C. Mason Conversion

C. Mason Conversion

With patents for the conversion of percussion revolvers, Colt® employees Charles Richards and William Mason cut off the cap-and-ball cylinders at the back and installed a conversion ring to accept cartridges. These conversion revolvers were favorites then and are enjoying popularity again as favorite reproductions. The Army version of the C. Mason revolvers features a steel backstrap and triggerguard, round barrel with from blade sight, and a larger-size Army grip. The Navy version of the C. Mason revolvers features a brass backstrap and triggerguard, octagonal barrel with brass post sight, and a smaller-size Navy grip. All C. Mason models feature a case-hardened forged steel frame, blued finish parts, modern ejector rod, and hammer with notched rear sight.

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