Kirst Cartridge Konverter™ for .36 caliber
1851 & 1861 Colt Navy, reproduction revolvers.
.38 Long Colt -Six Shot: The .36 caliber percussion revolver barrel has a bore diameter of .375 inches. Today’s .38 caliber cartridges are loaded with .357-inch diameter bullets. To attain accuracy with a modern .38 caliber cartridge, in your reproduction Navy revolver, you must shoot soft lead .38 Special, hollow base wad cutter, .38 Colt hollow base or .38 Colt healed ammunition. The soft lead hollow base bullet will “bump up” to the .375-inch bore diameter and shoot very accurately.
The chambers will actually accept .38 Special hollow base wad cutter cartridges; however the cylinder is too short and is not intended for use of the standard .38 special cartridge.
The cylinder has been made this way so that the shooter can use commercially loaded hollow base, soft lead bulleted ammunition, it is not intended for the regular .38 special cartridge.
The Kirst Cartridge Konverter™ for the 1851 and 1861 Colt Navy revolvers is manufactured with a Color Case Hardened Konverter Ring and loading gate.
Simple, step-by-step instructions and a loading port template are included with each Kirst Cartridge Konverter™ for the 1851 & 1861 Colt Navy revolvers.
A very functional, spring-loaded ejector assembly
is also available to further customize your revolver.