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My 25-5 IS broke!!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Nightcrawler, Jul 11, 2003.

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  1. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

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    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.

    :( :( :(
     
  2. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

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    I sent this E-Mail to Smith and Wesson

    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.
     
  3. Sunray

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    Sounds like a burr or worn lockup knotch. Please define "...I've been monkeying it some more..."
     
  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Betcha the hand isn't timed properly with the star extractor.
     
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