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Old October 5, 2012, 12:22 PM   #23
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Notice how few gunsmiths even work on Colt DA revolvers anymore? Wonder why?

I do wonder why. I wonder why a lot.

See, I have worked on Colt's DA revolvers. There's nothing mystical, magical or otherwise requiring superhuman abilities inside them. Just care, patience, and a solid grasp on how the thing works. And regarding parts, most, if not all the internal parts are reproducible with the proper tools and knowhow- nothing out of this word. I fail to see the big deal.

Maybe it is because in my other hobby I repair the quite more complex innards of vintage cameras. Maybe I wasn't spoiled by working on S&Ws (never seen the insides of one of them). But I honestly can't see the DA Colts as something out of the reach of a handyman who is willing to work and learn with patience and common sense.
I learned how to work on Colt DA by reading articles by Skeeter and other gun writers back in the 1970s etc. It isn't rocket surgery. The slow speed gear train on a machanical 35 mm or a between the lens shutter is a lot more complicated.
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