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Old February 1, 2013, 09:29 PM   #28
Bob Wright
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ScottRiqui said:
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Beautiful revolver! I don't have much experience with Colts, so forgive me if this is a dumb question, but what's the purpose of the checkering on the 'knob' at the end of the cylinder latch?

I know that the latch is spring-loaded, and pulls away from the cylinder to unlatch it, but the checkering seems like it would only be useful for pushing the latch forward, toward the cylinder.
The earlier Colts has a flat latch with a well defined "hook" for cylinder release. Later the rounded "knob" was added. The checkering aided the thumb's grip on that surface.

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