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Old 09-21-2021, 09:19 PM
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As handejector posted, the most likely cause is the yoke shaft slightly out of alignment: treat the cause not the symptom.

Without a yoke alignment tool you can still check the yoke barrel for straightness:

open cyl and remove yoke from gun, remove cyl and reinstall the yoke and the retaining screw.

now place something straight, long, and snug fitting into the yoke barrel (some pencils will work well).

If the barrel is not straight, the long pencil will accentuate the misalignment enough so you can see it. It will slant down towards the frame when viewed from the bottom of the gun.

If so, have the yoke barrel aligned by someone or buy the tool. The yoke is not hard to straighten. Few yoke barrels are "PERFECTLY" straight. Shortly after your gun was produced, that stud was polished flat to avoid the problem.

(If you were lucky it would be slightly out of alignment in the other direction and provide extra space so the cyl didn't rub on the stud.)

If you're still convinced the yoke barrel is perfectly straight:

I've heard of some that will remove the side plate and parts and screw the threaded stud out 1/8th of a turn. Usually still very tight. You'd need the proper spanner wrench (slotted screwdriver). Confirmed that the cyl clears the domed tip, that there's no binding of parts, and that the side plate still fits on flush to the frame.
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