Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Missing Barrel Locking Pin

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by mb3, Apr 23, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. mb3

    mb3 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    68
    Location:
    Jupiter, FL
    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?
     
  2. junkman_01

    junkman_01 member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,728
    Location:
    Florida
    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.
     
  3. mykeal

    mykeal Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    5,147
    Location:
    Michigan
    I'd make one out of a drill bit shank.
     
  4. mb3

    mb3 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    68
    Location:
    Jupiter, FL
    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.
     
  5. junkman_01

    junkman_01 member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,728
    Location:
    Florida
    They are originally a interference fit.
     
  6. mb3

    mb3 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    68
    Location:
    Jupiter, FL
    Does that mean a tight fit?
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2012
  7. junkman_01

    junkman_01 member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,728
    Location:
    Florida
    Yes that means a tight fit in the frame and a slip fit in the barrel lug.
     
  8. mb3

    mb3 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    68
    Location:
    Jupiter, FL
    Thank you
     
  9. Lunie

    Lunie Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    530
    I just lost both pins. :cuss:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page