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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 9/9/2018 3:12:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2018 10:43:19 AM EST by bending_rodriguez]
So around the 100 round mark through my Uberti 1860, the rod catch fell off. It slides off the barrel to the side, but has no apparent damage. I don’t understand how the dovetail was originally ever tight enough to stay on. When the rod is latched it seems to stay put, but as soon as I use the rod it slides off very easily.

Anyone have this issue, and have a fix?
Link Posted: 9/10/2018 9:52:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2018 9:53:14 AM EST by bending_rodriguez]
Double Tap
Link Posted: 9/16/2018 8:29:58 PM EST
You can reinsert the catch and peen or steak it on the inside part under the rod so the mark won't show.
Link Posted: 9/19/2018 11:54:14 AM EST
Although most gunsmiths would call this a "temporary" fix, I've had good luck with using JB Weld (epoxy) for this kind of application.

If/when you need to remove the catch another time, you can easily tap it off with a punch and brass hammer.

I wouldn't go into battle with it, but I'd hunt and target shoot with it.
Link Posted: 9/22/2018 8:04:00 PM EST
Peen the wedge a bit to make it fit tightly into the dovetail.
Link Posted: 9/25/2018 3:21:14 PM EST
Thanks for the replies guys. I forgot that I had jb-weld, so as soon as you said that blindeye, I knew that would be how I’d go forward. I did it a few days ago, so we’ll see how it lasts.

Once I looked closely I could see how it was slightly staked from the factory. Barely visible, which was nice, which is why I didn’t want to stake/peen the metal over. Even though it’d be covered by the rod, I would know that it looks like shit underneath, so that is my last resort option.
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