Originally Posted by dustydog
Something to give a little thought to is getting a full length barrel rammer assembly and cutting it down.Made quite a few "Sheriff" revolvers back in the beginnings of CAS,and even made a Walker with a 2" barrel for one guy(cut off right in front of the lug).Just remember to drill the passage for the latch spring befor you cut the rammer down.All the tools you need are a vice,hacksaw,handdrill,and a couple of drill bits.Takes about an hour,and is even stronger than a full length rammer.
PS,take all the internals out of the frame,fill the barrel with waxy grease,and "tomato patch" the frame and barrel with a little muriatic acid.Do the same to the cylinder after taking out the nipples,and then rub the steel with a little 0000 steel wool soaked in oil.Suddenly,you then have a belly gun that shoots AND looks like it's "been there and done that".
I think I can buy one for a 5.5 barrel. If so, do I just shorten the latch end of the lever?
What do you mean by; ""tomato patch" the frame and barrel with a little muriatic acid."?