Pietta 1851-1861 .36 Navy Revolver Conversion Cylinder

This conversion cylinder converts steel frame Pietta 1851-61 Navy revolvers from .36 black powder to .38LC smokeless ammunition. 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/PIENV102
$215.00

Availability: In stock

 
This conversion cylinder converts steel frame Pietta 1851-61 Navy revolvers from .36 black powder to .38LC smokeless ammunition. 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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Excellent. Review by GeezerBoy
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Very nice. Truly a "drop-in" cylinder. Required no fitting of any kind in my Pietta 1851. (Posted on 1/30/2019)
1851 conversion cylinder Review by C. Dudley
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I purchased this cylinder for a pietta 1851 navy . Found it to be top shelf. The gun has an unlined bore so I went with step heeled outside lubricated bullets. I load them with an antique ideal #4 loading tool for 38 L.C.L. Brass trimmed to .88 inch, case full of 3f black powder and use the bullet seating/crimping step in the tool to finish off the round. After using a progressive press for the past 25 years, this process was humbling yet satisfying. Thanks for offering a great product and for the taste of history. I will buy another conversion. Maybe for my 1860 army, as I do have another ideal #4 tool in 44 colt.., (Posted on 5/26/2018)
This was my third conversion cylinder. Review by Brazos Slim
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This was my third conversion cylinder. I love these, they are great. I use them for cowboy action shooting.as they are quicker to reload for each stage. (Posted on 2/2/2018)
good install...good value ..be sure and inspect on receipt Review by jerry ransom
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Pietta 1861... best price I could find....no issues installing, however, one of the firing pins was not correct... I noticed this upon receipt inspection... laid pin head on flat surface and immediately noticed that one pin was short... I am sure this was a fluke... Called taylor and they made good immediately... thanks taylor.... good to go. (Posted on 1/16/2018)
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 $215.00
Barrel Length Not Applicable
Caliber .36 to .38LC
Capacity 6
Weight 0.65 lbs
Finish Blued
Grip/Stock Not Applicable
Manufacturer Taylors
Sights Not Applicable
Overall Length Not Applicable
Action Version Not Applicable