Any recommendations on who could rechamber a cylinder from 44 Special to 44-40 and any idea on what it might cost? Thanks!
You can't rechamber a 44spl cylinder to 44wcf just like fast enough said.Trying to find a USFA cylinder in 44-40 is going to be a real task. I have enough revolvers in 44 Special but I'd like another in 44-40 and rechambering a 44 cylinder is the easiest way to get there. I do have an extra 44 Special cylinder. I've tried a WTB ad for a complete revolver with no luck. I was hoping that someone would recommend a gunsmith that they've used that could do the job.
You're right! I just checked the measurements between the two and that won't work. It won't work either way from what I measured. I guess I'm stuck looking for a 44-40 cylinder or another revolver. Although I do have a 41Colt cylinder that would work so if anyone has a gunsmith that they could recommend, I would appreciate it. Thanks!You can't rechamber a 44spl cylinder to 44wcf just like fast enough said.
I don't think you could go from 44-40 to 44 special. The 44-40 has a wider body below the bottleneck than the 44 spl, and it is also a lot longer.Unless I'm reading wrong, you could go from 44-40 to 44 special, but not the other way because the neck diameters are .443 for the 44-40 and .457 for the 44 special. I sent a gun back to Colt's and had it changed from 44-40 to 45 Colt simply bought a new cylinder and barrel, I'd guess their custom shop still does that kind of work. Others will know.