Need Single Action Army revolver help

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Need Single Action Army revolver help

#1 Post by jnyork » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:37 pm

I have a Cimarron Single Action Army, .45 Colt, with exactly 51 rounds through it. Firing cast bullets with light loads. Upon firing the 51st shot, the action locked up and cannot be moved. The hammer is down and cannot be cocked or moved. The trigger cannot be moved at all. I got the pin and cylinder out ok but did not improve things. The fired round showed no signs of pressure. Before I took the cylinder out I checked for backed off primers, no joy. Remaining rounds look fine. Any ideas?

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Re: Need Single Action Army revolver help

#2 Post by Sixgun Sr » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:57 pm

Your going to have to take it apart.......remove the grips, trigger guard and grip strap. Take the mainspring out.....Take out the screws that hold the trigger, bolt and hammer. My guess is that the pin that holds this safety thingy at the bottom of the hammer worked loose. Colts don't have these but foreign copies do.

I worked on one that did the exact same thing.

It's relatively easy to do. For me, it's a 15 minute job. Just pay attention to the relation of the parts.

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Re: Need Single Action Army revolver help

#3 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:36 pm

Take pics with your phone so you can refer back for reassembly. Sure remove the parts but put them in a plastic bag, label them for what they are for( 6 months from now you won't remember what they are for ) then go shoot it! Colts and the clones are very simple- shouldn't have any problems!
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#4 Post by M. M. Wright » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:29 pm

You could just send it to NKJ and let him deal with it or I think Cimarron would, should fix it.
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Re: Need Single Action Army revolver help

#5 Post by fordwannabe » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:48 am

There are a couple pretty good Single action disassembly videos on YouTube. There really isn’t as much going on in there as you would think. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Re: Need Single Action Army revolver help

#6 Post by jnyork » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:52 am

Since it was under warranty, I decided to let Cimarron worry about it. I called them, they didn't argue a bit, immediately sent me a mailing label. Took it to UPS about noon on Tuesday, had it back in my hand the following Monday about 7:00 PM. Little note in it that the refitted the hand and test fired it. I have been down with the crud so haven't made it to the range yet to check it out.

I was VERY IMPRESSED with the service from this company, I cannot recall in my lifetime a smoother and more timely response to a problem from a big company like this.

If you are considering the purchase of an Old West type firearm of some sort, I strongly recommend you check out Cimarron.

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Re: Need Single Action Army revolver help

#7 Post by gamekeeper » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:58 am

Glad it worked out well, get rid of the crud and make smoke... :D always good to hear of decent after sales service... 8)
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#8 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:00 pm

Nice to know they care about their products- unlike S&W not warranty a front sight insert that another member recently had!
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#9 Post by piller » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:58 pm

Hope you get to feeling better soon. I am interested in how well the repair holds.
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Re: Need Single Action Army revolver help

#10 Post by OldWin » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:00 pm

That is good to know. Always thought Cimarron made some neat stuff. Nice to see an outfit stand behind their products.
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Re: Need Single Action Army revolver help

#11 Post by jnyork » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:01 pm

piller wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:58 pm
Hope you get to feeling better soon. I am interested in how well the repair holds.
Yeah, so am I!!! :D

Gotta wait out this little bout with the crud. Maybe next week sometime, will post results.

Thanks everyone for the kind wishes.

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Re: Need Single Action Army revolver help

#12 Post by .45colt » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:47 pm

That is Great News ! Glad they took care of it. I just had the same kind of service from Remington on a shotgun I just bought. they fixed it and had it back in less than two weeks. Hope You Get back to normal. :D .

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