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Offline bladesmith

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silly question
« on: June 14, 2018, 02:14:16 PM »
Please don't make toooo much fun of me, but what holds the loading lever up against the barrel when you guys really shorten a barrel ? My eyes are starting to cross reading different threads and not finding a answer. And yes, I figure there's more than one way. Thanks for any help.  :)

Offline Yolla Bolly Brad

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Re: silly question
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 03:57:45 PM »
The loading lever catch has to be moved back and the lever shortened. Pietta catches are welded on so I use a Uberti catch and dovetail it to the barrel. The only issue with moving the catch back too far is the cylinder pin can no longer be removed from the frame. There are a couple of ways around that though.
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Re: silly question
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 11:25:03 PM »
on my snubby, I welded the plunger to what was left of the lever and load it off the gun... the only real problem with my design is you have to unscrew the loading lever screw to remove the cylinder to reload it... im thinking on a gated kirst in 45 colt for it in the distant future...
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Re: silly question
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 11:00:13 AM »
The loading lever catch has to be moved back and the lever shortened. Pietta catches are welded on so I use a Uberti catch and dovetail it to the barrel. The only issue with moving the catch back too far is the cylinder pin can no longer be removed from the frame. There are a couple of ways around that though.

Long ago I stumbled upon someone who put a pivot point in the base pin so that as it was pulled forward a bit and hit the catch it could bend and allow the rest to be pulled forward far enough. I’ve looked all over for it but can’t find it.
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Offline Yolla Bolly Brad

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Re: silly question
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 03:27:36 PM »
Captain Kirk mentioned that scheme so I made one up.

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php/topic,11671.0.html
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Re: silly question
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2018, 04:20:56 PM »
Captain Kirk mentioned that scheme so I made one up.

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php/topic,11671.0.html

That is easily the best one I've seen yet.
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Re: silly question
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 08:04:03 PM »
Thank you Hawg.
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Re: silly question
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 11:30:15 PM »
here is a pic of mine
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