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    +1 Sturm. Per the “literature” the 3rd click is officially termed “bolt drop”...which can be somewhat misleading as “pick-up” refers to the bolt recessing into the frame allowing for cylinder rotation and “drop” refers to the bolt traveling upward to make contact with the cylinder. The fourth click is actually 2 simultaneous functions in a properly timed SAA: the bolt fully engaging the cylinder locking notch and the trigger sear engaging the full-cock notch of the hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoyPescado View Post
    +1 Sturm. Per the “literature” the 3rd click is officially termed “bolt drop”...which can be somewhat misleading as “pick-up” refers to the bolt recessing into the frame allowing for cylinder rotation and “drop” refers to the bolt traveling upward to make contact with the cylinder.
    Its called bolt "drop" because these are worked on, and fitted, upside down with the frame in a vise, and when the bolt enters the cylinder notch, when it is upside down it 'drops' into place. Same with bolt 'pick up'. When the frame is upside down the nomenclature makes sense. Little trivia here.
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    Good info dandak, as proper SAA timing should be inspected with the revolver turned upside down. I also think the terminology is more applicable when considering the function/relationship of the bolt leg and hammer cam through this action sequence.

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    Bolt pick up time is actually when the hammer is being cocked & when cam on the hammer "picks up" the rear bolt tine to allow the front of the bolt to drop out of the lockslot before the hand starts rotating the cyl. this also sometimes involves reducing the length of the primary finger on the hand because if it comes up too soon the cyl will start to turn before the bolt can clear the lockslot to allow it to turn.Here's a tip if your installing a new bolt & hand don't time the bolt before u fit the hand because if u do & have to alter the secondary finger on the hand it will change the timing on when the bolt will fall in relationship to the approach.
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    As always Jim, great explanation. Also included additional information on timing.
    Thanks


 
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