1851/1861 Gated Conversion Kit

1851/1861 Gated Conversion Kit

from 295.00

The Gated Conversion kit converts your revolver to look like one of the conversion Navy revolvers made by Colt in the 1870’s, including a color case hardened ring and door.  This kit combines the superior handling qualities and aesthetic lines of the classic Navy revolver with the convenience of a center fire cartridge. The light recoil makes this conversion a natural for general shooting as well as Cowboy Action Shooting.

For improved accuracy, we recommend lining your percussion barrel from a .375 bore to a .357.  Once your barrel is lined, you may use any 38-caliber lead cartridge.  If you choose not to line your barrel, we recommend using a hollow base wadcutter bullet.  This type of bullet will expand to follow the rifling in your unlined barrel. 

We can install the kit for you or you can do it yourself!  Click here for Installation Instructions.  Please note, if you choose to install the kit, we recommend using our drill fixture, and loading port template. If we install the kit for you, we will need for you to send the entire revolver and a copy of your dealer's FFL License.  Click here for Howell Arms Work Form  that must be completed when shipping revolver in for installation, barrel lining, etc. 

  • Manufacturer: Howell

  • Model: CK1851

  • Caliber: .38

  • Capacity: 6

  • Finish: Blue

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