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Offline sourdough

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Q's About Load Lever Catches
« on: April 24, 2016, 01:18:35 PM »
Does anyone have good info or pictures/drawings concerning "pin-and-ball" load-lever catches (Allbaugh "Confederate Handguns"/"The Original Confederate Colt")?

I am reading up about Leech & Rigdon/Rigdon & Ansley  versions of 1851 Navy revolvers and have often come across references to their early versions using the P&B catch, but have yet to find a detailed picture/illustration of one. I am actually interested in the differences between it and the Colt-style catch (and I know Colt made at least 3 versions of his catch on the 1851 Navy due to varying dimensions: Swayze " '51 Colt Navies").

Like a hockey puck shot over the boards during an outdoor game: a little help, please.  ;)

Jim
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Re: Q's About Load Lever Catches
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2016, 03:47:37 PM »
Found a few things on it: This forum has a original Leech & Rigdon with "pin & ball catch" (same forum has decent write-up on Spillers & Burrs as well)!

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Re: Q's About Load Lever Catches
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2016, 05:43:21 AM »
Thank you very much, sir!
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