My 686 no dash with 4" barrel has the extractor rod loosen after almost every 6 rounds fired. I find myself tightening the rod with every reload. I am not the original owner and I don't know the history of the gun.
Also, on occasion, when extracting empties, the extractor star will not grab the casing and will push past it. This makes removing the empty rather challenging as it wants to hit the star before completely clearing the charge hole.
Is this something that can or should be treated with non permanent loctite? Do you think I should replace any parts?