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Originally Posted by NYECOGunsmith View Post
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that Colt needs work.

End shake is twice the allowable tolerance, and the marks on the frame confirm it.
Can't see the hand clearly enough to be able to tell if it's damaged or not.

The side shake( cylinder wobble) is a problem too, IF the amount of wobble is so great that the bullet doesn't enter the forcing cone straight. If that is happening you will have lead shaving and spitting.

If it's not doing that, no need to worry about it. The fix is an oversized bolt stop, and possibly filling and recutting the bolt stop recesses if they have been battered too much.

The range rod is another way to confirm excessive cylinder wobble , without firing it.

Cylinder wobble is usually a result of a lot of fast double action shooting.
Sure appreciate you Sir

I will call Colt tomorrow and see what's what. Good to know my Uncle got out and shot this old Colt. I guess it was new then...


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