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Old August 27, 2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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You ever get that 51 back together?
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Old August 29, 2008, 10:50 AM   #2
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LOL! I was waiting on that question! NO, but I really don't have but about 30 minutes total time fooling with it. I was just thinking about fooling with it again today, and fully anticipate success. I will report back asap.
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Old August 29, 2008, 11:39 AM   #3
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You can do it. I got faith in ya.
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Old August 29, 2008, 01:51 PM   #4
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Now don`t ya go quitting on us ...For sure don`t be in a hurry ..a good rainy day might be in order .
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Old August 29, 2008, 02:31 PM   #5
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If I left one apart this long I'd have done lost half of it.
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Old August 29, 2008, 03:17 PM   #6
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Got it!! Actually I was doing it RIGHT all along, but it just didn't look right. I thought one of the ears of the bolt was supposed to fall on the cam of the hammer, but it actually went beside the hammer. After putting it together, I see why all said it was so simple. Actually, it is so simple that I could probably assemble it blindfolded. The good thing is that now that I can assemble it so easily, I can clean it completely after every shooting. My cylinder did get a tad of rust on the exterior, but I can buff it back out. I had washed it good and clean, but not oiled it. Anyhow, the gun is a keeper and will be shot regularly. I appreciate you folks encouragement and sticking with me.
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Old August 29, 2008, 03:20 PM   #7
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BRAVO ! ...Knew ya could handle it ..Now we want range reports !
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Old August 29, 2008, 04:19 PM   #8
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I can clean it completely after every shooting.
You really don't have to. I only tear mine completely down once a year or whenever I think about it. I just break it down to the three basic parts and soak it all in soapy water(minus grips). After it all soaks a few minutes I swish the action around some and then set it aside to drain. Once the barrel and cylinder is clean I spray the action out real good with WD-40 to displace water. After the WD I use Remoil or whatever is handy to spray it out again and reassemble. Don't get Remoil or any petroleum based oil in the chambers or bore. It'll be a bugger to clean next time if you do. In the action is ok. I used to use Balistol but it's getting hard to find.
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Old August 29, 2008, 05:07 PM   #9
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I got my balistol here:
http://www.fcsutler.com/fcfirearmaccessories.asp
GREAT stuff!
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Old August 30, 2008, 01:53 AM   #10
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Yeah, it's good but pricey.
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Old August 30, 2008, 03:53 AM   #11
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I've been using the Hoppes No.9 for black powder [not the regular stuff]. It seems to have the same characteristics as the Ballisol and I can get it locally for about half as much. Even dilutes so a bottle lasts forever.
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Old August 30, 2008, 09:31 AM   #12
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What do you dilute it with Oquirrh?
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