These parts will almost always come off the pins during side plate removal. Since these sintered steel parts were case hardened with a glass hard surface, this produced a very smooth, hard part that would wear well and give a very smooth operation. This is a big help as we shoot a lot out behind the poll barn in ankel high grass. The bolt must drop into the actual lock notch before or just as the hammer reaches full cock. The difference is a matter of experience. These need to be installed with the sharp lobe facing the windage screw. Work with an established loading manual, work with the beginning charges, and find your way to an accurate load.
I can hit the same plate about 90% of the time at 100 yards. The third type of rear sight was the custom order Colt Ellison Target rear sight. This is a process in which internal parts are made by injecting powdered steel into a mold and heating it until the metal melts and fills the mold. Initial guns came with narrow service grips, but most come with larger target grips. Check for proper function of the action. All of these checks are better done individually.
This may lead a local gunsmith to attempt some other incorrect repair method that can ruin a cylinder. When the part comes out of the mold, other than hardening and bluing, it's virtually finished. To install a plastic insert, the plastic is cut to shape and a small fine cut file is used to file the ends of the insert to match the dovetail in the sight. The problem here is locating replacement parts. No revolver part is more fitted and adjusted than the cylinder assembly. The kit came with two hammer springs, 11. However if a screw loosens the side plate can vibrate loose and cause internal parts to shift out of place.
Unfortunately, I don't believe you can do this on Colt's because of the design and correcting end-shake is a factory only job or with a Smith who has very specialized hydraulic tool that presses a ring into the short cylinder collar thereby stretching it, it must then be re-fit to the gun. In another industry first, Colt used stainless steel springs in the new design. The handle is rotated and the cutter head cuts the cone. Thanks to all who helped I am grateful for all the good info. The replacement trigger was purchased threw www. Longer answer why not: Again, revolvers are very old school. Others prefer cotton swabs or cotton balls, depending on how big the area is.
What counts is that the functions occur correctly even if trigger movement is slightly off. The parts are sintered steel with a thin, glass hard coating. Click pictures for a larger version. This is the first major modification in the Colt revolver since about 1900. I know one response will be to just keep shooting the thing, and I am happy to say that is what I am doing.
This must happen in the proper sequence and at the proper moment. One method for a badly gummed up assembly is to use small pieces of plastic or wood to hold the ejector up out of it's seat in the rear of the cylinder, and to hold the crane assembly forward from the cylinder. For any but the most simple Colt gunsmithing tasks, we strongly recommend you buy the Kuhnhausen book appropriate for your model of revolver. Old style ejector rod heads may tend to loosen and can be lost. If they have a problem, new parts are installed.
These books were written for use as training aids for new gunsmiths and cover every possible aspect of disassembly, inspection, reassembly, and gunsmithing of the Colt revolvers to factory standards. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of data and cookies. I'd box that Pony up, and get it heading to Mark! Since the old style Colt action requires that parts be altered to fit a specific frame, the fitted critical surfaces may be too small to fit your revolver and the part is useless. Past experience years ago was most bags would send brass back in to jam the rifle. Again, when the mold is opened an almost finished part is removed and surface hardened. No one knows more about it then Colt.
The barrel is test fitted to the frame to determine where the front sight is and how much material has to be removed to allow the front sight to be at 12:00 top-dead-center after being torqued in place. One of the Colts I had looked at had chips in the grips and I couldn't remember if it was this one. Their info states the factory spring is 16 pounds or 16. The flat, grooved rear face gave a better sight picture, and gave more elevation adjustment. Major reasons for selling a used barrel are, the barrel was defective to start with, or it was damaged during removal using the hammer handle method. My personal opinion is the older Colts are way overpriced and not worth what they're asking. If the drill drifts or isn't held perfectly straight, you can easily damage the barrel or enlarge the holes.
Any attempt to do a non-factory replacement will mar the finish, and potentially could ruin the frame. My gun is well worn, even the grips show a bit of wear that I find charming. I purchased one of those Cheep made in China Caldwell velcro strap on brass catcher bags with zipper bottom. Older Colt's could have many parts re-fitted and adjusted when they wore. That sounds like a very good buy. This was made for a few years when the big Colt strike was on.
Really like new hardly shot. The new style action revolvers while simpler designs with fewer parts also have some unique problems with repairs. They were basically target sighted Official Police revolvers. If the rod tends to loosen, put a small drop of finger nail polish on the rod threads before tightening in place. An easier way to fill a dovetail is to use epoxy to cast an insert. In fact the general condition of this weapon was quite good.