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Old April 22, 2010, 04:19 PM   #11
Fingers McGee
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Originally Posted by Azsixgun
Now I've got to ask, why the twelve bolt cuts? Never saw that before...
As MCB said, they are safety notches. The CH Rigdon and Rigdon & Ansley revolvers were based on the Manhattan revolver which had 12 bolt cuts. Instead of a notched hammer and pins on the back of the cylinder, Manhattan got a patent for an improved safety system by using 12 bolt stops. Was easier cut 12 notches - since you were cutting 6 anyhow - that it was to add an extra step in the manufactring process for the hammer and cylinder to cut the notch and add the pins. Obviously, it didn't catch on.


I wish the original was mine. It's a picture of one I got off of an auction site.

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