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Old 02-12-2012, 04:07 AM   #11
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Pawn shop, if possible. Gun shop. Look for a very used Smith & Wesson, Colt, Ruger, Taurus, High Standard revolver.
Know the specs you want: barrel length, sights, mostly. The looks aren't material if the weapon is sound.

Learn about lockup on a revolver and the timing. Not really involved just knowledge. The handling to determine the tightness of a revolver is pretty simple. If I think a very used revolver is tight and in time, I will still put a wooden pencil ( eraser down) in the barrel and dry fire to see the pencil pop up out of the barrel. Learn some about what a bore should look like and be viable.

A nice gun shop/ pawn should help and show how this is done. Ask nicely. Listen. Don't know too much. If they won't help, walk.

A good old tight revolver is as good or better than a current production one.

Luck. A trusty revolver is worth more than your third hard drive backup.

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Old 02-13-2012, 02:09 AM   #12
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Rhett..Could you explain the pencil test? Never heard that one.

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:16 AM   #13
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Don't know where I learned this years ago.
I've always done the hold cylinder under pressure and cock the hammer,
feel the cylinder for play under lock,
push the hammer forward relatively forcefully,
try hammer play,
lower hammer with trigger feeling for problems,
dry fire on revolvers with transfer bars,
dry fire a pencil eraser.

I wonder if the pencil isn't a vestigial test from when revolvers used hammer mounted firing pins. But, I really think not. The pencil would prove the transfer bar worked. A finger and visual (or feeler gauge) inspection would pretty well ensure the integrity of a hammer mounted pin.

Good question. It's just something I've done for years on older or suspect guns.

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Rhett- good check, but hard to do on a .22 revolver (original post was for a .22)

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Rhett- good check, but hard to do on a .22 revolver (original post was for a .22)
Excellent point.
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Rhett- good check, but hard to do on a .22 revolver (original post was for a .22)
Well, that pencil thing doesn't even work if you take a rubber mallet and insert the pencil in the bore. Who'd a thought. chuckles
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Who likes the rohm 10s 22lr?

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Who likes the rohm 10s 22lr?
I've had a couple RG pistols and hated both.
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