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Old October 12, 2017, 05:40 PM   #1
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Single six question

I have a new to me flat gate single six. The serial number dates it to 1956.
Shoots great but I am having trouble getting the cylinder out. I put the hammer into the 3rd position, open the loading gate and then remove the base pin. The cylinder will start to come out, but then it seems to hang on something and refuses to come out.

Any ideas? What am I doing wrong?

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Old October 12, 2017, 06:24 PM   #2
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I have one ten years younger from 1968 that does not have a flat gate.

With mine you have to have the hammer in half cock, which is the second position not third as that would be fully cocked.
It will not hold the hammer in position at the third click.

You also need to begin to rotate the cylinder slightly as you push it out.

I'm sure that you've done that, but just in case I'm throwing it out there.
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Old October 12, 2017, 06:36 PM   #3
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Thanks, I have tried turning it as you remove it, but it only comes out about halfway. Then it just gets stuck on something and won't budge any further to the right. It does allow you to continue turning the cylinder but to no avail.Pic below

[IMG]IMG_1678 by Todd, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old October 12, 2017, 06:46 PM   #4
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Then hopefully someone who knows more than I will be along shortly.... most people know more than I!

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Old October 12, 2017, 07:00 PM   #5
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Sounds like you have a problem. From memory, mine gets caught and I have to move it down towards the trigger slightly to clear something and then it comes out. It isn't much though and doesn't take any pressure, but I think you probably would have tried this already.
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Old October 12, 2017, 07:15 PM   #6
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Figured out what is wrong. There is a little divot in the ejector rod housing that the cylinder is hanging on. I guess I need to get a small file and file the bump down a little. See pick below

[IMG]IMG_1680 by Todd, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old October 12, 2017, 07:19 PM   #7
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And it's fixed. Thanks everyone for looking.
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Was that a burr?
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Old October 16, 2017, 09:35 AM   #9
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Yes, looks like something hit the ejector rod housing and caused a little divot.
The divot left a burr projecting into the cutout in the frame. The cylinder was hanging on that burr.
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