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SCORRS / Re: 1858 Pieta NIB Cylinder in 1/2 cock
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on Yesterday at 04:30:59 PM »
I've had good results with handsprings made from piano wire. This one is .028 or .032, I believe. I just flatten the end and install it in the same groove as the original flat spring. I've never had a piano wire spring fail.



If I break a bolt spring, I replace that with one made of .050 piano wire. it's tough stuff to bend but when the job is done, they are more reliable.



Sorry I don't have photos of Remington parts with them but the methods are the same.
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Gunsmithing / Re: Silver grip frame
« Last post by Kent Shootwell on Yesterday at 04:25:51 PM »
MT, I found it by stumbling around on the internet. This is called Liquid Sliver and it will plate a clean copper based alloy fairly well. The metal you want to plate should be very well polished then wash with soap and water. Don’t handle with bare hands, cotton gloves worked well for me.
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Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Happy 4th of July
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 04:16:21 PM »
The Plum Creek Shooting Society shoots the 1st weekend of every month, so the July match always celebrates the 4th.  I have worn this shirt almost every year since I got it in Mexico in 1968 (the tag says Made in San Francisco!).  I actually still have the matching pants which are much less faded since I haven't been able to fit into them since around '80 or '85  ;D  This was the first match to shoot my engraved conversions in a few years because the triggers got too light, but just got them worked on.
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SCORRS / Re: 1858 Pieta NIB Cylinder in 1/2 cock
« Last post by russ1943 on Yesterday at 03:36:17 PM »
It was the hand spring, got her to work stops at lthe  loading notch weak but stops.  Looking at all my Colt SAA 1873 type the springs are all different.  Does anyone know what the hand spring S/B and post a picture of it.

Again, thanks for all the help and have Happy 4th.
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STORM / Re: Possible acquisition
« Last post by Tuolumne Lawman on Yesterday at 02:19:23 PM »
I actually am very glad they have the slightly beefier purpose built cylinders.  Less chance of a notch "blow out" happening.
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STORM / Re: Possible acquisition
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 01:41:20 PM »
...If one put a 51 or 61 grip on the 36 Caliber, it made reasonable copy of a 61. However, to my knowledge there were no original 1861 Richard's, as the Richard & Mason were then in production.

Right, but they made ONE 1861 Type 2 Richards, as shown in McDowell's book.
 

Dave Anderson did produce Type 1's as Adler's book shows and they were the BOMB.
ASM though AFF provided his raw parts. There also a very fine SAA produced, this raised the notice & ire of COLT and lawsuit was imposed. This and Dave's personal domestic issue was the death nell for American Frontier Firearms.

Adler says the sale of ASM to AWA in 2000 was why he lost his parts supply.  Probably a combination of things.
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SCORRS / Re: 1858 Pieta NIB Cylinder in 1/2 cock
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 01:31:09 PM »
If the gun cocks and locks up fine, I wouldn't mess with the hand.  It sounds like your hand spring is still too weak.
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STORM / Re: Possible acquisition
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 01:14:13 PM »
I figured they were Anderson's work; I have no doubt.
They are a fine pair  :)
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STORM / Re: Possible acquisition
« Last post by Quick Draw McGraw on Yesterday at 12:36:54 PM »
Beautiful !
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SCORRS / Re: 1858 Pieta NIB Cylinder in 1/2 cock
« Last post by russ1943 on Yesterday at 11:44:48 AM »
Well no go it still spins in 1/2 cock, but now I hear a faint clicking, I guessing the hand is too short?

What do you think?
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