One more question about my new snubbie


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megatronrules
November 1, 2006, 09:07 AM
On a new to me early charter arms undercover .38 I picked up I noticed a tiny rattling sound when I shake the gun(unloaded ofcourse) is this normal? I have a colt cobra and det. special that do the same thing,in thair case its the tranfer bar safety I hear. Did the old undercovers use a similar device,is this what I'am hearing?

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Majic
November 1, 2006, 12:41 PM
The 2 Colts don't have a transfer bar (the firing pin is on the hammer). What you are hearing is most likely the hammer block. I believe the Undercover uses a similar hammer block which cold be causing the sound.

Ron James
November 1, 2006, 06:28 PM
The rattling sound is to warn the bad guys you are there, you know, like a rattlesnake.

DonP
November 1, 2006, 06:59 PM
Try putting your thumb on the cylinder release catch and see if the rattling stops.

The Charter Arms don't have a transfer bar to make noise.

If that doesn't work take off the grips and see if there's anything loose under the handgrips.

Roca
November 1, 2006, 08:36 PM
The Charter Arms don't have a transfer bar to make noise.

Ummm, my earlier model (late 70s) Charter Undercover definitely has a transfer bar. But then it doesn't rattle when I shake it either.

megatronrules
November 3, 2006, 05:24 PM
Donp I took the grips off and theres nothing lose under there and holding the cylinder latch diddn't make the rattling noise stop either. I have a colt detective special from around 1994 that has a transfer bar safety and it rattles when you shake it,thats why I thought this might be the cause of what I heard? The gun passes all tthe funtion checks and I've even tried the trigger using snap caps so what gives?

Majic
November 3, 2006, 09:27 PM
I have a colt detective special from around 1994 that has a transfer bar safety and it rattles when you shake it
The SF-VI which later became the DS-II was the first D-frame to have a transfer bar. They came out in 1995.
Is your firing pin on the hammer or in the frame?

megatronrules
November 4, 2006, 10:09 AM
majic the firing pin is on the frame not the hammer and this gun does use a hammer block safety,could this be the culprit?

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