Gunsmith for vintage H&R
Does anyone know of a gunsmith who can fix a vintage H&R revolver, in the Milwaukee/Chicago area? I have an H&R 38 Defender which is in good shape cosmetically, but which has four separate problems:
1) the cylinder release will not release the cylinder
2) the extractor star spring is about dead
3) the timing is bad - if cocked slowly, the cylinder rotates about 1/8 inch more when the hammer is snapped
4) the whole top section (barrel and cylinder) seems loose - it wiggles when pushed, even though the hinge screw seems tight.
I guess I could just leave it as a looker instead of a shooter, but it irks me every time I look at it. And I can't sell it, because who would buy it if I told them all of the above? Only me, and I already have it.
Thanks for any suggestions or advice.