This was great information you provided on the removal of the Stud. I have reworked several 1877 revolvers, but never had to remove the Stud on an of them. I also like the Thread you posted with the pictures of the dsassembly!!!
I also use the Hex Sockets for short punches, they are very strong so you can hit without worrying about it breaking. Most all of us need some help with the 1877 revolver.