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Old December 12, 2008, 11:19 PM   #1
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ruger old army revolver

I Have Been Given An Ruger Old Army Percussion Revolver That Hasn't Had The Cylinder Remove From When It Was Fired 2 Years Ago. He Wash The Gun Out The Best He Could But Couldnot Get The Base Retaining Pin Assembly Out And Neither Can I. I Tried Penetrating Oil But No Luck. Any Suggestions.

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Old December 12, 2008, 11:30 PM   #2
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are you referring to the slotted screw that locks the loading lever assembly?
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Old December 12, 2008, 11:43 PM   #3
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it is the base pin that is froze in. the pin turns 180 degrees no problem.
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Old December 13, 2008, 12:10 AM   #4
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Kroil. It'll loosen anything up.
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Old December 13, 2008, 12:19 AM   #5
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I Will Try Kroil Oil. Thanks

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Old December 13, 2008, 12:30 AM   #6
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You could try turning the screw counter clockwise. Put the hammer in the safety notch between the nipples the lower the loading lever until it contacts the face of the cylinder and give it a good smack. A piece of cardboard between the ram and the cylinder will save it from marring.

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Old December 13, 2008, 12:40 AM   #7
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I Will Give That A Try In The Morning. Didn't Know If That Screw Could Be Punched Through The The Base Pin In. Never Had One Of These Apart.

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Old December 13, 2008, 01:10 AM   #8
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Didn't Know If That Screw Could Be Punched Through The The Base Pin In.

Keith, as it happens, it can't. I edited my previous post accordingly.
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Old December 13, 2008, 01:36 PM   #9
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Finally got it out this morning. Kroil did the job ovenight. Looks like the cylinder is a lost cause.

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Old December 13, 2008, 01:47 PM   #10
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That's too bad. Sorry to see that happen. You might take a look at replacement cylinders from: http://www.classicballistx.com/our_cylinder.html
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Old December 13, 2008, 03:10 PM   #11
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Here's a couple choices, PM me as I would be interested in it. Or get a .45 Colt R&D Drop in Conversion for it. That's what I'd put in it and try to work on the cylinder if salvagable.


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Old December 13, 2008, 07:57 PM   #12
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Finally got it out this morning. Kroil did the job ovenight. Looks like the cylinder is a lost cause.

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Kroil is wunnerful stuff. Bettern Balistol for some things
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