Pietta 1858 Remington .44 Revolver Conversion Cylinder

This conversion cylinder converts steel frame Pietta 1858 remington revolvers from .44 black powder to .45LC/.45Schofield smokeless ammunition. Taylor's does not recommend shooting ammunition rated above 850 fps in this conversion cylinder. Reloading/loading is done by removing the cylinder 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. The finish option of fluting is available to have flutes cut into the body of the conversion cylinder or to have a smooth cylinder with no fluting. No frame modification is needed, although minor fitting may be required due to gun manufacturer variations. Cylinders ship separate from firearms purchases.
Item Number 1858 P CONV
$240.00

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$240.00
 
This conversion cylinder converts steel frame Pietta 1858 remington revolvers from .44 black powder to .45LC/.45Schofield smokeless ammunition. Taylor's does not recommend shooting ammunition rated above 850 fps in this conversion cylinder. Reloading/loading is done by removing the cylinder 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. The finish option of fluting is available to have flutes cut into the body of the conversion cylinder or to have a smooth cylinder with no fluting. No frame modification is needed, although minor fitting may be required due to gun manufacturer variations. Cylinders ship separate from firearms purchases.

Customer Reviews

Better than expected accuracy. Review by Tim
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First hand loads with cast Lee 250 gr. .454" FP . Four out of five in the 10 ring @ 25yds benchrest. Very happy. (Posted on 10/9/2018)
Fit Like A Glove Review by Shackamaxonista
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I had this shortened-up unfired Pietta New Army sitting in my safe for about 10 years . . . decided to get a conversion cylinder and take it to the range. The only concern I had was would it fit easily. Well it went right in with a snug fit. Fired 50 rounds with absolutely no issues. Would buy again. (Posted on 9/24/2018)
Excellent product! Definitely get one for your BP revolvers! Review by Mr. H
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I wish i could give this cylinder's quality 4 1/2 stars; my only gripe with it is that the blueing isn't as shiny and deep as my Pietta Remington's is. Other than that, great product! Fit right into the frame with no fitting required. Action locks up great with it -no score marks on the cylinder. Am getting conversion cylinders for all my BP revolvers -definitely funner (and quicker) to load and shoot with cartridges.. (Posted on 8/5/2018)
Great product , very pleased , your company is very good to work with and shipping was on time .thank you Review by Donald shank
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Great product,very pleased,your company is very good to work with and shipping was on time .thank you (Posted on 7/10/2018)
Works great Review by Dan
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Before buying this, I was concerned about how the cylinder would fit into my gun and how the cartridges would fit in the cylinder. Everything fit perfectly and works perfectly. I think the cylinder is a little high priced, but I'm glad I got it. It's a lot of fun to shoot. (Posted on 6/10/2018)
Love It!!! Review by Ariel
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I purchased the Conversion Cylinder for my Pietta 1858 New Army .44, and now I want another one!!!
I love my Black Powder Revolvers, and having the ability to go from .44 Cap & Ball, to .45 Long Colt, makes them even More Fun! I have 2 Brass-Frames, that will only ever be Black Powder, and 2 Steel-Frames that I can now go either way with.
My only complaint is the price... I wish these Cylinders weren't so expensive... I'd like to have 3 for each gun, but can't afford them all at once... (Posted on 5/12/2018)
This cylinder is very well made . Review by G.Goodwin
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Love to shoot the large bore revolvers, with this cylinder i can shoot the 45 Colt and the Cap & Ball. Fit in my Remington New Army (Pitta) was just right. (Posted on 4/25/2018)
Quality product Review by GM Sherwood
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Ordered this conversion cylinder for a Pietta 1858 Remington and couldn't be happier. It fir right out of the box and works great. Easy to load and install, and easy to check the loaded status of the firearm with little notches near the firing pins through which the casing can be seen. (Posted on 4/11/2018)
Excellent conversion cylinder Review by Kenneth L Jones
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Just received my conversion cylinder, it fits better than my black powder cylinder. Much tighter fit but easy to remove. I was able to drop it in the first time easily. I'm going to purchase a stainless model and conversion cylinder and a couple of conversion for each. (Posted on 3/19/2018)
Great conversion! Review by Gary K.
