Help needed on Colt SAA 1st gen
I have a Colt SAA 1 st gen45 long colt and it is needing a sear and bolt spring. The problem I am having finding one. Will a 3rd gen sear fit? I got this firearm last year when a friend of the family died. I would really like to get this into shooting condition again. So any help you can provide would be great
the trigger and bolt springs are universal the actual bolt itself is always a hand fit proposition best handled by a gunsmith familiar with single actions. What type of functional problem are you having? if it is just the spring just drop a new one in (I suggest a full strength one not the gamey cowboy action ones) if the bolt or hammer notches are worn it will need careful repair. If it needs the attention of someone like peacemaker specialties for repair prepare to spend a good amount of money- but keeping a SAA 1st gen gun in shooting shape is a labor of love that is priceless
The cylnder stop is not stopping the cylinder. It free spins and does not match up with the barrel.
Could be as simple as the leg of the bolt and trigger spring that presses the bolt into the notches in the cylinder is broken. It's a leaf spring w/ two legs, one for the trigger and one for the bolt. It's a common failure and easy to fix with a replacement if there aren't other problems that need to be addressed.
AFAIK the springs are universal from the 1851 Colt through the 3rd generation. Go to Wolfe springs. They'll have a replacement and know all the particulars.
ETA: Looks as if Wolf only stocks reduced power springs but they do appear to be common to all models. Should be able to find one with a google search or at Numerich arms.