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Converting C&B Pietta Navy

Postby AlaskanGuy » 21 Jul 2019 21

Hi Guys.

well.. i been working on converting a inexpensive pietta 1860 replica colt navy/army to a 45LC cartridge gun... i always wanted to try it, so I ordered the parts from Kirst, and had at er...

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work in progress Pics...
removing material to accomadate a loading gate...
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i was very nervous about the sheer amount of material that had to be removed, but I pressed on...

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and then stripped and polished everything...

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then started refinishing grips, stripping sanding and polishing everything else, new spring kit and hand, and reassembly..

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have yet to fire it with everything else going on, but you can bet I will.. i like it, and it runs very smooth with the exception of the loading gate, which is kinda stiff, but will get better with use or I will go after it with a stone.. I probably have 650 into the gun now, and you guys prolly could just order one in 45lc, but with no FFL around, i either had to make one my self or do without, and it was pretty interesting build..

have a blessed day!!!

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Re: Converting C&B Pietta Navy

Postby Old Scribe » 22 Jul 2019 00

Very nice work! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Converting C&B Pietta Navy

Postby akuser47 » 22 Jul 2019 18

That is so cool well done.
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Re: Converting C&B Pietta Navy

Postby Macd » 23 Jul 2019 10

Great job. Is the cylinder a drop in replacement?
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Re: Converting C&B Pietta Navy

Postby AlaskanGuy » 23 Jul 2019 23

not sure what that means... it did need to be fitted, and the loading gate also needed to be done, as well as the cutting of the side of the recoil shield to accomadate cartridges.. and such.. its quite a project, and if you dont like grinding on perfectly good guns, prolly not the project for you..definatly not a drop in and use sort of thing.. requires gun smithing.. and I am NOT a gun smith... i did stay at a holiday in about 20years ago, and that is thhe next best thing???
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Re: Converting C&B Pietta Navy

Postby akuser47 » 25 Jul 2019 16

I assume he was referencing quick change cylinders for reloading the gun. I may be wrong though. I saw Clint Eastwood in a few of his movies have quick change cylinders to reload fast. Either way great work and keep us posted on how it shoots. +corn
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Re: Converting C&B Pietta Navy

Postby AlaskanGuy » 26 Jul 2019 08

those quick change cylinders are for a different gun.. the remmington armys do that.. the colts have a wedge to remove the barrel first. that is one of the reasons I did the loading port routine.
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Re: Converting C&B Pietta Navy

Postby akuser47 » 26 Jul 2019 18

Shows How little I know about these guns. I am lacking in this area of information thanks for the info. +guns
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Re: Converting C&B Pietta Navy

Postby AlaskanGuy » 27 Jul 2019 23

its all good sir... i know nothing about AK's.. its always good to learn!! one of the reasons I did it was there is no way to get guns here except face to face.. no ffl to get things ordered around here.. so if I wanted a single action 45 colt revolver, i had to make one myself
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