Cylinder pin removal in Shorty Remmies


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Cincinnati Slim
November 3, 2006, 11:50 AM
Howdy Folks,

I got a blue Pietta "Sherrif's model" 1858 Remmie with the shorter 5 1/2 inch barrel.

I was thinking of replacing the cylinder pin with a stainless part just to speed clean-up.

Already got a stainless spare cylinder which is easier to clean and more crud resistant than it's blue steel counterpart. :)

I went to remove the cylinder pin last night and found the loading lever catch under the barrel blocks complete removal of the cylinder pin. :mad:

I'm guessing the catch is pressed into the barrel since there is no dovetail like on my Colts.

Is there a trick here I'm missing ? :confused: Seems like I could cut just a little bit off the end of the cylinder pin so I could remove it. There would be plenty of pin left to slide into the breechface. I'm looking at just a little over an 1/8 of inch which prevents removal at this point.

Any other short barrel Remmie shooters out there who have encountered this ?

Thanks for yer input !

Cincinnati Slim

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dwave
November 3, 2006, 10:08 PM
Here is what you need:

Jointed Cylinder Pin (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=182475)

If I am wrong correct me, but I don't think the pin on the 5 1/2 barrels is suppose to come out.

Smokin_Gun
November 5, 2006, 04:14 AM
Really no need to remove the cylinder pin unless you really have to. If you do just tap out the dovetailed loadin' lever retaining stud, then tap it back in. A good soakin' and cleanin', with scalding hot soapy water and clean water rinse will do it. Of course lube with your favorite brand. But I have seen and used in person Gunslinger's(Old Dragoon's) first made hinged pin...they work great.

Tommygunn
November 5, 2006, 01:15 PM
Loading lever retaining stud seems to be press-fitted in, not dove-tail, though.

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