Hello to all. I am new to this forum. I do a lot of gunsmithing on 1911's, building competition guns and repairs/improvements, trigger jobs, sights, etc. I also do blueing. Recently got request to refinish very rusty diamondback. Cannot find my book on colt revolvers (after moving). The only question I have is removing the extractor and rod. Is this a regular thread or left handed? I have done the other internal parts enough that I have no issues there. Just seems like I read that on some revolvers the extractor rod thread was left handed. Any body have this info? I hate to buy another book, don't do many Colt revolvers. As soon as I buy the book, I will find my other copy. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Welcome from North Carolina. Can't help with the issue you have but I'm sure someone will have the answer.
Contact the gun tech department at brownells for the answer to your question. However, i think this is what they will tell you:
The colt ejector rod unscrews to the left (counter-clockwise), while the s&w unscrews to the right (clockwise)