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This is a discussion on Colt Detective special problem within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; without some experience and the proper tools ( or close enough that you can figure it out) id let a smith do the work. especially ...

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    without some experience and the proper tools ( or close enough that you can figure it out) id let a smith do the work. especially as it is kinda aged and not something that you wish to go joy ridding with.
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    Should you decide to do the work yourself, I would suggest the following book. I have his S&W book and it is excellent.
    Heritage Gun Books - Colt Double Action Revolvers Repair and Maintenance Manual
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    Mainspring is the likely problem. Had the same issue with a 1969 Trooper. Had the selling dealer put in a new mainspring and problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adkjoe View Post
    I found and ordered a mainspring for the Colt. Is this something I should be able to change on my own or am I going to have to find a smith?
    The mainspring on that revolver also rebounds your trigger so it's not a straight install. If you attempt it I would take plenty of pictures. You also have to manipulate the cylinder latch when replacing the side plate.

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    Thanks everyone. I posted the same question over at colt forum and got pretty much the same info, seems main spring is most likely the problem. Anyway I found and ordered a mainspring, should be here by the end of the week. I talked to an old gunsmith who I trust and has been doing revolver work for a very long time and he said he can put it in no problem, he's very familiar with colt revolvers.
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