New near-mint 3rd gen Det. Spec. locking up in DA.
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    It looks like from your video that the bolt is dropping WAY too early. I cant be positive because it's not a close up enough view, but it LOOKS that way. Look closely at the bolt and WHEN it drops on the cylinder. Does it drop right near the middle of the groove before each cylinder notch, or does it drop real early i.e. Before it gets into the groove or right at the beginning of the groove? I'm guessing it's dropping off the rebound lever too early and it's also getting jammed every so often when it trys to ride back up the rebound lever to reset itself.

    Good video and great looking DS.
    Last edited by capstan; 12-27-2012 at 06:20 PM.

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    Typicial newbie paranoia? What will I do if I ever have kids! . Thanks again, guys.

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    Very interesting point, capstan. It's dropping at the very beginning of each groove. This will be something to look into if the problem pops up in the future.

    I'm sure the gunsmith will also spot any problems with this when he inspects the gun in a few days.

    Thanks again, guys!

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    DetSpec, I hope the gunsmith is experienced with Colts with the Vspring/rebound lever action . I would ask him first if He has worked on this type of action,before you let him monkey around with it. You could also get a copy of the Kuhnhausen Manual,Volume 1. It is THE manual for this action. Good luck. Let us know how it shoots.

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    Congrats

    Member "ednred" can work miracles on a D frame Colt.

    He also sold me my first D frame, and the rest, as they say, is history.
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    Beautiful. Thanks, guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DetSpec View Post
    Beautiful. Thanks, guys!
    Badger cut these down even smaller than his standard boot grips. He'll make just about anything you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doc540 View Post
    Badger cut these down even smaller than his standard boot grips. He'll make just about anything you want.
    One word--WOW. I have the silver medallions in my stock, rubber grip, and it crossed my mind to get them put in the boot grip I ordered from Badger. It didn't seem realistic, though, to try to get the silver to jive with the rosewood. So...

    But wow, seriously. It's amazing to me that for, what, $80, a person will literally make you something like this by hand. I think the standard Badger boot grip is a good place for me to start with this mine, though. I really like the grip to frame ratio of the D-Frame Rosewood Boot. The proportionality is very aesthetically pleasing.

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    And you'll appreciate the extra surface area when shooting +P ammo.

    I had him make these because I carried in a SmartCarry holster, and it helped reduce printing.
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