Author Topic: Pietta old Navy Six bolt/cylinder stop broke  (Read 168 times)

Offline Doug.38PR

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Pietta old Navy Six bolt/cylinder stop broke
« on: April 05, 2019, 11:19:18 pm »
Wellfor the third time in the gun?s 18 years of life the bilt has broken.  The tails on it have broken off.

I have a replacement.  But it needs to be fitted.  Last time was 13 years ago and a gunsmith did it for me.

Is it possible for a regular guy like me to fit it myself?   A single action colt is not as complicated as a DA Python.  If so, what tools would I need?  Or am I taking on too much?

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Re: Pietta old Navy Six bolt/cylinder stop broke
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 05:53:05 am »
Before you put it into the gun check the fit in the notches and take anything off the bolt head then  deburr the edges and put it in. OJT - On the Job Training
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Re: Pietta old Navy Six bolt/cylinder stop broke
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 05:04:45 pm »

When you fit the bolt to the cylinder notches, remove material from the TRAILING side of the bolt.  Insure the area where you have removed material is PARALLEL to the side of the bolt.  DO NOT tilt the area you fit.  Then break the edge at the top of the bolt (400 Wet/dry) then install the bolt and see what happens.