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#3184166 - 03/05/13 11:56 AM 45-70 conversion
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I could probably search, but as we all know, I am lazy.

So what all is involved with this conversion I am seeing on here?
You take a 45-70 barrel and send it off somewhere?
Then shoot smokeless powder in it as a muzzleloader?

Just curious.
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#3184202 - 03/05/13 12:39 PM Re: 45-70 conversion [Re: RUGER]
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The other part of the equation is finding a 45-70 barrel!. I have been looking for one for a TC Encore and can't find one.
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#3184226 - 03/05/13 01:17 PM Re: 45-70 conversion [Re: 280longshot]
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 Originally Posted By: 280longshot
The other part of the equation is finding a 45-70 barrel!. I have been looking for one for a TC Encore and can't find one.


check on the Shiloh Sharps or historicshooting sites
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#3184342 - 03/05/13 02:52 PM Re: 45-70 conversion [Re: Chaneylake]
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#3184555 - 03/05/13 06:12 PM Re: 45-70 conversion [Re: Deer Assassin]
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That is pretty much it. Most convert an Encore or H&R but have seen a CVA. I bought the barrel that Howa converted for the Encore a few months ago. I really like it. There are a couple of places that will convert the barrel. I think they charge around $125-$150.
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#3184670 - 03/05/13 07:49 PM Re: 45-70 conversion [Re: 280longshot]
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 Originally Posted By: 280longshot
The other part of the equation is finding a 45-70 barrel!. I have been looking for one for a TC Encore and can't find one.



Steve I found one on gunbroker. They have another but it's 20 inch. I'll keep an eye out for ya.

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#3184675 - 03/05/13 07:51 PM Re: 45-70 conversion [Re: TN Larry]
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 Originally Posted By: TN Larry
That is pretty much it. Most convert an Encore or H&R but have seen a CVA. I bought the barrel that Howa converted for the Encore a few months ago. I really like it. There are a couple of places that will convert the barrel. I think they charge around $125-$150.


Slufoot does it for $80 & you just have to order a plug from Luke they run $30.

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#3184704 - 03/05/13 08:05 PM Re: 45-70 conversion [Re: fullstream]
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Not sure if it's appropriate to post Slufoots information on here but I have the contact information whenever you need it. I got in contact with him on Dougs message board.
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#3184722 - 03/05/13 08:12 PM Re: 45-70 conversion [Re: 280longshot]
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I visit Gunbroker often, thanks for the information.
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#3184967 - 03/06/13 07:53 AM Re: 45-70 conversion [Re: fullstream]
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 Originally Posted By: fullstream
 Originally Posted By: TN Larry
That is pretty much it. Most convert an Encore or H&R but have seen a CVA. I bought the barrel that Howa converted for the Encore a few months ago. I really like it. There are a couple of places that will convert the barrel. I think they charge around $125-$150.


Slufoot does it for $80 & you just have to order a plug from Luke they run $30.


I meant to say that it cost around $125 - $150 total after paying shipping to and from, or at least that is what I have read and been told. I think that SMI is around the same as Slufoot. Mine was converted by SMI. I have heard good things from both.
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