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Old Rossi .32 S&W Long, Pierced Primers, Help?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by huduguru, Mar 30, 2010.

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  1. huduguru

    huduguru Member

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    I just bought an old Rossi(importer was Firearms International Corp.) .32
    S&W long(j frame) for cheap and it's in good condition except for the fact
    that it seems to pierce primers 80% of the time with the rounds I tried(Federal
    .32 S&W long 98 grain lead wadcutter). It seems to have quite a bit of end
    shake, could this have something to do with it? Should I try another type
    of ammo? Can I fix this myself because I'd rather not have to pay a smith
    for such an inexpensive piece? Thanks...


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  2. Radagast
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    Federal primers are the softest on the market, so try a different brand of ammo first.
     
  3. Jim K

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    This question was posted elsewhere and I replied that the mainspring (hammer spring) is too weak. I gave the actual cause there and won't repeat it here.

    jim
     
  4. huduguru

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    Thanks again for the reply Jim. But your answer on the other board was
    a little confusing because you said the "firing pin spring" was too weak.
    I got you now, and thanks again....

    I will try some different ammo too. :)
     
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