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Old 08-26-2010, 03:16 AM   #11
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Ok, so far I have tried everything I know, something I made up and spent at least 5-6 hours working on this thing. It is only partially fixed now.

When I put the range rod down the bore it goes through the cylinder but only after bumping it over. I put a steel shim inside the fram to limit the bolt's movement left to right and the worked brilliantly by stopping it from moving but not to solve the ranging problem.

I have tried a new hand and shortened the second stage on the original. I have also removed some metal off of the right side of the hand so that it wouldn't push on the cylinder at full cock. So, better but not best yet.

By the way, I would include pictures but I don't have a camera available right now. Thanks for all your help. I'm going to try again tomorrow and hopefully I'll be holding my mouth right.....

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I am interested how this works out. Just curious. If these are all original parts, what changed to create the problem? Or what parts have been changed?

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I don't really know how long this problem has been going on. According to the serial number this is an older gun. There are people, however, who own these guns for a year or more before even firing them. So far the only new parts that are still in the gun are the cylinder and the bolt. I have also tried a new hand but it didn't seem to matter.

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With the hand pivoting on a point on the hammer, could it be that the hammer is the culprit? Maybe someone tried a different hammer and got the wrong one?

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Good idea, I'll try that next.

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Any updates?

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I have learned a lot from this experience. Misalignment from the cylinder to the bore is the most difficult problem to fix on a revolver. In the end, this is usually caused by a mis-machined frame and requires very expensive and time consuming repairs. I did get the alignment closer on this particular gun than it was when I received it. Interestingly enough, the gun still delivered serviceable (read: factory) accuracy. I feel much better about how much I now know about this problem.

I am Cimarron Firearms primary warranty station and we have determined to replace guns with this problem in the future. They don't want to shell out $300 for a repair on a $600 (retail) gun and I don't blame them.

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