- Dec 28, 2012
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I just got me a new Taylor/Pietta 1851 Navy with 4-7/8 barrel in .44 cal. I like the checkered grips but I bet after prolong shooting your hands will get tender.
I will be putting this 4 and 7/8 barrel on a 1860 birdshead frame like the picture above but that picture is on a 7.5 inch barrel.
This project will include reaming fluted cylinder.
Re angling forcing cone.
I already have slixshot nipples for it.
Then build up a load. I ultimately want (I hate saying this here as I don't want to disrespect) a accurate load at about 950fps with a 220 or 240 gr bullet.
Time will tell.