Could use some help with a CVA New Orleans Ace Derringer

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by A34, Jun 10, 2021 at 11:22 PM.

  1. A34

    A34 Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have this project derringer that I've disassembled and cleaned. You can see how corroded it was from the pics. Now I'm trying to reassemble it. I had to order a trigger spring for it, but I'm not sure how to install it? The trigger doesn't seem to want to come forward enough to install the spring. The trigger appears to only be able to be installed one way. What am I doing wrong here? Anyone assemble one of these that can give me some guidance? Part number 13 in the schematic below.

    thanks!

    new orleans ace pistol instructions.jpg IMG_4788.JPG IMG_4787.JPG
     
  2. 1KPerDay

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    Have you driven out the trigger pin?
     
  3. A34

    A34 Member

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    Yes, I'm reassembling it. It was missing the trigger spring when I got it. The problem I'm having is how to correctly assemble the trigger and get the trigger spring installed. Putting it back to together, there doesn't seem to be any room for the spring.
     
  4. Jackrabbit1957

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    Could there be something in the hole for the trigger spring? Does the new spring seem too long or the wrong diameter? Where did the new one come from, is it specifically for this pistol?
     
  5. A34

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    I don't have the old spring to compare to, but I got the new one from Deercreek products and it is specifically for this pistol.
     
  6. BBBBill

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    Does it fit in the hole without the trigger in the way? Do you have the trigger/trigger guard assembly out of the gun while trying to install the spring?
     
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