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I've always wondered why makers don't put a mark on the cyliner rear face so when you are cleaning the gun, you can easily keep track where you are in the six-hole sequence.

Well, in cleaning my newly acquired 3rd issue Detective Special, I notice there is exactly that type of mark. In the photo below it's a bit out of focus, but you can see a vertical line between the top two cyliners which is not there anywhere else. By observing this line while I'm running patches I can easily know where I am in the sequence. Is this standard? If so, thank you, Colt! Otherwise, thank you previous owner!



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That's a factory assembly alignment mark.

This mark was used on the old style ejector assembly as a witness mark to indicate where the ejector needed to be screwed down to to properly align with the cylinder.
 
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