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timing in pietta colt clones.

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by astrolump, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. astrolump

    astrolump New Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Hi all.
    i'm new here and looking for some advice in adjusting the timing in my 1860 army and 1851 navy. i've fired about 600 rounds through the 1860 and 400 thru the 1851. lockup and alignment is good on both,and both show great accuracy and decent consistency.
    however on both pistols the cylinder stop is peening the lockup detents on the cylinder. usually on the right side when looking down on the pistol.(though the 1860 is doing it on the left after a trigger spring change) it seems that with enough time this may deform the cylinder detents enough to prevent good lockup. anyone know of a good online guide to timing adjustment? or is willing to walk me through it?

    i love these pistols and am kinda obsessed with tuning then up so they are as reliable as can be.

    also: can anyone tell me where to buy hardened internals for these pistols?

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  2. Smokin_Gun

    Smokin_Gun Participating Member

    May 10, 2005
    Mojave Desert, California
    Loosen the screw a turn or bend the bolt spring down some carefully, whatever it takes to adjust the bolt so as it doesn't slam harrd into the cylinder cutout. I't hitting in the right spot just way way too hard. That Clyinder can be repaired if not completely gone. If not and It's a Pietta Cabelas has Cylinders .$35.99 and Parts kits for $20 some odd bucks.

    To send it out and have it fixed up right try BigIon Barrel Works. Best to contact in forum and post these pics...they also have parts and Ciylinders.
    See ManyIrons in this Forum.

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