such as a Howell gated cylinder makes the gun illegal to sell. But, does a ported recoil shield alone count in the same way?

Adding a loading port to a cap and ball revolver does not make it illegal to sell. Once you cut the port, the "non-firearm" cap and ball becomes a legal firearm under Federal definition. No problem doing it for your own personal use (depending on the state you reside in), just that you have to have it entered into an FFL dealers books and go through an FFL just like any modern cartridge gun if you decide to sell it.

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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2016, 09:16:34 AM »
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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2016, 10:39:16 AM »
Hey Stanger!!!! Glad yer here !!!

I'm working on it!! (I want yer money !!!!!!  Lol!!)

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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2016, 02:23:48 PM »
Interested.... actually wanting, and I always get what I want...
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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2016, 07:21:43 PM »

Adding a loading port to a cap and ball revolver does not make it illegal to sell. Once you cut the port, the "non-firearm" cap and ball becomes a legal firearm under Federal definition. No problem doing it for your own personal use (depending on the state you reside in), just that you have to have it entered into an FFL dealers books and go through an FFL just like any modern cartridge gun if you decide to sell it.

Then why aren't the percussion 73's required to go through an FFL?
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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2016, 08:09:42 PM »

Adding a loading port to a cap and ball revolver does not make it illegal to sell. Once you cut the port, the "non-firearm" cap and ball becomes a legal firearm under Federal definition. No problem doing it for your own personal use (depending on the state you reside in), just that you have to have it entered into an FFL dealers books and go through an FFL just like any modern cartridge gun if you decide to sell it.

Then why aren't the percussion 73's required to go through an FFL?

Good question Hawg. I guess because of the position on the firing pin of the 73s they are difficult to convert. They are legal in Great Brittan where cartridge pistols are banned. Have to ask the ATF.

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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2016, 07:06:18 PM »
Hey,Mike, how about an update?  Any drool worthy progress on the gated conversion? Man, I had a dream about a .454  ROA. Boy was I having fun shooting that thing. Felt just like my super redhawk, only better,  and better looking too. Then I woke up.  Damn.

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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2016, 07:46:49 PM »
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Hey,Mike, how about an update?  Any drool worthy progress on the gated conversion? Man, I had a dream about a .454  ROA. Boy was I having fun shooting that thing. Felt just like my super redhawk, only better,  and better looking too. Then I woke up.  Damn.

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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2016, 07:41:39 AM »
any news yet? im still waiting...

reminds me of that damn shernic stock...
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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2016, 09:09:11 AM »
Hey Bruce!!
 Well, I'm a lot closer than a year ago!! I should be shooting one soon and I'll give be a report.

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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #42 on: December 28, 2016, 10:09:54 AM »
Bishop Creek:
                        "***. Once you cut the port, the "non-firearm" cap and ball becomes a legal firearm under

                Federal definition. No problem doing it for your own personal use (depending on the state you                            reside in),(***)."

Depends upon the primary use of the port (if you intend the port for greater ease of use of percussion cap placement, no, it doesn't fall under category of "firearm" in Texas, 'course where you live it's probably different).
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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2017, 07:03:15 PM »
old fogey,

It is under Federal regs, but if there is no requirement for an FFL for a private transfer in Texas (unlike California) there would be no problem that I'm aware of. I just don't know.

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Re: ROA gated conversion
« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2017, 04:52:19 PM »
Any updates Mike? I got money burning a hole in my pocket!
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