Kirst Konverter

I have a Kirst Konverter fitted to my ’58 Remington, and I love the thing. Mine is chambered for .45 Colt, and out of the 8 inch barrel on the Remington, recoil is a mild “thump”. It’s far more accurate than it has any business being, shooting into one ragged hole at 50 feet.

I did not know that they also made one in .45 ACP. You’ll have to scroll down a bit on the page to see it, but a .45 ACP single action Remington gives me some ideas for a bit of a custom gun.

Of course, it remains to be seen if my gun ADD can hold out long enough to actually purchase the parts for said custom rig.

2 Comments

  1. Yeah, but for the total cost of these conversions, couldn’t you just buy a different gun?

  2. Yeah, you could – but that’s not the point. If I wanted a .45 ACP single action revolver, I’d just buy a Blackhawk with the correct cylinder.

    For me, the point is making the thing with your own hands. For my first Kirst Konverted revolver, I didn’t do much. I wanted a revolver in the spirit of Pale Rider, so the only actual work I did was some filling to ensure a correct fit.

    With the next gun, I want to really make a new gun – take a .44 cap and ball revolver and turn into a short barreled .45 ACP Thunderfucker.

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