Shooting and showing the Navy Colt Richards / Mason cartridge conversion, as well as giving an overview of the cartridge conversion revolvers of the 1860s and 1870s.
The Richards Conversion was performed on the Colt 1860 Army revolver. The caliber was .44 Colt and the loading lever was replaced by an ejector rod. This conversion added a breechplate with a firing pin and a rear sight mounted on the breechplate. Colt manufactured 9000 of these revolvers between 1873 and 1878.
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Cimarron’s Richards-Mason Conversion Revolver by Jeff Quinn. photography by Jeff Quinn & Boge Quinn Around 130 years ago, the center fire revolver cartridge was coming on strong. With the expiration of the Rollin White patent held by Smith & Wesson, Colt and other gun makers were quickly introducing new revolvers with bored-through cylinders allowing the use of metallic cartridges in their ...
In this video we test an 44 caliber 1860 Colt percussion pistol against a Richard-Mason Type 2 Cartridge conversion and compare the advantages, and even yes, disadvantages of switching to a cartridge gun in the late 1800's.
A .44 Colt Calibre 1860 Army Revolver with Richards Conversion and equipped with a 12 stop cylinder, 8 inch barrel. Gun number 1988** and cylinder number is 4107. The gun overall is crisp as would have been refinished by Colt, with faded address to the barrel.
The Richards cartridge conversion was an instant success. On July 2, 1872, William Mason, another Colt employee, was awarded a patent for an improvement to the Richards model. As percussion parts ran short, the 1860 Richards-Mason barrel was changed from the profile of the earlier percussion model, to the sleek profile found on the 1871-72 Open ...
May 29, 2013 · The Colt: The H&P: Now you might be able to convert a Pedersoli Colt Conversion into an H&P by replacing the entire barrel assembly and modifying the lockplate, and this is what I am hoping Pedersoli can do, if they think there is sufficient interest. But you definitely can't put a rear sight on a Colt Conversion and call it an H&P reproduction.