Mechanical of the Colt 1903-08

Field stripping of the Colt pocket "Hammerless"
- Interlocking of the receiver's rails with the slide inner grooves
- Barrel's ribs interlocking with the receiver's locking grooves
- The correct position of the slide
- Counterclockwise rotation of the barrel
- Barrel dimensions
- Recoil spring guide dimensions
- The recoil spring guide with internal plunger
Advanced dismounting of the slide
- Dismounting of the firing pin
- Plug threaded in the breech face
- Firing pins dimensions
- Dismounting of the extractor
- Extractor dimensions
- Dismounting of the slide forward plug
- Slide forward plug dimensions
- Rear and front sights dimensions
Advanced dismounting of the receiver (I)
- Dismounting of the grip plates
- Grip cross screw dimensions
- Release of the grip safety
- Dismounting of the safety lever
- Safety lever dimensions
- Dismounting of the hammer
- Dimensions of the hammer without safety notch
Advanced dismounting of the receiver (II)
- Dismounting of the grip safety
- Grip safety dimensions
- Main spring dimensions
- Dismounting of the sear spring and magazine catch
- Sear spring dimensions
- Magazine catch dimensions
Advanced dismounting of the receiver (III)
- Dismounting of the sear and disconnector
- Sear dimensions
- Disconnector dimensions
- Dismounting of the trigger
- Trigger dimensions
- Dismounting of the ejector
- Ejector dimensions
- Dismounting of the magazine safety
- Magazine safety dimensions
- Index of the parts
Functioning of the Colt pocket "Hammerless" (I)
- Stress on the barrel locking ribs
- Cartridge guide and ejector
- Early stage of the extraction
- Trigger's rear extension explained
Functioning of the Colt pocket "Hammerless" (II)
- Functioning of the trigger mechanism
- Hammer cocked and caught by the sear
- Trigger pulled and hammer released
- Ejector's truncated hole
- Disconnector's oscillation
- Disconnection upon firing and recoil
- Hammer cocked and trigger in disconnected status
Functioning of the Colt pocket "Hammerless" (III)
- Hammer and firing mechanism
- Early sear and hammer without safety notch
- Evolution of the sear's design
- Hammer lock at the safety notch in Colt .45 Model
- Purpose of the Colt pocket "hammerless" safety notch
- Grip safety functioning
Functioning of the Colt pocket "hammerless" (IV)
- The manual safety explained
- Active portion of the safety lever
- Early sear working with a hammer without safety notch
- Safety lever used as cocking indicator
- The magazine safety explained
- Tansley safety deactivated by the magazine
- Useful devices unavailable
Reassembly tips (I)
- Reinstalling the magazine safety
- Reinstalling the ejector
- Reinstalling the trigger
- Reinstalling the sear and disconnector
- Reinstalling the magazine catch
- Reinstalling the sear spring
- Reinstalling the grip safety and main spring
Reassembly tips (II)
- Locking of the sear in vertical position
- Reinstalling the hammer
- Reinstalling the grip safety pivot pin
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