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Billy9mm 09-14-2011 12:18 AM

need help with revolver hanging up.
I have got a 357 Rossi model 972 stainless steel with 6in barrel. I can run 38's and +p through it all day but when I put 357's in after 2-3 rds it locks up but after a minute or two I can free it up. When it locks the cylinder wont turn, trigger wont move, hammer wont pull back, it is like it has to cool down. Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix the problem?

GunDoc 09-14-2011 01:12 PM

Possible solution without seeing the gun -

If you shoot a lot of .38's through it and then shoot some .357's you may be creating a pressure situation. The .38 is slightly shorter than the .357 and will create a lot of deposits in the end of the cylinder. Slide a .357 in there without a good cleaning in between and the pressure goes up as the longer cartridge has to get fully seated and get past the build up in the end of the chamber.

Like I said, without seeing the gun that's a good place to start. A steady diet of shorter cartridges will also eventually wear the chamber. Just like shooting .22 longs in a .22 long rifle chamber. It'll work, but eventually the chamber will take the wear.

ninjatoth 09-14-2011 07:00 PM

^+1 that makes sense to me too,the .357 rounds aren't going in the chamber far enough so the base of the shells are tight up against the frame so it can't turn.Try a good cylinder cleaning and try nothing but .357's in it.

Billy9mm 09-14-2011 08:27 PM

thanks for the info, I'm going to the range this wknd I'll give it a thorough cleaning before i go.

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