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  1. Cutting the bolt front ledge?

    Single Action Army
    Hello, I read some people cut the bolt front ledge so that the bolt goes deeper into the cylinder notches... Now, I am thinking that if that ledge is there, it's for a reason... What is it? I suspect it should not be done, correct or ok? My issue is that my bolt starts retracting pretty late...
  2. Timing my Colt Single Action Army.

    Single Action Army
    Hello. This video is unlisted... I would like you guy's opinion on my timing efforts. Thank you. Gil.
  3. Python Possible timing issue?

    Colt-Smithing
    Hello friends, I took my 6" python out for some fun at the range, when I got home I was examining my spent brass and noticed more then a few of the primers had been struck off center. Most of the off center strikes are not that bad, allot of them are centered, and the gun isn't shaving any...
  4. Python doesn't always fire in double action

    Colt-Smithing
    I have a python that fires perfectly in single action but when using double action it often doesn't fire. When this happens I can see that the primer mark is off center. While doing some simple timing tests I noticed: I use my finger to prevent the cylinder from free wheeling and pull the...
  5. A common old Colt problems?

    Colt Revolvers
    Hello again. Based on the positive turnout of my first thread, I figured Id ask this question as well. I wasn't sure whether to post it in the gunsmithing section or this one, but here goes. I've been looking for a colt police positive again for a general use, but the ones I found locally are...
  6. Do Metal Shavings in a Cylinder Indicate a Problem??

    Colt Revolvers
    Thanks in advance for any advice on this question. I'm looking at a Cobra in 38 special w/a shrouded ejector rod. It seems to be in excellent - possibly fired very little - condition. It locks up well, and as far as I can tell each cylinder lines up nicely in full lock up. But, in one cylinder...
  7. How hard is it to fix timing on a Colt Officer Revolver?

    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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