October 10, 2012, 04:15 PM
I just got my new Uberti 62 police in today. This is my first colt clone so I'm sure you all have heard this before, but what is the basics on the wedge. How far should it be in right now I have it just flush on the side opposite of the screw. The cylinder is kinda hard to turn and I see no gap between the cylinder at all. Should I back the wedge out a tad more? I made a wedge remover out of a piece of wooden dowel. Also how far should the screw be screwed in? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
October 10, 2012, 04:21 PM
When mine came the wedge was in to far. I had to tap it out.
The wedge on the 1862 is a little different than some of the other models. Mine has no spring that holds it in but it doesn't seem to need it.
I push mine in and out with my right thumb and no tighter than that.
October 10, 2012, 04:44 PM
I haven't see a spring on my wedge either it just sits against the screw. The fit and finish is great, but I've noticed when I back the hammer slowly the timing and lockup is perfect. When I cock the hammer pretty quick the cylinder go just a tad to far and doesn't lock up. I'm guessing the hand spring is a little too long. If that is the problem I'm assuming this is an easy fix, since I done had to replace the hand and refile for my remmy.
October 10, 2012, 07:59 PM
The cylinder should not over rotate no matter how fast you cock it. Either your bolt is sticking or your hand is too long.
October 10, 2012, 11:13 PM
It's either the bolt or the hand is too long. When I back the hammer fast you can turn the cylinder it doesn't lock. If I turn the cylinder left it will lock up or I can turn it right and it will lock up on the next chamber. You can see when I cock it fast because the nipple is not in line with the hammer.
October 11, 2012, 08:09 AM
Unfortunitly Uberti colt copys suffer from short arbors which cause the cylinder to bind. Below is an article describing the problem:
Here is the last part of the Uberti short arbor fix article. I find it incredable that these new Uberti Colt clones have this problem. I have two newer Colt models from Uberti a navy and an army and both suffer short arbors. I use them for display purposes. I'm told Pietta Colt clones don't have this problem but the modern garish barrel stampings turn me away from them. I also have two Uberti Remingtons copys, a 36 and a 44 that I shoot and am very satisified with. If Uberti would fix the short arbor design I would reccomend them again. Below is the next article on how to fix your new Uberti. http://www.theopenrange.net/articles...ers_Part_4.pdf
I had the two Uberti Colts for a good while before I discovered the short arbor problem or I would have demanded that Uberti install the correct length arbors or refund my money.
October 11, 2012, 08:42 PM
Using a micrometer, compare the width of the bolt with the width of the notches in the cylinder. Uberti usually gets a good fit, but its worth checking. If the bolt does not fit into the notch, you will start getting wear and burrs on the lead-in and notch, as well as over-rotation. Download Pettifogger's guide to tuning both Uberti and Pietta cap and ball revolvers from the Open Range link. It is worth your time.
One quick check for a hand that is too long (doubtful): with the gun fully cocked and the cylinder locked into position, can you pull the hammer back just a hair farther? If you can get the hammer to pull back a tiny bit farther after the cylinder locks into position, the hand is NOT too long. An overly long hand will be jammed against the ratchet and will not allow the hammer to move back any farther.