Pietta 1851-1861 .36 Navy Revolver Engraved Conversion Cylinder

This conversion cylinder converts steel frame Pietta 1851-61 Navy revolvers from .36 black powder to .38LC smokeless ammunition. This conversion features the roll engraved navy battle scene similar to the engraving on the original black powder cylinder. Taylor's does not recommend shooting ammunition rated above 850 fps in this conversion cylinder. Due to the over sized barrel bore on these black powder revolvers, for the best accuracy hollow-base bullet ammunition should be used. Reloading/loading is done by removing the barrel and then removing the cylinder cap from the cylinder. The cylinder contains 6 firing pins retained by threaded doughnuts. The cap is reinstalled by lining up the hole in the cap with the silver guide pin on top of the cylinder. If shooting black powder ammunition the firings pins must be removed and cleaned to avoid corrosion. No frame modification is needed, although minor fitting may be required due to gun manufacturer variations. Cylinders ship separate from firearms purchases.
Item Number PAR/PIENV103
$255.00

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This conversion cylinder converts steel frame Pietta 1851-61 Navy revolvers from .36 black powder to .38LC smokeless ammunition. This conversion features the roll engraved navy battle scene similar to the engraving on the original black powder cylinder. Taylor's does not recommend shooting ammunition rated above 850 fps in this conversion cylinder. Due to the over sized barrel bore on these black powder revolvers, for the best accuracy hollow-base bullet ammunition should be used. Reloading/loading is done by removing the barrel and then removing the cylinder cap from the cylinder. The cylinder contains 6 firing pins retained by threaded doughnuts. The cap is reinstalled by lining up the hole in the cap with the silver guide pin on top of the cylinder. If shooting black powder ammunition the firings pins must be removed and cleaned to avoid corrosion. No frame modification is needed, although minor fitting may be required due to gun manufacturer variations. Cylinders ship separate from firearms purchases.

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conversion for 1851 Colt 36 Caliber Review by Frederick
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The cylinder arrived well packaged and on time. The finish is excellent with no burrs or rough edges and the roll engraving is crisp and detailed very well. This cylinder dropped right in with no issues with timing or lock up as sometimes is the case, this is not due to the cylinder but rather due to the gun needing some fitting as they are all slightly different. The 38 Colt hollow base ammo is near impossible to find, appears there is only one company that makes it, Ten-X, but I did find 38 special hollow base wad cutters by Ultramax that seem to work. Taylor's continues to provide quality products and great customer service. (Posted on 12/25/2016)

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Product Specs

Item Number PAR/PIENV103
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $255.00
Barrel Length Not Applicable
Caliber .36 to .38LC
Capacity 6
Weight 0.65 lbs
Finish Blue Finish with Engraved Scene
Grip/Stock Not Applicable
Manufacturer Taylors
Sights Not Applicable
Overall Length Not Applicable
Action Version Not Applicable