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Offline scrubby

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New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« on: May 14, 2018, 11:41:07 PM »
Blackpowder shooter off and on forever. Recently acquired a New Model , ser # 52,xxx. January '64 production as far as I can tell. It's a project piece, no mainspring, locks up but hand is not rotating, cylinder pin is siezed in cylinder, rotating in the frame, as the "T" on the front of the pin is gone. Front sight is decent, all markings on the barrel (three line markings) legible. Serial number on barrel and frame match, inspector "P" on barrel and triggerguard present. With cylinder still in frame, it's hard to make out the lettering on the back of the cylinder, but there are letters or numbers.  I bought it half for the Story. Supposedly came out of an outhouse pit in the '50's, had some half-a$$ed wood attached and it has been a wallhanger/paperweight ever since. I bought it to be a companion to my iron-framed '73 Winchester that was dug up in an indian village in Humboldt County back in the '70's. I shoot the shizzle out of that old lever gun, and hope to return this Remington to functionality. Got to start with freeing that cylinder, so any tips in that endeavor I'd appreciate. Love all the history here, enjoying reading all these threads and learning. Thanks for adding me.

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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 01:01:57 AM »
Scrubby,  (D@   I'm a Norcal too. After stripping all the other parts from the frame you might start with penetrating oil on that frozen cylinder pin and then some heat on the cylinder. Tap the pin out from the rear.  Post some pictures too if possible.
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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 05:31:01 AM »
Welcome scrubby from Central Florida................Jim
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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 05:55:18 AM »
Welcome from Colorado.

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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 07:38:50 AM »
Welcome from Missouri.
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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 08:44:16 AM »
Welcome from Wisconsin! You have an interesting project, would love to see some pictures. As far as freeing the cylinder, there are lots of ideas about that. Some of the favorites are equal parts Acetone and auto tranny oil, Oil of Wintergreen, and Kroil. I have been soaking a cylinder/arbor (Colt) for a couple of months now (oil of Wintergreen) and will be checking progress soon.

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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 08:48:20 AM »
 WELCOME! from Kentucky  (D@

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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 11:29:59 AM »
Hi Scrubby, my family and I used to live in the Auburn area on the American River and kept some Quarter Horses in Nevada City.  That's about as Mother Load as it gets.  We're on the coast now. 

VTI Gunparts is a good source for replacement pieces.  It sounds as if you may be needing a few.  Welcome to the forum. 
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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2018, 05:43:29 PM »
welcome from Wyoming  my advice is same as above,  soak it  and drive the pin out from the rear

You might have to make your own pin  before you're done
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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2018, 07:32:05 PM »
Welcome Aboard from the Land O' Lincoln!
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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 12:13:49 AM »
Glad to have you aboard scrubby.
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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 06:57:45 AM »
Well, Welcome scrubby! Great to have ya on here!  :-*
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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2018, 07:19:38 AM »
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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2018, 06:38:34 AM »
Photos as suggested. Made one attempt to heat (175 degrees) and then freeze in a bath of ATF/acetone and then punch at the cylinder pin with a drift. No movement, I re-assembled the piece and am soliciting input and experience before my next move.

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Re: New member, Motherlode region, NorCal
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2018, 11:49:52 AM »
Thanks for the pictures. Keep some penetrating oil on that pin and position the gun so gravity will assist while you're pondering you're next move.
Brad Potter, hardware junky.