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« on: March 24, 2017, 08:52:19 pm »


I was shooting my 1922 Army Special .38 today and discovered the recoil plate was backing out and locking up the cylinder. I drove it back in but it came out again. Always assumed that this was part of the frame not a separate piece. I went ahead and popped it out. Now how do I fix it?
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2017, 02:51:02 pm »

There is a special stakeing tool that is used to secure the recoil shield.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017, 06:36:54 pm »

Would some of the various magic blends of locktite work?

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 11:48:47 am »

Hey!!  Somebody mentioned Steaking!!  We be talking T-Bone??  Porter House??  Delmonico??  Off the Barbie with fried Spuds??  I'm IN!!

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2017, 06:30:42 am »

Steak? Had one last nite in Tombstone with 3 eggs, hashbrowns, wheat toast and an Arizona cocktail (water with a slice of lemon).
Worked for me.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2017, 12:48:02 pm »

95 years old?

Darn!  Things just don't hold up as well a they did in the past.  Delmonico carried a stone with him for years and it never did wear out.  He finally lost when he threw it at a duck and missed.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 08:58:51 pm »

I sent my sick Colt off to Frank Glenn today. Hopefully he can replace the recoil plate and get it right. Will post photos and what it cost when it returns from the doctor.
Update-- 168.00 including return postage, ouch. Hope no more of 'em fall out. Will post photos when the old girl returns.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2017, 09:01:58 am »

The question is... what happened in the first place? Assuming that it was properly installed, it should never come loose. The most common reason this would happen is a misfit firing pin repeatedly striking the bushing. If the gun were dry fired repeatedly this would aggravate the problem. Impacted dirt and carbon buildup can also cause this problem, but usually light strikes will put you on to the issue before the bushing is driven loose. Tapered pins and floating pins can compensate somewhat for minor misalignment of the pin and hole.
Make sure your gunsmith checks the hammer fit , pin fit and pin protrusion. Regarding epoxy and other adhesives, it can be done, but the bushing diameter usually needs to be reduced somewhat to allow for the adhesive, otherwise you will never drive it in far enough to get the bushing flush with the frame.
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2017, 06:57:34 pm »

95 years old?

Darn!  Things just don't hold up as well a they did in the past.  Delmonico carried a stone with him for years and it never did wear out.  He finally lost when he threw it at a duck and missed.  Roll Eyes


He uses to much finger and always throws to the right. But can't tell him nothing about hunting ducks.  Grin
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