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Old 09-14-2020, 09:10 PM
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Be careful not to cycle the action under mainspring pressure with the sideplate off.

If it is the ball (top) of the cylinder stop hanging up on the edge of the cylinder stop notch, the bevel on the cylinder stop is probably worn to the point that the stop is not camming down out of the way before the cylinder begins to turn. That would be just one possible explanation. If this is the case, installation and fitting of a new cylinder stop should solve the problem.

Diagnostics is best done in person with the gun in hand, and there are several possibilities with respect to your description of the perhaps a trip to your local, trusted gunsmith for an evaluation is in order?
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