Factory Installation

(4 customer reviews)


Standard Installation includes:

  • Cut loading port and cold blue machined surface.
  • Install, fit and adjust revolver for Kirst Konverter assembly.

Action Job includes:

  • A Standard Install plus;
  • Polish internal parts, time and tune action, adjust spring tensions,
  • Repair / replacement parts, if required, are an additional cost.


We offer installation service to those who do not want to open the recoil shield themselves (with a dremel tool).  Standard installation is; having the gunsmith open up the frame to allow for the gate to function, and fitting the cylinder.

If you want an Action Job, the gunsmith goes through the gun entirely and cleans up all the leftover production residue, burrs etc, and lightens the springs and times it perfectly for competition.  In both cases, the Black Powder cylinder will still function, so you can choose which cylinder you’d like to use.

If you choose the Gunsmithing option on the website, we will ship you a box large enough for the gun, with the Konverter (If purchased together) in the box.  We ask you to fill out the paperwork, send a copy of your Driver’s License, and place the gun, with the black powder cylinder installed, in the box.  The box will have a UPS label already addressed to the gunsmith. There is plenty of packing material for the gun, please tape it close and hand it to any UPS driver or UPS drop off location.  In 4-6 weeks the gun will be on it’s way back to you.

Please phone in if you have any other questions (860)435-4735 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm EST.

Additional information


Standard Installation ($125), Installation plus Action Job

4 reviews for Factory Installation

  1. Richard Symons (verified owner)

    I just had two Colt open top 1851 and 1860 Sunub Nose revolvers converted. They were returned to me today and are of superior top quality craftsmanship! I am going to to have my two Remington 1858s done next! Bill Kelly is the perfect gunsmith for doing the job perfectly! I give Kirst and Bill Kelly a 5 🌟 STAR rating!

  2. Richard Symons (verified owner)

    This is my second time that I had my percussion revolvers converted to except the Kirst Konverters. The gun smith did a fantastic job on all four of my BP revolvers! I will always consider having Kirst do all my conversions! Kirst and their gun smith are certainly the very best. I give them a 5 Stars rating!

  3. Travis

    Received my 1851 Pietta Navy .44 ba k from Bill last week. He installed the conversion for me. Timing, lockup and action are great. Went to the range this weekend and put an easy hundred plus through it, flawless! Thank you for the great work!!

  4. Tom M

    I recently had the work done to convert an 1860 Pietta Snubby to 45 LC and 45 ACP. In addition to do the work on the frame, I had Bill tune up the action as well. The revolver looks perfect and functions just as well. Thanks again for the incredible job!

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