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Re: Gated Howell 1851 conversion
« Reply #75 on: August 11, 2017, 06:52:33 AM »
Thank you Richard .  .  .  . 




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Re: Gated Howell 1851 conversion
« Reply #76 on: August 16, 2017, 07:41:45 AM »
Hi, a new video on the Richards Mason cartridge video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnySjByXubs

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Re: Gated Howell 1851 conversion
« Reply #77 on: August 17, 2017, 09:59:24 AM »
Hi, LeathersmithMike is a wizard. Three recently gated conversion cylinder revolvers needed a new lined holster that could hold basic 1851 frames with ejector and tall front sight. Mike made me a new beautiful holster that have each of the revolvers fitting like a glove, just perfect! My steel targets will blush with envy when I wear that holster at the range.

These are the revolvers and new holster:



If you never bought a holster from Mike, you don't know what you are missing.

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Re: Gated Howell 1851 conversion
« Reply #78 on: August 17, 2017, 11:35:15 AM »
I'll second that. His craftsmanship is outstanding. L@.
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Re: Gated Howell 1851 conversion
« Reply #79 on: August 20, 2017, 11:18:45 AM »
Hi, today I took the new LeathersmithMike's holster and Pietta 1851 with the Howell gated conversion cylinder revolver out back and shot the hell out of the white buffalo and black bart. This is the best fitting holster I have ever owned, the revolver went in and out of the holster like it was melted butter.  &\? &\? &\?

After shooting I half expected to see my local Seneca Indians come out with their poker tables and roulette wheel to scalp me.  (7+" (7+" (7+"

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Re: Gated Howell 1851 conversion
« Reply #80 on: August 20, 2017, 05:58:22 PM »
After shooting I half expected to see my local Seneca Indians come out with their poker tables and roulette wheel to scalp me.  (7+" (7+" (7+"
Oh, they'll prolly leave you alone...not many buff in the NY area. It's them Plains Indians ya gotta watch out for.
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Re: Gated Howell 1851 conversion
« Reply #81 on: September 09, 2017, 05:29:22 PM »
Hi, looking for a new gated conversion project. I have a Pietta 1862 (more like an 1861) revolver that could make for a cool gated 38 Special conversion:



This revolver has already been sighted in for shooting .38 Special with the Taylor conversion cylinder. Not being gated, the barrel must be removed to load.

I am pretty sure that the Howell 1851 gated conversion cylinder and Kirst 1860 ejector would work on doing the gated 1862 conversion. Once converted, the Pietta 1862 may make for a neat carry revolver.

Midway occasionally has conversion cylinders on sale and this project will wait until the conversion cylinder is available on sale.

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Richard
Richard ,did you get this one converted ? I'm interested in the gun it is Pietta's version of the 1862 Police .I would like to get one.
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