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Old August 17, 2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Pietta 1851 ??

What makes the bolt stop move up and down so the cylinder can rotate?
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Old August 17, 2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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the legs on the bolt ride on the cam on the hammer.
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Old August 17, 2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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Thanks fingers that's what I thought but this one has one leg broken off.
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Old August 17, 2012, 06:47 PM   #4
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And of course it's the one that rides on the hammer cam.
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Old August 17, 2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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You bet, since I lost out on that Pietta 1851 parts gun, this $40 special is beginning to make me wonder if it was such a good deal after all.
But I do like Colt .36 cal revolvers.
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Old August 19, 2012, 04:13 PM   #6
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Tom....

I have a bolt that you can have.

If you want it, send me your address.
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Old August 23, 2012, 05:18 PM   #7
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Finally all the parts are here, after a little frustration with the bolt I tried spreading the legs and it finally cocks and the cylinder rotates to lock up.
BUT it will work maybe three times then I can't pull the hammer back? If I fool with the cylinder & hammer it will work a couple of more times but then lock up again so I have to fiddle with the cylinder/hammer again to get everything going again.
Any ideas what to check next?
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Old August 24, 2012, 05:41 AM   #8
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Timing and Tuning

Here are the Pettifogger Articles. These are helpful in fitting and timing the bolt
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Tuning_the_Pietta_Part_One.pdf (591.5 KB, 26 views)
File Type: pdf Tuning_the_Pietta_Part_Two.pdf (871.2 KB, 10 views)
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Old August 24, 2012, 08:47 AM   #9
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Thanks Doc, I have them no need to email them.
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Old August 24, 2012, 10:07 AM   #10
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Oooops

Too late.


Well..... Maybe you can read them twice, Chief.
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Old August 24, 2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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Doc, these are great, I think even I can make this gun work using them.
Thanks for sharing them.
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