Colt .44 Cal 1860, 1851, Dance

(5 customer reviews)

$325.00$645.00

These Konverters are for the Uberti 1860 Army and Pietta 1860 Army, Pietta 1851 Navy .44cal and Dance.  They Convert the Guns to .45LC & .45 Schofield for Uberti & Pietta.  Steel Frame Guns only for this Caliber.  Please use Low Velocity Ammo

**Please note, the Dance conversion requires modification to the forcing cone and will not allow return back to Black Powder.

Uberti made Guns From 2015 to Present. (marked CN, CO, CP, +) Require Additional Installation.  We Recommend Installation by our Gunsmith.  Earlier Uberti 1860 Guns and All Pietta Guns Require no Additional Installation.

Description

  • Gated Konverter
  • Blued
  • .45LC & .45 Schofield for Uberti & Pietta
  • 5 Shot
  • Steel Frame Guns Only
  • Low Velocity Ammo

 

Additional information

Weight N/A
Manufacturer

Uberti, Pietta

Installation

No Installation, Standard Installation (+$125), Installation plus Action job (+$260), Standard Installation for Dance (+$185), Installation plus Action job for Dance (+$320)

5 reviews for Colt .44 Cal 1860, 1851, Dance

  1. Quentin Mahar (verified owner)

    after a long time reading and comparing all products available on the market decided to go with the Kirst conversion. Installation i pretty self forward and quite easy if you follow the instructions and have any working knowledge of your firearm. Pieces came in a nice richly blued and blends in as tended!! worked flawlessly at my range but after the 3 loading noticed that my gate was not gating!! Contacted the company and new one was sent out right away!! What a super business very professional and as stated no B.S!! I will definitely reccomend this company to my fellow cowboy re enactors and will also being doing more business in the future. All I can say is A +++

    • Kirst Konverter

      Thank you for taking the time out to give your feedback.It is much appreciated. And please let us know if we can assist you again.

  2. Eric B. (verified owner)

    I have a Pietta 1851 and was initially surprised about fitment issues but I have to say it was the gun and not the Konverter. The Konverter was 2.002 inches long while the existing Pietta cylinder was 1.983 so Pietta had done quite a bit of sanding and fitting down from the 2 inch standard length. It only took me a couple hours of cutting out the loading gate and sanding and reblueing to get everything nice and slick and I put 100 rds of 45 colt through it the next day without issue. A quality product that comes at spec with lots of room for fitting to your own unique italian repro.

    • Kirst Konverter

      Thank you for taking the time out to give your feedback.It is much appreciated. And please let us know if we can assist you again.

  3. Jerry L

    I have copies of the 1858, 1860 and 1851 Pietta’s, I was hesitant to modify my black powder guns so I tried the “other brand” converter cylinders, they were a pain to reload and performance varied a lot… I purchased a Kirst Konverter for my 1851 (the least expensive of my 3 black powder pistols) when they were on sale and spent 3 evenings doing the modifications to the frame. The project was relatively easy and when I took it to the range the performance was flawless, the only drawback was I didn’t buy the extractor, so I had to use an allen key to push out the spent brass. I wish Kirst sold a complete kit with cylinder, gate, and extractor for the 1851 and 1860. Now I am saving up to purchase a Konverter for my 1860 and an extractor for each of my Pietta Colts.

    My only regret is that I wasted my money on the “other brand converters”, I have found the Kirst Konverter to be superior in performance and ease of operation, even if it did require using a file and a dremel tool to cut the clearance for the gate and a little re-blueing. Only advice to do it yourselfers is: take your time, use a vise to hold the disassembled frame and mask off the exposed areas of the frame with painters tape while cutting the opening for the gate.

    • Kirst Konverter

      Thank you for taking the time out to give your feedback.It is much appreciated.You may also be interested in knowing that we are offering a Limited Edition Saber River Engraved Set for the 1860 Pietta, .45 Colt for a reduced rate of $598 (previously $715.00).This item can be found in our Special Deals page. We have a very limited amount left in stock. We are glad to hear you are pleased with our product. And please let us know if we can assist you again.

  4. seth altaffer

    Have two kirst konverters. Installed both in my cap’n’ball revolvers with a little help from a little rotary dremil. Both work great. Out of all of the guns that I could own, these are my favorite.

    • Kirst Konverter

      Thank you for taking the time out to give your feedback.It is much appreciated. And please let us know if we can assist you again.

  5. Bob R.

    So pleased with the Kirst Konverter in my Uberti Walker that I got one for my Uberti 1860 Army. As with the Walker I purchased a new cylinder hand & bolt so I didn’t have to modify the originals. This conversion installed even easier than the Walker, although I did machine up a button for the end of the cylinder arbor to extend it slightly. After approx. 300 rounds the action has broken in & is so smooth & slick. This combined with fine accuracy make it one of my favorite six-shooters. Wish a loading-gate style converter could be made for my Ruger Old Army as I wouldn’t hesitate……..Great Product!

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