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Uberti 1851 Navy Conversion 38 Special Revolver 7.5" Barrel

Beginning in 1868, thousands of black powder Colt revolvers and Remington percussion revolvers were converted to cartridge revolvers. Among them: the 1851 Navy, 1858 New Army, and 1860 Army. Remington was the first to introduce single action cartridge conversion revolvers in 1868. The original cap-and-ball cylinder of the 1858 New Army cartridge revolver was replaced by a cartridge cylinder with a loading gate and a new breech face. The frame was dovetailed to accept an ejector assembly. The Remington conversion chambered five, .46-caliber rimfire cartridges. In 1871, Colt received an Army contract to convert one thousand Model 1860 Army percussion revolvers to use the .44-caliber centerfire cartridge being manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal. In 1872, Colt began filling civilian orders for thier metallic cartridge revolvers. These were an open-top conversion of the 1851 Navy. The next design was introduced in 1873, when Colt produced the Richards-Mason conversion of the 1860 Army. Using a system patented by Colt employees Charles Richards and William Mason, the old cap and ball cylinders were cut down at the back to permit the installation of a conversion ring to accept metallic cartridges.
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Product Info
  • Brand
  • SKU
    341360
  • Quantity in stock
    No items available
  • Shipping:
    All Firearms MUST ship to an FFL Dealer
  • or can be picked up in our Retail Store
  • Condition
    NEW
  • Caliber:
    .38 Special
  • Capacity:
    6
  • Barrel Length:
    7.5 inches
  • Action:
    Single Action Only
  • Grips:
    Wood
  • Weight (unloaded):
    2.6 lbs
  • Front Sight:
    Post
  • Rear Sight:
    V-Notch
  • Frame Construction:
    Steel
  • Cylinder:
    Steel
  • Finish:
    Blue
  • Size of Frame
    X-Large
  • Best Used For:
    Cowboy Action Shooting
    Collecting
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