For a school project (a firearm's school), I have to present the machanical operations of the 1873 Colt Single Action Army Revolver. Can anyone help me out with this? At least point me in the right direction on the web or a book? Thanks.
One of Jerry Kuhnhausen's shop manuals covers the Colt SAA model (thoroughly). This is easily the best source, short of working with a 'smith who has a lot of experience with this model. The book is available from Brownells.
The internal search engine on the Brownells web site is junk. If you don't know exactly what you are looking for you may never find what you need. The catalog could also be better organized.
Try a search with the manufacturer field pulled down to HERITAGE GUN BOOKS and the stock number field left blank. The first return from the site should be part number 924-000-001,
THE COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS A SHOP MANUAL, VOL. I & II. The site does not say that this was written by Kuhnhausen, this may be what is causing the problem.
Price is 34.95.
If Brownells is out of stock, or if you would rather deal direct with the publisher here is a link: Heritage Gun Books
[This message has been edited by bfoster (edited 02-14-2002).]