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danf_fl 01-31-2012 07:20 PM

Disassemby of a RG-38 Revolver
 
A family heirloom.

I am looking for disassembly instructions. The cylinder is locked up and will not release with the lever. The screw on the shaft came out and will not allow the shaft to retract enough for cylinder to open.

HOSSFLY 01-31-2012 09:34 PM

If i'm not mistaken the RG revolvers were put togeather with pins instead of screws? If yours is it might be a gunsmith kinda project :(
Sorry i can't be of much help-

I did find this-
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Products.aspx?catid=8741

danf_fl 01-31-2012 09:48 PM

Thanks. It looks like I have to relieve pressure from the hammer spring, undo the screw in the grip and push the pin out under the cylinder.

Tried it and with the cylinder still in frame, it will not come out.
Can't get the cylinder out without getting screw turned in to allow cylinder pin enough slack to get by the frame catch.

Why couldn't it have been a S&W? :confused:

HOSSFLY 01-31-2012 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 695379)
Thanks. It looks like I have to relieve pressure from the hammer spring, undo the screw in the grip and push the pin out under the cylinder.

Tried it and with the cylinder still in frame, it will not come out.
Can't get the cylinder out without getting screw turned in to allow cylinder pin enough slack to get by the frame catch.

Why couldn't it have been a S&W? :confused:

Story of my life too :(
But hey, its a gun & you have a new project :D
Keep us posted (and dont touch that cutting torch) :p

Zodiac131911 01-31-2012 10:05 PM

Are you trying to remove the cylinder

Zodiac131911 01-31-2012 10:15 PM

The way most 38 cylinders came out is you unscrew the pin under the barrel and fully remove it and the cylinder will come free

HOSSFLY 01-31-2012 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zodiac131911 (Post 695407)
The way most 38 cylinders came out is you unscrew the pin under the barrel and fully remove it and the cylinder will come free

:)
I'm sorry :o

Zodiac131911 01-31-2012 10:49 PM

I took me and three others to figure out how to dump the cylinder

HOSSFLY 01-31-2012 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zodiac131911 (Post 695441)
I took me and three others to figure out how to dump the cylinder

Sorry bout that too :D

c3shooter 02-01-2012 01:39 AM

IIRC (been a while since I saw one) The RG 38 was a swing out cylinder gun, not the "pull the pin out of the center of cylinder" thing.

The ejector rod MAY have a left hand thread (to keep it from unscrewing when gun is shot) If it unscrews, it gets longer, and binds everything in place.

The ejector rod can be screwed back in by GENTLY using a pair of needle nose pliers- grip, turn 1/24th of a turn, release, grip, turn 1/24th, etc, until you get it turned back in. If gun is cocked, then the hand is extended against the cylinder rachet, and will hold cylinder from moving.


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