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Old 04-12-2011, 09:28 AM
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I just bought my wife a new Model 60, 2⅛". Everything is good, but the Lock-up isn't completely tight, with the cylinder closed either cocked or not I can slightly rotate it. I also just bought a new 686+ 3" and that locks-up tight as can be. Is this easy to rectify, no big deal, or normal for a 60? I really don't want to send a brand new gun off to Smith for a few months. Any suggestions welcome.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:37 AM
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Perfectly normal. You want to check for cylinder play with the hammer down and the trigger held back, the same condition the gun's in when it's fired. Even then, a little rotational play is normal.
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well you state that the cylinder rotates a little, if it rotates, where the cylinder holes are not in line with the barrel you have a problems that needs to go back to the factory, but if there is just a slight wiggle in the cylinder it should not be a problem. some of my s&w have a little wiggle and others do not, i think it is because some of them have longer hands that index the cylinder and keep the cylinder up tight against the bolt in the bottom of the frame.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:42 AM
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Thanks guys, learned something new, with the hammer down and trigger pulled it tightens up just fine. You made my day, I was getting bummed this morning!
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Some "wiggle" is normal and desirable so the chamber and barrel can align as the bullet jumps the gap. The guns with very little wiggle have a hand that's slighty too thick usually lock up early and have a hard spot at the end of the DA pull.
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good info and advice above, spot on, besides, just "How much" loose, is "loose" ...very subjective...........for revolvers "mass produced" it is the nature of the beast , allows a bit of forgiving to ensure the cylinder and barrel align, and the bullet "jump"..........it is NOT a "closed breach" and even THEN, there is "jump" from the shell case, to the lands& grooves...all way too technical for this early in the morning......
sounds like a NICE gun, shoot it, enjoy it......practice, practice,practice
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