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DiabloMan 03-24-2013 03:59 PM

New Blackhawk Center Pin?
I hope this isn't a dumb question, BUTT, here goes. I recently bought a New Blackhawk. I took it apart to clean it before shooting it, and I could not remove the center pin. Is this normal? My vaquero pin comes out of the gun, as does my single-six, and old 3 screw.:) Don't know why I just noticed it, either. My recent purchase is a 41 mag, New BHK, 4 5/8, blue.:cool: As always, Thanks fer the advice!;)

Bob Wright 03-25-2013 12:27 AM

No, it is not normal. The base pin should be easily removed while you hold in the base pin latch.

Either you have a burr that is holding it, or it is stuck from being slightly oversized. Have you tried removing the base pin latch assembly? Try that and get a good grip on the base pin. I've pried it out by inserting a popsicle stick under the collar and prying it out that way.

Bob Wright

Clem 03-26-2013 12:47 AM

Sometimes the two holes on each end of the frame that support the base pin and cylinder are slightly out of alignment. The base pin is a tad small to allow for these manufacturing tolerances. When you get a bit of misalignment the pin can be jammed in the hole. They make special little tools to help remove the pin when they are tight. You can put a bit of padding on the pin and use pliers if you are very careful.

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