Cylinder is stucked


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crv
March 25, 2012, 05:22 PM
Hallo.I just bought a nice S&W Victory revolver in 38 special. shot 150 rounds light ammo.cleaned and luped the gun and now the cylinder wont sving out and the cylinder wount turn.Its totaly jamed.Is there a way i can force it open. I dont wont to damage the gun.I tok the grip and front plate off is it the cylinder which is stucked because off the ejecktor is not all the way back.Hope one off you clever persons know a way

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rcmodel
March 25, 2012, 05:29 PM
The ejector rod is unscrewed and binding the cylinder release.

You need screw the ejector rod back in far enough to get it open.
Then, put two empty cases in two chambers, and tighten the rod,
I'd suggest clamping it lightly in a vice between two V-grooved wood blocks and then hand tighten the cylinder.
Tight, but not so tight you twist off the delicate threads on the ejector rod.

rc

rswartsell
March 25, 2012, 05:33 PM
Ejector rod backed out under recoil and is now binding against the small "lug" under the barrell. Try to screw the ejector rod in while also trying to swing out the cylinder. Do not apply excessive force. When cylinder swings out, either;
1. screw ejector rod completely out and apply 1 small drop of blue loctite adhesive to the bottom of the ejector rod to semi-permanently fix, or
2. remember to periodically tighten ejector rod with use.

rswartsell
March 25, 2012, 05:35 PM
oops. sorry rc see you have it handled,

haybaler
March 25, 2012, 07:13 PM
If I remember correctly the ejector rod on my Model 15 is left handed thread so be careful not to try to turn it the wrong way.

jeepnik
March 25, 2012, 08:13 PM
Are you sure it is chambered for 38 spl, not 38 S&W? While 38 spls are supposed to be too long for 38 S&W cylinders, I've seen some where a light bullet, resulting in a shorter than usual COL would fit. But the pressure would be much higher than a 38 S&W.

If that's the case, you may have backed a primer out resulting in a bound cylinder.

Driftwood Johnson
March 25, 2012, 09:28 PM
If I remember correctly the ejector rod on my Model 15 is left handed thread so be careful not to try to turn it the wrong way.

Howdy

S&W did not change over to left hand threads on the extractor rod until 1961. Victory Models would have regular right hand threads and be subject to the rod backing out from recoil.

moewadle
March 26, 2012, 12:44 AM
I have a Model 10-5 made about 1975, a Model 36 made about 1976, a Model 25-11 made in 2001, and a Model 21-4 Classic made in about 2004 I think. What say you? Thanks.

crv
March 26, 2012, 05:21 AM
Thank you all for your great advise.What i dont understand is that the revolver was just fine after I had shoot and cleaned it .But when i took it out af its holster the next day the cylender was turning but it woul not swing out.Now it wont turn and not swing out

pendennis
March 26, 2012, 10:07 AM
If you are unsure of what the fix is to your problem, you should take the revolver to a reliable gunsmith. It seems you are not sure of the problem, therefore not sure of the solution.

crv
March 26, 2012, 04:12 PM
It Makes sense.I can se that the ejektor is stucked to the hammer wall but i can not move the rod itself for making it shorter so i i proberly has to take it to a professional Gunsmith.

Thanks
Lars:cuss:

243winxb
March 26, 2012, 07:21 PM
the ejecktor is not all the way Any form of dirt between the cylinder & ejector will jam it. Maybe not as clean as you think. Good Luck. :)

Master Blaster
March 26, 2012, 11:25 PM
To tighten the ejector rod if the cylinder is stuck shut:

Take a business card and slide it in the front of the cylinder window below the cylinder move it front to back until you have depressed the cylinder stop bolt. With the card in place put your thumb on the ejector rod hold it in place while you rotate the cylinder clock wise for a newer post 61 gun and counter clock wise for an older gun. This tightens the ejector rod so you can open the gun.
The card holds the cylinder stop bolt down so you can turn the cylinder freely.

crv
March 27, 2012, 12:54 PM
Your great people thanks to you all its now working like a dream.Thank you from Denmark

Driftwood Johnson
March 27, 2012, 04:02 PM
Masterblaster:

Great Tip! Thanks.

Every once in a while one of my Smiths gets stuck from a few flakes of Unique under the extractor star.

Thanks for the tip, I will remember it next time.

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