This year, Virginia-based Taylor's & Company introduced the Ace series, a new line of cut-down 1858 Remington-pattern .44 cap-and-ball revolvers that readily accept .45 Colt conversion cylinders.
We ran into the steel-framed Ace at this year's inaugural Shooting Sports Showcase in Alabama, and the company sent us one to test and evaluate.
The compact .44-caliber percussion revolver is based on the 1858 Remington New Army but features a 3-inch octagon barrel, making it a snub nose version that has a more comfortable weight and size for carrying. This roughly emulates the array of customized and converted guns that were floating around after the Civil War left thousands of surplus Model 1858s on the commercial market.
Stay tuned for more on the Taylor & Company Ace as we stack up some more balls through it and start working more with the conversion cylinder.