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Title: Howell Arm's New Conversion
Post by: AntiqueSledMan on May 11, 2019, 04:53:33 AM
Hey Guys,

Check this one out.
https://www.howellarms.com/1858-remington/gated-1858-pietta-45lc-conversion-kit-mezd7

AntiqueSledMan.
Title: Re: Howell Arm's New Conversion
Post by: ssb73q on May 11, 2019, 06:08:08 AM
Hi Antique, that's interesting, thanks for posting this, but I wonder who needs it since we already have .45 Colt conversion cylinders for 1858. The 1858 is an ideal host for the Taylor 6-shot conversion cylinder:
https://www.taylorsfirearms.com/accessories/conversion-cylinders/1858-remington.html

Without an ejection rod, the new Howell doesn't offer any more than the Taylor. Also, keeping the 1858 stock (no loading port) eliminates any FFL issues.

A better host would be the 1860, but Howell told me that they had no intentions on making a gated 1860 conversion like their 1851 gated conversion. Too bad because it would be winner since Kirst makes drop in ejection rods that could be used.

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: Howell Arm's New Conversion
Post by: Gray Fox on May 11, 2019, 01:21:09 PM
I'm like you in that I already have several Taylors conversion cylinders for my '58s and would be tempted if he were to make one for the 1860 Army, but I guess he knows his market.  Or, perhaps there is some mechanical problem in doing one for the 1860 he doesn't want to fiddle with.  Gray Fox
Title: Re: Howell Arm's New Conversion
Post by: AntiqueSledMan on May 12, 2019, 06:22:34 AM
Hello Richard,

Well it is a gated 6 shot in 45 Colt, I suppose one could put a Kirst Ejector on it.
I was just surfing around & stumbled across it, thought everyone would enjoy seeing it.

I agree with Gray Fox if only they could make a gated 6 shot conversion for the 1860, maybe in 44 Colt.
I do understand why nobody does, other than Uberti with it's oversized Frame & Cylinder.
Just to many Lawyers out there.

AntiqueSledMan.
Title: Re: Howell Arm's New Conversion
Post by: ssb73q on May 12, 2019, 07:14:59 AM
Hi Antique, thanks for the correction. I didn't realize that Kirst made an ejector for the 1858.

Regards,
Richard