Colt Python loose ejector rod


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scubadown
March 22, 2009, 07:45 PM
I recently purchased a used Colt Python. I have notice that the ejector rod comes loose after a couple of trips to the range. I screw it back in, hand tight and I guess the recoil loosens it up. Should I unscrew it all the way and put in some lock tight? I am worried that if I do unscrew it all the way, it may not be so easy to reassemble.

Thanks

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dfariswheel
March 22, 2009, 08:53 PM
It'd be fine to put a TINY dab of Loctite Blue on the rod. To much might glue the ejector assembly in place, so don't over do it.

Just unscrew it and remove it to apply. Nothing will go flying.

scubadown
March 22, 2009, 09:33 PM
Thanks Dfariswheel, I'll pick up some Loctite Blue and do it tomorrow. I thought I had read somewhere that you have to be very careful taking off the ejector or something bad would happen. So now I feel much better about it.

dfariswheel
March 23, 2009, 08:26 PM
You DO have to be careful with attempting to remove the ejector assembly on OLDER models of Colt's.
Around 1972 Colt changed to the new style ejector assembly like yours.

On the older models of Colt DA revolvers, you need two special tools to disassemble the cylinder assembly. On those older guns, you have to unscrew the ejector itself, and that's always risky even with the tools.

10X
March 24, 2009, 10:50 AM
Use some Krazy Glue or mild loctite. This is not an uncommon problem.

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