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Old 10-03-2017, 08:48 AM   #1
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Noticed the cylinder sticking after firing a snake shot. Looks like a barrel insert has backed out a little. You can see it in the pic. Why? And what do I do?
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What is the pistol. If it is an insert like the older Dan Wesson pistols it just needs to tapped back in. If not and either way take it to a gun smith and have it looked over. Dont shoot it till it is looked at.
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Crap ammo tends to bind up on a tight cylinder. Close the cylinder and see how close it is. There should be no gap. If the cylinder does not bind up, you have no issue...just happens when firing cheap ammo. Colts are notorious for binding up when firing crap ammo.
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Try cleaning it with leadaway cloth.

Back end of forcing cone, front end of cylinder, back end of cylinder. If you are trying to fire a different ammo, make sure they are seating all the way into the cylinder, flush with the back end. If they don't go all the way in, the cartridge head can drag on the face of the breach.

Colts are built tight.

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Ha. Gunsmith needed a sign this morning. It left with him. Thanks
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Ha. Gunsmith needed a sign this morning. It left with him. Thanks
He'll charge ya an hour labor fer a 10 min cleaning.... take the same pic after you get it back and post it...curious to see!
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Maybe - but that insert has backed out enough to touch the cylinder and bind
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Could you see a gap inside the barrel or something? Both of my rugers look just like that.
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It's suppose to touch the cylinder or you would get blasted by gun powder and and lead after every shot. The binding is probably just lead build up... The only revolver that doesn't touch is the Mosin Nagant but instead the gap closes as you pull the trigger on it...
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Update - gun is correct. Ammo had come unseated in casing and protruded very slightly past cylinder catching and preventing rotation of cylinder. Thanks
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