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Old 01-25-2020, 04:34 PM
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Default 18-3 Issues

Picked up an 18-3 today at a local pawn shop, not in terrible shape, has some light freckling and holster wear on the barrel you would expect. Matching grips with no diamonds, so 1968 or later. Got it pretty cheap, but with another known issue, and thatís where I need some help...

After opening and closing the cylinder, the hammer will lock and wonít come back, a slight wiggle/movement of the cylinder frees it up. But as soon as you open/close the cylinder again it locks up, again. Iíve included some pictures with the side plate removed, but my smarts ainít smart enough to see whatís wrong.

Not sure this would have anything to do with it, but there is virtually no gap at all between the front of the cylinder and the forcing cone. But there is some slop, I can move the cylinder quite a bit with the hammer down, in fact thatís what seems to free up the hammer.

Sure hope you gents can provide some insight, nice gun.
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