05-24-2011, 09:04 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Western Kentucky
A couple of summers ago I bought an R&D conversion cylinder from the gunshow for $150.00. I have five 1858 Remington .44's, three brass and two steel. I put it in one of the steel frames and worked the action. It cycled easy and locked in place with no problem, but when I checked the cylinder for back roll I found that it could drift back just a hair, so I put it in my other steel frame and tried it out, it cycles, locks in place and no back roll. It's dead on target with both roundballs and .45 LC. Both of my steel frame revolvers are Piettas. The target is from the very first time shooting the .45 cylinder, I also shot the .44 c&b cylinder on it. Still, not bad. "Every bullet didn't hit the red, but if it was human, it would still be dead." Pustic 9:53
Does anyone else shoot the conversion cylinders? If so, how do you like them?
What are your thoughts, experiences, and/or stories about the R&D .45 Long Colt conversion cylinders, or any other brand of conversion cylinders.
I also put the cylinder in my brass frames, but loaded with snap caps only, that way I can safely dry fire without risk of damage. The cylinder loaded with snap caps is a very good way to play with your gun and learn the trigger pull and your flinch reflex, but you don't shoot live ammo in a brass frame.
No matter what they say or do, I will never surrender my guns.
Am I paranoid? Nope, I'm heavily armed.
Last edited by Pustic; 05-24-2011 at 09:14 PM..