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Old April 7, 2011, 04:24 PM   #51
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Some repros don't even have pins and some have just nubs where the pins should be.
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Old April 7, 2011, 04:39 PM   #52
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But if a person wanted to remove the loads to clean residue from an earlier firing, then one easy way is to remove the cylinder from the gun, then unscrew the nipples and then tap out enough of the powder to be able to push or tap the balls out from behind using a non-sparking wood dowel or brass rod.
Yes, that is the way to do it. I once unloaded a cap and ball revolver for a woman who's husband had just died, she wanted to keep the pistol but not in a loaded condition, so I removed the nipples, tapped out the powder, and then with a brass rod and small hammer pounded out the lead balls from behind.
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Old April 7, 2011, 04:51 PM   #53
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I just screw in a wood screw and pull them with a pair of vice grips.
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