Gun Repair

A while back I acquired a non-firing replica of the Colt 1848 “Baby Dragoon” pocket revolver. Although it is non-firing, it has a working trigger / hammer mechanism and rotating cylinder. Somehow I managed to break it so there was no spring tension in the hammer, and I finally decided to disassemble the gun and figure out what went wrong.gun1































After examining the mechanism and fiddling with a couple of improvised springs – to no avail – I decided to remove one side of the grip and check out the innards. Since the grips were not made to remove, I actually broke off the left side, and what do you know? A big tension spring…gun5










The spring had an obvious misalignment, so I worked it back into place, reassembled the gun and re-glued the grip. All is well.


About Don

I'm an itinerant book lover, an on again off again writer, an amateur (luthier, pianist, composer, carpenter), a movie buff (the dramatic, well-written, well-acted kind, not the remake of a classic or the explosions and bullets kind), and a believer in Jesus, my Lord and Savior who comes before all these things.
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