The company did make a few adjustments to the lock work, including moving the cylinder stop
from the bottom to the top of the frame, and by 1903 the cylinder release was relocated to where we're used to seeing it.
The cylinder shows faint drag marks after a couple hundred rounds, and that's to be expected, so the timing of the cylinder stop
is what it should be.
lVi First Issue; however, it had different patent dates, a cylinder stop
on the topstrap, and a six-shot cylinder as opposed to the No.
The cylinder stop
will probably fall out of the frame so take care not to lose it.
The hand, cylinder stop
, and cylinder all are subjected to unusual stress when this is done.
Strengthening measures include a titanium bushing where the center pin passes through the bolt face; a titanium-nitride center pin; and four heavy-duty titanium studs to carry the trigger, hammer, rebound slide and cylinder stop
The First Model had a square-back trigger guard, round cylinder stop
notches, no pins between the nipples on the back of the cylinder and there was no roller on the hammer where it made contact with the mainspring.
This will release the cylinder stop
. The middle screw will release the trigger.
When finished loading or unloading, and after the loading gate is closed, the hammer is cocked all the way rearward before lowering It to rest, preventing the cylinder stop
from scarring the body of the cylinder.
Minimal cylinder play exists when the revolver is at full cock, indicating a nicely machined cylinder stop
and well-tuned action.
As well, the cylinder stop
is riding against the cylinder and will cause noticeable cosmetic damage to the finish--a small worry compared with an accidental discharge.