Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Loose Cylinder Latch?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Kind of Blued, Sep 16, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Kind of Blued

    Kind of Blued Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    3,676
    Location:
    Rocky Mountains
    I just noticed that the cylinder latch on my 642 wiggles up and down a bit. There is also a pretty good-sized gap between the latch and the frame.

    I tightened it down, it still wiggles. I took it off, and the black threaded part that it attaches to wiggles quite a bit itself.

    Is this a problem as long as the latch stays attached nice and tight?
     
  2. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    23,908
    Location:
    Arizona
    There should be some wiggle to insure that the parts can move even if the inside is filled with crud, pocket lint, or whatever. This looseness does not effect the way the cylinder locks up, but be sure the thumbpiece screw/cap doesn't come loose.
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
    It is supposed to have some wiggle room for the reason stated above.

    I strongly suggest you clean the threads of all oil, and apply one small drop of
    BLUE LockTight, then tighten it.

    If you don't, sooner or later it will vibrate off from shooting, and get lost in the weeds! :what:

    rcmodel
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page