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Re: serial number/model question
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 10 June 2012, at 1:43 p.m., in response to Re: serial number/model question, posted by Ernie on Sunday, 10 June 2012, at 12:48 p.m.
Since the lockplate is too thick, I'd suspect the hammer (if from a .45-70) does not strike the firing pin and block correctly? If hammer is also from a .50-70 (has bevelled edges?) it may be offset enough to align. I've not bothered to try and assemble parts that were never intended by nature.
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