This is a discussion on Model 36 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I picked up a late 70's unfired Model 36 with Nickel finish the other day and when wiping it down I noticed that the cylinder ...
I picked up a late 70's unfired Model 36 with Nickel finish the other day and when wiping it down I noticed that the cylinder will rotate clockwise with very little pressure.
Once the cylinder is locked I can apply two finger pressure and with a small about of resistance it will break free and rotate clockwise.
Is this a real problem that should be corrected?
I would consider it a problem. I have a 36 of similar vintage and when locked up, even with significant pressure the cylinder will not rotate, neither will my 27. To me this indicates excessive wear either to the ball of the cylinder stop or the cylinder slots.
ETA: Did you thoroughly clean the cylinder slots?
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Thanks for the quick reply....I have been trying to get an answer on THR all day with no luck
I would send it back like Glockman10mm said. Once it's fixed you will have a nice little pistola.
I also agree it needs professional attention. IF you know a reputable smith' in your area, then it can be resolved. Otherwise, I’d consider a re-work by the factory if it’s a true keeper’.
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