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cubhead
December 12, 2010, 10:11 AM
Very new to black powder shooting. Just bought an Uberti 1849 Colt .31 pocket pistol. Never fired yet, just familiarizing myself with BP handling/cleaning/loading/shooting/tools etc. These forums have been very useful.

I noticed that the hammer on occasion will not not pull back. Need to try 2-3 times (no force involved) and it will then cock to either loading or firing postion. ALso, when it does cock, again, sometimes the cylider notch will not line up with hammer. I have attached a photo (I think)!
Any thoughts?

Doc Hoy
December 12, 2010, 10:18 AM
May have to go to work on the hand or on the bolt leg on the hammer side.

Pettifogger articles address this issue.

Check:

http://www.theopenrange.net/articles/Tuning_the_Pietta_Part_One.pdf

Fingers McGee
December 12, 2010, 12:16 PM
What Doc said. From your picture, it appears to be overrotating and the lock up when you try to cock it is because the hand is trying to move the cylinder before the bolt drops. Both are caused by a too long hand.

Pettifogger's articles will help you fix the problem and tune it up slicker than anything.

cubhead
December 12, 2010, 06:00 PM
Thanks for quick replies - I'll check it out!