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    Yo Irv, V spring swap was just a stab in the dark for a quicki fix , but it had no reward. So not the problem .
    The bolt ,cylinder latch, Is a long pivoting thing made out of hard spring steel . being very thin on one end is allowing it to deflect sideways and disengage from the cam on the rebound lever dropping it early.
    Cheap Bubba fix mentioned involves a shim on the inside of the frame to stop this deflection.
    The small cams and lobes on these two parts are small and must be perfect to work , or they aren't and they don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by needsmostuff View Post
    Yo Irv, V spring swap was just a stab in the dark for a quicki fix , but it had no reward. So not the problem .
    The bolt ,cylinder latch, Is a long pivoting thing made out of hard spring steel . being very thin on one end is allowing it to deflect sideways and disengage from the cam on the rebound lever dropping it early.
    Cheap Bubba fix mentioned involves a shim on the inside of the frame to stop this deflection.
    The small cams and lobes on these two parts are small and must be perfect to work , or they aren't and they don't.


    Yeah, Colts cylinder rotates backwards, their screwy action design isn't as smooth or rugged as S&Ws & goes out of time more often. Because they were used up long ago replacement parts aren't as available & must be made. The later guns kind of rode in on the coattails of the SAA... outside of all those failings they do have the cool name & are pretty accurate (a couple still take up lodging in my safe). It's been my experience brass makes the best shims on a Colt but sometimes you need to carve out a whole new part the hard way.
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    Well, I'm gonna put a plug in this one for now and call it functional.
    A couple of quick file strokes on the rebound lever cam and the bolt started behaving properly. It is now dropping right in the middle of the leade, 1/8 of an inch before the slot.
    Action is smooth and trigger pull both SA and DA are dandy .
    Striped completely naked of finish it still has the complexion of a 16 year old fry cook.



    How much surface restoration will be done will depend on how she preforms at the range .
    Pretty comfortable with E/I/ colts now ,so for now done deal .
    Where am I going ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and why am I in this handbasket ?

    You know my uncle , he's as honest as me . An I'm as honest as a government man can be.

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    I think you improved that one 200% already! A bottle of cold blue, an hours work, some oil & you'd be up to 300%.
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    That is a pretty beat up gun, but you made progress on it. Are you going to blue it or get another finish, and maybe hide some of the dents?
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    1000% better looking now than when you started. You know its getting to be that time of year. Get yourself some orange cerakote and make that baby a Pumpkin Spice Colt!!

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    I love it! I love ugly old quality revolvers at good prices.
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