View Full Version : Thumb buster jams

November 20, 2010, 12:22 PM
I originally asked this Question in the revolver thread but didn't get response so I'm asking it here as more of you that read this thread probably deal with the Colt SSA. I have a Colt SSA chambered for 45 Colt. Recently, while the gun is unloaded, I'll start to cock the hammer and everything jams right away before the cylinder starts to move. I don't see the bolt drop at all, so the hand seems to be pushing the cylinder before the bolt drops. I could just assume this is the problem and try bending the tail on the bolt that contacts the cam on the hammer BUT thought it may be worthwhile to ask here first -in case it is something entirely different that I'm not seeing. In any event all help appreciated.

November 20, 2010, 01:26 PM
My first thought is that the trigger/bolt spring is broken, jamming the bolt in place. But your comment about the gun being unloaded makes me question that; do you mean to say this only happens when the gun is unloaded, and when you put cartridges in the chambers it functions correctly?

November 20, 2010, 01:41 PM
If it isn't a broken spring like Mykeal says(and mykeal is almost always right:D)take the cylinder out and cock the hammer slowly. You might be able to tell whats going on that way. Maybe the hand is binding.

November 20, 2010, 03:03 PM
I originally asked this Question in the revolver thread but didn't get response so .........blah, blah, blah

I responded yesterday and you responded back before posting this here. WTH!


November 20, 2010, 03:09 PM
Hmmm, he got a couple of responses. Guess he didn't get the one he wanted :D

November 20, 2010, 03:47 PM
Perhaps he's moved on to "The Smithy" forum.