Thanks guys for all your help. this is a real Colt 1849 not a repro. so I wanted to fix it right. The guy it belongs to had it sitting in a dresser drawer for 20 years, broken. He gave it to me to fix and I told him that I would work on it as I could cause my shop doesn't have much in the way of heat. I told him 6
months, for the pistol and an Arisaka 38. Now he's crying about when is he going to get his guns back!!! Well the pistol went back today and the Arisaka will go tomorrow. I was going to disassemble the bolt and trigger assy. clean and inspect and reassemble. The he!! with it I took the bolt out of the penetrating oil and tomorrow I'll put all back together and give it back and tell him I would not shoot it but he can.
This guy is a friend of my sons and I was doing the job for free and he still can't wait. If he asks I'll tell him to take it to Barnhill. He is a 'smith north of Richmond,Va. that takes 6mo.-1yr to do any work and if you complain he'll give you back your gun in a box and charge you for the box
Oh well thanks for the advice and I did store all the suggestions for future ref.