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Just what I hoped for and expected. Has really made the 1858’s versatile. Thank you for the speedy service of fulfilling the order and shipment! Truly a blessing. (Posted on 3/10/2018)
Fit perfect shot good love the product. Review by Roger Tagtow
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Would recommend this to anyone who loves to shoot these old guns. Roger (Posted on 3/5/2018)
Functional and reliable Review by Anon
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Fits a steel frame 1858 Remington 44 BP perfectly. (Posted on 2/26/2018)
Deserves 5 stars Review by SBarnes
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My husband loved it. Perfect. (Posted on 12/27/2017)
Great fit. Review by J. Hancock
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The cylinder fit perfect the first try. I like the idea of firing cartridges from this pistol. (Posted on 12/19/2017)
Conversion cylinder Review by Mike Redden
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I gave it four stars on price,still a little pricey. The cylinder just dropped right in and functioned great. Really nice workmanship and it s like having a new pistol for $240.00. Im very happy with this product and the people are great in helping you pick the right one. (Posted on 12/19/2017)
Lots of fun and easy reloadibg Review by Garry Robinson
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I admit is faster to load than cap and ball. A little pricey for it tho. Mi,e dropped in ,no filing or any kind of work. Just fell in place. Timing was perfect as was lick up. I'd seems cartridge ammmunition wasn't as accurate as cap and ball but for hunting its acceptable. Had real nice bluing and only one draw back. Cumbersome to unload spent casings. Other than its a nice addition to your revolver (Posted on 12/14/2017)
Better than a five shot cylinder Review by Jeff wiessner
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Shipping was fast after I ordered it, just a small amount of filling(1995 Pietta), but after getting the tolerance loosened up, couldn’t be happier.
Ordering another for my Uberti. (Posted on 11/29/2017)
Shoots very nicely! Review by Nick
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Installation was easy, it required no fitting, and the gun fired perfectly after loading. I had some trouble taking the cylinder out after the first six shots, but after that, everything worked smoothly. (Posted on 11/12/2017)
Nice!!! Review by Mick
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Had to file just a bit but it works great in mine. I have to believe anyone that would buy this product could figure it out. I also believe the tolerances of this cylinder are tighter than the original. Cylinder to barrel jump is tighter than the original. (Posted on 9/1/2017)
Excellent product Review by paul
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How sweet it is. Excellent product. It fit my 20 year old Pietta 1858 with perfect timing. My newer Pietta 1858 would rotate backwards when cocked. The bolts on the newer Pietta's are a little wider. Filed off 2 thousands from the bolt and the timing is perfect. I shot 100 rounds of Taylor's Bone Orchard ammo without a problem. (Posted on 7/7/2017)
1858 Pietta Conversion Cylinder Review by John
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Out of the box all is good, went to the range and I think I just might need practice reloading (Posted on 6/25/2017)
Price is high, but so is quality. Review by Bud
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This product worked perfectly, went directly in no fuss, put 100rnds through it in a single sitting with no issue whatsoever of bone orchard 45lc. Purchased the 1868 sheriff, cylinder and ammo from taylors. (Posted on 4/17/2017)
WORKS GREAT Review by NORMAN HOLSTER
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FIT OUT OF THE BOX, FAIRLY EASY TO REMOVE AND REPLACE. WOULD BUY ANOTHER ONE FOR SURE. (Posted on 4/7/2017)
Excellent Review by Sam
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The second one I have bought makes the revolver so much more fun to switch back and forth from brass to paper cap and cartridge perfect fit right out of the box each time. (Posted on 3/19/2017)
Love it... Review by Daniel
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Fits good, shoots awesome, love it... (Posted on 3/15/2017)
Great product! Review by Derek
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Shipping was fast and no fitment was needed. Only shot my pietra 1858 twice with it but it worked great. Just waiting for the weather to clear up now (Posted on 2/4/2017)
Great Review by Danny
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Delivered super fast....looks great...looking forward to weather getting better so I can use it... (Posted on 2/3/2017)
good product and fast shipment. Review by jason
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received quickly after ordered, great finish and quality made. fittment was perfect with no additional work needed. "timing and fittment good as shipped" (Posted on 1/25/2017)
excellant product Review by old john
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The cylinder slipped in as if from factory and worked perfectly. (Posted on 1/9/2017)
Just like advertized Review by Mel
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A little high on price, but great quality, fit perfectly. You get what you pay for. Great addition to my New Remington Army. (Posted on 12/26/2016)
Exellent product Review by Mike
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I purchased the Pietta 1858 Remington conversion cylinder for my 1976 Hawes Euroarms Remington. Fit perfect, no mods necessary. Recommend this cylinder
to anyone who owns an older pistol. (Posted on 12/9/2016)
CONVERSION CYCLINDER Review by DIESEL
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I CAN'T BELIVE I GOT PIETTA 1858 CONVERSION CYLINDER FOR SUCH GOOD PRICE. I'VE BEEN WAITING FOREVER TO GET ONE. CAN'T WAITE TO SHOOT.
