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Old 05-16-2013, 15:59   #1
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Need help with British Bulldog Revolver.

My buddy inherited this revolver from his father. He doesn't know anything about it, not even the caliber...I'm thinking .450 Adams? (since the British Bulldog was chambered in 2 or 3 different calibers.)

Well, the trigger wouldn't reset and he knew I was an amateur gunsmith so he let me take it apart, and I found this broken trigger spring. Can you guys help me find a place that has these? Or help me find someone to make a new one?

I'd really love to see this beautiful revolver in working order, it's a passion of mine.

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Old 05-16-2013, 19:03   #2
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Good luck; that's a piece of history.
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Old 05-16-2013, 19:30   #3
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Very nice. Sadly I have no idea for a spring other than perhaps check with a full time gunsmith.
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Old 05-16-2013, 19:34   #4
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Numrich gun parts?

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Old 05-16-2013, 19:49   #5
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You might get a copy of George Nonte's "Pistolsmithing".There is a chapter in it on DIY springmaking.

I have done it in my "workshop" so it shouldn't be impossible for a good gunsmith.
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Surely one can make a V spring. Maybe use newer spring stock (round wire) and bend it into the same shape as the original.

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Bulldogs are a class, not a model. The original was a Webley, but there's literally thousands of "Bulldogs" made by dozens of different companies, ranging from little Belgian companies to the major makers.

Figure out the markings and determine who made it first.
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Numrich gun parts?

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I E-mailed them a week ago with no reply.

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You might get a copy of George Nonte's "Pistolsmithing".There is a chapter in it on DIY springmaking.

I have done it in my "workshop" so it shouldn't be impossible for a good gunsmith.
Thanks! I'll check it out.

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Surely one can make a V spring. Maybe use newer spring stock (round wire) and bend it into the same shape as the original.

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I'm probably going to end up going with that route.

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Bulldogs are a class, not a model. The original was a Webley, but there's literally thousands of "Bulldogs" made by dozens of different companies, ranging from little Belgian companies to the major makers.

Figure out the markings and determine who made it first.

I've been looking more and more here recently.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:03   #9
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I suggest you look for a gunsmith who builds blackpowder rifles the old way, many know how to forge springs.
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Old 05-18-2013, 16:05   #10
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Wolff Gunsprings might make a spring for you. I know they can, but they have been backordered on their common stuff for a while now, so I don't know if they will or not.
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Cylinder & SLide might also do some work for you. They do custom work on wheelguns. The Bulldogs are a bit older than they usually work on, but they'd at least have an idea where to start.
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:40   #12
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There are no parts for these other than those existing in other guns. You're SOL. Besides, if you want to shoot it then you absolutely positively have to load REAL BLACKPOWDER in the ctgs. Under no circumstances reload and or shoot smokeless powder in this gun as it will grenade in your hands.
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Wolff Gunsprings might make a spring for you. I know they can, but they have been backordered on their common stuff for a while now, so I don't know if they will or not.
I checked with them to make some hi cap makarov springs and they said they cannot do it.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:37   #14
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Nice pistol.

Brownells usually has spring stock. Here's a link.
http://www.brownells.com/search/inde...ubmit=y&f_a=25

You can also call/email them and ask for tech help. I know I've gotten gunsmith help about sights and more.

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