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Colt barrel removal is easy
« on: April 06, 2017, 06:12:54 AM »
Hi, while Colts have issues, one very useful characteristic of the Colt's is the ability to easily remove the barrel from the revolver. The 1858 Remington is a different story. Barrel removal with simple tools can be difficult. Some use a 2x4 in the 1858 frame, but that risks deforming the frame. A better approach is to have tools that can get the job done. I had already purchased a big ass vise to hold the barrel of the 1858, but my current wrenches were too small for the barrel removal task. To that end of being able to either remove, or move an 1858 barrel for windage adjustment, I now have some real barrel removing tools:



When that wrench isn't being used for barrel removal, it may be helpful for watch repair?  *6' *6' *6'

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Re: Colt barrel removal is easy
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 06:46:43 AM »
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Re: Colt barrel removal is easy
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 07:04:10 AM »
 I've got a Wilton journeyman vise, a four foot crescent wrench and a ten pound sledge hammer and there ain't nuffin I cant take apart.  (7& (7+"

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Re: Colt barrel removal is easy
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 07:42:02 AM »
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Re: Colt barrel removal is easy
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017, 07:59:31 PM »
Richard, I also use a big-ass Crescent wrench on the frame, and simply clamp the barrel in a vise using two strips of fairly soft wood.
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Re: Colt barrel removal is easy
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2017, 07:00:35 AM »
Hi, I have a Pietta 1858 Buffalo where the rear sight needed to be cranked all the way to the left to have poi=poa in windage. Pietta had over rotated the barrel during assembly. Previous attempts to rotate the barrel back (unscrew) failed. The barrel wouldn't budge. Heating it didn't even help. The weather has been bad for shooting so I decided to use my new and improved big ass wrench in an attempt to move the barrel. That wrench did the trick, you should see the aluminum barrel protection pieces that are now heavily deformed. It took that large wrench to finnaly move the barrel. Laser boresighting now show that the rear sight can be centered to have windage poi=poa. The Buffalo:



Bottom line, when all else fails, use a bigger wrench.

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Richard
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