I have a Wolfe reduced power wire Bolt Spring that won't install. It won't bend so I can get the screw started in the hole. The screw is very short. Any suggestions......……………………...
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I had this problem, fixed it with a longer screw.
Of course this was 20yrs ago, when End of Trail was still the big Deal in SoCal. There were at least half a dozen good Cowboy Gunsmiths around. Parts were plentiful.
Try Uberti or see if Cimarron has longer screws.
Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.
in similar situations i have turned a special screw with a pointed tip to force the part into place when fighting a problem assembly. i would be happy to see if i could do one for your piece if you want ... i would eventually need all the complete details of the potential screw. pm me if i can help. ken
If I understand this correctly, try a small screw clamp - 2" or so, from inside frame to top/bottom of spring with cardboard or plastic to protect blued surface and possibly a washer or nut to compress the spring until you can start the screw. May need an extra hand to assemble the rig. Hope this helps.
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