plinkerton

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by hawkguy, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    plinkerton cylinder gap

    made a impulse purchase and got a cimmaron plinkerton 22 revolver.

    upon coming home with it, I noticed a pretty obvious cylinder gap (enough to slide a credit card between I would guess). I checked my other revolver (a 357 of much greater quality) and noticed there is no cylinder gap whatsoever to be seen. :confused:

    I can provide pics later if needed. should I be concerned with any safety issues? or I am i having a bit of buyers panic for getting such a cheapo gun? :eek:
     
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  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    it is safe to shoot I would think for the shooter. be careful of others to the side as this gap often means particles will fly to the side when fired that can be painful to bystanders(ask me how I know:)).
     

  3. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    How do you know? ;)
     
  4. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    I know with all revolvers, you should keep them paws away from the cylinder, but I am specifically concerned about the gap...I dunno...it just doesn't seem right.

    thanks for the input. my better half wanted a "cool/fun gun" to get her started practicing some shooting. I wanted it to be simple to operate, cheap, and a 22 for obvious reasons.

    the LAST thing I would want to happen is a strange incident that would scare her away from firearms more then she already is.

    I know this is a CHEAP firearm. but DANGEROUS is a different matter altogether. I am just getting into revolvers, I probably don't know as much as should to be honest.

    any other input or concerns greatly appreciated......
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    There IS a gap on that .357- probably about 6 thousandths. Otherwise, could not turn. With a rimfire, POSSIBLE that the cylinder may move forward a hair when you add thickness of a rim to the cylinder, and cock the hammer.

    But, yes, cheap guns may have sloppy tolerances of fit.
     
  6. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    UPDATE: called chiappa firearms and a lady named jenny talked to their gun smith who said the cylinder gap was no safety concern.

    so....if you never hear from me again.....:p

    seriously, I hope that is right?
     
  7. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    thank you, that makes sense in my wee brain....;)

    but in my 357...no daylight.....in this 22, daylight. I know that isn't scientific, but I guess that is what had me concerned.

    i'm ok with cheap in THIS instance....as long as it is safe? :confused:
     
  8. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Its not safe. Neither is your .357. Send both to me immediately for proper disposal.
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    JW! Y'all stop teasing that thing afore it bites ya!

    :p
     
  10. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    "Just hold my beer."
     
  11. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    thank you!

    MY HERO!
    :rolleyes:
     
  12. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    as the last bully learned in grade school.....i bite AND pull hair!

    get some! :D

    thanks for the input.....poking fun at me was the cherry on top.....LMAO!