ND - VERY GOOD- in working condition, 80% finish or better, appreciable wear on working surfaces 80% - 89%, no corrosion or pitting, minor surface dents or scratches.
May 09, 2020 · Although I do have a Cimarron 1860 Richards Transition Type II Conversion in .44 Colt on order. Attached Thumbnails Beware of counterfeits and patent infringments! ~ Col. Sam'l Colt
To keep things simpler for today's shooters, the Cimarron Cartridge Conversions are supplied with the 1851 Navy using standard .38 Special loads, or .38 Long Colt loads which are available from Black Hills Ammunition. The 1860 Army Conversion required the resurrection of an old cartridge, the .44 Colt in modern form.
Conversions were based on the 1860 Colt Army which used a 0.451″ round ball. When the switch was made to a cartridge system, the 1860 Army.44 was chambered for the.44 Colt. The round uses a heel-type bullet, a projectile whose base was smaller in diameter than the rest of the bullet.
This new design started production in 1873, giving birth to a new model, the Colt Single Action Army, and a new serial numbering.  The frame of early Open Top revolvers were marked COLT'S/PATENT, later models sported the so-called "Two July" patent marking, also found on the 1851 Navy-, 1861 Navy- and 1860 Army-conversion revolvers.
Jan 06, 2017 · The closest anyone can come to getting a Colt 1860 Army conversion that is similar to those manufactured in the early 1870s, is the Richards Type II conversion sold by Cimarron F.A. Co., in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Currently, I'm using two relatively new Cimarron Colt Cartridge Conversions. These are Richards-Mason Conversions with the improved ejector rod assembly and are basically identical except for the grip frames. The Army Model has a steel 1860 grip frame while the Navy Model has the 1851 Navy grip frame of brass.