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Old 11-25-2014, 03:19 PM
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I purchased a #2 couple weeks ago. So I removed all the part for cleaning and now after put it all back together the cylinder will not rotate when the hammer is pulled. Does someone have pictures of a disassembled #2 so I can see if I'm missing a part or I have broken something. Thanks for your help.
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Usually, this type of problem will be associated with the top strap cylinder stop. Try to lift it by hand to see if the cylinder rotates and if there is downward spring tension? Also, an improperly installed mainspring can bind the hammer, so check the stirrup and spring.

Here is a schematic that might help.
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I think I figured it out. There seems to be a part missing. On the diagram you posted, the part is called a handspring. Have no idea where I'm going to find one.
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I think I figured it out. There seems to be a part missing. On the diagram you posted, the part is called a handspring. Have no idea where I'm going to find one.
You will not find one, but they are easy to make from spring steel. Problem is that you need an example to fashion a new one from. The hand would not engage the cylinder without the spring unless you hold the gun pointed to the ground. Give that a try and determine if the cylinder rotates.

The spring is basically flat with a small bend around a pin in the hammer to hold it in place. Look at the front of the hammer and you will see where is fits in a slot. It is quite thin and presses on a flat of the hand pin to keep constant pressure that will push the hand against the cylinder star. I might suggest that this is a repair that is not too difficult to accomplish if you can find some thin spring steel.
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I was able to get a handspring for a #1 from these guys; Jack First Gunshop - First in Gun Parts - Rapid City, South Dakota they might have 1 for a #2
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Thank you, going to give them a call Friday.
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