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Offline West Texan

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« on: August 10, 2016, 12:04:30 PM »
Can you convert a single action revolver to cap and ball revolver

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Re: Conversion
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 02:11:01 PM »
Can you convert a single action revolver to cap and ball revolver

You could convert a Uberti Cattleman but it would ruin it for cartridge use but why would you want to?
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Re: Conversion
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 03:20:37 PM »
Certainly, but I'd be simpler, and probably cheaper, to buy one of these;
http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_92_187_189&products_id=879

Or one of the plethora of existing repro percussion revolvers, almost all of which are single action.

I too am curious as to what you have in mind.

The Model P percussion gun as linked above is popular in Europe, or so I'm told, as a way to have what looks like a Peacemaker without going through so many of the oppressive, restrictive legal hoops.  Otherwise I don't see the attraction.

Loading, for one thing, would be more complicated as you're forced to remove the cylinder each time.  Even if you plan to load off the gun anyway for some strange reason, the Remington percussion design is more accommodating to the process.
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Re: Conversion
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2016, 07:49:42 AM »
Certainly, but I'd be simpler, and probably cheaper, to buy one of these;
http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_92_187_189&products_id=879

Or one of the plethora of existing repro percussion revolvers, almost all of which are single action.

I too am curious as to what you have in mind.

The Model P percussion gun as linked above is popular in Europe, or so I'm told, as a way to have what looks like a Peacemaker without going through so many of the oppressive, restrictive legal hoops.  Otherwise I don't see the attraction.

Loading, for one thing, would be more complicated as you're forced to remove the cylinder each time.  Even if you plan to load off the gun anyway for some strange reason, the Remington percussion design is more accommodating to the process.

That's true in many European countries they are freely sold without any form of licencing to over 18's. So you can have the look and feel of a Peacemaker without any bureaucracy. They are not too reliable out of the box. Caps don't like the recoil shield. There are a few U.K gunsmiths who sell nipples that take 209 shotgun primers so then they become reliable. You can have them in nanny state England too, on a licence of course.

In the U.S I wouldn't bother with one.

A friend of mine had one of these in England. He did the reverse and made a .45 Colt cylinder from scratch in stainless steel for it.