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Offline scooby

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New Model Army Conversion III
« on: January 04, 2019, 04:38:30 PM »
Wore this revolver and rig on my woods jaunt today. The soft leather belt hugs your hips like a high school prom date. She is mighty comfortable. I have nary a single complaint about the revolver. It is one fine shooter and has no glitch to her. She feels a bit more bulky than a Colt conversion and is a bit slower when you are dumping the spent brass, but does have some dang good sights. If you are into reproduction conversions, this one is well worth consideration.

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Re: New Model Army Conversion III
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 03:10:56 AM »
Hello Scooby,

Is it chambered in 44-40?
Nice looking rig.

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Re: New Model Army Conversion III
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 03:34:53 AM »
Here is an original Army and Blet Model Conversions...........................Jim

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Re: New Model Army Conversion III
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 05:19:40 AM »
Nice!!! I'd probably take the ram off of the loading lever tho.
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Re: New Model Army Conversion III
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 06:26:26 AM »
Hello Scooby,

Is it chambered in 44-40?
Nice looking rig.

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It is indeed 44-40

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Re: New Model Army Conversion III
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 06:27:56 AM »
Here is an original Army and Blet Model Conversions...........................Jim

Very nice Jim. Thanks for posting up the photo!

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Re: New Model Army Conversion III
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 06:50:35 AM »
Hi scooby, that is sure one fine looking rig. Did you do the conversion yourself, or bought the revolver converted? I shoot my unconverted 1858s using the Taylor 6-shot .45 Colt conversion cylinders. Have a couple so that change-out is fast. The only thing I dislike shooting 1858s with heavy bullet .45 Colt is the knuckle rap on recoil. One of our members Brad (Yolla Bolly Brad) designed and built an increased distance trigger guard that works quite well to eliminate knuckle rap, see thread:

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php/topic,11385.msg193816.html#msg193816

especially:

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php/topic,11385.msg193914.html#msg193914

and:

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php/topic,11385.msg194082.html#msg194082

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Re: New Model Army Conversion III
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2019, 07:38:25 AM »
Hi Richard. This conversion came as is from Uberti. It is not the best copy as far as the loading gate and conversion plate goes, but it is the only factory made game in town.

As far as keeping it historical, the drop in cylinders like you use are spot on. I have been going to get the same set up, but just have not gotten around to it.

No doubt, the .45 Colt round has potential to cause a finger to get popped when fired through a Remington Army.

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Re: New Model Army Conversion III
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2019, 11:02:58 AM »
Nice one Scoob!! I did one of those for a customer.  Converted the hand, bolt and trigger to coil springs. It made me decide to get a '75 Outlaw as my El Patron replacement!

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Re: New Model Army Conversion III
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2019, 06:17:39 AM »


No doubt, the .45 Colt round has potential to cause a finger to get popped when fired through a Remington Army.

Huh??? What do you mean?
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Re: New Model Army Conversion III
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2019, 06:45:34 AM »
Hi Bruce, scooby is referring to knuckle rap on recoil when shooting the 1858. See this thread:

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php/topic,11385.msg193816.html#msg193816

Our very own Brad has designed and prototyped a replacement no-knuckle-rap trigger guard for the 1858 Remington. Hope he makes it into production. See:

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php/topic,11385.msg193914.html#msg193914

Colts don't knuckle bust, ever.   &\? &\? &\? &\?

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Re: New Model Army Conversion III
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2019, 12:49:37 PM »
Hello Richard,
         I'm expecting the first castings any day now. Sorry it has taken so long, I took a wrong turn on this project and it set me back months. Live and learn. You'll be the first to know when they arrive.

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Re: New Model Army Conversion III
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2019, 05:57:05 PM »
Hello Scooby,

Is it chambered in 44-40?
Nice looking rig.

AntiqueSledMan.

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It is indeed 44-40
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