THANK YOU TAYLOR (Posted on 11/27/2016)
Perfect!! Review by Mark
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Just recieved my conversion cylinder today and it is perfect. Fits like a glove, looks great and shoots like a dream. Really makes the 1858 a fantastic gun for carrying out in the woods. Ordering was easy and shipping was fast. Thanks again, I'm sure we will do business in the future. (Posted on 11/19/2016)
Only way to go. Review by Matt
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Fit and finish are superb. True drop in installation. Would and have recommended. Will buy more as the collection grows. (Posted on 11/2/2016)
Great! Review by Chaarzarul
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Perfect fit and it shoots very well. (Posted on 10/4/2016)
1858 .44 cal Conversion cylinder it's great Review by Mike
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Purchased this unit and it's fit and finish is very good. Will purchase one to fit my .36 cal. soon. Have not fired it yet but the operation of it in the gun seems very good. Thanks (Posted on 9/19/2016)
Excellent Review by Papa Smurf
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First-time with the cap an ball revolver. It's fun. Messy. It's fun.
The conversion to 45 Colt Cowboy Action was interesting. Researching possible products came across Taylor & Co.
Found what i was looking for and made the purchase. I have the Pietta 1858 Remington New Army target revolver. Installation was as simple swap. Finish was clean and well made with no modification needed. I will purchase another or two. (Posted on 9/18/2016)
Good quality and excellent fit! Review by Bucky
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I know some have reported a failure to fit , but I was relieved and delighted to see this conversion cylinder slide right into place without a problem! I have yet to fire the revolver with the new rounds, but I don't think there will be a problem. I'll keep you posted! (Posted on 9/8/2016)
Conversion Cylinder for the Pietta 1858 New Model Army. Review by The man From NY.
