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Old 10-06-2018, 01:55 PM
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I have a friend who just bought a fairly nice .32-20 S&W Model 1899. One of the cylinder slots (engaged by the cylinder stop) has been boogered up and that cylinder has far too much play. The other 5 slots are OK. Can it be repaired and if so how?
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You're talking about cylinder stop notches. Peening is the usual method of restoring a notch. If seriously messed up where peening won't be enough, I'd suggest checking with some restoration specialists.
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I would suggest for the best possible outcome, you consider microwelding. Pullman Arms does top notch work for reasonable prices.

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I passed the information about microwelding on to my friend. I talked to my usual local gunsmith about this, and he also said that the best way was to weld it and re-machine the slot - but he didn't want to attempt it.
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