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Talk:Remington 1858 New Army

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Remington 1858 New Army - .44 caliber.
Remington 1858 Sheriff's
Remington 1858 New Army with 3" barrel - .44
Remington 1858 New Army with 12" barrel - .44
Remington 1858 Navy - .36

Does cylinder cartridge conversions work on older Remington revolvers of the right caliber?

I have read about these modern conversion cylinders that work with the modern reproductions of the Remington Cap and Ball revolvers, where you simply switch the cylinder and you have a cartridge revolver. I wonder if these work on original Remington revolvers from the 1860's? I know those revolvers could not handle smokeless cartridges, but, for example, a .38 Special cylinder can still fire shorter rounds, like .38 Short Colt, which original Navy models would have been converted to, can't it? Z008MJ (talk) 20:01, 10 November 2015 (EST)

  • To my knowledge period conversions had to be hand fitted (if not custom made) because most original guns were all hand fitted in the first place and had wildly varying tolerances (per most machinery of the time.). Replacement cylinders are only drop in on modern reproductions because both gun and cylinder are made in a modern factory with modern quality control. --VladVladson (talk) 15:49, 5 October 2018 (EDT)

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