NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

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dieNusse1
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Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

Post by dieNusse1 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:59 am

My first guess would be to look at 44 S&W brass also known as the 44 Russian. I don't know how available the 44 S&W is but the 44 S&W Special is a longer version of the 44 S&W and could be cut down and used. However, you may want to make a cast of the chamber to get a better idea. Good luck and enjoy.

aardq
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Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

Post by aardq » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:02 pm

Hi Nodakr,

You might try Buffalo Arms for BP loads. Slug the bore, and measure the cylinder length to get the OAL of the cartridge, and go from there. The original factory conversions were in 44 Colt, so a cut down 44 spec case should work.
Good luck and let us know how it shoots.
Dan

AntiqueSledMan
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Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

Post by AntiqueSledMan » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:26 am

Hello nodakr68,

I load & shoot the .44 Colt Original in a reproduction conversion. I think the 44 Special rims will be to large, you can get .44 Colt brass from Track of the Wolf.
Details are given in my pdf located here,
https://1858remington.com/index.php?topic=8675.0
I wouldn't use a full charge, rather cut it back & use a filler.

AntiqueSledMan.

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