ksharpe10: One thing that is never mentioned is the FACT that the early Cartridges were loaded with black powder, Smokeless came much later, 1st one was in 1886. The MODERN replica conversions are made of much stouter metal and will shoot Smokeless. But not necessarily The newer Replica percussion guns, if you use one of the handy conversions for those guns, you should only load Black Powder filled Cartridges. Always read directions thoroughly on any kind of Historical Repo. And it helps to really study it all before you jump in thinking you can shoot any old thing.
hf140952: Very interesting but what a pity for the quality of the picture .
Lars Jönlid: I´am in awe... what a collection !!!
ImWatchinTheTube: @stevevandien I would imagine they worked the same as the Colt SAA, with a bit weaker frame due to the open top and the handling/disassembly of their black powder predecessors (that they used to be).
Steve Van Dien: Good stuff, but it would have been nice to see these conversions in action:).
I make that assertion, quite simply, because I've always wondered how cap-and-ball revolvers that were converted to take metallic cartridges performed in the field, particularly under combat conditions. Does anyone know?