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Is this a big deal with my snubbie?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by megatronrules, Oct 30, 2006.

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  1. megatronrules

    megatronrules Member

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    I have an early charter arms undercover snub nose revolver and upon close examination I noticed the cylinder latch plunger spring and tube (part 11&12 in the parts diagram listed pictured) are missing. My question is this a big deal? the cylinder latch operates fine,and the revolver passed all the function checks. Although I haven't shot this gun yet as I just got it today,should I be worried about this and is it ok to shoot the gun? I'am thinking this is like a walther ppk I had where the loaded chamber indicator was missing (i lost that part) but the gun worked fine. Do these two parts serve any real purpose? If they were needed for proper operation of the cylinder latch woulden't it not be working properly without them?
     

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    I've got one too

    Unless I'm misreading the diagram, Parts 11 and 12 in the diagrams function is to return the cylinder latch to the locked position. They create the spring tension that pushes the cylinder latch to the rear of the frame.

    There are a lot of folks here that know more about wheel guns than I do, but locking the cylinder in place in pretty important to the safe functioning of the revolver.

    If the latch is really loose, and not under tension, the cylinder could drop out of battery. Not a good thing.
     
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    Anything that might even remotely cause your cylinder not to line up properly = bad news.

    Worse news than a loaded chamber indicator anyway, IMO. Not in the same ballpark....


    I wouldn't risk it, personally.
     
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    Yeah, missing parts in a firearm is a whole other animal than missing parts in your charcoal grill. I would think that a quick call or email to Charter Arms will get you the appropriate replacement parts with no headaches.

    Enjoy your snubby, once it is fixed up nice!
     
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    Thanks alot guys for the help I gave numrich a call and I have a new spring and cylinder latch plunger headed to me. I can't wait to put them and take this little thing shooting. I really like this gun its cool looking and will make a great pocket gun for the summer down here,i'll post back with a range report soon.I also 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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    I love it!
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