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FALover
02-13-2019, 10:42 PM
I have picked up another S&W revolver. It is a model 19-3 .357 that appears to be almost new. Very little wear on the blueing, clean beyond clean and just a very faint drag line on the cylinder. The fix-it issue is the cylinder. It locks up snug and spins freely, but... it does not release and swing out unless I give it a firm karate chop. Is this normal? Do I need to open/close it numerous times to get some wear on it? My 586 works as smooth as silk from day one.

greywolf67nt
02-13-2019, 11:45 PM
I have a 19-3 and it opens as smooth as butter.
Something in there is probably just gunked up. Strip it down and clean EVERYTHING.

RELOAD
02-14-2019, 06:51 AM
check and see if the ejector rod has come loose,if it backs out a little it will cause the clyinder to bind. forcing it can bend the rod.

Grimlock
02-14-2019, 09:12 AM
check and see if the ejector rod has come loose,if it backs out a little it will cause the clyinder to bind. forcing it can bend the rod.

This. It's usually the ejector unscrewing a bit. Left hand thread.

FALover
02-14-2019, 10:02 AM
I have checked the ejector rod. It appears to be quite snug. Everything clicks into place when closing the cylinder with little effort. I will dig up my S&W screwdriver and start with a good cleaning tonight. Bothersome little thing for sure.

Justice
02-14-2019, 12:46 PM
"...does not release and..." Since the rod is in tight, it's possibly a bent crane. Look at the crane arm from the muzzle end of the gun. The joint should be smooth and straight.
"...to get some wear on it..." That'd be the last thing you'd want. 'Wear' is a bad thing.

FALover
02-14-2019, 01:27 PM
Nothing appears to be bent or otherwise out of joint. As I have mentioned, this thing looks a close to new considering it's age. No gaps in any fitted areas, no burn marks on the cylinder, no rusting, blueing is excellent and only a couple very minor scratches. The only thing I can think of is the detent that holds the ejector rod in place. It has a little spring tension but nothing that should hold it to tight.

FALover
02-14-2019, 01:40 PM
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02-14-2019, 01:44 PM
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