This became our guide for grinding a notch in the top of the loading arm to retain the extractor rod in the ideal position.
We were careful to hold the axis of the grinding tool parallel to the centerline of the cylinder pin so our loading port did not become angled.
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This completes the installation of the Kirst for the initial trial fit.We used unscented mineral spirits and continued working until we had a polished and clean loading port. .Mmmmmmlightly-grilled, corn-fed Bambis mother mmmmm.This month we are converting a 58 Remington percussion revolver using the Kirst five-shot.45 Long Colt safety cylinder and the Kirst cartridge extractor.The US Government needed as many revolvers as it could get.In if we were going to use this gun in a blackpowder category, we would load it with approximately 10 grains of American Pioneer Powder and the same 60 grain soft lead bullet. .Remove the cylinder-locking bolt and trigger spring screw, and remove the spring. .Total time on this project was about four hours of work.In Iowa, muzzle-loading pistols of at least.44 caliber, with barrels at least four inches long and without shoulder stocks are legal for deer hunting.One of the knocks against the 1858 Remington is that the cylinder tends to bind on the cylinder pin as the pistol gets fouled, and Bore Butter, or even some call dll in c Crisco, helps keep that cylinder turning smoothly all day long.This new kit really makes the old Remington come alive for shooting.To minimize this, we always brace the hand holding the grinder in a way to minimize this risk.We did this by installing the cylinder and backing plate, and the extractor assembly. .The gun may need to be put in half cock position to remove the cylinder.We kept the tool moving back and forth to prevent tool chatter. .Of course, walking around with fully-loaded and capped extra cylinders on your belt or in your pocket can be a bit dicey.We removed all the parts from the revolver again so that we could clean up any irregularities in the grinding we had done.The 1858 Remington has safety notches cut into the cylinder in between the nipples, giving the un-cocked hammer a place to rest thats not on a percussion cap.Remove the hammer through the top of the frame. .This is an artistic endeavor because we want to be able to remove enough material to allow the cartridge to slide freely into the chamber, but not cut away so much metal as to weaken the frame. .