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    Posted 10 years ago

    princehenr…
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    Scottvez,

    Here are some more pics of the pistol. Upon further inspection of the pistol, I found a flaw that concerns me. When I pulled the hammer back, the cylinder did not rotate. I don't know how much it would cost to fix. What would that do to the value of the pistol? As far as your question, yes I would be interested if the value was not depreciated too far for the defect. Let me know what you think.

    Thanks again,
    Dave

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    Comments

    1. lowspeed, 10 years ago
      The most common reason for the cylinder not to rotate when the hammer is cocked is a broken hand-spring. It's not a terribly expensive repair, but it will slightly lower the value of the gun.
    2. Gundoc 1, 10 years ago
      I have been a gunsmith for over 40 years. A hand spring does not have a serial number therefore a replacement is not goeing to lower value, it is commen for flat springs to break.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Agree with Gundoc-- ONCE the repair has been conducted, it shouldn't hurt the value.

      Unrepaired it does lower the value.
    4. ron100hp, 8 years ago
      I agree with all the above...it's the hand spring or hand sear that advances the star tang on the end of the cylinder. Either one or both cold be broken and are quite available on-line as repros or "originals" which are less available and a little more expensive. I installed a repro in my 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver, and it now works fine. There was a little filing to do to get the rotation timing just right.
      Ron100hp

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