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 Post subject: Uberti 1858 in .36 cal
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:07 pm 
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I recently purchased a Uberti 1858 Remington revolver, and I noticed that conversion cylinders are chambered for .38 special not .38 long Colt what gives and that you use heal bullets with them? I understand the bore diameter but why the special case, not the long colt?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:07 pm 
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I think the only difference between the 2 calibers is case length so you could shoot 38 long Colt in the 38 spl cylinder like shooting 38 specials in a 357 cylinder.

So far I've been too cheep to buy a heeled bullet mold & just load regular 36 cal round balls. SW

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:14 pm 
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Been thinking about it off and on, noticed the 1851Colts use the long Colt cases


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:38 pm 
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Yes - the 1851 Cylinder I bought was marked 38 Colt, but specials dropped right in with plenty of room to spare. SW

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:00 pm 
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Is the long Colt case larger in diameter or the same as the special case?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:27 pm 
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I looked in COTW for specs, and it looks like .002" at the most. I wouldn't try swapping things around in vintage guns, but don't have a problem with it in these modern cylinders. SW

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:35 pm 
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Thank you for the info, it will help if I get one


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:02 pm 
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i picked up an 1858 remington in 44cal , with the 45 colt conversion so i can shoot my cowboy loads in it , it shoots real nice but the loading and unloading is not so easy for a fumble finger like me , have all i can do with the 1873 loading gate , pulling the cylinder every load is way more intense , i do love these old revolvers


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:36 pm 
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I do have a pietta 1851 that I put a Howell .45 conversion I think, had to file all the spurs so it would time correctly


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