Colt SF-VI Trigger Reset Issue - Revolver located in Australia
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    Colt SF-VI Trigger Reset Issue - Revolver located in Australia

    Hi Guys and Gals

    I'm new to this forum however been on the S&W Forum for a few years (don't hate me. Lol). I put this thread on the S&W forum and got limited feedback. Hoping someone else could help here. I paid $490 AUD for the firearm.

    Hi Everyone


    Is there anyone out there with any experience of shooting the Colt SF-VI? I bought my SF-VI a couple of years ago but finally got a chance to take it to the range on the weekend.

    Great gun apart from having the trigger not fully resetting itself when released. It wouldn't occur when firing
    As I'm in Australia, I am going to try and email Colt to see if this replacement is still being offered. Maybe it's just me, but I can't even find an email address for Customer Service..............
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    Are you sure you're not "short stroking" the trigger? That's when you don't allow it to fully release before squeezing it again for the next shot. That can happen with most any double-action revolver...some are just more sensitive to it that others.

    If the gun has been opened up in the past it may need some parts reset.
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    I need a trigger assembly for mine and was able to put it on back order with Brownells several years ago. After two years they cancelled my order.. no notification. There were no parts from Colt for those guns. Although the parts are not interchangeable , the SF-VI is very similar to the new Colt cobra, as both are MIM parts which means all “drop in” parts. My SF-VI trigger problem is the front edge of the trigger assembly is worn down too much, causing issues with the bolt not coming completing out of the cylinder notches sometimes.
    If you find a source for parts, please post, as I don’t know of any since last was looking a few years back.
    I’ve never emailed Colt customer service, but have called them many times, which may not be good for you with time difference.

    I will give Colt a call in the morning for both of us , but I believe they will not repair the SF-VI as it seems there are no parts.
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    I’ve got some good photos in this previous thread so you can see the inner working parts of the new Cobra and the SF-VI side by side.


    https://www.coltforum.com/forums/col...omparison.html
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    The SF-VI had possibly the lightest double action trigger ever.
    In fact, it was so light a lot pf people had reset problems.
    The action would reset on it's own but it was so light people were "short stroking" the trigger(i.e. attempting to pull the trigger again before it had properly reset).

    After a short time Colt included a paper in the box offering to replace the trigger return spring with a heavier type if the buyer had the reset issue.

    It appears that Colt uses the same trigger return spring in the new Cobra model, so Colt may be able to send you a replacement.
    The only contact info I have is their phone number.....

    Tel: 800-962-COLT (2658) *Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm EST

    However you can always send them a letter....

    Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC
    P.O. Box 1868
    Hartford, CT 06144 USA

    My first move would be to properly remove the cylinder assembly and the side plate and inspect the action.
    It's very possible you actually have a dried up lubricant problem.
    Flush out the action and apply fresh lube.

    The SF-VI like most of the transfer bar Colt's is a very simple design. Spotting the problem should be fairly easy.


 

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