Uberti Regulator -- Broken Spring?
I have a SA revolver labeled "American Arms" and "made in Italy" on the bottom of the barrel, "S.A.Cal.45" on the side of the barrel and "Regulator" on the top of the barrel. I'm assuming it's a Uberti -- sure looks like one. This revolver does not have the cross bar, I believe it's called.
I bought it used but in virtually unfired condition several years ago. Since then I've probably not even put 200 rounds through it. I enjoy shooting it, but I just don't get out to the range as often as I'd like. Had it out shooting with it today and suddenly noticed something was off. The cylinder had stopped rotating -- or at least rotating consistently. I don't know the names of the parts, but after removing the cylinder and inspecting the way that sawtooth-shaped piece that moves the cylinder was behaving, I began to suspect that a spring had either come loose or let go. Seems to me the part should be under spring tension, but it isn't. It's just flopping around now.
Before I found this forum, I was doing a bit of googling, and ran across several comments regarding the springs in the Uberti, and how some folks had had failures with them. So, I'm thinking that what I've experienced may not be so uncommon.
I also read a couple of references to a Wolff spring kit for this gun, and even found a listing for it at Midway. One of the comments wss that it made for a lighter overall action. So, I'm tempted to order this kit, especiallly since it seems likely that I'll need to be replacing one of the springs anyway. I also own a Ruber Blackhawk, and there is a fair amount of difference between the two in terms of the action. The Uberti's hammer draw requires probably twice the force of the Ruger. But the Uberti's trigger pull is a bit lighter and a bit more crisp.
One other thing I was looking for was any sort of repair guide for the Uberti. From what I understand, it's a clone of the Colt SAA, so is it reasonable to assume that a repair guide for the Colt would suffice for the Uberti?