He makes a base-pin puller so you can remove a tight base pin
without marring it with a screwdriver trying to pry it out.
From 1873 until the early 1892 the screw was the method standard for holding the base pin
The six-shot 1873 Cattleman II disassembles into frame, cylinder, cylinder base pin
, and cylinder base pin
Angle fuse barrel, Lower contact hinge of DOF Barrel , Barrel Take Out Hook, Base pin
Post Insulator, Operating Hook, Female Contact, Post Insulating Cap, Post Insulator Hardware, Porcelain Post Insulator, Female Contact Holder as per relevant standards.
The longer base pin
"safety" (also in the Eliminator) became somewhat of a problem in the Thunderstorm.
Beware the base pin
safety on replica Single Action Army revolvers
When the spring-loaded base pin
"button" on the dished-out portion of the frame in front of the cylinder is pushed in, it frees the cylinder base pin
, which can then be pushed in until the rearward portion protrudes out just enough from the back of the frame to block the hammer from falling all the way and striking the primer.
Press the base pin
latch in from the left, withdraw the base pin
and rotate the cylinder out to the right.
45 with a 7-1/2-inch barrel and the frame style with a tiny screw angling in from the front to secure its cylinder base pin
Another problem also inherent in single actions is keeping the base pin
where it belongs.
The revolver has the usual base pin
that goes through the front of the frame just below the barrel.
Push in the base pin
catch and slide the base pin
out to the front.