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This is a discussion on 45 convertible chamber size change within the Ruger Single Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Anyone know of a gunsmith that will change out my 45 NMBH to have a 45 Colt throat size smaller than the current .454ish? The ...


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Old April 14th, 2017, 04:41 AM   #1
 
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45 convertible chamber size change

Anyone know of a gunsmith that will change out my 45 NMBH to have a 45 Colt throat size smaller than the current .454ish? The rifling is about .451.

I do know that Ruger won't do it.



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Old April 15th, 2017, 02:37 PM   #2
 
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You just have to get a 41 mag cylinder reamed to 45 Colt to get smaller throats, or a custom cyl but that's much more expensive.
Doing it yourself by finding a used cyl on Ebay and Gunbroker or the classified sections of the two Ruger forums is an easy way to go; timing will not be an issue. Just be sure to get a cyl with same overall length as yours or longer to fit your frame. And buying a reamer for about $100 or renting one for $40 is easy is a simple do it yourself because you'll be removing very little material from a cyl already bored to 41.

Here's a list of smiths with good reputations on the forum and some may have take off cyls:

Hamilton Bowen - Bowen Classic Arms
(865) 984-3583
SHIPPING/PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
BCA Corporation 3512 Old Lowes Ferry Road
Louisville, TN 37777
MAILING ADDRESS:
Bowen Classic Arms Corp.
P. O. Box 67
Louisville, TN 37777
mailto:bcacorp@nxs.net
www.bowenclassicarms.com/default.htm

David Clements - Clements Custom Guns
276-238-8761
2766 Mt. Zion Rd.
Woodlawn, VA 24381
bigbore51@yahoo.com
Clements Custom Guns

Cylinder and Slide
245 E. 4th Street
Fremont, NE 68025
Phone: (402) 721-4277
Fax: (402) 721-0263
Orders Only: (800) 448-1713
Home

Ben Forkin - Forkin Custom Classics
PO Box 444, 205 10th Ave SW
White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645
406-547-2344
mailto:forkins@ttc-cmc.net

John Gallagher - Gallagher Firearms Inc.
(205)384-5229
3923 Bird Farm Road
Jasper, Alabama 35503
johngallagher1@bellsouth.net
closed website: www.gallagherfirearms.com

Alan Harton (Colt SAAs also)
713-772-8314 or 713-907-6031
aharton@hotmail.com
Sharpstown, Texas, West S/W of Houston
Makes a .327 Fed Mag Bearcat; Custom Ruger New Bearcat from Single Action Service Chambered for the 327 Federal Magnum Cartridge

Andy Horvath - DIAGONAL ROAD GUN SHOP
14131 Diagonal Rd.
La Grange, OH 44050
(440) 458-4369, (440) 355-5618

Jack Huntington (may start barrel re-boring)
JRH Advanced Gunsmithing
775-355-6898
385 Freeport Blvd, Suite 13
Sparks, NV 89431
mailto:jack@jrhgunmaker.com
New website: JRH Advanced Gunsmithing old site: Jack Huntington - Accredited Gunsmith
His turnaround time is short, his work is first rate, and his prices are reasonable.

Dustin Linebaugh - Dustin Linebaugh Custom Conversions
PO Box 263
Cody WY 82414
mailto:info@dustinlinebaugh.com
Dustin Linebaugh Custom Conversions

John Linebaugh - Linebaugh Custom Sixguns
Phone: 307-645-3332

P.O. Box 455
Cody, WY 82414
Delivery (UPS):
177 Louis L'Amour Lane
Powell, WY 82435
Welcome to John Linebaugh's Custom Sixguns -

Long Hunter
Amarillo, TX
COWBOY ACTION FIREARMS - LONG HUNTER SHOOTING SUPPLY
Sounds like a nice package for $135.
Taper cylinder and ejector rod housing $45.00 USD
COWBOY ACTION FIREARMS - LONG HUNTER SHOOTING SUPPLY


Garry Reeder - Garry Reeder Custom Guns
The Pistol Parlor
2601 E. 7th Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ
928-527-4100 / 928-526-3313
mailto:gary@reedercustomguns.com
Gary Reeder Custom Gun - for 30 years a leader in custom handguns and rifles.

Ryan Ross
www.ryanrossrestorations.com
Murfreesboro, TN.

BARREL RE-BORING
Alan Siegrist
8752 Turtle Road
Whittemore Michigan 48770
989-873-3929

Turnbull Manufacturing Co.
6680 State Route 5 and 20
Bloomfield, NY 14469
Phone: 585-657-6338
Fax: 585-657-7743
Visit our shop
Mon - Fri 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
info@turnbullmfg.com
Turnbull Restoration & Manufacturing Co.


Vans Custom Guns
Sandusky, Ohio
NIGHTOWLS 1996, Utah
NightOwl's Gunsmithing - UTAH's Best Gun Smithing Service

Harry Lawsons
520-326-1117
Tucson, AZ.

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You just have to get a 41 mag cylinder reamed to 45 Colt to get smaller throats, or a custom cyl but that's much more expensive.
Doing it yourself by finding a used cyl on Ebay and Gunbroker or the classified sections of the two Ruger forums is an easy way to go; timing will not be an issue. Just be sure to get a cyl with same overall length as yours or longer to fit your frame. And buying a reamer for about $100 or renting one for $40 is easy is a simple do it yourself because you'll be removing very little material from a cyl already bored to 41.

Here's a list of smiths with good reputations on the forum and some may have take off cyls:

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