Smith and Wesson revolver question

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by jc191122, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. jc191122

    jc191122 New Member

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    Hey guys, new to the forum and i have a question that im sure someone will be able to help me with.
    I bought a smith and wesson model 60-3 .357 2" barrel a little while ago. The gun is in like new condition and i really like it, its very accurate and ive put probably close to three hundred rounds through it.
    The only question i have is that sometimes, maybe once in a box of 50 or so, i will get a little sting on the cheek. Sometimes this does not happen at all, but just every now and again. I have done the timing check and it is dead on in time to the best of my knowledge. Now this usually happens near the end of a box of ammo, sometimes in the middle but mostly at the end of a box of 50. Now, im not shooting hot .357s out of it, just plain jane .38 special. I believe it to be just unburnt ammo and stuff. The forcing cone looks to be in spec also. Would you guys be worried about it? This may be a stupid post but im kinda anal over my guns. Thanks in advance for your replies.
     
  2. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    9 times out of 10 that's a misaligned cylinder. That sting on your cheek is usually a piece of lead that is getting shaved off the bullet as it enters the forcing cone.
     

  3. jc191122

    jc191122 New Member

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    yeah i mean, i would go with that but i have seen revolvers that would shave lead and they were out of time, i mean mine locks up perfectly every single time....i dont get it.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Go get 5 heavy manilla folders. Mark FRONT on one edge, number them 1-5. Load revolver, marking base of first round to fire with a marker. Place folder #1 across the top of revolver like a pup tent, with FRONT to the front. Fire. Will probably be blown off the gun. Repeat with 2-5. Examine folder for indications of lead shavings. If folder 3 is the one with holes thru it, mark that cylinder, take to a smith for timing check.
     
  5. jc191122

    jc191122 New Member

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    Hey thanks alot ill give that a try and see what happens. I wished I would have bought it new so I could send it back to s and w. if hindsight was 20/20. Thanks again.