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Cylinder pin removal in Shorty Remmies

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Cincinnati Slim, Nov 3, 2006.

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  1. Cincinnati Slim

    Cincinnati Slim Member

    Jul 2, 2006
    Howdy Folks,

    I got a blue Pietta "Sherrif's model" 1858 Remmie with the shorter 5 1/2 inch barrel.

    I was thinking of replacing the cylinder pin with a stainless part just to speed clean-up.

    Already got a stainless spare cylinder which is easier to clean and more crud resistant than it's blue steel counterpart. :)

    I went to remove the cylinder pin last night and found the loading lever catch under the barrel blocks complete removal of the cylinder pin. :mad:

    I'm guessing the catch is pressed into the barrel since there is no dovetail like on my Colts.

    Is there a trick here I'm missing ? :confused: Seems like I could cut just a little bit off the end of the cylinder pin so I could remove it. There would be plenty of pin left to slide into the breechface. I'm looking at just a little over an 1/8 of inch which prevents removal at this point.

    Any other short barrel Remmie shooters out there who have encountered this ?

    Thanks for yer input !

    Cincinnati Slim
  2. dwave

    dwave Member

    Jan 28, 2006
    The wonderful United States
    Here is what you need:

    Jointed Cylinder Pin

    If I am wrong correct me, but I don't think the pin on the 5 1/2 barrels is suppose to come out.
  3. Smokin_Gun

    Smokin_Gun Member

    May 10, 2005
    Mojave Desert, California
    Really no need to remove the cylinder pin unless you really have to. If you do just tap out the dovetailed loadin' lever retaining stud, then tap it back in. A good soakin' and cleanin', with scalding hot soapy water and clean water rinse will do it. Of course lube with your favorite brand. But I have seen and used in person Gunslinger's(Old Dragoon's) first made hinged pin...they work great.
  4. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    Morgan County, Alabama
    Loading lever retaining stud seems to be press-fitted in, not dove-tail, though.
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