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Kirst / Re: Arbor clearance
« Last post by Navy Six on Today at 12:14:32 AM »
Shotgun Dave, I have attempted to relieve the arbor as you suggested. However that area is difficult to reach as the recoil shield partially covers it. I have worked with small files and barely scratched the arbor. As I don't want to remove the arbor to clearance that spot, my latest idea would be to use a flex shaft on a Dremel tool and see if I can grind that area using one of their small sanding drums. Off to Home Depot for more tools! :) For now, the guns are working correctly and I may use them this weekend at our Cowboy shoot.
My submission.

Cased set Armi San Marco 1860 Army (BD/1994) with full-fluted (Uberti) and engraved (ASM) cylinders. Shoulder stock is of unknown manufacture: wood is tiger stripe maple stained dark. Euroarms ball/conical bullet mould and powder flask. Case, shoulder stock, and accoutrements were once part of Dr. Jim L. Davis' RPRCA collection.

Here's my submission.

My somewhat rare, Uberti Stainless 1851 Navy. It dates to 1984, and so far it is only the 37th one accounted for.


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Well, here's my submission...EIG Baby Dragoon. No date codes or manufacturer's marks...may have been a kit gun? Dr. Jim Davis was intrigued by the fact that it came with a loading lever and the fact that the roll engraving on the cylinder is not the standard Ormsby stagecoach scene. Somebody (P.O.) deepened the notch in the hammer and added a taller front sight.

Here is what the late Dr. Davis had to say regarding this revolver:

I would consider this Baby Dragoon a very collectable piece.  It is the first EIG marked Baby Dragoon that I have seen in over twenty years of study and collecting.  I have a EIG marked Pocket Model but no Baby Dragoons.  Also my Pocket Model has the standard Ormby's Stagecoach Scene engraving on the cylinder.
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Kirst / Re: Arbor clearance
« Last post by ShotgunDave on July 09, 2020, 04:30:29 AM »
I've heard this problem talked about before. I believe you just need to relieve the arbor a bit and all is well.
Belly guns and Snubbies / Re: Belly Buster
« Last post by ShotgunDave on July 09, 2020, 04:28:41 AM »
That's a great idea Navy Six! Having a selection of barrels, for whatever job is at hand, is a great plan.
Kirst / Re: Arbor clearance
« Last post by Captainkirk on July 09, 2020, 03:12:38 AM »
Check with Mike Brackett (45 Dragoon on here) who has probably set up more conversions than all of us here combined
Kirst / Arbor clearance
« Last post by Navy Six on July 09, 2020, 01:07:17 AM »
In the last few years I have installed Kirst cylinders in a couple of Uberti 60 Armies and one Pietta 44 Navy. The Pietta installation went a little easier as there is a clearance cut in the arbor right where the hand comes out of the frame to engage the cylinder ratchet. The two Ubertis didn't have that clearance cut and I found that when cocking the gun, the hand would contact the arbor and be pushed slightly away from engaging the cylinder. I feel this was one of the issues I encountered in trying to get the Ubertis timed correctly. Has anyone else run into this or am I mistaken? All three guns were of recent--within last five years--manufacture.
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