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Old 07-16-2017, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by smoothshooter View Post
... the rather knowledgeable guy behind the counter told me that Smith & Wesson now considers barrel-cylinder gaps up to .030" (!) to be within acceptable specs. I have always preferred a .003" to .006" gap.
Sadly, the counter guy doesn't know what he's talking about.

S&W used to consider .010" as an acceptable max. but changed it to .012". Most consider .006-.008" gap as maximum, with .003-.006" as preferred.

I've gotten new S&W revolvers with B-C gaps as bad as .011" & as good as .003". My new 66-8 snubby has a .003" gap.

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