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Lead outside barrel throat. Out of time?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by LivewireBlanco, Nov 30, 2012.

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  1. LivewireBlanco

    LivewireBlanco Member

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    I have a Taurus 65 and while I was cleaning it after a range session I noticed that there was a buildup of lead to the right of the barrel opening next to the frame. It would take quite a bit of elbow grease and a wire brush to get it off. Is my gun out of time? Should I worry? The range session went fine and I'm shooting reloads with 158 gr lead over 4.7 gr Unique in .38 spl cases.
     
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  2. rcmodel

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    No, pretty normal to get some leading on the frame around the barrel shank on any revolver when shooting lead.

    I would make sure your barrels forcing cone is cleaned of all leading though, as if it isn't, you will get more bulet shaving outside the barrel then normal.

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    Use a flashlight,,,

    Use a flashlight and look down the barrel,,,
    After unloading the gun of course.

    Visually check the alignment of all the chambers,,,
    Or carefully run an aluminum cleaning rod down the barrel,,,
    The rod should slip into the cylinder chamber with no force applied.

    That's a quick and dirty way to check the cylinder barrel alignment.

    Aarond

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  4. LivewireBlanco

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    I looked down the barrel for allignment with the hammer cocked. It looked to be that it was slightly off. I've never had any sort of problems from this revolver and it's very accurate. The lead just got me thinking and now I'm a bit worried. :uhoh:
     
  5. Guillermo

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    the light reflection on a shiny bore make it VERY difficult to tell by looking.
     
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    Also, the lead is only on the right side of the frame by the barrel opening.
     
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    check carry-up. there is a sticky at the top of this forum for this. the last post in the thread describes this test.

    murf
     
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    For what it's worth, looking is the method recommended in the revolver check-out sticky (with the revolver in lockup, not with the hammer cocked).

    I'm not a revolver expert, but I know a thing or two about human visual acuity and we homo sapiens are pretty good at determining whether two circles are concentric.

    Timing

    5) You really, REALLY want an unloaded gun for this one. This is where the light comes in. With the gun STILL held in full lockup, trigger back after lowering the hammer by thumb, you want to shine a light right into the area at the rear of the cylinder near the firing pin. You then look down the barrel . You're looking to make sure the cylinder bore lines up with the barrel. Check every cylinder - that means putting the gun in full lockup for each cylinder before lighting it up.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=17404&postcount=1
     
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