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swapping a 1873 loading gate to a 1866


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3 minutes ago, cajun bandit said:

anyone with some info on this swap?

want to put a 66 style loading gate in my 73

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The two are different lengths.

It probably "Could" be done, but it would not be an easy swap

& I have no idea why someone would want to go to the trouble.

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4 minutes ago, Silver Sam, SASS #34718L said:

I have no idea why someone would want to go to the trouble.

 

PURPOSE: Rounds are easier to load into the magazine “and specially ladies don’t break their fingernails anymore.”

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Branchwater Jack SASS #88854 said:

 

PURPOSE: Rounds are easier to load into the magazine “and specially ladies don’t break their fingernails anymore.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well thats the First Time I ever heard of that!!!!

 

For me a '66 Loading Gate is easier to load and not as likely to pinch my fingers..... But I dont have 6" Nails either :P

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1 minute ago, Silver Sam, SASS #34718L said:

 

 

 

Well thats the First Time I ever heard of that!!!!

 

For me a '66 Loading Gate is easier to load and not as likely to pinch my fingers..... But I dont have 6" Nails either :P

 

That is why he is wanting to put a '66 loading gate on his '73...

 

1 hour ago, cajun bandit said:

want to put a 66 style loading gate in my 73

 

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And, @Silver Sam, SASS #34718L, while it is legal to put a '66 loading gate in a '73, I do not believe that it is legal to put a '73 style loading gate in a'66, however @PaleWolf Brunelle, #2495L could correct me on that.  

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  • cajun bandit changed the title to swapping a 1873 loading gate to a 1866

 

Putting an 1873 loading gate on a '66 is . . . . silly.  Serves no good end.  It is much simpler to simply reinforce the silly tab on the '66 Gate and be done.

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19 hours ago, cajun bandit said:

anyone with some info on this swap?

 

And to answer the OP, instructions are on the vendor's website: https://www.sbgwllc.com/collections/rifle/products/copy-of-uberti-1873-loading-gate-all-calibers

 

$49 currently for the loading gate. They appear to be sold out of the Gold colored ones.

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The SGB '66 style gate for the '73 is one of the best  upgrades I ever did. It makes loading and reloading so much easier. I've always hated the new and improved '73 loading gate as I feel that it is inferior to the original '66 design. I agree with Coffinmaker, "Putting an 1873 loading gate on a '66 is . . . . silly.  Serves no good end."

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