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Old December 15, 2011, 10:48 AM   #1
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Pietta 1860 broken hand spring

Where can I buy a replacement hand for the Pietta 1860 Colt?
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Old December 15, 2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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VTI Gunparts
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Old December 15, 2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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You can make a spring out of a bobby pin that'll last a long time.
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Old December 15, 2011, 06:05 PM   #4
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or do the coil spring mod and never have to worry about a broken hand spring again.

http://www.theopenrange.net/articles...a_Part_One.pdf

http://www.theopenrange.net/articles...a_Part_Two.pdf
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Old December 18, 2011, 05:12 PM   #5
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You can also consider sending the hammer hand to Taylor & Co and the gunsmith is good and will stamp spring in for you. A lot of the senior members here have had a lot of experience with these guns and parts that a lot don't have. Ask why it broke? Is the hand channel rough and hammer slot rough? Also, it takes an experienced one to fit a hammer hand. Maybe hand is too long?? Just brainstorming

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Old December 19, 2011, 08:04 AM   #6
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I am with Finger's first post

Go to VTI, DGW or someone like that. Buy about three of them so that you can feel a little better about the shipping charges being spread over three items instead of only one.
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Old December 19, 2011, 08:48 AM   #7
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It's not hard to fit a hand especially if the old one works right. Just clamp them together and file the new one to match the old one. If the old one is too short you file a little and try it until you get it worked down to where it needs to be.
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