Sorry I'm not knowledgeable enough to identify your's . I have no doubt someone will drop in to assist .
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What you have appears to be an original long flute cylinder, as used on Colt SAA's numbered 330000 to 331480 (plus a few outside this range).
Cylinder shown below is from #331143. Your flute may look shorter, but I can see that a great deal of polishing has been done on your cylinder, and that will "shorten" the back end of your flutes.
Last edited by victorio1sw; 10-07-2019 at 06:13 PM.
yes, the bushing is short and as you look thru the bushing there is a joint where it meets the keyed ratchet. Should one be able to remove the short bushing inserted from front or is it pressed in secured like 3rd G. ??
But if that original flared end has worn away (leaving forward-backward movement of the cylinder), there is a simple destructive way to remove the worn bushing. The hole in that bushing measures 1/4" in diameter. Use a 5/16 x 18 tap and tap the front end of that bushing, then insert a short 5/16 x 18 screw to plug the end. Drive out the bushing as before. That destroys the original bushing, but it needs replacing anyway. A standard 1st or 2nd Gen bushing can be shortened in a lathe to replace the old one.
Of course, once the front bushing has been removed, then the ratchet-bushing section can be driven out too, if desired. Always do the punch-out with an undersized brass punch. I buy 1/4" brass welding rod stock to make all kinds of soft punches, sight drifts, etc. One brass welding (brazing) rod is 36" long.
Last edited by victorio1sw; 10-09-2019 at 03:52 PM.
Actually Vic, you can run the bolt through a deep well socket then into the bushing and using a ratchet it will pull the bushing out without trying to drive it out. Less effort and less room for error.
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To me the Norwich Cadet cylinder flute has a wider profile than on a normal LF Colt cylinder. Note the short distance between the flute edge and the edge of the notch.
I actually have an extra original Colt LF cylinder I purchased from a Colt Forum member.
Last edited by saintclair; 10-10-2019 at 09:02 PM.
I agree with Terry on the OP’s cylinder flutes. It appears wider to me .. really close to the edge of that notch. .. and more rounded at the end of the flute. The example that victorio provided looks minutely different and correct to me.