I just got my new Kirst Konversion Pale Rider (non-gated) model today. Dropped it in, and much to my disappointment, had a problem right away. A problem not mentioned in the list of potential problems on the troubleshooting guide that came with conversion. When I cocked the hammer the cylinder would rotate into full battery position and then rotate backwards about an 1/8 turn. The cylinder would actually rotate with the hammer down as well. I removed the cylinder and measured the width of the cylinder bolt slots which were 0.150". The original C&B cylinder measured 0.158" and the bolt width measured 0.154". I removed the bolt and carefully reduced it's width to about 0.148". I removed enough to make sure it seated all of the way in the bolt slots since they are considerably shallower that the C&B cylinders slots. The cylinder locks up well now and the timing seems to be good as well. I can't wait to put a few rounds down the barrel so I purchased a box of Fiocchi 45LCCA rounds to try out. Everything seems to be set but I would like to know if there are any words of wisdom I might need to know before I fire for it the first time?
If this conversion works out well I think I will purchase an Uberti 1858 New Army Conversion revolver for my next one. Its considerably less expensive to buy a factory conversion than converting a C&B revolver.