Smith 19-3: Cylinder Stick


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islandphish
March 29, 2007, 04:00 PM
Hey, I'm new to revolvers and just bought a 19-3. The gun had water damage and has been coated.

The cylinder seems to stick when I try to pop it out to load/unload. I'm so new to revolvers I don't know if maybe I'm missing the obvious but it is very difficult to open now. (Yes, I'm pressing the release)

So...any help?

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Will5A1
March 29, 2007, 05:35 PM
Has been coated? With what? Maybe refinished after the water damage?

Check the extractor rod, is it tight? If it starts to loosen/back out it can make opening the cyclinder difficult. Is it difficult to open without any brass in it?

Read the sticky at the top of this forum on checking out a revolver and post back with with more info, someone here will figure it out.

By the way, you purchased a classic, I think 4" M19's are the cat's meow.

Thaddeus Jones
March 29, 2007, 05:39 PM
Your ejector rod might be loose. It's left hand threaded. If you can get the cylinder opened, turn it clockwise to tighten it. Blue locktite will keep it from coming loose again. If the cylinder won't open at all, slip a piece of string over and under the end of the ejector rod, and pull it till it screws in enough to open the cylinder. Good luck.

islandphish
March 29, 2007, 06:05 PM
AH-HAH!

Thanks so much both of you! It was a loose ejector rod.

Chalk one up for THR!!

:)

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