is it true that over time the momentum of bullets fired from a black powder revolver will pull the center pin from the frame?

the pin that holds the cylinder and makes it go round and round you know, that one, yes. I heard that the forward momentum will eventually break it loose since it is a force fit connection, as how it was constructed at time of manufacture and how they still make them to keep them authentic. 

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  • 1 month ago
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    Never heard of a revolver pulling apart that way.

    If you are thinking of the 1860 army, see the schematic, and note the threads on the rod numbered 21, and also the pin numbered 23, which is driven in from the rear to lock the thread. It isn't momentum, but thousands of pounds of pressure putting tension on the threads. This is not an ideal design, the 1858 Remington is a more elegant solution.

  • Brutus
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    1 month ago

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