Is this wear normal?

Is this wear normal?

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    Is this wear normal?

    Once again on new S&W 642. The outside of the cylinder has a shiny (wear) line connecting the notches. (obviously protruding button which lines the bullets up is dragging. Normal?


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    without seeing it i say yes as there should be a light ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    without seeing it i say yes as there should be a light ring
    Here's a pic

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    Looks normal to me for a gun that has been shot or dry fired a few times.
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    I just read somewhere that excessive bolt wear is a bad sign... didn't know if this is excessive

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    No, the ring you see is normal. Your revolver is fine.

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    When that ring turns into a groove, then you might consider replacing the cylinder, but that is normal.

    The next time you have a chance to, unload the gun and cycle it a couple of times. Watch that locking lug on the bottom of the frame and see how it works. That will explain why you are getting that ring.
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    Thats Normal

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    Thank you kindly gentlemen and women... I gotta learn somehow!

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    And learn you shall since you're not too prideful to ask! I've done some pretty ignorant things because I didn't know and didn't ask! What's also normal on the 642 is for the clear coat finish on the aluminum frame to start to show wear after you've carried and shot it a while. It's just part of the normal wear and tear on that gun. Drove me nuts when I first saw it starting on mine but oh well, if you don't want wear on the finish then it has to sit in the safe, not in a holster or pocket!

    Great gun by the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gideon View Post
    And learn you shall since you're not too prideful to ask! I've done some pretty ignorant things because I didn't know and didn't ask! What's also normal on the 642 is for the clear coat finish on the aluminum frame to start to show wear after you've carried and shot it a while. It's just part of the normal wear and tear on that gun. Drove me nuts when I first saw it starting on mine but oh well, if you don't want wear on the finish then it has to sit in the safe, not in a holster or pocket!

    Great gun by the way!
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    normal, nothing wrong. shoot it!!!
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    My 442 has that as well.
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    Perfectly normal for a revolver. If it weren't there you aren't shooting enough!!

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