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Rube Burrows

Question about 51 Conversions or 72 Open Tops

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I was wondering for someone who may possibly own both or either.

 

I am wondering if a typical slim jim style holster that was form fitted for the 1851 Navy will hole a 51 Conversion or 72 Open Top?

 

I have the 1851 Navy Revolvers that have a pretty good set of holsters and I am thinking about either converting them to cartridge or possibly getting a pair of Open Tops but was wondering if the holsters I have now would still fit?

 

 

Thanks.

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They will probably fit but the ejector housing could possibly cause some tightness which might benefit from wet molding.

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10 minutes ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

They will probably fit but the ejector housing could possibly cause some tightness which might benefit from wet molding.

The ejector housing is precisely what I was wondering about. Wasn't sure if that would let it fit. Thanks.  

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It would depend on how snug the lower part of the holster is, some are more form fitting than others.

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Thanks. We don't have any good gun shops in my area that carry cowboy guns so I can go feel things and see for myself. Everything around here seems to carry mostly AR, AK and Glock stuff. I like that stuff too but my love is Cowboy guns.

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