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Old April 8, 2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Colt Trooper ejector rod

The ejector rod keeps backing out.

I can put a dab of loctite on it, but how do I torque it down some? All I've done so far is just as tight as I can by hand. Its not enough.
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Old April 8, 2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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Clean the threads and both male and female with degreaser. Use blue loctite and hold the ejector rod head with a piece of leather while turning cylinder by hand. Let it sit 24 hours and you should be good. If necessary use pliers with the leather on ejector rod head.
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Old April 8, 2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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Thanks ... I used a rag for added grip.

Leather is a great idea ...
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Old April 8, 2013, 09:29 PM   #4
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I usually used copper jaws in the vise to tighten those (and S&W) rods and rod heads. On the Colts with the ratchet screwed to the ejector rod, they were staked from the factory and never removed unless necessary for replacement.

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Old April 9, 2013, 07:10 PM   #5
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Before tightening, put three EMPTY cases in the chambers to support the ejector and shaft assembly.
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Old April 10, 2013, 09:10 AM   #6
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Outstanding!
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