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Offline Hawg

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Re: Colt Navy .36 ORIGINAL
« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2019, 12:52:20 PM »
The Uberti cylinder must be a tad longer than the original. I think you'd be better off facing the cylinder to fit.
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Re: Colt Navy .36 ORIGINAL
« Reply #61 on: April 11, 2019, 01:12:15 PM »
Well, I took out Mr Dremel and trimmed that replica wedge down poco a poco.

Aaaaaand everything is functioning perfectly. At half cock the cylinder spins like a roulette wheel. At full cock the indexing is perfect.

The lockup with the trigger pulled and the hammer dropped is rock solid. A resounding success subject to test firing.

I just need to collect my new nipple key and remove the Uberti nipples and put some anti-seize copper compound on the threads before test firing it  (T^ 


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Re: Colt Navy .36 ORIGINAL
« Reply #62 on: April 11, 2019, 05:59:24 PM »
Awesome! Are you going to remove the bluing from the Uberti cylinder? Evapo-rust will easily remove bluing but I'm not sure they sell it where you are.

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Re: Colt Navy .36 ORIGINAL
« Reply #63 on: April 12, 2019, 12:42:44 AM »
I haven't decided on that yet, I'm going to test fire it first.

Plain old vinegar will take the bluing off no problem. I'm going to load her up with 15 grains of Santa Barbara black powder topped off with a filler and a .375" Hornady round ball........................Vamos a ver !