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  1. Colt-Smithing
    Sent my 1880 Six Shooter to Jim Martin and he suggested I post a photo of my broken mainspring (possibly the original) because it's not properly ground. Any DIY mainspring DIYers out there are urged to fair the sides and surface properly so as to prevent the ridges that create weak points (I...
  2. The Lounge
    What suggestions are out there for repairing this set of stocks? Should I fill with epoxy of some sort or would contraction/expansion be an issue now or later? There is a small crack emanating out, toward the outside.
  3. Colt Revolvers
    This originally belonged to my Grandfather. He liked to tinker with things and changed this gun. As you may have noticed the barrel has been cut much shorter and the trigger guard cut as well. My question is can this be repaired? I have shot it and it does work, with quite a kick, but it works...
  4. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    I recently bought a Woodsman Match Target Series 3 with a 4.5 inch barrel. The gun is in great condition and I intend to shoot it. My question is: are there any parts on this gun that are likely to need replacement? If so, I would like to be on he look out for them before they are needed...
  5. Colt-Smithing
    Here is a question for the experts here please: I saw a Colt Officer Revolver 38 in my local shop. It is in decent condition overall, but the timing is off/loose. When the gun is in lockup (hammer cocked, trigger pulled, hammer gently let down) the gun is tight, no wiggle or movement of the...
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