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Offline Biggfoot44

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1851 Disassembly
« on: September 26, 2019, 01:54:48 PM »
  Specifically a Brass Pietta .36 , and Brass .44 Sheriff , probably also Pietta .

  Using my plastic hammer, on the full size .36, I can drive out the wedge , and push with rammer against the cylinder , but the bbl assembly only moves about 1/16 inch .

   Am I overlooking anything, or just need to really bear down on the rammer ?

   On the .44 Sheriff , I can hammer the wedge flush with the side of the bbl assembly . Do I just need to use a punch or whatever to push rest of the way, or am I overlooking anything ?

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Re: 1851 Disassembly
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2019, 02:26:23 PM »
Make sure the barrel isn't catching on the tip of the wedge. If it's clear bump the loading lever with the heel of your hand. You might need to give it a good rap or two. I wouldn't use a steel punch. I usually use a piece of hardwood on the tough ones.
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Re: 1851 Disassembly
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2019, 03:12:12 PM »
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Re: 1851 Disassembly
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2019, 05:14:26 PM »
I have a brass bar that I use to push out stubborn wedges.   A half of a wooden clothes pin is the perfect size for driving out a stuck wedge.

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Re: 1851 Disassembly
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2019, 05:40:56 PM »
Half cloths pin bin my tool for wedge control. They work well and east to carry.insert" Thunbs up here"
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Re: 1851 Disassembly
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2019, 08:19:05 PM »
The spring tip of the wedge might be caught in the arbor or barrel flat hole, just enough to keep it from coming off. Push down  on the spring with the clothespin and wiggle the wedge with your fingers. Should pop right out.
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Re: 1851 Disassembly
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 01:58:51 AM »
  I have no life , and haven't had chance to further attempt disassembly .

  But did closely check the markings , and the .44 is a 1988 ASM .

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Re: 1851 Disassembly
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2019, 11:26:03 AM »
Forgot to mention; sometimes the tip of the spring catches on the wedge retaining screw. You might dry backing it out or completely removing it.
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