Colt 1861 Navy .36 caliber Blackpowder Percussion (Cap & Ball) w/ conversion to .38 Long Colt cartridge. Mfg. by Uberti w/ Kirst Conversion parts.
Manufactured XXV - 1969 by Uberti
Condition: Very Good/Good
Streamlined & beautifully balanced, Military Model w/ 4 screws & cut for the shoulder stock. Blue w/ colorful casehardening & excellent, one-piece walnut grips. Naval scene engraved percussion cylinder, 7 ½” barrel. This has been safely & expertly converted by a professional gunsmith in 2012 to fire .38 long Colt (Black Powder or equivalent Cowboy Loads only!) w/ a Kirst conversion cylinder w/ loading gate & ejector housing. Percussion cylinder & loading lever can be easily re-installed to fire as a cap & ball, so it's two guns in one!
Conversions of various revolvers were the norm back in the day & were done either by the factory or your local gunsmith/blacksmith & were less expensive than a new `73 SAA.
Handling wear on grip backstrap, barrel end & the bluing is fading or gone on both sides of ejector housing area, hence the Good rating, otherwise Very Good to Excellent elsewhere. Loading lever retainer has been removed for better appearance & holstering, easily put back. Perfect bore & very smooth action that feels exactly like a real `60 Army Richards Conversion that I owned. Only 5, .38 Long Colt cartridges fired after conversion & unfired in original percussion configuration.
Comes w/ 45, .38 Long Colt Black Powder Cartridges from Buffalo Arms, all original percussion components & Kirst Instructions.
Itemized list of parts as new:
Black Powder Pistol - MSRP $339.00
38 Long Colt 150 Grain HB Black Powder Ammunition Box of 50 - $51.00
Kirst Company Ejector Assembly for 1860 & 1861 Pietta and Uberti - $124.95
Kirst Konverter for Uberti 1851/1861 with Loading Gate 38 Long Colt - $278.95
Gumsmithing - $150.00
Total - $943.90
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