Colt Conversions

  • Rare Colt London Navy Revolver with Rare Thuer Conversion. All numbers match except the loading lever which has no number. The exterior of the gun has been pitted and buffed. Amazingly the bore is excellent. Action works perfectly. Grips are very good. Butt serial number has the letter “L” for London. Colt Thuer conversions are very rare. This is a reasonably priced Thuer. You will not find one even close to this price.

    Rare Colt London Navy Revolver with Rare Thuer Conversion (C14088)

    $3,495.00

    Rare Colt London Navy Revolver with Rare Thuer Conversion. All numbers match except the loading lever which has no number. The exterior of the gun has been pitted and buffed. Amazingly the bore is excellent. Action...

  • Colt .22 LR Conversion Unit. 1950’s Vintage. Excellent condition.

    Colt .22 LR Conversion Unit (C13812)

    $649.95

    Colt .22 LR Conversion Unit. 1950’s Vintage. Excellent condition.

  • Colt 1851 Navy model converted to cartridge. This has to be one of the most unusual post Civil War conversions we have seen. This is a gunsmith conversion engineered by someone on a cold winter night, and this is the result. Action works perfectly. Numbers match. If you collect or appreciate odd conversions you absolutely need this one!

    Colt 1851 Navy Model Conversion (C13760)

    $1,950.00

    Colt 1851 Navy model converted to cartridge. This has to be one of the most unusual post Civil War conversions we have seen. This is a gunsmith conversion engineered by someone on a cold winter night, and this is the result...

  • Colt Pocket Navy Conversion .38 caliber revolver. 50% of the original nickel finish. Some pitting on metal. Some of the metal has been cleaned.

    Colt Pocket Navy Conversion .38 (C13433)

    $1,095.00

    Colt Pocket Navy Conversion .38 caliber revolver. 50% of the original nickel finish. Some pitting on metal. Some of the metal has been cleaned.

  • Colt 2nd Model Richards Conversion .44 caliber revolver. Made in 1870’s. Very fine condition with very-good original blue on the barrel. Frames still has traces of case colors. Grips are very-good. Small chip in front corners of the grips. Cylinder scene is excellent. Gun is all matching. Very fine all original 2nd Model Richards!

    Colt 2nd Model Richards Conversion .44 (C13433)

    $5,500.00

    Colt 2nd Model Richards Conversion .44 caliber revolver. Made in 1870’s. Very fine condition with very-good original blue on the barrel. Frames still has traces of case colors. Grips are very-good. Small chip in front...

  • Colt 3rd Model Derringer. 75% of the original blue. 99% of the original nickel on the frame. Excellent grips. Good fire blue remains on all of the screws. Very fine gun!

    Colt 3rd Model Derringer (C13415)

    $1,795.00

    Colt 3rd Model Derringer. 75% of the original blue. 99% of the original nickel on the frame. Excellent grips. Good fire blue remains on all of the screws. Very fine gun!

  • Colt 10th cavalry identified 1860 1st model Richards conversion. 	
Colt 1860 1st model Richards Conversion inscribed to Captain Nicholas Nolan 10th Cavalry. Very historical gun! This gun belonged to a Civil War Cavalry Officer, then a Captain in the legendary 10th Cavalry “Buffalo Soldiers”. This gun has had the metal cleaned, but all markings remain. Very good cylinder scene. Back strap reads “N.M Nolan U.S.A” Nicholas Merritt Nolan was born in Ireland and immigrated to the United States just in time for the Civil War. He was originally in the 2nd Dragoons, then joined the 6th Cavalry. He was wounded twice, participated in the Gettysburg campaign along with a slew of other battles and then in 1865 became a prisoner of war. He mustered out in 1866 and quickly joined back in to the 10th Cavalry the same year. The 10th Cavalry was an all black regiment with white officers which was typical at the time. He enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant and quickly was promoted to Captain. He stayed in the 10th Cavalry in countless battles and skirmishes across Texas and the southwest, In 1883, after 16 years in the 10th Cavalry, it’s thought he had a stroke and died. He is buried in San Antonio National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Along with this gun comes a binder with all of the biographical information. Captain Nolan was one tough soldier! Great Civil War, Western, Indian War, and Texas historical piece!