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This is a great kit. Fits my Pietta 1858 New Model Army perfectly. I loved it so much I bought a second conversion cylinder. (Posted on 8/22/2016)
Great product Review by Hairlady
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Just received my 1858 conversion cylinder for the 1858 new army revolver.Everything fits tight,as it should. No problems.The quality is excellent,shoots smooth as butter.Thanks Taylor's, I'll definitely be doing business with you Guy's,again. (Posted on 8/18/2016)
Conversion for 1858 Remington Review by Frederick
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The cylinder was a perfect fit for the revolver, well made and finished nicely with no tooling marks. There was a timing issue with the cylinder indexing backwards if the hammer was released slowly instead of just firing the gun, but that was taken care of by Taylors gunsmith. This was not an issue with the cylinder but with the revolver, minor differences in the guns can cause minor problems. I might add that this adjustment to my revolver was made at no cost to me other than shipping, even though I did not purchase the revolver from Taylor's & Company. These are great folks to do business with as they had a very high regard for customer service. (Posted on 6/29/2016)
Great product. Review by ArtB
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I have recently purchased a Pietta 44cal black BP and this cylinder fits it perfectly. The gun fires smoothly and the cylinder functions very well. It is fun to see the stares at the range as I pull out my BP pistol and start loading 45cal LC cartridges. I now have two fully functioning 45 LC revolvers one stainless and the other blue steel. What a very nice pair of pistols. I love these pistols and the attention when at the range. (Posted on 6/20/2016)
have purchased 3 over the last 5 yrs. Review by muleman
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These are great everyone I've gotten fits right in like having the extra's so cyl. Change is quick. Fantastic product. (Posted on 4/26/2016)
Good to go. Review by Chaz
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Only way to go for the Remingtoin 1858. (Posted on 4/6/2016)
My new favorite pistol! Review by Snow-cap19
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Conversion cylinder works awesome. Had to take a little metal off the frame before cylinder would turn. Now is my new favorite pistol. Shoots like it was built that way. (Posted on 3/30/2016)
GOOD PRODUCT Review by PENT
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I have one of the older versions of this Cyl.. Has to be 13+ years old and has held up very well. The original machining has a chamfer on forward edge of cyl. and I still needed to have some material removed from bottom part of frame for clearance during rotation, about .010. A little blue and you can't even tell.
They fit Piettas over 25 years old. Out shoots Uberti's all day long. The new cyl. just now purchased does not have chamfer but still fits the as the original. Best price out there even though they are the same price or more than the price of the original pistol. (Posted on 1/20/2016)
Great Product! Review by Steve
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Great product! A much better (and cleaner) shooting experience using cartridges rather than the time consuming and laborious use of black powder. Will be purchasing another conversion cylinder for my Uberti stainless steel revolver. (Posted on 1/13/2016)
Outstanding Review by Flyingw56
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I wanted to wait until actually firing the conversion cylinder to review. Ok here we go. Loading the cylinder into the gun-At first out of the box the fit was tight. This cylinder does take a little finesse to load, but it does get easier over time. Load the cylinder from the left side slightly pull the hammer back and roll the cylinder in, now here’s the trick, I place my index figure on the end of the rod with my thumb and small finger on each side of the cylinder, pull the hammer back slightly wiggle the cylinder while pushing on the rod, it will go right in. After firing about twelve rounds the cylinder wore in and I can almost load blindfolded. As far as firing the gun all I can say is we ran out of ammo at 100 rounds and wanted more, this is fun to shoot and performed flawlessly. It does shoot a little high but does not take long to adjust to, my first shot at forty yards was dead center. Only use as stated in the instructions Colt .45 Cowboy load <850fps. As someone who works in a very high tech machine shop I must say the machining is outstanding! Keep up the good work great product. (Posted on 1/10/2016)
Nice cylinder Review by Blaze
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Not as messy as black powder , when shooting cowboy loads . I enjoy shooting it just as much as my 1911 , possibly more . I will soon be ordering one for my 1860 Pietta. (Posted on 1/8/2016)
no complaints Review by Recon 1st Bat 13th Inf
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Works as intended....no complaints (Posted on 12/30/2015)
Class Act Review by Jeff
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Nice piece of machined steel. Worked as advertised after slight modification to my Pietta 1858 Remington. The pin would not seat in the cylinder due to cylinder making contact with the lower frame. (This was no surprise since the instructions warned of the problem) Five minutes with a Dremel grinding stone and removal of less than 1/64 of metal solved the problem. A few drops of cold bluing and it was ready for service. (Posted on 12/28/2015)
fun Review by tim
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this thing is fun , greatly expanded the use of my new army , load both cylinders for hours of self entertainment , lol (Posted on 12/19/2015)
It's great Review by Mad Dog Tanana
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Loads easy. No miss fires . Simple clean up.
wish had conversion for inline muzzle loader.
