Conversion Cylinder for Pietta 1851-1861 Navy Revolvers .38LC-Blue

Converts steel-frame 1851 to 1861 Navy revolvers by Pietta from .36 caliber to 6-shot, .38 LC cowboy ammunition. Hollow-base bullets must be used in the conversion. The roll engraving on the black powder cylinder is also available on the conversion cylinder. No frame modification is needed, although minor fitting may be required due to gun manufacturer variations. Conversion cylinders ship separate from firearms purchases.
Item Number PAR/PIENV102
$200.00

Availability: In stock

 
Converts steel-frame 1851 to 1861 Navy revolvers by Pietta from .36 caliber to 6-shot, .38 LC cowboy ammunition. Hollow-base bullets must be used in the conversion. The roll engraving on the black powder cylinder is also available on the conversion cylinder. No frame modification is needed, although minor fitting may be required due to gun manufacturer variations. Conversion cylinders ship separate from firearms purchases.

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Fits perfectly Review by DL Miller
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I had no trouble installing it, (some sources say these can be a tight fit). I'm having a bit of trouble getting good advice about what ammo to use- but that's not the cylinder's fault. But I like it very much and will likely purchase other Taylor conversion cylinders with subsequent cap and ball pistols after using it for a while. (Posted on 7/4/2017)
Great Cylinder-Perfect Fit Review by Lowcountry
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I switched the black powder cylinder out and had no issues replacing it with my new one for the .38 LC. I found that you should not shoot any rounds higher than 150 grains and also should use hollow based ammo. It helps expand the bullet to seat it into the grooves into the barrel on firing. And any charge over 150 even if its 158 grains, this is too much for the cylinder as far as stress and I do not recommend it. (Posted on 2/3/2016)

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Product Specs

Item Number PAR/PIENV102
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $200.00
Barrel Length Not Applicable
Caliber .38LC
Capacity 6
Weight .65 lbs
Finish Blued
Grip/Stock Not Applicable
Manufacturer Taylors
Sights Not Applicable
Overall Length Not Applicable
Action Version Standard Edition