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Pepperbox Help!!

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Colt Guy, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Colt Guy

    Colt Guy Florida Member

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    Have an 1845 Allen & Thurber Pepperbox. Of course the hammer spring(?) dropped off. There is a very small square retainer to keep it on I assume but it will not stay together. Apparently I'm not installing it correctly. Any help would be extremely appreciated. If it ever gets back together I will never go near the hammer or trigger again! Cannot find online a good view or instructions.
     
  2. novamind

    novamind Hillsboro Active Member

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    I think you stumped the bunch, with this one.
     
  3. Fumes

    Fumes Wa. Active Member

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  4. Drkside45

    Drkside45 chehalis wa Member

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    I would love to see a pic of the gun and the peices.
     
  5. Fumes

    Fumes Wa. Active Member

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    The link I posted is a pic of the gun and pieces,I thought if the OP looked at it he may be able to tell us what piece he lost so someone could tell him where it goes.:confused:
     
  6. Colt Guy

    Colt Guy Florida Member

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    It appears I was not too clear in my pepperbox explanation. I have not lost any pieces. It just seems the pieces (hammer spring and keeper) do not stay together. It would seem I am not assembling them correctly although I do not see any other way but there must be. Photo coming. Thanks all.
     
  7. Colt Guy

    Colt Guy Florida Member

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    Not sure if the pepperbox photo will show up here. As you see the main spring connects underneath the small hook and the keeper, the very small square with the hole in it (above the gun, out of photo), I would assume, secures the large main spring to the smaller hook below it (in photo now, not hooked up). However when hooked all up together, it will just fall apart. See Attachment???

    Pepperbox 1.jpg
     
  8. Colt Guy

    Colt Guy Florida Member

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    Pepperbox has been posted.
     
  9. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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    It looks like the little "Keeper" could be put on in any of four ways, three of which are the same, but one way the space between the square hole and the adjacent edge is quite a bit farther, have you tried it both ways? Looking at it I can't understand what the keeper does, that is, how it's supposed to work.
     
  10. Colt Guy

    Colt Guy Florida Member

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    Partsproduction --
    I did not notice the difference. Will try it and let you know. Much, much appreciated.