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Percussion Revolvers => Pocket Revolvers => Topic started by: tljack on April 26, 2012, 03:34:03 AM

Title: Repair ideas
Post by: tljack on April 26, 2012, 03:34:03 AM
I recently picked up a little Wells Fargo, brasser. Not really into brass but did not have one like this and it was cheap and basicly in good shape. It does have a problem in that the cylinder will not rotate when cockcking unless I move it just a little bit. The cylinder is pretty tight against the forcing cone. I was told to remove some material off the rear of the stop. This is not helping. I am wondering if putting the culinder in a mill and removing a couple thouandths off the face might help. Any ideas are most welcome.

Terry
Title: Re: Repair ideas
Post by: Fingers McGee on April 26, 2012, 03:21:00 PM
1.  don't put the wedge in so far
2.  use a file & take a little off the barrel.  easier than milling the cylinder face.
Title: Re: Repair ideas
Post by: tljack on April 26, 2012, 07:06:24 PM
Thanks for responding Fingers. The wedge is not the issue as I am having the trouble without even putting it in. I do suspect that there is not enough headspace. Actually I do not think there is any between the cylinder and the barrel.

Terry
Title: Re: Repair ideas
Post by: Fingers McGee on April 27, 2012, 04:36:42 AM
I had a pocket model that needed the face of the barrel (forcing cone) dressed.  It was not cut square and was keeping the cylinder from turning.   A file and stoning fixed the problem
Title: Re: Repair ideas
Post by: Captainkirk on April 27, 2012, 04:36:57 AM
Terry, is that the one that was on Gunbroker last week?
Title: Re: Repair ideas
Post by: tljack on April 28, 2012, 02:02:16 AM
No it was not on GB. I bought if from a guy for $50.00

Terry
Title: Re: Repair ideas
Post by: Captainkirk on April 29, 2012, 06:35:31 AM
No it was not on GB. I bought if from a guy for $50.00

Terry

You lucked out, then!
Nice price for a Wells-Fargo. Got any pix yet?
Title: Re: Repair ideas
Post by: tljack on May 06, 2012, 05:17:17 AM
Fingers, I have been goofing off and camping out of town. Will take some pictures and post them
Title: Re: Repair ideas
Post by: tljack on May 09, 2012, 01:04:09 AM

Fingers, here are some pictures......finally   (j*


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Title: Re: Repair ideas
Post by: Captainkirk on May 10, 2012, 04:27:57 AM
Oh, hell Terry-that's CUTE! (If a gun can be cute?)
Oughta spruce up real nice-like! ;D
Title: Re: Repair ideas
Post by: tljack on May 10, 2012, 07:52:09 PM
I guess you can actually say it is "cute". I am not a brass guy but found it interesting. I will keep it for while at least. I am mostly interested in reproductions of actual C&B revolvers and originals.