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SAA Black Powder Frame Retention Screw Issue


Bisley Joe
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The retention screw for the cylinder pin (really a little thumb screw) in my Cimarron SAA keeps coming loose. Anyone have a solution idea? I'll probably just get a regular screw to replace that thumb screw anyway, but wondering if you all use light duty thread locker or something. It would royally suck to lose that screw when shooting and have the gun instantly rendered inoperable.

 

 

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Ah, just as a little piece of information.  In the box your BP frame Cimarron came in, was the correct little flush screw that retains the Cylinder Base Pin.  The Knurled thumb Screw you reference was/is an assembly screw.  Above is mentioned "Blue LocTite" which is THE fix. 

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I actually use clear nail polish.....removes from thread easier when you need to.

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The two-position base pin makes it harder to get the base pin in exactly the correct position for the screw.  If you cut off 1/4" or so from the rear of the base pin and polish it (or replace it with a single position base pin), then when the pin is pushed all the way into the frame it will be perfectly positioned for the retention screw.

 

As mentioned, the flush-fit screw is usually inside the cutout in the lower left of the box - you have to look for it.  If you need to order one, the older guns (more than 20 years old) used a smaller screw which is very difficult to find, so hopefully you don't have one of those.

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