Thanks guys, wow what a classic Colt Ozzieman! I sure know my Colt Special better now. I cleaned it after shooting it the other day at range and well one thing led to another and I found myself inspecting the springs under the grip, well I let the hammer stirrup slip off and had to remove the side plate and figure out how to slide it back on, no biggie, I would not have gone much further without the help of a gunsmith though.
All came out well and I learned about how it all goes together with the help of a pdf manual and parts breakout. After cleaning and lubing what bits of the action I could get to and re-assembling the action is smoother than ever. My Mom really loved this revolver I think of her every time I hold or shoot it and glad its kept in the family. I took a pic, let me see if I can get it online.