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Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by 38 special, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. 38 special

    38 special New Member

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    Question for gunsmith -when you open cylinder latch so cylinder is out,how freely should cylinder rotate? On some revolvers i can spin cylinder very easily on others they dont spin that freely Should they all spin/rotate with very little effort or is it normal that some have more drag than others?
     
  2. koginam

    koginam New Member

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    For the most part the cylinder should turn easily, Most of the time when they are slow its because of crude or gun grease. The function of the gun should not be affected by a slow cylinder as long as it moves smoothly. If the cylinder wobbles you may have a bent cylinder rod.
     

  3. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

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    koginam is correct, and to answer your question yes some are tighter than others, it's all about the tolerences. but clean it well and lube it up and if it doesnt wobble you should have no problems
     
  4. muddober

    muddober Active Member

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    All cylinders should spin freely. Anything less can negatively affect double action shooting, single action smoothness, alignment and advance wear on all the parts that turn the cylinder.
     
  5. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

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    spin freely is a relative term . and some guns new from the box spin more freely than others
     
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    ALL revolver cylinders should spin SMOOTHLY, some will be tighter than others depending on mfgr tolerances, but NONE should catch, wobble or fail to line/lock up into battery. When in doubt, clean it out. IF YOU STILL ARE HAVING DOUBTS AFTERWARDS TAKE IT TO A GUNSMITH. Dont risk your revolver over uncertainty, I have seen too many destroyed guns under such circumstances...
     
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