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Thread: Got a bit of a lemon here - Colt Signature Series 2-band.

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    Thanks John, I heard back from David at Lodgewood. He says the Armisport Enfield parts won't work. Also went over to Mark Hubb's house yesterday. Very clearly the Colt Special is different from a standard Springfield lock.

    I believe I am going to optically scan the tumbler and sear and create CAD models of them. Perhaps have them machined.

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    "I believe I am going to optically scan the tumbler and sear and create CAD models of them. Perhaps have them machined."

    I was waiting for that, Steve. Don't forget to post pictures!

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    If you copy them exactly you'll have the same issues with trigger pull, etc.

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    I have four of these and a three bander and never had a cook off or problem out of them. The three we shoot all shoot exactly where they are aimed when you pull the trigger. Exposed breech threads on them all.
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    Bought mine used several years ago. These were noted for having breech plugs that were too short exposing threads. First thing I do when buying a used gun is clean it well, found two rusty patches at the bottom of the barrel, a cook off waiting to happen! Bobby put a spacer in and took care of the problem on catching patches when cleaning.

    This thing shoots amazingly well with .580 Hodgdon bullet and 45 grains of 3F, off the bench it will put 5 rounds in the same hole. Have not had any issue with lock parts being soft.

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    I have two Chattahoochie 1861 special 2 banders. The lock parts were very soft and trigger pull was abysmal. It took a little work, but they shoot better. Not tack drivers but reasonable accuracy. I use a custom bullet in my muskets. It was made from a shallow skirt 580 lyman bullet mold with a shallow base. I had a new bottom plug made to make the skirt thinner. The barrels were ok, but the rifling is shallow. I bought one years ago when they first came out, my buddy bought one and when he passed, I acquired it.

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