October 11, 2008, 10:42 AM
Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and was refered here from another I have been a member of for awhile. They said you all were pretty knowledgable about these old bp revolvers so here goes. I have an older Hartford model 1860 with the nicest finish and case colors I have ever seen on a replica. Problem is the previous owner seems to have bent the base pin. For the life of me I can't see how he did it but the cyl can't even be mounted. I can get the parts, base pin and the pin to hold it in place..(they used a third barrel pin). The pin they use is inserted into a blind hole in the back of the frame where the hammer rests. I assume this rides in a slot in the base pin and frame to jam it and keep it from unscrewing. The only way I can see to remove this is to drill the pin out...(the jam or locking pin). Does anyone have any experience with this or know anyone who does this? Thanks!!!