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Jubal Starbuck
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« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2017, 05:46:21 am »

    I am finding this to be a very interesting thread.  I enjoy tinkering with cap and ball revolvers to make them run better.  Thanks for your time and efforts.

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« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2017, 12:19:59 pm »

B.R. Smith, won't you post a photo or two of your improved 1860 replica. I'm interested in your work as would others.
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« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2017, 04:52:31 pm »

I will try and post some pictures before I do the final blueing, so area altered is visible.

But a caveat to my last post is -- if you do not '''like the bullet cavity shape''' change that first.  Or else, you will be doing what I am now having to do that is re-working the side radiusing to follow the new shape of the cavity.
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« Reply #28 on: Yesterday at 05:13:55 pm »

Attached are pictures as requested.

First is the right side of barrel.  Second is the straight on of the rear of the barrel.  Third is the left side of barrel.  Fourth is barrel attached to frame.

Please note that I did cut my own profile into the barrel above the bullet cavity.  I did do this on purpose so that it did not resemble any pattern that I saw on an original Colt.  I did not like the Knife edge or the tapered drop to the cavity that I saw on originals from pictures from the internet, so I did what the Pietta allowed and what I liked.   Plus the metal thickness would require a lot of work to get to the proper Colt image.

The fourth photo also allows you to see the deepened groove between the cylinder and the barrel and the increased depth of the grease grooves on the arbor.


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« Reply #29 on: Yesterday at 06:42:30 pm »

One other thing I did while cleaning up these revolvers was to modify the hammer face slot, as per the Bottom Dealing Mike suggestion and video, so that fired caps would 'hopefully' not stick and jam the action.
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« Reply #30 on: Yesterday at 09:32:21 pm »

Making the slot in the hammer face thinner (as in just wide enough to allow the safety pin to clear) will go a long way towards keeping the caps from "sticking" to it. This is how the originals were.

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