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I hope you know how to free these things up.Two of us have stuck bushings and both are about to pull our hair out.Several dunkings of BREAK FREE has not helped me one bit.I even tried reversing the pin and tried to drive it out with it.NO BUDGE...... HELP.Mine was made 1897,his 1906 not that that matters but just so you know.Thanks for ANY HELP.modoc
 

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Breakfree is a good lube, but not a great penerating fluid.

Get some Kroil or a real penetrating fluid and soak the area overnight.

Warm the cylinder, (WARM, not NOT hot.) until it's slightly uncomfortabl;e to hold in your hand.

Put the cylinder on a support block with a hole to pass the bushing, then either press it out with a press, or carefully drive it out with a FITTED punch and a hammer.

Be careful here, since not having a good, SOLID no-bounce set-up will cause the bushing to upset, not move out.

Many of these bushings haven't been out since they were made, and are simply time and corrosion locked in place.

If you can't get it to move.....STOP.
Take it to a gunsmith who specializes in Single Actions.

These old original cylinders are worth money, and are HARD to replace. Don't ruin one just to save a fews bucks to a pro.
 
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