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Old and Grumpy , realize this is getting to be a old thread now but it might still be worth you time to look into this thread on a different forum (the gent with the handle 45 Dragoon is a professional gunsmith specializing in percussion open-tops, think his response is # 119 at the bottom of that page)!
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Thanks for the link. Already learned stuff from it. Think I need to join

Turns out I have a broken bolt spring that is not helping. I am learning that when I order the small parts to get two.

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I made a bolt spring for a C&B rev. one time with a piece of bobby pin.

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You can get them cheap over at Taylor's right now (have a 2 for 1 Clearance sale going on - for $ 4 + s&h you can get 2 flat Uberti bolt springs that'll fix that right up and still have a spare)! Course, if you don't want to have to deal with it ever again you could get one of those wire springs and be done with it (the flat steel type you'll have to spend some quality time clearancing so that it doesn't touch the sides of trigger and bolt well inside your revolver if you' want 'em to last)! I'll look around over there at the '58 forum for you (seem to recall having run across a thread over there which dealt specifically with what you had originally posted in this thread)!In interim, hope this helps ya!

P.S. - gcrank1, yep you can do that to the hand spring (a more or less permanent fix, too)! But there's a bunch of fixes for broken hand springs, as that page shows!

P.P.S. - Found that thread here (hope it helps you get your gap right - that's why I prefer Remmy's, ha ha)!

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You don't want a wire spring in any of the flat spring colt revolver designs. They go mushy before long.
A properly fitted flat spring of good quality will last a very long time.

Also, on some c&b revolvers, the cylinder pin is bottomed out in the hole in the barrel. Any amount that is taken from down at the bottom of the frame is removed in a matched amount from the pin. A small amount to adjust gap can usually be removed without having to adjust the slot in either the pin or the barrel. You want the pin to be bottomed out, so that wedge tightness does not affect barrel/cylinder gap.

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