Making a percussion revolver throw bigger pills?

Cap and ball
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Thursday, January 11, 2018, 20:03 (7 days ago)

Have you ever experimented with converting percussion .44 revolvers to a larger 5 shot .50 cal percussion gun? A .50 cal percussion revolver to my mind would serve well as a howdah pistol of sorts.

Cap, you must be new on here. We built the Ruger

Gary Reeder
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Thursday, January 11, 2018, 20:23 (7 days ago) @ Cap and ball

Old Army in 475 caliber and in 50 caliber in our American Classic. There was an article in American Handgunner on both of them. We recently were hacked and lost probably 25% of the pics on our web site. The guns were lost in that. We just haven't had time to re-do much of the site.Here are some pics.
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We also did the gun on the blued revolver but those pics were lost also. We built quite a few of the guns before they were wiped out off the site.

Oh wow, those are nice but

Cap and ball
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Thursday, January 11, 2018, 20:27 (7 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

locating a Ruger Old Army can be a bit of a pain these days? Would it be safe to make a repro walker or 1858 into a larger cal five shooter?

in my opinion, no. I won't touch one of the Italian guns

Gary Reeder
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Thursday, January 11, 2018, 20:32 (7 days ago) @ Cap and ball

The Ruger is the strongest made and I won't build them on any weaker guns.

That's a shame

Cap and ball
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Thursday, January 11, 2018, 20:35 (7 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

It's really too bad there aren't any coil spring percussion guns with modern heat treatments available these days.

Several Ruger old army’s on GB.

K
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Thursday, January 11, 2018, 20:40 (7 days ago) @ Cap and ball

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I see them pretty often too. My idea on a custom...

Huey
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Thursday, January 11, 2018, 20:44 (7 days ago) @ K

Is do it up right. I love my Uberti guns more than I can express, but customs are built on Ruger frames.

Only exceptions are BFRs and Gary's big frames.

Are there any other

Cap and ball
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Thursday, January 11, 2018, 20:36 (7 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

percussion revolvers available on the market that would be strong enough for these sorts of mods?

NOT HARD TO FIND AT ALL. LOCAL

SIXGUNNER
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Thursday, January 11, 2018, 20:52 (7 days ago) @ Cap and ball

SHOP HAS HAD AT LEAST A HALF DOZEN IN THE PAST YEAR. CHECK OUT BOISE GUN COMPANY. THER EARE NO RESTRICTIONS ON SHIPPING AS THEY ARE NOT CLASSIFIED AS A FIREARM.

ROA are back

Burban
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Friday, January 12, 2018, 06:48 (7 days ago) @ Cap and ball

Ruger has quietly re-introduced new from the factory stainless and blued Ruger Old Army revolvers. Check the Lipseys website.

WHERE?? DON'T SEE THEM

JT
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Friday, January 12, 2018, 08:24 (7 days ago) @ Burban

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Well well well

Cap and ball
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Friday, January 12, 2018, 19:16 (6 days ago) @ Burban

Ya don't say? I think there may be an American Classic in my future.

On these builds

Cap and ball
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Thursday, January 11, 2018, 21:39 (7 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

Are you adding a new barrel? I know your fabricating a new cylinder. Stainless barrel and cylinder on a blued frame could look snazzy and allows me to buy the cheaper of the old army's as a base.

You still need the strong Ruger frame.

Brent Foy
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Thursday, January 11, 2018, 22:24 (7 days ago) @ Cap and ball

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I can assure you it'll be a new, top quality barrel...

Huey
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Thursday, January 11, 2018, 22:39 (7 days ago) @ Cap and ball

And you're right, the two tone looks good.

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