I would prefer the RH in .45 Colt, 4", although mine is .44 Mag. I shoot it well; it is an accurate gun, even with a tough trigger pull. Of course, so far I have not worked on the trigger, only complained about it.
Hey tek4260, good pickup on that .454 RH conversion by KurtC. New front sight insert also. Looks like .454 ammo would be a tight squeeze, but a few of the factory loads look okay.
My .44Mag cylinder measures 1.755" OAL. The SRH cylinder is the same length as RH cylinder although SRH cylinder o.d. is larger by .01" @ 1.79".
I am also interested in how he fitted the cylinder and what loadings he uses in this gun. Impressive.
Wow, that is nice. Thanks for the pix. The roundbutt is nice also. I have a very nice .44 Maggie RH but would prefer the .45 Colt.
If Hamilton did the work, then you can believe you got some good work. His stuff is not cheap, but it certainly is excellent quality. I've been in his shop and I know his work and enjoy his autographed book "The Custom Revolver." Nice guy besides.
Good for you. Enjoy it.
Here's mine. Did it last year. Pics aren't that great, but mine is a 5.5", you just saw the 4" version of this conversion, and I believe it was Instigator that did it in 7.5". I think my 5.5" looks the best. :wink: :lol:
I haven't fully wrung mine out yet (too many projects and too little funds) but it is good for any .454 loads. Bowen will make a 5-shot conversion for you with a custom cylinder, but he'll also fit a .454 SRH cylinder to a Redhawk as well. Remember, these cylinders are made of special carpenter steel that will take the extra punishment and allow 6 holes and still maintain adequate strength, while Bowen's and others are made out of 17-4 stainless. Incredibly strong in it's own right, but not quite carpenter's levels.
I'm sure Instigator will chime in. His 7.5" conversion was my inspiration. I believe he has fired full-house loads, but not positive. Personally for me, I like the Redhawk frame better than the SRH and the unfluted look as well.
I do have a .480 Ruger cylinder waiting for this same type of conversion.
I've been thinking about doing this - putting a SRH cylinder in my Redhawk. I too think it's a good look. I have the cylinder and the tool to disassemble the cylinder from the crane but I just haven't done it. This has got me excited about this project again.