My 25-5 IS broke!!


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Nightcrawler
July 11, 2003, 03:05 AM
I've been monkeying it some more. When you pull the trigger doulbe action rapidly, on one chamber, the cylinder doesn't lock up, and the chamber doesn't line up properly with the barrel, thus causing the off-center primer strikes.

I'm going to call Smith and Wesson tomorrow, I guess, hope they can fix it.

:( :( :(

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Nightcrawler
July 11, 2003, 03:34 AM
I have a 6" Smith & Wesson model 25-5 revolver, in .45 Colt, that I
purcahsed used. I haven't had any problems with it until recently. I
noticed that when firing double-action, one chamber wouldn't fire.
Inspection of the rounds revealed that the firing pin was striking the
primer off center, but only on that one chamber. Further examination
revealed that when the trigger is pulled quickly, for one chamber the
cylinder doesn't lock up properly or go all the way into position, hence the
failures-to-fire. I am very fortunate that the round DIDN'T fire, however,
as the bullet would've struck the forcing cone, probably detonating the
weapon in my hands.

Nevertheless, I'm quite fond of this revolver and would like it repaired.
Can I send it back to Smith & Wesson, even though I am not the original
owner? How do I go about shipping the weapon back?

Also, I'd like it rebarreled to 4", if at all possible. I know this is a
Performance Center job, but as long as I'm sending it off I may as well get
everything I want done to it done.

Thank you.

Sunray
July 13, 2003, 03:50 AM
Sounds like a burr or worn lockup knotch. Please define "...I've been monkeying it some more..."

4v50 Gary
July 14, 2003, 12:08 PM
Betcha the hand isn't timed properly with the star extractor.

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