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Re: Howell .22 conversion for Colts
« Reply #105 on: May 22, 2018, 05:03:18 PM »
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Re: Howell .22 conversion for Colts
« Reply #106 on: May 23, 2018, 03:48:18 AM »
Hi Kirk, since the PhotoBucket issue I have been keeping all my photos on a computer, just in case Flickr goes nuts.

Yesterday I fired the 1862 with tall dovetail sight using the .22 barrel liner and Kirst .22 conversion cylinder. While the taller front sight is perfect to have poi=poa @25yds using C&B, the .22 conversion shoots ~4" low @25yds. The groups are good, but the sight is too tall for .22. I have new Uberti 1862 with original sights available that I may try with the .22 conversion. This is the Kirst .22 conversion cylinder and my home made .22 barrel liner assembly:

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Re: Howell .22 conversion for Colts
« Reply #107 on: July 11, 2019, 05:36:00 AM »
Hi, sometimes it takes me a while to finish projects. The Uberti I have with taller front sights had poi 4" lower that poa @25yd using the Kirst .22 conversion cylinder with full length .22 barrel liner. That revolver was sighted in for C&B @25yds. I did try the .22 conversion cylinder in a new 1862 last year, but there was a timing issue with that revolver. So I put this project away until yesterday. The problem was that the hand was too long where the hammer wouldn't go to full cock. A little filing of the hand fixed this issue. The revolver is nowl properly timed for both C&B and conversion cylinder. This is a photo of the revolver waiting to be shot with the Kirst .22 conversion and full length barrel:

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Re: Howell .22 conversion for Colts
« Reply #108 on: July 11, 2019, 08:37:26 AM »
Looks great Richard.

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Re: Howell .22 conversion for Colts
« Reply #109 on: July 11, 2019, 09:31:12 AM »
Hi Dave, this is my brass frame collection with .22 conversion cylinders and full length barrels:

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Re: Howell .22 conversion for Colts
« Reply #110 on: July 11, 2019, 09:53:00 AM »
Nice collection Richard. That Remington conversion is very interesting. I was unaware there was a .22 conversion for them.
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Re: Howell .22 conversion for Colts
« Reply #111 on: July 11, 2019, 10:14:58 AM »
Hi Dave, a brass frame used for the .22 conversion makes a lot of sense. Every low cost brass framed revolver has had a slicker action than steel frame. Brass frames shouldn't be used for larger calibers than .22, but .22 is safe in brass framed revolvers. I use these revolvers for shooting in the basement in winter when the weather is too bad for shooting outdoors.

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Re: Howell .22 conversion for Colts
« Reply #112 on: July 11, 2019, 10:20:57 AM »
Every low cost brass framed revolver has had a slicker action than steel frame.

I thought I was the only one that noticed! )lI
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