New Blackhawk .357 Owner...Base Pin Wedged Against Barrel

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Montelores

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After gaining some experience with Single-Sixes, I purchased a .357 Blackhawk 6 1/2 inch blued model. While cleaning it prior to my first shoot with it, I somehow wedged the base pin against the barrel.

While the cylinder was removed and the base pin extended forward, the cut-out (normally against the barrel) on the collar on the front of the base pin twisted while I was handling the gun, so the base pin was no longer riding parallel to the barrel or its hole.

I removed the ejector shroud, and the base pin slipped forward and out of its hole with little effort - problem solved.

Question : Did I possibly tweak either the frame hole or the base pin? Everything slips back together easily, and I don't believe that I was man-handling the gun while I was cleaning it.

Thank you in advance -

Monty
 

Montelores

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Thank you for the response and the welcome. I'm sure I'll be benefitting from your and others experience in the future. I've become hooked on the Single-Six revolvers, and I'm sure the Blackhawk won't disappoint.

Monty
 

nvbirdman

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Keep an eye on that ejector housing screw, if you didn't Lock-Tite it back in it will back out and things will go flying away.
 

Montelores

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I was planning to clean the screw hole with alcohol prior to re-installing with red loctite. Thank you for the warning.

Monty
 

eric conrad

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Monty, it will be alot easier in the future to remove the ERH if you use blue instead of red loctite.
Eric
 

btrumanj

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Yep it happens sometimes I keep a small pair of pliers in my bag with tape on the nose and jaws to turn it a bit. :)
 

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