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Old August 26, 2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Colt hammer cam?

Is it possible for the little cam the moves the bolt up and down to be worn so the bolt slips off?
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Old August 26, 2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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Well, its actually supposed to slip off. At the right time of course.
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Old August 26, 2012, 07:20 PM   #3
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But it does not go back on, it locks the gun up?
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Old August 26, 2012, 07:37 PM   #4
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It goes back on when the hammer is down so it can start the cycle over again.
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Old August 26, 2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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In the pettifogger articles, read with particular interest the section on the shaping of the bolt leg which rides the hammer cam.

IIRC correctly, on some hammers it is possible for the cam to move and get out of position. I don't know how frequently that happens but you may want to check the photo of the cam in the article as compared with the cam on your hammer.
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Old August 26, 2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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I had to put it up ran out of patience!
I'll get my nose back in the articles in the morning.
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