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Certainly.
Mine is an old original. Picked it up in Britain as a "deactivated" firearm,which basically ment they had drilled into and welded all over.
So what emerged was an 1858 with the frame cut back 22mm at the barrel face,sporting a 3" barrel and in turn a birds head grip. Kind of a really "old school" 44 special of sorts.
(There´s actually a thread on the gun a good while back on here)
Weight all said and done just shy of 1 kg.

Keep the gun to this day. As a large frame revolver the thing is very portable and more feels and handles like a "modern" gun from that aspect.

As i got the gun the rear of the frame opening for the cylinder had been squared. Most likely as it had been modified to a cartridge gun.
Well. That turned out to be an issue as them squared off bits kept having caps seize the action. Thus..the pic where i welded that up per original and since..the friggin thing is nothing short of a locomotive. Shoot to hearts content...
Load the thing off gun,on a loading stand.

Like NE i was kind of amazed as i chronoed the thing and realized that muzzle velocity was down it wasn´t even funny (like 50%). A quick change for Triple 7 put a stop to that though,as noted,and muzzle velocity was right up there again.

At the range,to carry the thing around,it turns out a regular shoulder holster for a 1911 works just great. (picture)

Shooting the thing she´s accurate enough,no worries. Mind you most of my shooting i do at 25 meters,albeit i´ve of course played around with the thing close quarters extensively too.

Would i do anything different? Well,i´ve actually made two and they are dead ringers. To the letter,so the answer to that Q would be a big no. Reduction in frame,absolutely.

Velocitys with T7 and RB is atop 900fps. No worries what so ever. Haven´t with this gun but will eventually come around to try it out with 220 grain ogives too. Packs plenty punch already as is though if you ask me.
But i´d say the use of T7 is a downright requirement with barrels this short on BP revolvers. At least if performance is anywhere close to the name of the game.
Most likely i´ll see less of a performance drop with the 220 grainers due their larger "resistance".

Nice gun all said and done,but..hafta build it yourself.  ])M

WOW
You sure did put a lot of time and work into this revolver !
Thanks for all the pics and links.
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I have never cut a Remmy down but I did have a 3" barreled Colt Navy Yank snub nose .44 by Pietta. It came like that from the factory. However I did CHRONO it extensively, so have a look at the link and it should give you a good idea.

Yes they are a lot lighter and great to carry.

https://1858remington.com/index.php?topic=10821.0

Make sure I am reading this right,using a 26 grain Spout gets over 900 FPS from a 3 inch Barrel ?
Wonder if it would do the same thing with Olde Eynsford ?
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to answer your questions

1. i dont know, i dont have a chrono

2. much less!!!

3. yes!

4. absolutely!!!

5.none, i like it the way it is!!!!
Thanks
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First pic up with the frame just cut back.

Second up the fit in a hip holster. As such the idea of a birds head becomes rather evident. Brings total profile of gun down rather severly. What´s more it also makes the grip longer,effectively handing you an 1858 where all your fingers fit.

Third is with the secondary barrel,of 2". Point being that the original barrel had been cut into and had a rod welded into its entire length.
As i went at it what i was left with was a barrel that was made into two. One 3" and one 2". Opted for the 3"...friend,who´s got the other one, wants to go 2"..
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https://1858remington.com/index.php?topic=11672.0

Sry to say though the pics on a whole are missing as my at the date pic server went belly up.

Thus i´ve added a couple for you.

What i started out with was abused alright. Thing is a cartridge modified 1858 is defined (was) as a firearm in Britain. Or..at the time it was. Hence the "deactivation" that had been pulled.
Revolver was bought at Holts auction house.
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Certainly.
Mine is an old original. Picked it up in Britain as a "deactivated" firearm,which basically ment they had drilled into and welded all over.
So what emerged was an 1858 with the frame cut back 22mm at the barrel face,sporting a 3" barrel and in turn a birds head grip. Kind of a really "old school" 44 special of sorts.
(There´s actually a thread on the gun a good while back on here)
Weight all said and done just shy of 1 kg.

Keep the gun to this day. As a large frame revolver the thing is very portable and more feels and handles like a "modern" gun from that aspect.

As i got the gun the rear of the frame opening for the cylinder had been squared. Most likely as it had been modified to a cartridge gun.
Well. That turned out to be an issue as them squared off bits kept having caps seize the action. Thus..the pic where i welded that up per original and since..the friggin thing is nothing short of a locomotive. Shoot to hearts content...
Load the thing off gun,on a loading stand.

Like NE i was kind of amazed as i chronoed the thing and realized that muzzle velocity was down it wasn´t even funny (like 50%). A quick change for Triple 7 put a stop to that though,as noted,and muzzle velocity was right up there again.

At the range,to carry the thing around,it turns out a regular shoulder holster for a 1911 works just great. (picture)

Shooting the thing she´s accurate enough,no worries. Mind you most of my shooting i do at 25 meters,albeit i´ve of course played around with the thing close quarters extensively too.

Would i do anything different? Well,i´ve actually made two and they are dead ringers. To the letter,so the answer to that Q would be a big no. Reduction in frame,absolutely.

Velocitys with T7 and RB is atop 900fps. No worries what so ever. Haven´t with this gun but will eventually come around to try it out with 220 grain ogives too. Packs plenty punch already as is though if you ask me.
But i´d say the use of T7 is a downright requirement with barrels this short on BP revolvers. At least if performance is anywhere close to the name of the game.
Most likely i´ll see less of a performance drop with the 220 grainers due their larger "resistance".

Nice gun all said and done,but..hafta build it yourself.  ])M
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General Discussion / Re: Great Gun Show Weekend!
« Last post by Hawg on December 11, 2019, 10:41:54 PM »
Not sure yet Hawg. Probably around the $350 range. I could have bought a bunch more, just unsure of that market. They are plenty expensive to fire, but at least you can. This one was just too nice to pass up.

Yeah that's about what I figured. They haven't gone up in value much in the last 20 years or so.
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General Discussion / Re: Great Gun Show Weekend!
« Last post by Miguel Loco on December 11, 2019, 10:18:20 PM »
I forgot my favorite buy.....Mr. Bianchi's Schofield.

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General Discussion / Re: Great Gun Show Weekend!
« Last post by Miguel Loco on December 11, 2019, 10:16:19 PM »
Not sure yet Hawg. Probably around the $350 range. I could have bought a bunch more, just unsure of that market. They are plenty expensive to fire, but at least you can. This one was just too nice to pass up.
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General Discussion / Re: Great Gun Show Weekend!
« Last post by Hawg on December 11, 2019, 09:11:50 PM »
Just out of curiosity what do y'all get for pinfires?
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