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Offline West Texan

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Navy arms .36 navy
« on: December 18, 2018, 07:59:21 PM »

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Re: Navy arms .36 navy
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 08:32:01 PM »
The brass was polished when the revolver was new.  Some guys like the mellowed patina on brass,  others keep it polished.   Any metal polish will shine it up in no time.   Brasso works and is readily available.  Your local auto parts store will have several varieties of metal polish.

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Re: Navy arms .36 navy
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2018, 11:24:19 PM »
I like the dull brass and hate shiny brass. Polish to your hearts content. It's not like it's a collector piece.
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Re: Navy arms .36 navy
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 07:45:30 AM »
Nice pistol West Texan!
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Re: Navy arms .36 navy
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2018, 12:14:50 PM »

Why do you think the spring needs replacing?
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Re: Navy arms .36 navy
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2018, 03:11:41 PM »
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Re: Navy arms .36 navy
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2018, 05:11:12 PM »

Most repro springs are stout. You can thin it or replace it with a Wolff spring. Another repro spring probably wont make much difference.
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Re: Navy arms .36 navy
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2018, 09:51:34 PM »
I dug out an old 1972 copy of Black Powder digest. It has a long article about the 1851 navy replica revolvers  this one is discussed and listed in the product section about $75.

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Re: Navy arms .36 navy
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2018, 11:47:30 PM »
I dug out an old 1972 copy of Black Powder digest. It has a long article about the 1851 navy replica revolvers  this one is discussed and listed in the product section about $75.

DANG!!! I bought a 58 Remington in 69 with a pound of powder a tin of caps and a bullet mold for right at $60.00.
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Re: Navy arms .36 navy
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2018, 12:01:15 AM »
WT; the mainspring (hammer spring) may be on the stiff side, but once you disassemble and clean the whole action it may not seem so bad.  Bending or shimming the spring might could reduce the tension, but "stacking" (the increase in tension as the hammer comes back) may still be an issue.

If it still seems too stiff after the action is cleaned and lubricated, slotting the mainspring is fairly easy. That will reduce the tension AND reduce stacking.  Shown is a factory Wolf spring for reference.  I slotted the mainspring in my Colt's Dragoon and it improved the feel considerably.  That slot I put in it isn't quite as wide as the one in the photo, and it still needs a but more.  Next time I take that gun out I'll probably widen the slot, and at that point it'll end up looking more like the photo.

Be sure to check the hammer by itself too, with the bolt, trigger and cylinder removed.  There may be other issues making the action hard to cock, so a process of elimination is called for.
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Re: Navy arms .36 navy
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2018, 11:38:21 AM »
That's a real nice one you have there. I have one of the first run Navy Arms' and I'm a big fan. Is yours made by G & U ?

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Re: Navy arms .36 navy
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2018, 05:40:15 AM »
I have a 1976 Colt and the brass has some nice patina. I too dislike the shiny brass look. If you like it shiny, buff away!  (k-