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"Bad Joke Friday" Dan (moderator emeritus)
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All the new model SBH's I've seen have a problem in loading/unloading alignment. If you turn the cylinder to the "click", the cylinder cavity is past the position you can load or unload a cartridge. The free wheeling allows you to more easily align the cylinder cavity with the loading gate, and if for any reason, you go part way past a position, you can back up with the free wheeling. I have a SBH with free wheeling (cylinder turns in either direction) and a Vaquero with what Alpha Precision calls "half cock", which only turns one direction, but does have the cylinder cavity, when forwarded to it's "click" postion, align with the loading gate.

A number of the cowboy shooters like the modification because it allows them to load/unload more quickly.


(Edited by DOK at 4:19 pm on Oct. 23, 2001)

(Edited by DOK at 6:20 pm on Oct. 23, 2001)
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