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  1. cartridge conversions

    In the "old days" I don't think the Colt Patterson would have been selected for a cartridge conversion - but it is possible. Looks neat on the reproduction. Note the ejector rod housing is from a...
  2. Colt cartridge conversions

    I use Unique smokeless for indoor shooting and black powder for outdoor shooting. The 38 S&W case with Unique powder and a deep hollow base bullet of 358 diameter works out well in the 36 cal...
  3. The Patterson conversion proof marks would...

    The Patterson conversion proof marks would indicate black powder or smokeless powder
  4. You are correct, back in the post Civil War...

    You are correct, back in the post Civil War period when they (gunsmiths and Colt factory) started the cartridge conversions, they cut off the rear
    of the cylinder and installed a recoil plate. Some...
  5. cartridge conversions

    I would recommend using hollow based bullets first in any of the conversions even if you have to make the hollow base yourself. I have had good results in my 1861 and 1851 conversions.

    I have...
  6. converting the Italian Colts to cartridge

    I know about the excellent Kirst products and have a new Kirst cylinder in 38 cal for the Colt 1851 should I find another incomplete revolver. S&S Firearms use to carry the line
    of heeled bullets...
  7. converting the Italian Colt cap & ball to cartridge revolvers

    Back about fourteen or fifteen years ago I found some new smokeless 38 S&W cylinders from a gunsmith. These were part of the old Legal Defender kits sold in Shotgun News to convert your Italian Colt...
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