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WTK - Pinfire Conversions to ?


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#1 Cpl.Parker

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 03:45 PM

Hello Folks,

I just bought a 7mm Belgian pinfire revolver. I know ammo is scarce. Can it be converted to rimfire or centerfire?

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Edited by Cpl.Parker, 24 February 2005 - 03:47 PM.

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#2 surbat6 Re: WTK - Pinfire Conversions to ?

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 08:39 PM

Probably possible, probably cost-prohibitive.
Converting to an available cartridge would involve redesign of the hammer, addition of a firing pin, probable re-lining and rechambering of the cylinder, and most likely relining the barrel (7mm is about .284 caliber) to match a modern low-pressure cartridge like the .32 Colt or .32 S&W. Then there's the metallurgy designed for black powder pressures. The cost of such modifications would far outweigh the benefits derived from such a conversion. Also, the value of the gun would probably NOT increase.
I'd suggest you give the old revolver an honorable retirement. It's a nice old piece with, unfortunately, little collector's value.
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