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Old September 8, 2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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Can't put it back together - DARN IT!

I've got a Hopkins $ Allen, Safety Police that I took apart and can't get together. Can someone instruct me on how to get it back together?

If there's a Gunsmith in the Elkhart Indiana area that can do the work, I'd be glad to pay for the service.

I appreciate any help.
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Old September 8, 2008, 08:39 PM   #2
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thats an old one.ivers and h&r are a you have to jocky the parts in.I have a new model H & R and as I grew up on them I can do it but cant describe it.thats where some of the illistrated books come in handy.
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Old September 8, 2008, 10:28 PM   #3
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Try doing a search for an exploded drawing online. Short of taking it to a 'Smith that is going to be your best bet.
You can check
They may have a schematic you can download. It might cost you 3 or 4 bucks but what is your sanity worth?
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Old September 12, 2008, 06:49 PM   #4
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don't feel bad

I have taken several guns to the shop in boxes.
One gun I own has to be turned upside down to be reassembled.
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Old September 13, 2008, 09:40 PM   #5
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I am not familiar with that particular model, but one "trick" in assembling many of those old revolvers is the use of a "slave pin." (I have been told that the term "server pin" is more politically correct, but I have never been much on PC.)

Anyway, the slave pin is a short pin that is a slip fit in an internal part, like the trigger guard, which will hold in another part, like the single action sear. The sear and spring are assembled into the rear of the trigger guard and the slave pin used to hold them in. Since the slave pin is the same length as the width of the guard, the guard can be inserted into the frame, then when the normal pin is installed, it pushes out the slave pin.


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Old September 14, 2008, 07:14 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys!
I gave up and put it in the hands of a local Gunsmith...............
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Old September 17, 2008, 06:42 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Jim Keenan
(I have been told that the term "server pin" is more politically correct, but I have never been much on PC.)
Next the "servers" of the world will feel slighted. To avoid offending anyone, I'll just name it based on its origin. How about "lolly pop pin" -- is that PC enough?
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