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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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I fixed a loose wedge. I took a flat punch and worked it along the top on the muzzle side making it bulge just a little. That saved $15.
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Did something similar to mine. Placed wedge on anvil, one hammer on wedge, another hammer to strike first hammer. Two smacks and wedge only made it halfway through the opening. Tight and ready to go again
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Thanks for the tips. Have tried both methods on a couple of guns and it did tighten things up. Don't know how long it will last, but for now, good to go.
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Have you tried turning it over some wedges are different on different sides?
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The fix did not last. Flipped it, turned it, got a new one, still loose. Pietta makes a wider one. They said they will send me one. Very impressed with Pietta customer service.

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Mine didn't last either. After a couple of uses it loosened up again. One thing I did discover is that apparently Uberti wedges are a bit larger than Piettas. The 51 Navy I was working on was a Pietta. I had some used Uberti wedges that I tried in the Pietta and they were too large. So I carefully filed one down until it fit the Pietta perfectly. I didnt take any initial measurements as both wedges were already used.

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good info, thank you

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Thanks for the info. Just ordered one from Taylors.

The one Pietta sent is better but I would like it tighter.

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You could make it a slotted wedge or buy a slotted one. I Dremeled one but the buying one makes easier fix. The slot is about 1/3 the width of the wedge and centered. Take the Eustachian plate off the stock. Make a small groove in the plates mortised area centered and vertical to the wedge slot. Find a small brad nail (1/32" or 1/16") and cut length to fit from top to bottom of the mortise. Put the plate onto the wedge inside toward wedge tip; put the brad piece into wedge slot and insert into the stock where groove is. Re-screw the the plate on and pill the wedge back. Insert the barrel and push the wedge in. Problem solved. Brad keeps the wedge in when pulled back.

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