Missing Barrel Locking Pin


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mb3
April 23, 2012, 07:34 PM
I have a Navy Arms 1851 Navy in 36 cal, that is missing one of the Barrel Locking Pins. I have had one on order from VTI sence February, apparently they are out of stock. I got this gun off GB and have not fired her yet, but I am anxious to try her out. The gun was made in the 70's but has never been fired. There are no drag marks or any evidence the gun did anything but sit in a display case. It likely came from the factory without two locking pins. What do you think; is she safe to shoot?

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junkman_01
April 23, 2012, 07:37 PM
If you mean the alignment pins at the front of the frame, you can make one from drill rod. One should be sufficient to shoot the revolver though until you can replace the missing one though. I would shoot it that way.

mykeal
April 23, 2012, 07:42 PM
I'd make one out of a drill bit shank.

mb3
April 23, 2012, 07:48 PM
I have thought about drilling the hole out, and filling it with a drill shank to match the diameter of the one locking pin. I guess I could put some lock tight or adhesive to hold it in.

junkman_01
April 23, 2012, 07:53 PM
They are originally a interference fit.

mb3
April 23, 2012, 09:01 PM
Does that mean a tight fit?

junkman_01
April 23, 2012, 09:46 PM
Yes that means a tight fit in the frame and a slip fit in the barrel lug.

mb3
April 23, 2012, 11:04 PM
Thank you

Lunie
April 23, 2012, 11:19 PM
I just lost both pins. :cuss:

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