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Old September 5th, 2016, 06:43 PM   #1
 
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ROA cylinder conversion

Just got a 45 ACP cylinder from Howell. Shot 35 or 40 rounds just for function. Worked as advertised, centered, well indented primer hits on all chambers. Didn't try for accuracy, mebbee tomorrow. These were light target loads for my 1911's with 200 gr. plated TC Rainiers and some cast lead 230 grainers, with Bullseye and Unique.

Cylinder is a perfect fit, no fitting issues whatever, a bit snugger than the BP cylinder, though. Timing seems perfect, lockup as well. Loading is surprisingly fast, as fast or faster than shooting/extracting/loading a BH I'd bet.

Went with the ACP as I'm not into Cowboy and didn't want to invest in 45 Colt dies/components, etc. Got it just for giggles. I'm pleased so far.



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Just got a 45 ACP cylinder from Howell. Shot 35 or 40 rounds just for function. Worked as advertised, centered, well indented primer hits on all chambers. Didn't try for accuracy, mebbee tomorrow. These were light target loads for my 1911's with 200 gr. plated TC Rainiers and some cast lead 230 grainers, with Bullseye and Unique.

Cylinder is a perfect fit, no fitting issues whatever, a bit snugger than the BP cylinder, though. Timing seems perfect, lockup as well. Loading is surprisingly fast, as fast or faster than shooting/extracting/loading a BH I'd bet.

Went with the ACP as I'm not into Cowboy and didn't want to invest in 45 Colt dies/components, etc. Got it just for giggles. I'm pleased so far.
Keep us posted on the results...

Since I have seven .45LC handguns... I plan on buyin' a couple of conversions for my ROA's. Was looking at either a Kirst or Howell.
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Keep us posted on the results...

Since I have seven .45LC handguns... I plan on buyin' a couple of conversions for my ROA's. Was looking at either a Kirst or Howell.
One thing I didn't mention was that I removed the firing pins and put blue lock-tite on them to keep 'em secure as per my friend's advice. Had to make a little spanner tool with my dremel and bench grinder to get them in and out. That was a bit of a hassle and am going to have to make a more substantial tool in the future as this one broke already. But other than that, pretty cool. Will post accuracy results anon.

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Bought a SS ROA awhile back, for some reason it had a new blue cylinder in it.
The bore was pitted and had some pitting on the frame, I was going to use it for a parts gun. I ended up buying a Taylor's & Co. cylinder for it and shoot mild 200gr Aguila loads through it.
Very accurate even with the pitted barrel, and mild recoil.
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