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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-19-2015, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 44 j.p. saur and sohn revolver. When it is cooked the chamber doesn't line up correctly. I was hoping that someone could help with telling me what part I might need to search for. ( if I can find them) alot of the parts I can't find and I'm afraid the one I think is the problem is the bolt part #79510E. And they are sold out and dicontinued. I'd like to have this gun back in firing condition and any help in this matter would greatly be appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-19-2015, 03:22 PM
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I am not familiar with this particular single action revolver, but if I remember right, it is a copy of the Colt design. You might find Colt, or Italian replica parts might fit, or be modified to. I would do a lot of Google searching. It is spelled "Sauer", by the way.... Sounds like it is a locking bolt / spring, or hand problem. They were popular enough in the day, that parts are out there somewhere.

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Check out U-Tube for a tutorial on your weapon.

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the Sauer single action slightly bigger than the Colt SAA? If so, the Colt, or Colt clone parts, probably wouldn't fit.


I'm thinking there's a connection between the discontinued Sauer and the EAA Bounty Hunter (made by Weihrauch). I know the Bounty Hunter is bigger than the Colt, and though my memory is a little vague on this, I think the revolver made by Weihrauch is a fairly close copy of the old Sauer design. The Bounty Hunter has a transfer bar and the Sauer didn't, so there is at least that difference. But some of the parts might be adaptable to your Sauer.
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IIRC, GBO member 44 Man knows those. Maybe send him a PM, he's a good guy:
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Keep an eye on parts at numrich, they do buy guns to parts out.
I had one of that same gun, lack of parts availability is why I sold it.. Murphy's law tends to catch up with me occasionally.
Also check eBay often, lots of guns that get up up by police evidence departments end up on there as parts lots.


They were sold under jp sauer, Hawes, and herters brand names. Maybe more
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Not 100% certain, but fairly, that is the same revolver as a Hawes. might be another name to look under.

edit: if the cylinder is not locking up, by not reaching the lock up point, it may well be the "hand"; the part that rotates the cylinder as the hammer is cocked. I think Ruger calls it a pawl, they may refer to it as something else, not to sure about that either.
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As was said above if the cylinder doesn't turn far enough for the bolt stop to fall in place then your hand is broken or wore off. If the cylinder turns far enough but the bolt stop doesn't lock it up the problem lies in the bolt or more likely the bolt stop spring.
I have that same gun in 357 and had to replace the bolt spring in mine when I got it. The spring is split, half is the trigger return spring and the other half pushes the bolt stop into the cylinder.


Breakage on these were just as common or more so in the old days. Many Cowboys carried a spare in their saddlebags.


I've built two hands from scratch in the past when I couldent find one. Not too difficult if one is patient yet bull headed at the same time.
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