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Smith 19-3: Cylinder Stick

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by islandphish, Mar 29, 2007.

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  1. islandphish

    islandphish Member

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    Hey, I'm new to revolvers and just bought a 19-3. The gun had water damage and has been coated.

    The cylinder seems to stick when I try to pop it out to load/unload. I'm so new to revolvers I don't know if maybe I'm missing the obvious but it is very difficult to open now. (Yes, I'm pressing the release)

    So...any help?
     
  2. Will5A1

    Will5A1 Member

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    Has been coated? With what? Maybe refinished after the water damage?

    Check the extractor rod, is it tight? If it starts to loosen/back out it can make opening the cyclinder difficult. Is it difficult to open without any brass in it?

    Read the sticky at the top of this forum on checking out a revolver and post back with with more info, someone here will figure it out.

    By the way, you purchased a classic, I think 4" M19's are the cat's meow.
     
  3. Thaddeus Jones

    Thaddeus Jones Member

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    Your ejector rod might be loose. It's left hand threaded. If you can get the cylinder opened, turn it clockwise to tighten it. Blue locktite will keep it from coming loose again. If the cylinder won't open at all, slip a piece of string over and under the end of the ejector rod, and pull it till it screws in enough to open the cylinder. Good luck.
     
  4. islandphish

    islandphish Member

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    AH-HAH!

    Thanks so much both of you! It was a loose ejector rod.

    Chalk one up for THR!!

    :)
     
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