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    Colt saa issue with bolt jumping up on half cock

    I've got a SAA from the 1880s that has an issue on half cock: after pulling back to half cock, the cylinder will start to rotate for loading but the bolt immediately jumps into the first cylinder notch it comes in contact with..it locks up correctly at full cock, and seems normal otherwise..what should be the first thing to look for when I dismantle it?
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    Forum member Jim Martin can help you.

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    The cam leg tine on the bolt is worn short or the broke off, and its releasing the bolt right away. Need a new cylinder bolt. OR....

    Cam on the hammer is not holding the cam leg tine long enough, and is releasing the bolt right away. Need a new cam on the hammer.

    Right, it cycles because that bolt can be actuated long enough to release the bolt's hold from whatever lock notch its in when in battery, but its probably dragging on the cylinder most of the way when rotating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike722 View Post
    I've got a SAA from the 1880s that has an issue on half cock: after pulling back to half cock, the cylinder will start to rotate for loading but the bolt immediately jumps into the first cylinder notch it comes in contact with..it locks up correctly at full cock, and seems normal otherwise..what should be the first thing to look for when I dismantle it?
    You may have to replace the lock bolt with a new one (cost of part is about $45). If you have never fitted a new bolt, then I wouldn't recommend trying. But I often try something else first. Send me a PM with phone number.


 

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