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One more question about my new snubbie

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by megatronrules, Nov 1, 2006.

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  1. megatronrules

    megatronrules Member

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    On a new to me early charter arms undercover .38 I picked up I 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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    The 2 Colts don't have a transfer bar (the firing pin is on the hammer). What you are hearing is most likely the hammer block. I believe the Undercover uses a similar hammer block which cold be causing the sound.
     
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    The rattling sound is to warn the bad guys you are there, you know, like a rattlesnake.
     
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    The cylinder release catch?

    Try putting your thumb on the cylinder release catch and see if the rattling stops.

    The Charter Arms don't have a transfer bar to make noise.

    If that doesn't work take off the grips and see if there's anything loose under the handgrips.
     
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    Ummm, my earlier model (late 70s) Charter Undercover definitely has a transfer bar. But then it doesn't rattle when I shake it either.
     
  6. megatronrules

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    Donp I took the grips off and theres nothing lose under there and holding the cylinder latch diddn't make the rattling noise stop either. I have a colt detective special from around 1994 that has a transfer bar safety and it rattles when you shake it,thats why I thought this might be the cause of what I heard? The gun passes all tthe funtion checks and I've even tried the trigger using snap caps so what gives?
     
  7. Majic

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    The SF-VI which later became the DS-II was the first D-frame to have a transfer bar. They came out in 1995.
    Is your firing pin on the hammer or in the frame?
     
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    majic the firing pin is on the frame not the hammer and this gun does use a hammer block safety,could this be the culprit?
     
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