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How much trouble is it to switch my Uberti 44-40 SAA cylinder with a 44 special cylinder?

Is it necessary to also change the barrel to 44 special even if you only shoot lead bullets at low powder charges?

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E.B.

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The barrel can be left alone. Changing the cylinder may be a simple matter of swapping them, but may also require fitting by shaping the hand or the ratchet notches to get the cylinder to lock up properly.
 

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pisgah - would that also take care of any timing problems?
 

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pisgah - would that also take care of any timing problems?

Timing is the potential problem you would be dealing with -- whether the interaction of the hand and ratchet would push the cylinder just far enough, without going too far, to allow the bolt to properly fall in to the notches in the cylinder. In many cases, the drop-in fit will be good, or very close. It then takes some careful study, patience, and a light hand with the file to get everything working in concert.
 

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Thanks.

Another question...are Colt cylinders interchangeable with Urberti revolvers? 2nd gen? 3rd?

E.B.
 
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