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Old 01-03-2021, 08:30 PM
Martowski Martowski is offline
Help! Problem with Model 14-3 Help! Problem with Model 14-3 Help! Problem with Model 14-3 Help! Problem with Model 14-3 Help! Problem with Model 14-3  
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Default Help! Problem with Model 14-3

Hi all,

I just took possession of a Model 14-3 but am having an issue with the action. This particular pistol is supposed to be single action only (and SA is marked on the original box). However, the hammer will NOT cock manually. It will ONLY cock after the trigger is pulled and held back, and then will cock as long as the trigger is held. However, the trigger will not pull back in many cases either (it's intermittent that the trigger will pull back). During the times the trigger will actually like a double action, it does rotate the cylinder and the hammer will fall but does not fully cock. Basically, the cylinder rotates and the hammer falls without moving back. I have also observed that, when the hammer is pulled back, the cylinder stop drops and then immediately pops back up... I think this may be the cause but not sure why that is happening. I have attached the link to a short video showing some of this.

Model 14 Issue - YouTube

I know this is not correct, as as single action only Model 14 should allow the handle to cock back manually.

Any ideas what is happening with this? This was something I purchased out of state and had shipped to me. I took possession of this because the firearm is in beautiful condition and am hoping it's not a complicated fix.


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