Only complaint it's about 50 bucks more then what I expected... although I bought a second cylinder on my way home from the range after shooting a box of ammo with my first cylinder. (Posted on 12/16/2015)
1858 remington conversion cylinder Review by fatback
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works great, new gun so had to get used to changing it out. Ordering a second for my other gun. loads faster and sure stay cleaner than black powder. (Posted on 11/18/2015)
Great Product Review by Joanie45
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I love this product, it turns my 1858 Rem into a force to be reckon with. It dose not effect the accuracy though with 255 gr .45 Colts it dose shoot abit high. I have no complaints I love it.
(Posted on 11/13/2015)
Perfect Upgrade Review by Marlow
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Perfect fit, works great. (Posted on 11/13/2015)
GREAT Review by BABY GRAND
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SO I BUY [2] BACK IN 2011, I PUT THEM IN MY GUNS MYSELF! IT WAS A LITTLE WORK TO GET THEM TO WORK RIGHT! BUT I HAVE NOT FIRED THEM YET, BUT EVERYTHING LOOKS GOOD TO ME! WELL I BUY TWO MORE REMINGTON 44'S AND I CAME BACK TO TAYLORS FOR TWO CYLINDERS! WHEN I GET TIME I WILL PUT THEM IN MY GUNS! THEY LOOK A LITTLE DEFERENT IN THE INSIDE TUBES BUT I NO THEY WILL WORK GREAT! I PUT THEM UP TO RED AND WHITE-- GREEN TWO WHITE ENDS-- ORANGE WITH BLACK BULLET ON IT! THE POWER TO GIVE BLACK AND WHITE UP TO 5-D TO SHOOTERS AND GUN SMITHS THANKS GUYS HAPPY SHOOTING!!!!BABY GRAND!!! (Posted on 11/9/2015)
Good product Review by Kevinccso73
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I haven't fired it yet, BUT, it appears to be well made with a precision fit of the end cap to the cylinder. With the revolver uncocked, placing it in the revolver is easier from the left side while rotating it in a clockwise motion. Gently move the hammer rearwards a slight amount to lower the cylinder locking bolt. When the cylinder is lined up the cylinder arbor can be returned and some adjusting (wiggling) of the cylinder in place may be required. Return the rammer, place the hammer on half cock and rotate the cylinder. It should rotate freely with the hand making a click every time the cylinder is in battery. I did not need any tools for the cylinder or the revolver. This is truly a 'drop in' cylinder but does require a little finesse when installing it. (Posted on 10/22/2015)
great product works perfectly Review by Lester
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Works perfectly in my gun fits perfectly all around great product! (Posted on 10/5/2015)
Works great. Tight fit. Review by Sts
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Enjoy shooting the 45 rounds. (Posted on 10/4/2015)
Pitta 1858 Remington BP revolver Review by Frankster
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I was worried at first when I was swapping in the conversion cylinder , at first it seemed too big, I kept sliding it in and out and it really seemed to "ware in". With a little pull on the hammer when needed, it would go right in and out much easier. It took about 15 min to totally get used to it. Loading is best pointing the gun downward, which keeps the ram rod, and firing pins down and out of the way. I went to the range the next day, and shot about 30 rounds flawlessly. Very accurate!! I love this conversion cylinder ,and also think it is fine for home defense, I have it locked in my safe , loaded with the hammer resting on an empty cylinder for safety. I sure wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of this revolver. (Posted on 10/4/2015)
Great upgrade Review by Anthoy Walters
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The conversion cylinder fets my 1858 Remington perfectly and functions flawlessly. It is easy to load and installs quickly. It is a joy to use. Several of my friends have seen it in action and have ordered or plan to order their own conversion cylinders. (Posted on 9/7/2015)
Great conversion cylinder! Review by Art
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Black powder shooting is a great deal of fun, but shooting cowboy cartridges in my black powder pistol is by far more fun, and clean up is much simpler. I love this cylinder, I've bought two, one for my blue steel .44cal and one for my stainless .44cal. A great product! (Posted on 8/9/2015)
Excellant Review by Mtcracker
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Fit great and works well! (Posted on 8/5/2015)

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Product Specs

Item Number 1858 P CONV
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $240.00
Barrel Length Not Applicable
Caliber .44 to .45LC/.45Schofield
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