Disassemby of a RG-38 Revolver


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Revolver Handguns > Disassemby of a RG-38 Revolver

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-31-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 10,503
Liked 3056 Times on 1758 Posts
Likes Given: 1307

Default 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.



__________________

Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)

danf_fl is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 01-31-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOSSFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2181 Times on 1472 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

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



__________________

Texan By Birth & Choice
USMC/VIET NAM VET


Last edited by HOSSFLY; 01-31-2012 at 10:38 PM.
HOSSFLY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 10:48 PM   #3
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 10,503
Liked 3056 Times on 1758 Posts
Likes Given: 1307

Default

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?

__________________

Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)

danf_fl is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 10:56 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOSSFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2181 Times on 1472 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by danf_fl View Post
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?
Story of my life too
But hey, its a gun & you have a new project
Keep us posted (and dont touch that cutting torch)
__________________

Texan By Birth & Choice
USMC/VIET NAM VET

HOSSFLY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 11:05 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 205
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Are you trying to remove the cylinder

__________________
Zodiac131911 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 11:15 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 205
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default

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

__________________
Zodiac131911 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 11:24 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOSSFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2181 Times on 1472 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zodiac131911 View Post
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
__________________

Texan By Birth & Choice
USMC/VIET NAM VET

HOSSFLY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 11:49 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 205
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default

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

__________________
Zodiac131911 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 12:12 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOSSFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2181 Times on 1472 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zodiac131911 View Post
I took me and three others to figure out how to dump the cylinder
Sorry bout that too
__________________

Texan By Birth & Choice
USMC/VIET NAM VET

HOSSFLY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 02:39 AM   #10
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 17,063
Liked 9385 Times on 4047 Posts
Likes Given: 1476

Default

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.



__________________

What we have here is... failure- to communicate.

c3shooter is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
my first revolver g17frantz General Handgun Discussion 28 01-10-2012 06:02 PM
45-70 revolver... supergus Revolver Handguns 21 10-04-2011 12:16 AM
First revolver Kain Revolver Handguns 17 05-14-2011 12:56 AM
need help with a revolver shawng Revolver Handguns 3 04-24-2010 03:20 AM