    Colt 10th Cavalry Identified 1860 1st Model Richards Conversion (C13238)

    $19,500.00

    Colt 10th cavalry identified 1860 1st model Richards conversion. Colt 1860 1st model Richards Conversion inscribed to Captain Nicholas Nolan 10th Cavalry. Very historical gun! This gun belonged to a Civil War Cavalry...

  • Colt 1861 Navy .36 caliber revolver. Converted after the Civil War to cartridge. Gun has 95% case colors and 95% blue (all done at the time of conversion). Action works perfectly. Note: All numbers match except the backstrap which is a later replacement with no serial number. Grips are very good and fit the backstrap very well. Bore is perfect. The barrel address is faint due to polishing by the factory at the time of conversion. This is a very fine 1861 Navy cartridge conversion!

    Colt 1861 Navy .36 (C13040)

    $4,500.00

    Colt 1861 Navy .36 caliber revolver. Converted after the Civil War to cartridge. Gun has 95% case colors and 95% blue (all done at the time of conversion). Action works perfectly. Note: All numbers match except the backstrap...

  • Colt 1860 Army Long Cylinder Conversion Revolver (C12985)

    Colt 1860 Army Long Cylinder Conversion Revolver (C12985)

    $2,750.00

    Colt 1860 Army Long Cylinder Conversion Revolver (actually made from parts using new cylinders). See Study of Colt Conversions by Bruce McDowell. See pages 403-413 for a discussion and photos of a 4-screw Colt Army with...

  • Colt 1851 Navy Conversion revolver.
Hard to find gun. Barrel is mostly a dark brownish gray patina with blue in protected areas. Frame still has case colors. Cylinder has a good scene. It does not match the conversion number that is numbered to the rest of the gun. It is most likely the percussion number and the cylinder was never numbered with the percussion number. It certainly matches the rest of the gun in fit and finish. Grips are very good.
<!-- Serial number  NONE-->

    Colt 1851 Navy Conversion (C12956)

    $5,500.00

    Colt 1851 Navy Conversion revolver. Hard to find gun. Barrel is mostly a dark brownish gray patina with blue in protected areas. Frame still has case colors. Cylinder has a good scene. It does not match the conversion number...

  • Colt 1st Model Richards Conversion Revolver. Made in 1871. Excellent condition with 90%+ original nickel finish. Beautiful grips. Cylinder scene is excellent. Gun works perfectly. Really nice example!

    Colt 1st Model Richards Conversion Revolver (C12951)

    $10,750.00

    Colt 1st Model Richards Conversion Revolver. Made in 1871. Excellent condition with 90%+ original nickel finish. Beautiful grips. Cylinder scene is excellent. Gun works perfectly. Really nice example!

  • Colt 1st Model Richards Conversion. Made in the 1870’s. .44 Colt. Beautiful gun in excellent condition with 90% of the original nickel. Excellent grips. Gun is all matching. Beautiful piece!

    Colt 1st Model Richards Conversion (C12944)

    $9,750.00

    Colt 1st Model Richards Conversion. Made in the 1870’s. .44 Colt. Beautiful gun in excellent condition with 90% of the original nickel. Excellent grips. Gun is all matching. Beautiful piece!

  • Colt 1851 Navy Conversion revolver.
85% of the nickel finish. Great looking grips, they have some small repairs at the corners. Very strong cylinder scene. Action works perfectly and the bore is dark. Very attractive gun.
<!-- Serial number  NONE-->

    Colt 1851 Navy Conversion (C12879)

    $3,795.00

    Colt 1851 Navy Conversion revolver. 85% of the nickel finish. Great looking grips, they have some small repairs at the corners. Very strong cylinder scene. Action works perfectly and the bore is dark. Very attractive gun...

  • Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver Converted to Single Shot. Made in 1860. This gun has been converted to a tip up .32 Rimfire gun. There is a lever on the underside of the barrel that flips to the side to unlock the barrel. Very unusual. All work looks to be done in period of use.

    Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver (C12736)

    $595.00

    Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver Converted to Single Shot. Made in 1860. This gun has been converted to a tip up .32 Rimfire gun. There is a lever on the underside of the barrel that flips to the side to unlock the barrel. Very...

  • Colt Baby Dragoon Converted to Single Shot. Extremely small bore. Much smaller than a .22 caliber. Unusual conversion. The cylinder was removed and the recoil shield was ground flush with the frame. The barrel sits on a block of wood that has been fitted to the frame. All of the work is nicely done. Very unusual. This is from an old collection of "gunsmith conversions", and each of these guns are unique and interesting in it own right.

    Colt Baby Dragoon (C12731)

    $695.00

    Colt Baby Dragoon Converted to Single Shot. Extremely small bore. Much smaller than a .22 caliber. Unusual conversion. The cylinder was removed and the recoil shield was ground flush with the frame. The barrel sits on a...

  • Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver Converted to Single Shot. Converted to .32 Centerfire. Made in 1864. Unusual conversion where the cylinder was taken out, the frame was shortened and the frame was dovetailed so the barrel would fit and lock into place. To load or reload, the barrel was twisted out of the dovetail.

    Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver (C12730)

    $595.00

    Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver Converted to Single Shot. Converted to .32 Centerfire. Made in 1864. Unusual conversion where the cylinder was taken out, the frame was shortened and the frame was dovetailed so the barrel would fit...

  • Colt 1855 Root Converted to Single Shot. Interesting conversion of a Colt Root revolver to a single shot percussion pistol. Gun is in .40 caliber. The barrel has the form of an Allen, but we do not believe this is what it is. Unusual piece!   You’ll never see another single shot conversion of a Root revolver!

    Colt 1855 Root (C12729)

    $495.00

    Colt 1855 Root Converted to Single Shot. Interesting conversion of a Colt Root revolver to a single shot percussion pistol. Gun is in .40 caliber. The barrel has the form of an Allen, but we do not believe this is what it is...

  • Colt Pocket Navy Revolver Converted to Single Shot. Made in 1862. Gun has been converted to .38 Rimfire from a Percussion Colt Pocket Navy or Colt 1862 Police. The cylinder was removed and the barrel was attached directly to the frame using a hinge system.

    Colt Pocket Navy Revolver (C12725)

    $495.00

    Colt Pocket Navy Revolver Converted to Single Shot. Made in 1862. Gun has been converted to .38 Rimfire from a Percussion Colt Pocket Navy or Colt 1862 Police. The cylinder was removed and the barrel was attached directly to...

  • Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver Converted to Single Shot.  Converted to .22 Caliber Single Shot. Made in 1854. Gun has a smooth brown patina. The barrel has been sleeved to .22 caliber and the rear portion of the barrel is where the chamber is. The cylinder has no chambers and was not made during the period of use. The cylinder houses the firing pin, but does not revolve. The hammer hits the back of the cylinder that has the firing pin, which hits the cartridge that is chambered at the back of the barrel. This requires the barrel to be removed each time the gun is loaded and unloaded. Interesting conversion.

    Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver (C12724)

    $495.00

    Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver Converted to Single Shot. Converted to .22 Caliber Single Shot. Made in 1854. Gun has a smooth brown patina. The barrel has been sleeved to .22 caliber and the rear portion of the barrel is where...

  • Colt 1862 Police Single Shot Conversion Revolver. Made in 1863. .36 caliber percussion. Gun has been very crudely converted to single shot percussion by removing the cylinder, plugging the barrel with a percussion nipple and mounting the barrel directly to the rear of the frame. Very unusual and charming in its crudeness.

    Colt 1862 Police Single Shot Conversion Revolver (C12723)

    $395.00

    Colt 1862 Police Single Shot Conversion Revolver. Made in 1863. .36 caliber percussion. Gun has been very crudely converted to single shot percussion by removing the cylinder, plugging the barrel with a percussion nipple and...