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Re: More on Thuer Conversion.
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 11:35:19 AM »
The Thuer loads from the muzzle end it was an attempt to get around the White patent on bored through cylinders. This one us a true copy, the other one, much as I like it and would like one sometime, doesn't

Nice job they did
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Re: More on Thuer Conversion.
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 11:48:05 AM »
I bet I read this article 20 times over the last couple years.   This is a Cadillac whereas my drop-in model is a Chevette.   The cost of this conversion would be well into the thousands as compared to $250 for Gary Barnes' Drop-In Thuer conversion.   Gary's design mimics the look of the Thuer while maintaining the convenience of using .45 Colt standard cases and rear loading chambers. 

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 05:15:20 AM »
Yup and Gary's design is really cool and I would like one someday. I wasn't knocking it just thinking of all the work to make this one. They even did the loading tools
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Re: More on Thuer Conversion.
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 05:35:42 AM »
This write is up what made me decide to call Gary.  I wanted a Thuer look without the expense of a custom gunsmith job.  Gary's version hit the mark.   I have a candidate in mind for when Gary is able to make a rear loading six shot version of his Thuer conversion.   Taylors holds the rights to the slant bored six shot cylinder for another year or so.

Loading tools are an essential part of the Centaur Thuer project.  If they didn't provide a way to make cartridges the gun would be an expensive curiosity.    Nedbal really does a nice job on these,   I don't know what one would cost but I'm sure I can't afford it.

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Re: More on Thuer Conversion.
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 08:56:54 AM »
Does he do a six shot 36 caliber Thuer?
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Re: More on Thuer Conversion.
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 09:31:43 AM »
Does he do a six shot 36 caliber Thuer?

I will ask for you,  I'm waiting for a call back from him.
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Re: More on Thuer Conversion.
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 10:50:15 AM »
Does he do a six shot 36 caliber Thuer?

Yes,   Gary's .36 cal version is 6 shot.   I almost went for that instead of the '60 Army in .45

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Re: More on Thuer Conversion.
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 03:28:08 PM »
And it's a drop in conversion? I have a pair of 36's at goons it would be fun to swap back and forth
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Re: More on Thuer Conversion.
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2017, 03:43:58 PM »
I just talked with Gary, he stated both Pietta and Uberti have made slight changes
to current production that could affect timing,depends are your models.
My Pietta 44 is made 2017 he feels no issues ,cylinder will drop right in.
Go to his web site.Send him email or call with your questions.
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Re: More on Thuer Conversion.
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2017, 03:53:20 PM »
I believe the conversion for Navy models is 38 LC.  It is a 6 shot Drop-In.   Click the link to see a photo on his Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/cartridgeconversion/photos/a.726100034141655.1073741825.726097890808536/771821696236155/?type=1&theater