Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly: The comprehensive by David Chicoine

By David Chicoine

Tips from the grasp Gunsmith you will not locate wherever Else!

For the collector, for the hobbyist, for the beginner gunsmith, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly is a useful reference software. Written in undeniable English and profusely illustrated, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly presents specific strategies for taking down and reassembling an immense number of unique and duplicate handguns, rifles, and shotguns. no matter if you are easily cleansing a Colt 1836 Paterson reproduction revolver or exchanging the whole bolt meeting on a Marlin 1895 lever motion, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly can assist you stay away from universal errors, pricey pitfalls, and pointless complications. it is a must-have addition to any gun owner's library!

  • Covers sixty five versions of old and classic handguns, rifles, and shotguns: Colt, S&W, Merwin-Hulbert, Remington, Winchester, Ruger, and lots of more
  • Contains exploded perspectives and one thousand+ particular, step by step images to lead you thru the complete process
  • Includes a whole listing of gunsmithing assets that can assist you locate instruments and parts

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All you have to do is push in and down, and the spring slides out the bottom. each specific chamber, so care should always be taken that these are re-installed in the chamber they were removed from. To remove the grip, mainspring and triggerguard: These revolvers are equipped with one-piece grips and are disassembled thus: Unscrew and remove the two backstrap screws (#32) from the top-rear of the backstrap (#8) and remove the single butt screw (#455) from the butt of the backstrap. The backstrap (#8) and the one-piece grip (#11) may be removed by pulling them down and to the rear as a unit.

Within the conversion ring were a fixed rear sight and a springloaded firing pin. Another part of the Richards conversion was the addition of a barrel-mounted ejector rod assembly that fit up into the recess where the percussion rammer once worked. Colt’s next step forward in conversions was the Richards-Mason. This conversion was a combination of the efforts of Richards and the patents of William Mason, who among other things contributed a simpler ejector assembly that was also less expensive to manufacture.

These features shaved expenses for Colt and that helped the bottom line since the R-M was more refined and easier to manufacture conversion than the Richards. Today’s shooters can enjoy firing faithful copies of the Colt Richards-Mason conversion revolver manufactured in Italy by Uberti and sold in the USA by Cimarron Firearms and others. S. by Cimarron Firearms in several calibers. This one is in 44 Colt CF. Author photos. indd 44 8/25/05 11:39:14 AM Section II: HANDGUNS As with all revolver disassembly procedures, the first step is always to visibly check to make certain the cylinder chambers are empty.

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